Holiday Family Fun

At Christmas we want to spend time with our families. And there’s no sweeter place to make memories with your loved ones than in the Hershey Harrisburg Region, where our family-friendly holiday happenings provide the setting for your new Christmas traditions!


Christmas Shows 

There’s no place like the Hershey Harrisburg Region for the holidays! From the dazzling dance steps of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® to the Broadway-caliber spectacle of American Music Theatre’s Christmas Show, our decked-out stages to bring the magic of Christmas to life. See 12 of our region’s best shows guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!

Midtown Cinema

No other time of year inspires more movies than Christmas! Before the advent of on-demand viewing, you experienced the Christmas classics with your family at the movie theater over a tub of popcorn. This year, take the kids to the Midtown Cinema, Harrisburg’s best independent movie theater, and introduce them to your favorite holiday movies throughout December including It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, and A Christmas Story.

Christmas in Hershey

It’s Hersheypark HappySM meets Christmas spirit when your favorite amusement park becomes a winter wonderland! Dash to Hersheypark® Christmas Candylane® where you’ll find 50 family rides, six coasters, and even Santa and his reindeer! Prance over to Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction to learn how Hershey’s chocolate is made and take home a satchel full of stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. Rudolph’s nose does shine bright, but the 600 illuminated and animated displays of Hershey Sweet Lights® are quite a sight!


When, what do my wondering eyes should appear, but a mini-van and a family making their Hershey Harrisburg Region premiere.





The listings below are just a few of the highlights for your family to explore this holiday season. 


American Music Theatre

2425 Lincoln Highway E.
Lancaster, PA 17602

(800) 648-4102

Since our debut in 1997, we’ve welcomed Grammy winners, CMA winners, Tony winners, Opry legends,... More


Koziar's Christmas Village

782 Christmas Village Road
Bernville, PA 19506

(610) 488-1110

Since its beginning, Christmas Village has grown to a mammoth and extraordinary seasonal attraction... More


Midtown Cinema

250 Reily St.
Harrisburg, PA 17102


Harrisburg's independent art house cinema, opening new indie, foreign, or documentary films every... More


Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre

Gamut Theatre Group
Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 238-4111

Popcorn Hat Players provide year-round entertainment for children ages 2-12 and their families.... More


Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

222 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

717-214-ARTS (2787)

Discover three floors of hands-on science exhibits and fun-filled galleries to delight all ages -... More