Winter Family Fun

Break out of your hibernation for an exciting family getaway to the Hershey Harrisburg Region, an all-season destination for fun. From the action of the Hershey Bears® on ice to kid-friendly hands-on exhibits, let us do the entertaining!


Hershey Bears® Ice Hockey 

Not just a home for chocolate, Hershey is the den of the Hershey Bears®, 11-time Calder Cup champions and the most storied franchise in American Hockey League history, so be sure to catch a game at the Giant CenterSM this season. Whether you’re a hardcore hockey enthusiast or a more casual sports fan, you can’t deny the energy and excitement that comes along with this roaring family outing. The kids love to spot the team’s mascot, Coco the BearSM, as he makes his way around the arena to greet the fans for photo ops!

Hit the Slopes

Skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding are the ultimate forms of outdoor winter recreation and a sure-fire cure for winter blues! At Roundtop Mountain Resort, families love snow tubing together, with big runs for everyone and kiddie slopes for tikes under four. Once you’re warmed up, try out skiing and snowboarding, which are much easier to master than you’d think. If you’re worried about the amount of snow in PA while you’re here, Roundtop has a state-of-the-art snowmaking system that packs the slopes with powder all season long.



Winter Family Activities

Even when the weather outside is less than ideal, our region has tons of activities that are kid-tested and approved and favorable than another weekend cooped up at home! Discover something new about science at Whitaker Center or about Pennsylvania’s history at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Have a sweet time learning about chocolate at The Hershey Story - Museum on Chocolate Avenue and ice cream at the Turkey Hill Experience. Active kids can go crazy at Carlisle Sports Emporium racing indoor go-karts, competing at laser tag, or playing arcade games. Spend a few hours in the indoor/outdoor exhibits at ZooAmerica® and learn how animals adapt to the colder temperatures.


Don’t let the cold temperatures stop you from having a fun family getaway. Stay warm indoors with endless learning activities or get outside in the brisk air for a snow-covered afternoon!





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


Hershey Bears AHL Hockey

950 West Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 534-3380

Seven-decades of pure hockey tradition. Over a million hockey fans regularly enter the GIANT Center... More