Holiday lights (millions of them!) and Christmas sights are ready to enjoy in Hershey! Hersheypark® transforms to celebrate the season with themed ride names, decorations, treats, and music add to new holiday experiences.

Guests are reminded that the park has implemented new health & safety protocols including reserving a date to visit, so it’s important to plan ahead. Visit the park’s website for important information regarding mask & reservation requirements, temperature screenings, hours of operation, and more.    

Hersheypark® is a 121-acre amusement park in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The summer season features more than 70 rides and attractions, including 14 coasters and an expansive water park! Learn about Hersheypark hours, ticket information, rides, deals, seasonal offerings, and more.

Christmas Candylane


Oh what fun it is to ride...more than 50 rides at Hersheypark® Christmas Candylane®! Soar through the season on the all new CandymoniumSM hypercoaster and explore Hershey’s Chocolatetown – the park’s huge new expansion area featuring the iconic Hersheypark Carrousel, holiday shopping, and more.

Hersheypark twinkles with 5 million festive lights while the sounds of holiday entertainment fill the air. More than 250,000 lights dance in sync to your favorite holiday tunes as the NOEL light show plays in The Hollow℠.  Grab a cup of hot chocolate and visit Santa Claus and his nine reindeer, who always make time to stop at the sweetest family amusement park!

Capture your holiday memories with some sweet photo spots! We suggest the Kissmas Tree display, the new Kisses Fountain (decked out in its holiday best, of course!), or a festive photo with your favorite Hershey Characters.

All New: Hershey’s ChocolatetownSM

Guests are welcomed to Hersheypark through a reimagined entrance experience and Hershey’s ChocolatetownSM, and sprawling new park expansion area. The new section includes a huge, year-round retail shop and the towering new CandymoniumSM hypercoaster. It’s the park’s tallest (210 ft.), fastest (76 mph), and longest (4,636 ft.) coaster.

Hersheypark’s signature Carrousel ride has been relocated the new front section of the park, and guests can also enjoy the relaxing sound of the new KISSES® fountain.

More to come! In 2021, a new full-service restaurant, bar & patio, ice cream parlor and confectionery kitchen will open to visitors.



Rides and Attractions at Hersheypark

Ride your way to sweet family fun with more than 70 rides and attractions ranging from mild to wild! Coaster enthusiasts can feel the rush on 14 whooshing coasters like SkyRush® and Great Bear®, while junior riders start out slow on the TrailblazerSM or Cocoa CruiserSM.

Your family’s miniature members can join the fun on more than 20 kiddie rides and attractions located all throughout the Park.

On the interactive gaming ride, Reese’s CupfusionSM, embark on a mission to ensure the world always has a steady supply of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as you protect Reese’s factory!

Navigate Hersheypark like a pro with the Hersheypark app. Get walking directions, find places to eat, see ride wait times, and more!


Make a splash at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark®, a full water park with over 1 million gallons of water, included with all summer admission tickets, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Splash down the hills of Breakers EdgeSM Water Coaster, the first HydroMAGNETIC coaster with flying saucer turns. Coastline PlungeSM includes six different wet and wild slides for 1-2 people to ride together, or compete against one another on WhitecapSM Racer, the longest mat racing slide in the world with two sets of colorful, looping tunnels. Test your board skills on the simulated surf experience, WaveriderSM.

If you’re ready to slow things down a bit, take a relaxing ride on the Intercoastal WaterwaySM lazy river or wade around at The Shore, the 378,000-gallon wave pool. Little splashers can enjoy rolling waves at Bayside PierSM or try a few slides of their own at Sandcastle CoveSM.



The centerpiece of the water park is East Coast WaterworksSM, a seven-story-high water-play structure featuring seven body water slides, nearly 500 different water play toys, a huge tipping bucket, and a whopping 54,000 gallons of wet and wild fun for everyone.

Hersheypark Spring




Shake off the snow and welcome the sunshine at Hersheypark® Springtime In The ParkSM. Coasters and classic rides alike come out of hibernation for three weekends in April, making it the perfect time to stretch your legs and enjoy a crisp walk in the Park.




For five weekends in October, your favorite rides and Hershey’s characters get dressed up for Halloween at Hersheypark In The DarkSM. Children 12 and younger can suit up in costumes and follow the trick-or-treat trail, collecting chocolate from life-sized candy bars! Thrill and chill seekers can ride the “roller ghosters” with the lights out.

Bring flashlights to learn about the nighttime habits of the nocturnal animals at ZooAmerica! Creatures of the Night begins in the zoo at 6 pm and is free when you enter the zoo from Hersheypark.

Hersheypark in the dark

Zoo America  



ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park is home to more than 200 animals and admission is included with your Hersheypark ticket. Visitors can enjoy this 11-acre, walk-through zoo that span five themed regions of North America (Eastern Woodlands, Great Southwest, Southern Swamps, Big Sky Country, and Northlands). A few of the zoo’s inhabitants include black bears, elk, owls, wolves, mountain lions, otters, reptiles, and birds. Upgrade to a behind-the-scenes tour for an interactive experience with a few of the friendly residents at ZooAmerica.

Tickets, Deals & Packages

Check Visit to view the most up-to-date hours of operation and details about advanced reservations and health and safety guidelines. When you stay overnight at The Hotel Hershey®, Hershey LodgeSM, or Hersheypark® Camping Resort, known as The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark®, you’re in for a ton of sweet deals. FREE Hersheypark benefits come standard with your stay and include: FREE extra hours at Hersheypark, FREE front gate shuttle service, the best price on Hersheypark tickets, and more!

When you’re spending the whole day playing, you’re going to work up an appetite! Eager eaters can snack and drink all day throughout the Park for one low price with a dining or drink program.

Hersheypark Season Passes aren’t just for locals! Enjoy unlimited visits all summer long and during seasonal events and unlock perks like FREE parking, exclusive Season Pass Holder events, food, drink, and merch discounts, and one-hour early access during the summer!


**Please note that operational hours, policies, prices, rides, entertainment, and attractions at Hersheypark are subject to change without notice.

Sweet History of Hersheypark

Hersheypark was founded in 1906 by Milton S. Hershey as a leisure park for employees of his chocolate factory. While the Park has changed and expanded since Hershey’s day, guests can rely on classic family fun year after year. Check out these vintage photos of guests enjoying sunny days at Hersheypark!


The Whip

Historic Hersheypark characters