Hey Friends! Happy Wednesday!
As part of my affiliation with the Central PA Bloggers, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company gave me tickets for my family and I to attend, and I am more than happy to share my experience with you! Many thanks to Hershey Entertainment & Resorts for the opportunity!
We had quite a few “firsts” in our family that evening! In all the years we’ve lived in Central PA, none of us had been t0 Christmas Candylane. But I do know that going forward we will be making it part of our family tradition!
From the minute you arrive, the joy of the Christmas spirit is everywhere! We loved all the festive lights!
I also loved how spirited everyone was! There were crazy Christmas hats on everyone! We will definitely be prepared for it next year!! Every employee wished you a Merry Christmas, and they even had a nativity scene.
Another favorite for me was noticing how they changed the signs throughout the park to festive titles such as the “Kissmas Tree”, and “Santa’s Stables”.
We made our way to the Tilt-a-Whirl and several other rides. There’s something to be said for being at the park in the crisp winter air, all bundled up, hot chocolate stands everywhere, and fun family rides!
Another first for all of us—in all of my 34 years on this earth, most of the time living within a 15 minute drive of Hersheypark—can you believe I NEVER rode in the Kissing Tower?! Neither had Alfie, and of course Kenzer hadn’t either.
The Kissing Tower is an enclosed cabin with windows shaped like Hershey Kisses, and it climbs 250 feet in the air! It then rotates, so you get to see all of the park and most of downtown Hershey. (Not to mention it helps you warm up a bit on a cold winter night)
I loved the “Ride Preparation” sign:
You don’t have to tell me twice! 😉
The view at the top was incredible:
We then made our way to Santa’s Stables to see the reindeer:
And ran in to Mrs. Frosty the Snowman along the way.
If you go, don’t forget to head to one of the bridges for their synchronized light show. I believe it’s every 40 minutes, they play music, and the lights on the trees are synchronized to the beats of the music. It’s even more spectacular to watch it from one of the park’s many bridges.
And no trip is complete without heading in to ChocolateWorld and taking their tour of a mock factory that explains the chocolate making process!
It was a perfect evening. If you decide to go, my suggestion is to head there at dusk. You’ll get to see the best of both worlds. A little of the park during the daylight hours, but then also the joy of the season with all the lights everywhere.
And don’t forget to bundle up!!