Plans announced for Hersheypark In The Dark and Christmas Candylane

Hersheypark has announced plans for its annual Hersheypark In The Dark Halloween attraction and its annual Christmas Candylane event.

Hersheypark In The Dark will open for three weekends starting October 15 and running through October 31. The park will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This year will mark the 15th anniversary of Treatville trick-or-treat trail with candy stops inside Hersheypark for guests ages 12 and under.

Lights-out rides will take place on five rollercoasters. The park will also feature costumed Hershey Characters, new fall foods throughout the park and Creatures Of The Night program at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, which is the only time of year the zoo is open after dark. Guests can buy a one-day admission online now to Hersheypark In The Dark for $54.95 plus tax for those people that are between the age of nine and 61. Admission is free for children age two and younger.

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane will open on select dates from Nov. 12 through Dec. 2 and will be open daily from Dec. 3 to Jan. 2 except for Christmas Day. Hours each day will vary.

This year marks 25 years of Santa’s reindeer making a stop at Hersheypark at Christmas Candylane. Guests can get an up-close look at nine live reindeer including Rudolph.

Christmas Candylane also features more than 5 million lights, including the Noel light show with more than 250,000 dancing lights synchronized to Christmas music; roller coasters and family-friendly rides (weather permitting); an experience with Santa; Treeville trail, a strolling holiday adventure experience in The Boardwalk region with more than a dozen decorated trees.

A new Breakfast with Santa experience will also be offered at The Chocolatier Restaurant Bar + Patio on weekends in December.

Hershey Sweet Lights, a drive-through attraction with nearly 600 illuminated displays will also be open with tickets available later this month.

Hersheypark also announced a new extended summer weekend open to the public Oct. 2 and 3, with another bonus weekend planned for November 5 to 7. By the end of the year, Hersheypark will have more operating days in 2021 than any year previously.

Hersheypark has also announced that the launch of its 2022 Season Pass program. The park will have three options: King Size; Full Size; and Bite Size. Information: Hersheypark.com/tickets/season-passes.php.

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