Press Release from Hersheypark

(Hershey, PA. – September 10, 2020)Hersheypark amusement park, a 121-acre theme park with family-friendly rides and thrilling coasters, today announced expanded experiences for its seasonal events, with extra weekends planned for Hersheypark In The Dark Halloween attraction and the return of the popular Hersheypark Christmas Candylane event.

Building on the successful summer debut of Hershey’s Chocolatetown, the 2020 seasonal events will mark the first time that guests can experience fall and winter in the all-new region at Hersheypark, featuring an entirely reimagined arrival experience, Candymonium hypercoaster, the iconic Kisses Fountain, a new home for the 101-year-old Carrousel, new shopping locations, the first-ever Starbucks inside the Park, a virtual reality experience, and more.

Extra Weekends for Hersheypark In The Dark 

Hersheypark is thrilled to announce there are more weekends to enjoy Hersheypark In The Dark than ever before, as the Halloween attraction will now be open for five weekends starting Oct. 2, 2020, and extending through Nov. 1, 2020; hours vary by day. 

The seasonal event will feature family-friendly rides and coasters, including night rides on Candymonium and lights-out rides on Laff Trakk, Lightning Racer, Wildcat, and Comet; safe trick-or-treating for guests 12 and under with 13 candy stops along a new trail throughout The Boardwalk At Hersheypark and Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction; zoo experiences; festive Hershey Character experiences; and fall food offerings.

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Guests can buy online now and save – one-day admission to Hersheypark In The Dark is $44.95 plus tax for ages 9 to 61 (compared to $51.15) and $36.95 for ages 3 to 8 and ages 62 and older (compared to $40.15). Children 2 and younger are free. Current Season Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited visits to Hersheypark In The Dark as part of their year-long perks. 

Visitors can stay overnight at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark for the perfect fall getaway. All guests of The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort receive FREE Resort Benefits, including guaranteed reservations for admission to Hersheypark and free parking with the purchase of tickets. Overnight deals and packages are available, including the new Kids Treat Free package. 

Hours, dates, tickets and Resorts reservations are now available at

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane holiday attraction will open to the public on select dates from Nov. 13, 2020, through Jan. 3, 2021. The merriest event of the year will feature more than 5 million twinkling lights – the most ever for the seasonal celebration; rides and coasters, including the all-new Candymonium; Santa; an up-close look at all nine live reindeer on a newly expanded viewing platform; shopping in the all-new Hersheypark Supply Co. and HP Collections shops; signature hot chocolate and other sweet treats; and more.

Tickets for Christmas Candylane are on sale now at for guests to buy early online and save. One-day admission is $31.95 for guests ages 3 and older when purchased online (compared to $40.15). Children 2 and younger are free. Current Season Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited visits to Christmas Candylane.

Hershey Sweet Lights attraction presented by Hersheypark, a drive-through holiday spectacular with nearly 600 illuminated displays, will also be open, with hours and tickets available late September. 

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Special packages will be available at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark, so guests can enjoy all the holiday season has to offer in The Sweetest Place On Earth. Visit for rates and additional information.

Reservations are still required for guests with daily admission tickets attending seasonal events at Hersheypark, with extensive safety enhancements detailed at

2021 Season Pass Offerings

Hersheypark is pleased to announce the launch of its 2021 Season Pass program, with unlimited fun all year long starting at 6 monthly payments of less than $24. Given the popularity of the options offered for the first time in 2020, guests have three choices for their 2021 Season Passes – King Size; Full Size; and Bite Size. 2021 Season Passes include unlimited visits throughout 2021, great discounts, exclusive events and sweet perks based on Pass type as detailed here –

Current 2020 Season Pass Holders interested in renewing for the remainder of the 2021 operating season save more than 60 percent. For a limited time, they will also receive a $20 gift card when renewing through November 30, 2020. For more information, visit