Candylane, Sweet Lights open for season


HERSHEY – The holiday season kicks off in The Sweetest Place on Earth tonight, Nov. 12, with the opening of Hersheypark Christmas Candylane and Hershey Sweet Lights presented by T-Mobile drive-through attraction. 

More than five million lights deck the halls of Hersheypark during Christmas Candylane. The guest-favorite NOEL light show choreographed to joyful music returns for another year, and new festive light shows will appear on the iconic Kisses Fountain, Candymonium hypercoaster, and the Ferris Wheel.

Weather permitting, a unique blend of family-friendly rides and thrilling coasters are open for Candylane, including the sooperdooperLooper, Wild Mouse, Wildcat and Cocoa Cruiser coasters, plus the indoor glowing Laff Trakk coaster, which is decorated for the holidays with a large Christmas tree in the center.

Guests can also get an up-close look at all nine live reindeer in Santa’s Reindeer Stables from Nov. 19, plus Santa is also available for socially distanced photos under the former Carrousel Pavilion.

Candylane is open on select dates through Jan. 2, 2022, with daily operations starting Dec. 3, 2021 (closed Christmas Day); hours vary by day. Guests can save 40 percent when they purchase tickets online by Nov. 21, 2021; tickets are $44.95 with the sale and valid through Jan. 2, 2022.

Hershey Sweet Lights presented by T-Mobile drive-through attraction kicks off Nov. 12-15 and then is open nightly Nov. 19 through Jan. 2, 2022; hours vary.

The separate admission experience right outside of Hersheypark features two miles of fields and wooded trails decorated with nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays created from about 2 million LED lights. Guests can enjoy the lights from the comfort of their cars while listening to holiday music when they tune into WARM 103.3. Many of the displays follow unique themes like The 12 Days of Christmas, Fairy Tales, a Victorian Village and Hersheypark rides. 

  Admission for a single car with up to 8 people ranges from $22.15 to $33.15 (varies by day) when purchased in advance online before 5 p.m. on the day of visit. On-site pricing without a pre-purchased ticket is $39.15 plus tax. A van (seats 9-15 people) is $44.15. For tickets and more information, visit

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