Is Hersheypark Open in the Fall and Winter? Learn all about the fun events that happen for Hersheypark in the Dark and Hersheypark Christmas Candylane.
Is Hersheypark Open All Year Round?
The summer season at Hersheypark is over, and the kiddos are back in school. Now what? Is Hersheypark closed for the year?
Believe it or not, Hersheypark is still open in the Fall and Winter!
As a member of the 2021 Sweetest Families, my family and I have been gifted Hersheypark Season Passes to use throughout the year so that we could get a real taste of what it’s like to visit the park all year long. All opinions are mine based on experience.
Is Hersheypark Open in September?
In September, Hersheypark is open mostly on the weekends, except for when it’s open on Labor Day.
The park is open from 11 AM – 7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays through September.
These days are considered the continuation of the Summer Season. One difference is the The Boardwalk, the water park section of the park, is closed after Labor Day. All other rides are open (subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen closures).
Another difference from the Summer Season is that Sweet Start, early entrance available to Full Size and King Size season pass holders during the summer, is not available after September 6th.
Is Hersheypark Open in October?
Yes, Hersheypark is open in October, but this year there is a BONUS Summer Weekend! The park will be open on October 2nd-3rd from 11 AM – 7 PM.
The crowds are generally less busy during this time of year, but there can be busy weekends, especially if the weather stays nice in PA throughout the Fall.
After that Bonus Weekend, the park is closed until Hersheypark in the Dark begins.
Tricks and Treats at Hersheypark
Beginning October 15th, Hersheypark will be open for Hersheypark in the Dark. Guests can celebrate Halloween with coasters and chocolate! The park will be open Fridays 5 PM – 9 PM and on weekends 2 PM – 9 PM.
Hersheypark will be celebrating it’s 15th year of Treatville, a trick-or-treat trail with candy stops for guests 12 and under. All other guests can ride the rides under the lights or in some cases, with lights out on five of the roller coasters!
If you’re going to visit in October, just keep in mind that the weather can vary. Some days here in PA it can feel like Summer and other days it feels like Winter. Be prepared with this list here.
Is Hersheypark Open in November?
Yep, Hersheypark is even open in November. The first weekend in November is a BONUS weekend (the 5th-7th), and Hersheypark Christmas Candylane begins on weekends starting November 12th.
The park is open from 5 PM – 9 PM during the month of November, weather permitting.
Is Hersheypark Open in December?
Hersheypark is even open in December!
Starting December 3rd, Hersheypark is open for Hersheypark Christmas Candylane from 5 PM – 9 PM Monday- Thursday and 2 PM – 9 PM Saturday-Sunday (closed on Christmas Day).
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane is a sweet holiday attraction that features the NOEL light shows, visits with Santa and his reindeer, decorated trees display on the TREEVILLE Trail, sweet treats, hot cocoa, and so much more!
And yes, there are real, live reindeer! This year marks the 25th year that Santa’s reindeer have made a special stop at Hersheypark.
Is Chocolatetown Open All Year?
Hershey’s Chocolatetown, the new entrance area to Hersheypark, is open DAILY until the last operating day on January 2nd. Visit Hersheypark.com for hours and more info.
When Does Hersheypark Close for the Year?
Hersheypark closes for the operating year on January 2nd. It is also the last day of Hersheypark Christmas Candylane.
Have You Visited Hersheypark in the Fall or Winter?
Have you ever visited Hersheypark during the fall or winter months? What was your experience like?
Have any questions? Feel free to leave a comment below!
Hersheypark Tickets Giveaway
Want to win tickets to Hersheypark? Two winners will each receive a pack of four (4) tickets to visit Hersheypark in the Dark or Hersheypark Christmas Candylane!
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Disclaimer: Giveaway begins 9/19/21 and ends 9/30/21. Prize will be delivered electronically. Mommy Knows What’s Best is responsible for prize delivery. One entrant/email per household. Two winners will be chosen randomly. Void where prohibited. Tickets were provided by Hersheypark as part of the Sweetest Families Blogger Program. Tickets expire on 1/2/2022. If you have any questions, please email Marissa at marissa@mommyknowswhatsbest.