I spent the weekend at Hershey. My family and I had never been there at Christmas, so we were extremely excited to go!
This time of year, we were looking forward to seeing the lights, checking out the park in the winter and having that cup of cocoa while exploring what the sweetest place on earth has to offer.
I will be sharing our exciting trip and what we loved about it! It was snowing, setting the perfect stage to our Christmas Trip!
Today I will be sharing all about our stay at the Hotel Hershey during the Christmas Season!
Sitting on the top of the majestic mountain, the hotel is a staple of traditional and heart warming hospitality!
At Check In, you’re greeted with the first sample of what is yet to come, a delicious Hershey Candy Bar of your choice! My son, a growing teen, said, Mom, I’m already loving this place!
The decor and white poinsettias beautifully nested in the foyer, reminded me of a festive winter wonderland.
Walking through the hallway and our room, it was like we could smell the chocolate and the sweet aroma.
We arrived late, so a warm meal was in order! Dinner at Trevi 5, one of the three restaurants on property was the perfect option!
The food was so light and delicious! Italian Cuisine at its best!
They also have The Circular, a more upscale option with a gorgeous bar and Harvest, which is located adjacent to the hotel. Hubby and I promised to come and enjoy their signature cocktails at the bar on a date weekend, maybe in the Spring!
We headed to see the Sweet Lights and later parked the car in the parking lot and took the shuttle to Hershey Park to enjoy Candy Lane and all the fun the park has to offer!
The Shuttle is complimentary for hotel guests and leaves every 20 minutes until 30 minutes after the park closes.
Next morning, we had lunch scheduled with nearby relatives, so we were looking for a quick breakfast and the Cocoa Beanery located in the Hotel, offered fresh warm bagels and muffins and delicious coffee! The perfect breakfast on a cold winter morning!
We left breakfast and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was there to greet us and the hundreds of guests who filled the foyer with holiday cheer!
They also had breakfast with Santa and so many different events going on! So much to do, so little time!
After such an amazing visit, I checked out the stores and brought home some new Christmas ornaments to remind us of the great time we had there!
A few things you may want to consider:
- Since it is a traditional hotel, you might want to bring your wall units to charge your electronics as there are currently no USB ports in the room.
- The hotel offers a shuttle to Hershey Park, but you will need to provide your own transportation from the airport and to other local attractions like the Hershey Sweet Lights.
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This place looks amazing! I would love to visit one day, hopefully during Christmas time.
this is on my list of places to visit during the holidays! it looks so beautiful and definitely sweet!
You had me at Hershey! Just the name makes my mouth watery. I’m obsessed with chocolates especially this time of the year! I wish to visit Hershey Park someday.
I love visiting Hershey but always went the summer. We have always wanted to go at Christmas time. Looks like so much fun.
Wow, you are so lucky to be invited! I love your pictures and the experience is really unforgettable. How I wish I will be invited too. Indeed a great opportunity for you.
The ‘sweetest’ place-lol. I have always wanted to visit Hershey, Pa. I am near Seattle so it’s a long trip for us but I hope to get there one day
Sandy N Vyjay
This is indeed the sweetest place to celebrate Christmas in. The setting looks straight out of a fairy tale. Would love to get lost in this Christmas wonderland.
My Teen Guide
We’ve been to Hershey Park before but we have not stayed in Hershey Hotel. Hershey park is close to the place where my husband grew up so we stayed in one of his cousin’s place when we were there. Next time we’ll book a stay at Hershey Hotel. It looks fabulous inside and out!
I love your photos. This looks like such a good time. I really need to plan a visit.
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide
I love Hershey, but have never been for Christmas! I would love to go- my kids would have so much fun!
corinne & kirsty
This hotel looks lush and would be a great place to stay! but i’d always prefer go to my parents for christmas
I’ve been to Hershey Park with my family, but not during Christmas. It looks extra fun with all the holiday decor!
I’m a big chocolate fan! Would love to stay aye hersheys hotel. Sounds like really fun way to spend time on holiday!
How fun! It all looks so magical. This would be my kind of hotel, I love their chocolate.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
It’s such a wonderful experience especially for the kids! I really like all the activities they have lined up! It’s definitely something that the whole family will love.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
Spending time here would be amazing! I love that you can take the kids here and just maximize what the place has to offer!
Wow, what a fun trip! Super jealous. I’ve wanted to go somewhere like this but it hasn’t worked out with the kids school schedule.
What a charming place to celebrate Christmas! My husband has a lot of family in that area but we have never been.
Hershey’s Park is on my amusement park travel bucket list. I bet they really do it up during the holidays. I would love to go when there’s snow on the ground and cooler weather.
I bet that stay was so much fun. Hershey is such an amazing place to visit.
The Jedi Wife
Dining near the fountains looks so lovely! I’ve not been to Hershey is such a long time and never really thought to visit over the holidays.
I would love to stay at the Hershey Hotel and to visit Hershey Park. The lights would be amazing to see.
We moved to Kentucky a couple of years ago and we love how so many cities are within an easy driving distance. This is one of the places we want to visit.
Hershey at Christmas time is my favorite time to go! The Hotel Hershey looks beautiful!
How fun to meet the Reese’s cup! I love Hershey, this looks like a great place to stay while you are there,
Ali || Veggies by Candlelight
I love Hershey, I haven’t stayed at the hotel yet but this looks amazing. I love that they give you a chocolate bar!
Oh my! I would absolutely love to visit during the holidays. I’ve actually ALWAYS wanted to visit and have never been as of yet. I need to make this happen!
Hershey Park is the best! I haven’t been there during the holidays but want to go!
Such a beautiful place to visit for the holidays! It’s so beautifully decorated. Bet your family had a blast.
How fun! We like spending time at Hershey Park. I’ve never stayed at their resorts though, it looks great!
Who wouldn’t want to spend some time here! Especially with the kids! They’re really going to have a great time, with everything in store for them!
I have a friend who said Hershey is one of her favorite places. It looks even BETTER during the holidays. So magical.
Hotel Hershey looks beautiful for the Holidays. It would be a fun getaway to go kick off the Holiday season.
That looks like such a beautiful place to be! Sounds like so much fun as well. I love the tree! It’s very beautiful.
The Hershey Hotel definitely went out of their way to make sure their hotel was decorated top notch. It looks like you all had a wonderful stay at Hershey.
Can you smell chocolate in the air there? I would love to visit with my family.
I love how they put so much into making it the perfect place for a winter getaway that feels like home. I wouldn’t mind doing something like this one day.
Ana De- Jesus
Haha I love that you met Reese Buttercup! I love the white poinsettias in the foyer and it is wonderful that you were able to have a delicious meal as well x
Jenn @ EngineerMommy
That is one gorgeous tree. I love staying at hotels that have festive decorations for the season. This certainly looks like a gorgeous place to stay!
Oh wow! Lovely rooms and a lovely dinner at Trevi 5. This sounded like a wonderful way to spend a winter night!
We have never been here, but Christmas would be such a great time to go. How fun! My kids would go crazy for a family trip like this.
We love Hershey in the summer but did not know it would look so beautiful for the holidays. The Hotel looked amazing and your son is so tall.
Wow, this looks so gorgeous and fun! I know my family would love a trip to Hershey.
Dream vacation. I love this
We have visited Hershey Park in the summer, but have never been to the hotel. It really looks like a wonderful place. I think my family would enjoy seeing the Christmas lights.
Oh my gosh I wish I could’ve gone. I love chocolate so this place would be awesome for me. I would love to explore that hotel and I would love to explore Hershey. It looks like a gorgeous hotel.
What a fun place to visit. The hotel is decorated beautifully for the holidays.
I need to visit a place like this, it would just keep me smiling all day long. Looks like a fun place to be.
Joanna Everyday Made Fresh
Hershey has been on my places to visit for a long time. If I am ever up that way, I am definitely going there!
This looks like one of the most magical places on earth! I have never been to Hershey Park, but it looks super fun for everyone in the family.
Could it get any more Christmas-y!? That’s amazing that you got to go there…it seems like a magical place!
What a cool place to visit and especially around Christmas time. Such a sweet place, no pun intended. Everything looks really great from he room to the food.
I’ve always wanted to go to Hershey Park. I pig out on chocolate, so this is the place for me. It looks wonderful during the holidays! One day I hope I make it there.
I’ve never been to Hershey Park! I have heard great things about it and I think the Christmas season would be the perfect time to visit.
I have a friend that spends every Christmas there. She always looks like they have a great time. It all looks wonderful.
I have never been to Hershey either but there is a similar light display here in Atlanta. My daughter and I am sure this year my son will love it too. Now that he’s a little older. 🙂
valmg @ Mom Knows It All
I stayed at the Hotel Hershey a couple of years ago and it was nice. The park lit up for the holidays is a really neat sight.
They do such a good job decorating! I need to head back there.
We love HersheyPark. It’s so much fun for everyone in the family. We’ve never been during the holiday season, though. I’d love to get the family there. They really do it up!
That looks like so much fun! We’ve never been to HersheyPark, but I think that needs to change. I also think we need to visit on Christmas!
We’ve been to HersheyPark in the summer, but never at Christmas time. I would LOVE to go there and see it all decorated.