There are so many exciting and festive events during the holidays but, in the eyes of a child, the most exciting experience is seeing Santa! Seeing the wonder and pure joy when a child sees Santa, or even better, gets to meet him is contagious. You just can’t help but be happy!
That is why I am excited to share that Hershey, PA offers some amazing places to see and even meet Santa this holiday season! Over the past several years, we have kicked off our holidays by visiting Hershey. Each year, we try a new experience which usually involves meeting Santa! To help you plan out your holiday trip to Hershey, I put together a list of all the amazing places you can see Santa!
Amazing Places to See Santa in Hershey, PA
The Littlest Tree
Hersheypark offers a wonderful show full of holiday cheer! The Littlest Tree is a story about Carl, an Elf who works on Santa’s Tree Farm. Carl is looking for the perfect tree but he runs into some trouble since this special tree is the smallest tree on the lot. The show is upbeat and filled with Christmas spirit. It is a must see when visiting Hersheypark for Christmas. You don’t get to meet Santa but seeing him appear ignites just as much joy and happiness!
Meet and Greet
Make sure you save room in your schedule to meet and take a photo with Santa at Hersheypark! His workshop is located near the Kissing Tower. Guests can purchase pictures or just take their own but either way, it will be a photo opportunity you can’t miss. My boys loved meeting Santa and telling him what they wanted for Christmas. He was very warm and inviting which is wonderful for children who tend be a little frightened or shy.
During your journey through the workshop, there are other amazing places to take pictures as well. From Santa’s sleigh to Christmas Trees with Hershey Kiss toppers to festive backdrops, there are so many opportunities for great family holiday pictures!
Bonus: Meet Santa’s Reindeer
This experience may not include Santa himself, but who wouldn’t want to see his reindeer too? A MUST DO experience every holiday at Hersheypark is getting up close and personal with all 9 of Santa’s reindeer! Not only can families admire their beauty, but guests can also ask questions about the reindeer and learn all about these incredible animals. You may even have the opportunity to touch real antlers. It is an experience you will not soon forget!
The Hershey Story
The Pantry Cafe in The Hershey Story offers a unique Breakfast with Santa experience. Reservations are not required and an additional fee is not needed to take a picture with the man of the hour so make sure to bring your camera! Upon arrival, kids are provided coloring sheets, crayons and their own menu/activity sheet. Traditional breakfast items are available along with delicious specials. Make sure to try the hot chocolate as well as the Nitro Cold Brew Coffee which is on tap! The event takes place Saturday, November 30, December 7, 14 and 21 8:30am-11:30am.
The Hershey Lodge
If you are planning a stay at The Hershey Lodge this holiday season, make sure to book the Breakfast with Santa package. Available for Friday and Saturday night stays through December 22, the Breakfast with Santa package includes a breakfast buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus for each guest. The Hershey Lodge is beautifully decorated for the holidays with a gorgeous Hershey themed Christmas Tree making it the perfect holiday getaway. The fireplace in the center of the lobby is the perfect space to relax and unwind this holiday season.
The Hotel Hershey
The Hotel Hershey is an absolutely breathtaking resort that becomes even more spectacular during the holiday season. Now through December 22, hotel guests can take advantage of the Breakfast or Lunch with Santa packages. While dining on a delicious buffet meal, guests will get to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
Meet and Greet
Throughout the holiday season, families can see Santa at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Santa is located in front of the Chocolate House which is a MUST SEE when you visit Hershey. Santa is available to meet families daily through December 24. Make sure to check his schedule though because he takes some breaks to feed the reindeer!
Breakfast with Santa
Start your day in Hershey, PA with a delicious buffet breakfast at Hershey’s Chocolate World! Every Saturday and Sunday, November 16 – December 22 7:15am-10am, guests can enjoy fun holiday activities like cookie decorating, taking pictures with Santa and meeting Mrs. Claus. Guests will also receive tickets to the 4D Show. It is a fun event for the entire family!
There are so many amazing places to see Santa this holiday season in Hershey, PA so make sure to book your family vacation today!
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