Every year for the past four years we have been going to Hershey at Christmastime. We stay at the same hotel, the Comfort Inn at the Park, and add a new activity to our schedule each year. This year we went for a weekend and had a blast! Between the chocolate, the fun with friends and the snow, it was a memory in the making. We probably went on the Chocolate World ride five times over the weekend, as the kiddo loves it (and the free chocolate candy sample at the end!)
Our buddies met us on Friday night at the park for some Candy Lane fun! The kids loved riding the train together and my son LOVED driving us around in a classic car. It was really cold, but we were prepared with layers of warmth and hot cocoa waiting for us at the hotel.
Because we knew it was going to snow on Saturday, we planned our night at the park on Friday and spend the day at the Hershey Story on Chocolate Avenue. I wasn't sure how well that visit would go over with the kid, but he loved it. He learned all about the history of Milton Hershey and the town of Hershey, along with how to make chocolate. We even had the chance to visit the Chocolate Lab there and make our own chocolate bars.
We enjoyed a good lunch at Cafe Zooka in the Hershey Story, including dessert! (Peanut Butter Pie to share!) The kiddo couldn't wait to taste his newly crafted chocolate bar from the Chocolate Lab.
We enjoyed a ride through Hershey on on the Hershey Trolley Works, complete with a visit with Santa! They were offering trolley rides through the Hershey Sweet Lights, which we had planned to do, but due to the snow it was cancelled. We will have to do it next year! The Christmas ride we took was fun, featuring actors portraying the history of Milton Hershey and some Christmas fun. Santa knew all the names of the kids on the trolley and gave each of them a special ornament to hang on their tree at home.
The hotel we stay at is about two miles from the park and has our duck friends, as we like to call them. This year we brought some bread to share with them and they were very appreciative!
We brought home some sweet treats and had a fun family weekend!