One of my family's annual holiday traditions is to visit the Hershey Sweet Lights in Hershey Pennsylvania every year. The entire family gets together in a multiple of vehicles and take the 15 minute drive into downtown Hershey. We take snack goody bags along with us for the kids and have a great time!
This year we visited the holiday attraction on December 11th, 2014 and we were super excited that we had a little bit of snow on the ground and it was snowing at the time we visited. Having the snow falling sure did set the holiday mood for all of us!
Admission is $20.00 per car load and you pay that immediately at the front gate. They also offer you the opportunity to purchase bags of kettle corn to snack on. We passed on that since we brought along our own snack bags.
You can go through the entire display at your own pace. If another vehicle gets up on your back-end just pull over to the side and let them pass. We like to take our time and let the kids really sit and look at all of the holiday displays. Some drivers do get inpatient so just be aware of them and pull over to the side and let them pass.
At the front gate they will tell you to turn your car's radio onto a certain station and you can listen to holiday music as you drive through all of the holiday light displays. We think that is a nice added touch and the kids really loved listening to their favorite holiday tunes.
Some of my personal favorite displays were the huge lighted tree right near the entrance gate, all of Santa's reindeer on display (including Rudolph), the Candylane Hershey Kiss, the Storm Runner Roller Coaster and the countdown to the 12 days of Christmas.
Once you get through the first section you will drive into the Enchanted Forest which is my absolute FAVORITE part of Hershey Sweet Lights! It is really cool to drive through the "forest" and see all of the trees and holiday lights. Very nice light displays in there indeed!!!
Our little grand daughter really loved the next section where you see Mother Goose type of children light displays...with one in particular being the little old woman who lived in a shoe. She recognized that one immediately.
We also enjoyed seeing the winning light displays from local area kids. They had little signs by each display giving you the name of the child, school and grade that they are in. Those kids sure are creative with their designs!!!
From start to finish it took us about 40 minutes to drive through Hershey Sweet Lights. Please keep in mind, we really took our good old time. You could certainly drive through it in less than 15 minutes but what is the fun in that? We highly recommend that you take your time and really take the light show in!!!
After visiting the entire family headed to the Soda Jerk Diner located right on the outskirts of Hershey in Hummelstown Pennsylvania. We love visiting family diners like this and overall, had a great time.