DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Hershey Christmas Candylane as I was provided with 5 complimentary tickets. All opinions are my own.
Our weekend was filled with a lot of relaxing, cleaning & Harry Potter watching. We did get out of the house on Saturday night though. We went to Hershey’s Christmas Candylane, which is basically just Hersheypark with a bunch of Christmas lights and the roller coasters being shut down. I snagged myself five complimentary tickets thanks to the Central PA Bloggers Group and Event Crashers. I took my parents, brother and Travis along for the night. We met up for dinner and then headed to the park around 5:00.
When we first got into the park, we headed to the small river to watch their NOEL Christmas show, and then walked around for awhile and waited in line for some hot cocoa. The park was really full, which made it difficult to get where you were going while navigating through the large crowd.
We also caught their 7 o’clock “A Music Box Christmas” musical, which I thought was cute. It reminds you of the musicals that high schools put on, and made me think to tell my future cousin-in-law, Katie, that she should get a side-gig there in their musicals.
The thing I was most looking forward to was seeing the reindeer. I wanted to take Rudolph home and Travis, my brother and Dad all wanted his head mounted on their wall.
And one of my goals was to get a picture in front of my favorite lights they had hanging from the trees. They reminded me of camping string lights that you hang around your awning, and also mini Chinese lanterns.
We stopped at a few stores to browse, and we only went on one “ride” which was the Reese’s Cup Challenge. If you go on Disney’s Toy Story’s Midway Mania before experiencing this, it will be a downer. My gun didn’t seem to even work on the ride and neither did my brothers. The ride was also over before it even seemed like it started. We were going to go on the Kissing Tower while we were there too, but it was broken when we went to get in line, and the line was already a long wait.
On the way out of the park, we stopped at Hershey’s Chocolate world and rode the free “Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour” ride. It’s just a ride where they show you how they make the chocolate and then you get free candy at the end – this time we got Rolo’s. While exiting that ride we walked thru the VERY crowded Hershey shop and checked out the world’s largest Hershey’s bar!
And Travis & my Dad’s favorite Reese’s Cups. They had mega ones that were a half pound each! They also had my favorite: York Peppermint Patties in mega size! I so should have bought them.
Overall, we had a fun night and were able to get out and do something, but I’ll stick to Hersheypark in the summertime when all of the roller-coasters are open!