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Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania has been a fun family destination for over 100 years. Originally a place of leisure for the employees of the Hershey's Chocolate Factory, the amusement park now has plenty of rides, attractions, and events for all families to enjoy.

What time of year could be sweeter than visiting Hersheypark at Halloween? If you're visiting during September and October, you'll want to check out the best Halloween events and attractions.

When is Hersheypark Halloween?

Hersheypark Halloween is an annual event that takes place during the fall season. In 2022, Hersheypark is offering more opportunities for families to visit the event than ever before. There will be seven weekends between September 17 and October 30 when the event will take place.

For most of the events, admission is included with your general admission ticket. However, there are some attractions, such as the haunted houses at Dark Nights, that cost extra or require an extra ticket.

Fun at Hersheypark Halloween

So what is there to do at Hersheypark Halloween? During this annual event, you can still visit all your favorite roller coasters and other rides in the park. In addition to your favorite thrill rides, lights-out rides are available on certain roller coasters. But aside from the rides you already love, there are special events going on throughout the park you won’t want to miss. 

Hersheypark Halloween
Enjoy the thrill of Hersheypark's fun rides in the dark of night at Hersheypark Halloween.

Come for the thrill, stay for the drinks

At Hersheypark Halloween, your kids will be collecting plenty of candy. But that doesn't mean the adults can't have fun as well. As you make your way through Hersheypark, there will be Halloween-themed drinks and treats to help you enjoy your time as the kids have fun as well.

Glow Dance Party

All of your kid's favorite Hershey characters will make an appearance at this fun Halloween party. The Glow Dance Party is a memorable time for the whole family as your kids trick-or-treat after dark with glowing lights.

Creatures of the Night

During the Hersheypark Halloween event, Creatures of the Night takes place in ZooAmerica. Starting on October 14th, you can see some of the creatures in the wildlife park at night, but be prepared with your flashlight! 

ZooAmerica is the 11-acre zoo and wildlife park inside of Hersheypark. Admission to the zoo is included in your general admission ticket. 

Dark Nights Scare Zone

A new part of the Halloween fun this year, the Dark Nights Scare Zone includes three scare zones and four haunted houses. The scare zones vary as far as intensity and the haunted houses are the most intense part. 

On the nights of the Dark Nights event, it starts at 6 pm. It's important to note that although you can participate in the scare zones, the haunted house attractions are sold separately from your Hersheypark General Admission tickets. For $25, you can get unlimited access to all four of the haunted houses.

Trick-or-Treat Trail

What would Halloween be without candy? Throughout the theme park, there are thirteen candy stops on the Trick-or-treat Trail. Ten of the candy stops are at Treatville on the Boardwalk. Trick-or-treating is available any night of the Halloween event until 8 p.m.

Treatville at Hersheypark Halloween
Trick-or-treating at Treatville at Hersheypark Halloween is fun for all ages!

At Hersheypark Halloween, there's a variety of events going on ranging from fun to horrifying. No matter how old your kids are, there's something fun for them to participate in at Hersheypark Halloween.