If you are ever looking for something to do at the end of the year, Hershey, Pennsylvania is a good destination. We picked a Sunday to visit and this definitely added to our enjoyment. I am told it is best to avoid Fridays and Saturdays as all the attractions are very crowded on these days. Our base for operations was the wonderful Hotel Hershey.
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane was our first stop in the afternoon. Unfortunately, this was a bit of a letdown. You really don't want to visit until the sun goes down. Finding things to do in the park can be tough. There are only kiddie-rides running and about half of the park is closed. You may enjoy it more if you have little kids. The Music Box Christmas Show was nice as was the monorail ride and Kissing Tower (Yes, I got a kiss from Peg at the top). The park did become slightly more enjoyable once the sun went down and all the Christmas lights came on. Oh, try the hot cider smoothie. Yum!
If you are doing Hershey for Christmas, do yourself a favor and don't go on a Friday or Saturday. Your time will be more relaxed and enjoyable.