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The White Door Cottage

Posted by on April 11, 2018

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GIFTS OF LOVE DONE BOUTIQUE STYLE While traveling the River Road through Alton, IL, take a trip off the beaten path and head North on hwy. 67 towards Springfield. There’s a small town called Brighton, Illinois just about 15 minutes up the way as you pass through Godfrey just heading North. Here you will find a quaint boutique with a read more...

Janet Unbreakable World Tour

Exterior of Hershey Giant Center with curved roof line

Posted by on September 21, 2015

Jun 14, 2016 - Jun 14, 2016
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It’s been a while. A long while. But she’s back and even better! The multi-platinum selling recording artist, BET Award’s Ultimate Icon honoree for Music Dance Visual accomplishments and mulitple GRAMMY award winner has added multiple legs to this tour..all due to fan demand…. Janet and her label, Rhythm Nation have partnered with My Music VIP to provide concert goers with read more...

Kevin Hart What Now? Tour

Exterior of Hershey Giant Center with curved roof line

Posted by on September 18, 2015

Jan 1, 2016 - Jan 1, 2016
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Philadelphia native son, Kevin Darnell Hart, is coming to spend New Year’s Day with us in Hershey! His newest show is titled, What Now? and promises to bring more of the fabulous Mr. Hart than ever before. Playing to packed houses wherever he appears, his 2+ hour show is a combination of storytelling, jokes, inspiration and visuals..enough to keep you glued to read more...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Exterior of Hershey Giant Center with curved roof line

Posted by on September 15, 2015

Dec 18, 2015 - Dec 18, 2015
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The inspiration of creator, Paul O’Neill, the idea of Trans-Siberian Orchestra “was to create a progressive rock band that would push the boundaries (of that genre) further than any group before… Way, way further.”  It would appear Mr. O’Neill has succeeded nicely. Together with Jon Oliva, Al Pitrelli (both members of Savatage) and Robert Kinkle (keyboardist and co-producer) the group brought read more...

The Price is Right Live!

Outside photo of one side of Hershey Theatre

Posted by on September 11, 2015

Nov 3, 2015 - Nov 3, 2015
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Always wanted to be part of a live game show? Are you good at guessing prices? The Price is Right Live! is coming to Hershey Theatre and you may just get the chance to bid and win! Price is Right Live! is a live stage show production with the additional thrill of actually being able to win prizes. FreeMantelMedia productions has read more...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Hershey Theatre

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Posted by on September 3, 2015

Oct 24, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015
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***TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM Would it be Halloween without showing this film? Long a cult favorite, this 1975 released film was based on the 1973 musical The Rocky Horror Show. The screenplay was written by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien (who wrote The Rocky Horror Show musical). Intended to be an homage  to science fiction and read more...

Dave Chappelle coming to Hershey Theatre

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Posted by on September 1, 2015

Oct 7, 2015 - Oct 8, 2015
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If you’re into Dave’s special comedic spin on everyday things, you’ll be thrilled to learn he will be at the Hershey Theatre this October 7, 2015! Born in the 1970’s in Washington, D.C., Dave Chappelle is so much more than his stand up comedy. Along with comedian, he can add can actor, screenwriter and producer to his impressive list of read more...

Il Volo: Grande Amore

Outside photo of one side of Hershey Theatre

Posted by on August 21, 2015

Feb 23, 2016 - Feb 23, 2016
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If you haven’t heard this young trio yet…this is something you’ll want to put on your calendar… Il Volo is coming to the Hershey Theatre to share the magic of their beautifully in sync voices…truly an event you won’t want to miss! Best tagged as an Italian operatic pop trio, the young men will be performing pop and traditional songs all read more...

The Illusionists – Live on Broadway

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Posted by on August 17, 2015

Oct 3, 2015 - Oct 4, 2015
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The Illusionists – Live on Broadway are returning to Broadway in New York City for a very limited run…November 2015 – January 2016. The best part is they will bring their show to Hershey Theatre beforehand so you don’t have to travel to New York City to see it! You can be transfixed, enthralled and amazed right here in Hershey read more...

Wanda Sykes Live!

Outside photo of one side of Hershey Theatre

Posted by on August 14, 2015

Oct 2, 2015 - Oct 2, 2015
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One of the funniest stand up comediennes around, Wanda Sykes is scheduled to rock the house at Hershey Theatre! In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named her as one of the 25 funniest people in America…wow! It’s nice to be recognized for your work, and Ms. Sykes is no exception…Nominated for seven Primetime Emmys, she won (1999) for “Outstanding Writing for a read more...

The Magical Music of Disney at Hershey Theatre

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Posted by on August 10, 2015

Sep 26, 2015 - Sep 26, 2015
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Picture in your mind the sweet and bold strains of a symphony orchestra….now add to that some of the best music from Disney films. You now have The Magical Music of Disney as played by the wonderful Hershey Symphony. Played in two acts, the playlist goes something like this: ACT I Disney Classics Overture The Little Mermaid Orchestral Suite Pocahontas Suite Mary read more...

Jerry Seinfeld at Hershey Theatre

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Posted by on August 10, 2015

Nov 5, 2015 - Nov 5, 2015
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Just for one night, you can see this iconic comedian at his finest! Jerry Seinfeld does Jerry Seinfeld like no one can…purveyor of some of the best observational humor, he zeros in on personal relationships and uncomfortable social situations. Known for his comedy, Jerry is also a talented actor, writer and producer. He is best known for playing a quasi-fictional read more...

Once, the Musical at Hershey Theatre

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Posted by on August 10, 2015

Sep 15, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
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Don’t miss this limited engagement of Once! The musical stage adaptation of the 2007 film of the same name has won eight Tony Awards and a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album… The story…an Irish street busker (a Guy) meets a Czechoslovakian immigrant (a Girl). Using a minimalist set and the cast serving as orchestra/musical accompaniment, the story of friendship and love unfolds. read more...

Pennsylvania Gospel Music Festival at Hershey Theatre

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Posted by on July 31, 2015

Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
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After reading several accounts of the origin of gospel music, one thing is clear…it has been around for a long, long time. By some accounts, its beginnings had roots in the 1700’s in New England and spread down the east coast to the southern states. Aside from Native American music, gospel is considered the original form of American folk music. read more...

Zac Brown Band and Gregg Allman at Hersheypark Stadium

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Posted by on July 29, 2015

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015
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Hard to believe the summer concert series is almost over for the 2015 season, but what a way to end the season…get two great musical talents together for a dynamite show! Zac Brown and the Zac Brown Band along with Greg Allman will be here to close out the year. This isn’t the first time these two southern (Zac hales read more...

Rick Springfield at Hershey Theatre

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Posted by on July 29, 2015

Aug 22, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015
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Rick is once again back in Hershey for this full band show (not to be confused with his “Stripped Down” shows)… The former member of Zoot, a native of Sydney, Australia moved on to bigger things when he came to America in the early 1970’s….singer, songwriter, actor and author. He has acted in a cartoon series, as Dr. Noah Drake in read more...

The Hit Men at Hershey Theatre

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Posted by on July 16, 2015

Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015
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What a sweet idea: gather great talent from music groups of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and form a band to bring back some of the most undeniably best music of that era … and they did! A living history of sorts, The Hit Men are a composite of groups we loved:  Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and The read more...

Annie The Musical at Hershey Theatre

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Posted by on July 16, 2015

Jul 21, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015
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One of America’s most beloved musicals, ANNIE had it’s start at the Alvin Theatre (now known as the Neil Simon Theatre) on Broadway in the year 1977. Set in the years of the Great Depression, the story of ANNIE runs the gamut of human emotions and conditions…from hopeless to hopeful, greedy to giving, great sadness to wondrous joy. So many read more...

Disney On Ice Celebrate 100 Years Of Magic

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Posted by on July 6, 2015

Oct 14, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015
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Calling all Disney fanatics! Yes, the countdown has begun until Disney On Ice glides into the Giant Center to celebrate 100 Years Of Magic! It’s time to relive your favorite moments from Disney over the years. Mouse-ter of ceremonies, Mickey Mouse, will introduce over fifty fan favorite characters. Sweetheart, Minnie Mouse, will be on hand as well as Donald Duck and read more...

America’s Largest RV Show

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Posted by on July 2, 2015

Sep 16, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
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Is RVing a passion for you? Thoughts of camping make you smile? Are you ready for five glorious days of all things RVing  and camping? Once again, America’s Largest RV Show is coming to the Giant Center in Hershey. Feast your eyes on over 1,300 of the recreational world’s newest RVs and camping gadgets and accessories. Forty-four manufacturers will present their most current models…really, something read more...

Maroon 5 V 2015 Tour

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Posted by on June 29, 2015

Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
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Adding two more stops on their 2015 North American tour, Maroon 5 is coming to Hershey, so not much longer now Maroon 5 fans! Special guests are the evening will be Nick Jonas and Matt McAndrew. This group has been around since 1994, but really came into the light in 2001 with a transformation and a name change to Maroon read more...

Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up Tour

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Posted by on June 29, 2015

Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015
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One of the best country music groups around….and they have the awards to prove it. On the music scene since 2006 and formed in Nashville, Tennessee, Lady A has had nine number one hits on the country radio charts, scored an impressive seven Grammies in multiple categories, and over 40 different awards from the likes of Academy of Country Music, read more...

Motley Crue: The Final Tour at Giant Center

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Posted by on June 22, 2015

Aug 11, 2015 - Aug 11, 2015
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Not able to see Motley Crue’s Final Tour last year? Worry no more, Crue fans, not only will you be able to see them full tilt, you’ll get to enjoy another music icon … Alice Cooper. “In some of the cities, we could only reach a fraction of the fans who wanted to come see us play last year because read more...

Jim Gaffigan: The Contagious Tour

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Posted by on June 18, 2015

Aug 10, 2015 - Aug 10, 2015
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Well known stand up comedian, Jim Gaffigan,  is on his way to Hershey! Along with the title of comedian comes actor and New York Times Best Selling author..in the early days he appeared in Sierra Mist commercials, was a guest on the David Letterman Show, co-starred with Christine Baranski in the short-lived show, Welcome to New York. His latest effort, The Jim Gaffigan Show, is scheduled read more...

James Taylor and his All-Star Band

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Posted by on June 16, 2015

Jul 9, 2015 - Jul 9, 2015
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James and his All-Star Band are headed our way! Just in time to hear tracks from his newly released album, Before This World. The album, recorded at his home studio in Washington, MA, includes many long time band members…guitarist Michael Landau, percussionist Luis Conte, drummer Steve Gadd, keyboardist Larry Goldings…along with fiddler/vocalist Andrea Zonn and vocalists Kate Markowitz, David Lasley and read more...

Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa, The Boys of Zummer Tour

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Posted by on June 10, 2015

Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015
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July 3rd 2015 promises to be one heck of a concert night in Chocolate town when Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa share the stage.  Joining them will be Hoodie Allen and DJ Drama. Expect to hear tracks from their latest albums . . . Fall Out Boy’s American Beauty/American Psycho and Wiz’ Blacc Hollywood. Fall Out had its start in 2001 in a village read more...

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! ‘Perfect Ten Tour’

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Posted by on June 7, 2015

Jun 21, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015
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If you are captivated (another word for obsessed!) by this show, as so many millions are…you may not want to let this opportunity pass you by! Where else can you watch as singers, actors, Olympic champions and even astronauts pair up with some of the most talented professional dancers from around the world.. For the first time since 2007, the read more...

Van Halen: Live On Tour

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Posted by on June 1, 2015

Aug 23, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015
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It’s sure to be one hot night in August when Van Halen takes the stage at Hersheypark Stadium with their “Live On Tour” show…special guest will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Formed in 1972, in Pasadena, California, Van Halen forever changed the face of rock and roll. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddy Van Halen, vocalist read more...

5 Seconds Of Summer

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Posted by on June 1, 2015

Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015
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New to the music scene, the Australian pop punk/pop rock group, 5 Seconds of Summer, got it’s auspicious start in 2011 as YouTube celebrities posting videos of themselves covering well known musical groups..members Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin write their own songs and play their own instruments. Early into their almost overnight success and with little read more...

Country Rock and Rewind Festival

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Posted by on June 1, 2015

Aug 22, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015
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Summer music festivals are great entertainment and great value for the money…and this one is no exception! Big names in both country and rock genres are set to appear and all in one venue. So far, the lineup for the festival is pretty impressive..Grand Ole Opry members, multiple winners of ACM, CMA and CMT Awards, the Rascal Flatts trio will be headlining read more...

Show Of The Summer, Hersheypark Stadium

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Posted by on May 26, 2015

Jun 28, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015
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What an upbeat, fun way to spend a summer afternoon-into-the-night on your next visit to Hershey PA:  Show Of The Summer (SOTS) promises to deliver the acts and entertainment! Included in the the lineup are: Sean Mendes, Fifth Harmony, Jack and Jack, R5, Sabrina Carpenter and Jacob Whitesides … .all young music dynamos in their own right. TIME Magazine proclaimed read more...

Kelly Clarkson: Piece By Piece Tour

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Posted by on May 26, 2015

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015
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We’re pleased to announce Kelly will be kicking off her 2015  “Piece By Piece” Tour right here in Hershey, PA!   Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson will open for Ms. Clarkson. As American Idol’s Season 1 winner in 2002, Kelly has made her mark in the music industry. A Grammy award-winner (among many other awards), she has six studio albums, one read more...

Nickelback: No Fixed Address Tour

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Posted by on May 26, 2015

Aug 8, 2015 - Aug 8, 2015
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As one of the most successful Canadian rock groups, Nickelback has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide…that’s a lot of albums, folks. They rank eleventh as the best selling music act and the second best selling foreign act in the United States (of the 2000’s) behind the Beatles. Currently, the band is comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Chad read more...

Mixtape Festival 2015

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Posted by on May 26, 2015

Jun 27, 2015 - Jun 27, 2015
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The sounds of summer … yes, it’s never to early to plan for those sultry evenings to come! Now in it’s third year, Mixtape Festival brings some of the top music acts to Hershey Pennsylvania. Presented by Live Nation, the Festival musicians will present full sets, not just a song or two. This year’s lineup includes New Kids On The Block, read more...

Train: Picasso At The Wheel Tour

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Posted by on May 26, 2015

Jun 11, 2015 - Jun 11, 2015
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Twenty years and still going strong…and that is Train. The San Francisco natives are definitely doing something so right. Picasso At The Wheel is making a stop at Hersheypark Stadium in June and will be joined for the evening by The Fray and Matt Nathanson. The multi-platinum group had its start in the early 90’s and slowly built a very read more...

Ariana Grande: The Honeymoon Tour

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Posted by on May 26, 2015

Jul 26, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015
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One of today’s most popular singer, songwriter and actress, Ariana Grande, is scheduled to rock the Stadium this summer. Joining Ariana will be fellow singer, songwriter Prince Royce. Ms. Grande’s career started with her Broadway appearance in the musical 13. She landed a role on Nickelodeon’s television series, Victorious (2009-2012), then on to a starring role in the spinoff, Sam & Cat which ended in 2014. read more...

Jason Aldean 2015 Burn It Down Tour

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Posted by on May 7, 2015

May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015
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Well folks, we’re on the cusp of summer here in Hershey and you know what that means…concert season at Hersheypark Stadium! It has been a few years since Jason has been to the Hershey area…..it’s time for him to come back and he will be here the end of May…the Aldean Army is sure to be thrilled! Since 2005, he read more...

Mazzoli Ice Cream

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

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Since the mid-fifties, Mazzoli’s has been producing some of the area’s finest gelato, sorbetto and ice cream. Founded in 1956 by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mazzoli of Hershey.  From the late 1920’s through the early 1940’s, Mr. Mazzoli served as Milton S. Hershey’s dairy chef at The Hotel Hershey and the Hershey Creamery. He and Mr. Hershey worked closely to bring read more...

Christmas Candylane at Hersheypark

Happy Holiday lights from Candylane

Posted by on December 11, 2014

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Christmastime at Candylane in Hersheypark is absolutely magical! There are over 30 rides available for the family at the following areas of the Park: Founder’s Way, The Hollow, Santa Claus Lane (Kissing Tower Hill) and Pioneer Frontier. Please refer to the website for the list of seasonal rides and which are new for 2014. Note: none of the roller coasters read more...

Black Swan Antiquities

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

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Formerly known as the Annville Antique Station and Annville Antique Depot, the new owners of the now named Black Swan Antiquities have breathed new life into an already fine shopping destination for those looking to find objects from long ago…they are enthusiastic and lots of fun! Boasting 85 vendors (some manning several spaces), the Black Swan has so many nooks and crannies read more...

ZooAmerica, North American Wildlife Park

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

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This is the place!  More than 200 hundred animals representing five regions of North America call ZooAmerica their home. Meander down tree-lined walkways to find familiar faces from the animal kingdom and maybe discover some new ones. Located on 11 acres adjacent to Hersheypark, you’re sure to see a favorite and perhaps find a new favorite. Plan on an hour or read more...

The National Civil War Museum

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

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To understand what has made our great country what it is, one needs to look to the past. Opening its doors in 2001, The National Civil War Museum offers an insightful glimpse into that past, documenting and cataloging four years of that war (1861-1865) as well as before the war and the aftermath, encompassing the years of 1850-1876.  Thousands of artifacts and read more...

Hollywood Casino At Penn National Race Course

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

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In the mood for a change of pace? Hollywood Casino offers first class entertainment and dining for the grownups. Aside from over 2,450 reel, video slots and video poker machines, there are over 50 table games to choose from. Poker, craps, roulette, mini-baccarat and Ultimate Texas Hold’ Em are just a few games you’ll find in progress as you stroll read more...

Cullari Vineyards and Winery

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

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As owners of this small yet distinctive winery, Salvatore and Kathi Cullari work hard to ensure their wines are of the highest quality for their customers … they would not sell a wine they themselves wouldn’t drink. Located in Hershey, the first vines met the local soil in 2000.  With their second vineyard and planting in 2007, the Cullaris doubled read more...

Alfred’s Victorian Restaurant

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

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Located in Central Pennsylvania, Alfred’s Victorian has been graciously serving patrons for over forty years…offering deliciously prepared fresh foods in an elegant setting. Alfred Pelligrini purchased the late 1800’s brownstone mansion in 1969, with a vision of turning it into a fine dining establishment serving Northern Italian cuisine. A year after making necessary repairs, polishing and cleaning, Alfred’s Victorian open read more...

Hershey Theatre

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

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A gorgeous, gorgeous building inside and out…the Hershey Theatre was a dream of Milton S. Hershey’s transformed into reality. Conceived in the early 1950’s, it wasn’t built until 1929 and finished in 1933 as part of Mr. Hershey’s “Great Building Campaign” during the Great Depression. As the great philanthropist he was, Milton employed 600 skilled, unemployed workers to construct the read more...

Lewis Black The Rant Is Due: Part Deux

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

Jan 18, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015
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Returning to the Hershey Theatre is Grammy Award winning stand up comedian Lewis Black. Garnering quite a few titles behind that name: Comedian, playwright, author, social critic and actor, Mr. Black is known for his comedic discordance.  Rants about the ridiculous are his bailiwick, and successfully so! In his latest tour of Lewis Black The Rant Is Due: Part Deux, read more...

The Harlem Globetrotters at Giant Center

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

Mar 15, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015
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You absolutely never know what will happen when this incredible team of athletes comes to town!  The ultimate in family entertainment, the Harlem Globetrotters having been thrilling fans since the 1920’s with their athletic feats, comedy moves and theatrical shenanigans. Known for their amazing athletic skills, the team also figures largely in the world of goodwill. They take their title read more...

Marvel Universe Live! at Giant Center

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Posted by on December 11, 2014

Nov 27, 2015 - Nov 29, 2015
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True Believers of the Multiverse unite!  Coming to the Giant Center November of 2015, “an original, live-action arena experience” like no other. This original story will bring together more than 25 Marvel characters for one epic quest. The source of ultimate power, the Cosmic Cube, has been shattered by the Mighty Thor to prevent this power from falling into the wrong read more...

Smoked Bar & Grill

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Posted by on January 6, 2014

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Housed in the Former Luna Mexican Bar and Grill, Smoked is all about, well, the smoke. There definitely still is a south of the border vibe to Smoked. You’ll find guacamole, quesadillas, burritos, tacos and wraps on their menu.  Feeling adventurous?  Try the Carolina Nachos with pulled pork in Carolina style BBQ, the Ragin’ Cajun Wrap with Cajun grilled chicken, read more...

Piazza Sorrento

Best Italian Restaurant in Town

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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Voted “Best New Restaurant” by Harrisburg Magazine in 2009, Piazza Sorrento prides itself on fresh ingredients and as they like to say: “we don’t serve any food that has been frozen”. They offer a wonderful selection of starters, lunches, dinners and desserts. Fried calamari and meatballs are a few of the appetizers available or choose something a little lighter like read more...

Wasabi Bistro

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Posted by on December 26, 2013

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A wonderful contemporary, yet serene setting for you to enjoy your favorites .  Choose the attractive dining room or sit at high tables in the sushi bar.  Wasabi Bistro can accommodate private parties in their banquet room. So many lunch and dinner options to choose from.  Fresh seafood from the expected shrimp and crab to eel, smelt and squid, beef read more...

Hershey Sweet Lights

Posted by on December 26, 2013

Nov 15, 2013 - Jan 1, 2015
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An annual tradition with more displays added each year,  Sweet Lights offers more than 600 illuminated and animated displays. Get into the spirit of the holidays with a drive-through visit. Enjoy different themed displays from the comfort of your vehicle..meander through two miles of wooded area to see the sights.  Don’t put off this fun adventure…it’s only around until the read more...

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

Hersheypark Candy at Christmas time. Great Light shows and Ice Skating

Posted by on December 23, 2013

Nov 14, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
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A Christmastime tradition for many…make it one of yours!  For a limited time each year, the Park transforms itself into a winter wonderland.  With two million twinkling lights to guide your way, be sure to check out the Christmas decorations and Hershey product characters dressed for the season.  Over thirty rides are available for adults and children – and it read more...

Koziar’s Christmas Village

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Posted by on December 21, 2013

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Located in the Tulpehocken Creek Valley of Berks County, the magic happens when you crest the last hill of the country road leading to the Village.  More than a half million Christmas lights beckon you…you are nearing Koziar’s Christmas Village. What began as a gift of love from Mr. Koziar to his wife and children, has evolved into one of read more...

Hersheypark Stadium

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Posted by on December 19, 2013

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Host to various events such as the Summer Concert Series, Big 33 Football Classic, PIAA Football and Soccer Championships.  This venue can seat anywhere from 15,641 for sporting events to 30,000 concertgoers.  Not a bad seat in the house… The Star Pavilion, part of the Hersheypark Arena, provides a more intimate venue for concertgoers.  The Pavilion can seat up to read more...

Tanger Outlets

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Posted by on December 16, 2013

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A veritable shopping mecca located in the heart of chocolate country. A word to the wise: if you haven’t shopped Tanger before, make your first stop the Tanger Customer Service center to find updated store information, in-progress discounts and coupons and the all important map to guide you to your dream bargains. To whet your shopping appetite, expect to find read more...

What If…

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Posted by on December 16, 2013

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What if you were looking for just the right place to enjoy a leisurely cocktail after a busy day…and what if you also wanted your dinner to be just a little something out of the ordinary.. Located downstairs at the Howard Johnson’s on East Chocolate Avenue, What If… has been described as a hidden gem that serves contemporary, innovative American read more...

Devon Seafood Grill

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Posted by on December 16, 2013

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Located in downtown Hershey, Devon Seafood Grill is a refreshing blend of upscale and casual chic dining in a relaxed atmosphere. I love the countless options available at this place; not only are they open for lunch and dinner, but offer an extensive Sunday brunch menu as well. Kids 12 and under have lots of choices. Looking for vegetarian and/or read more...

The Hershey Pantry

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Posted by on December 16, 2013

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The Hershey Pantry opened in 1990 to rave reviews and quickly became THE place to enjoy breakfast. If you’re not choosing from the Health Conscious menu, I suggest you go full tilt for the Italian Stuffed French Toast! Over the years, the Pantry has added brunch, lunch and dinner to their repertoire of delectables. Not to be missed is the read more...

Desserts Etc

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Posted by on December 16, 2013

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A slice of heaven located right on the cusp of Hershey, PA, Desserts Etc is a great place for a cuppa and a little something to go with. A sister company to The Hershey Pantry, Desserts was a natural next step for this popular spot. Located in a converted Craftsman style home, it’s just a neat, fun place to meet! read more...

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Rred brig building with chocolate bar characters waving and a sign reading Chololate World

Posted by on December 16, 2013

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A wonderful experience not just for the young, but for the young at heart! Choose from endless possibilities…learn about the fascinating history of Hershey Chocolate, tantalize your taste-buds with the Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Adventure or by a visit to the Hershey’s Dessert Creation Studio, see how it’s all done by taking part in the Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour. You read more...

Hershey Gardens

1 story white building with lush lawns and color gardens in the fore ground

Posted by on December 16, 2013

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What began as a 3 1/2-acre “nice garden of roses” in 1937, has blossomed into the 23-acre land of enchantment it is today. Guests can plan their visit to coincide with what is in bloom in a particular season … a great help if you have a favorite or favorites. An oasis in the midst of the everyday, the Gardens read more...

Giant Center

Exterior of Hershey Giant Center with curved roof line

Posted by on December 16, 2013

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Home to The Hershey Bears and The Harrisburg Stampede, this events and concert venue boasts a total of 306,000 total square feet in the main area. The Center opened mid-October 2002 and can seat 10,000-12,500 depending on the event. Seating and restrooms are available to guests with disabilities. Parking is available for 10,000 vehicles. Concession stands can be found at read more...

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Hersheypark Amusement Park

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Posted by on June 19, 2013

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Park opens the first Friday of May for weekends only then about May 22nd the park opens every day until Labor day. The hours vary depending on what day it is throughout the year so it is best to check their website link above for details once you know which day you will visit the amusement park, but here are read more...

Hershey Story Museum

2-story red brick building with light stone accents , and larged arched glass window with the words Hershey Story Museum in chocolate brown letters.

Posted by on June 18, 2013

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The Hershey Story is a great place to go to learn about Hershey, and they have four sections to the museum for visitors to enjoy: 1. Gift Shop 2. Museum Experience 3. Café Zooka 4. Chocolate Lab The Museum is all about how Milton Hershey went from Rags to Riches and how Hershey started. The Café Zooka is a nice read more...

Hershey Trolley Works

Large white wooden sign with a green and yellow vintage trolley in the middle and the words Hershey Trolley Works.

Posted by on June 12, 2013

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The Hershey Trolley Works is located in Chocolate World, and they make it so easy to purchase tickets online from their website (see the link above). PRICES ADULT (age 13-61): $12.95 CHILD (age 3-12): $7.95 SENIOR (age 62+): $11.95 CHILDREN 0-2: Free The 45 minute trolley ride is a great way to learn about Milton Hershey and Hershey PA, and read more...

Tröegs Brewing Company

Steel sided industrial building with cream sign reading Troegs Brewery in large red letters.

Posted by on April 29, 2013

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A great microbrewing company right in Chocolate Town. The Brewery moved here in 2011 from downtown Harrisburg. The new location is 90,000 sq. ft. of space with a 5,000 sq. ft. tasting room. Tröegs is a family nickname, from the founders’ surname Trogner. When combined with a Flemish word “Kroeg,” meaning “pub,” they got Tröegs. They brew several beers ranging from a read more...

Chocolate Avenue Grill

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Posted by on April 19, 2013

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Located in downtown Hershey, The Chocolate Avenue Grill is rated Number 1 on TripAdvisor, and is one of my favorites here in Hershey. The atmosphere is modern, yet casual. On the menu you can find a good variety of selections from Wraps (all served with pasta salad) to very nice beef, pork, chicken, and fish dinner entrees. There are always read more...

AACA Museum Antique Auto Museum at Hershey

2 story red brick building with tall white pillars on either side of large windows with the words AACA Museum on a white oval sign above door.

Posted by on April 17, 2013

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AACA Museum is a great place for all visitors; you don’t have to be a car buff to tour this place. You never know which extra exhibitions will be displayed, they are always changing and you can see current and upcoming on their web site. Once I went there and Betty White’s 1977 Cadillac was on display, it was given read more...

Milton Hershey Founders Hall

Dar brown square sign with white border and white letters that read Milton Hershey School

Posted by on April 17, 2013

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Founders Hall Was built as a tribute to Milton S. Hershey and his wife Catherine. It took over three years to build Founders Hall in the late 60’s and opened in late 1970. It contains administration offices for the school and also includes the visitor center and contains a 2,700 seat auditorium. The MSH Campus sits on 2,640 acres of read more...

Dave Matthews Band at Hersheypark Stadium 2013

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Posted by on April 16, 2013

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The Dave Matthews Band is rocking and rolling their way into Hershey PA this summer with a live performance to introduce fans to its latest album, Away From the World! Hersheypark Stadium Date: To Be announced for 2014 Hersheypark Stadium, host to several outdoor concerts Under the Stars, loves return performers. They will serve up the Dave Matthews Band in read more...

One Direction Concert in Hershey PA 2013

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Posted by on April 16, 2013

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The popular performing group, One Direction have a full concert schedule for 2013, and even added 9 more touring dates! Here’s when they will be rockin’ the house in Pennsylvania in 2013: Hersheypark Stadium July 5th & 6th 2013 at 7:30pm Ticket Pricing: $25.00, $39.50, $49.50, $69.50 and $79.50 Processing fees apply 4 ticket limit Hersheypark Stadium hosts many well read more...

Indian Echo Caverns and Estate

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Posted by on April 16, 2013

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First opened up in 1929 and owned by the Bieber Family, the Indian Echo Caverns were then purchased by the Swartz Family in 1942 and still remains in their family today. Indian Echo Caverns are a limestone cave featuring a constant temperature of 52 degrees year around. There is something for everyone to do from picnic areas, playground, gift shop, read more...

Will McQueen

Posted by on April 2, 2013

Location: Hershey, PA Since: 2005 — I have always liked PA and would spent a couple of summers at my Aunts Summer house on the Susquehanna River until the big flood in 1972. Hershey is where I found the Bed and Breakfast to buy. Very family orientated. Hershey is a great place to live with all the attractions, theater, amusement read more...