Don't Miss Chocolate Covered February in Hershey, PA: Hershey Off-Season

Sunday, January 26, 2020
People often ask me about fun things to do in Hershey, PA off-season. Guess what? I absolutely LOVE visiting Hershey off-season. Sure, Hersheypark might not be open yet, but crowds are usually low, rates at the Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort are the best ever, and there are still tons of things to do! Take Chocolate Covered February, for instance. Did you know that such a thing even existed? Chocolate Covered February is a HUGE deal in Hershey, PA! It's a great opportunity for a weekend getaway, couples retreat, Moms Weekend, or girlfriend trip. The entire month of February is filled with chocolate themed adventures! Read on for more details...

Disclosure: I was chosen to be a part of the Hershey Sweetest Families Panel, which means I am sometimes provided with passes to Hershey events, programs and activities in order to share them with you. Please check out all of my Hershey posts on my Hershey Insider Page! The details and photos in this post come straight from the Hershey, PA website. 

Did you know that every February, the town of Hershey celebrates its sweet history with a 'Chocolate-Covered February' celebration? This month-long, town-wide celebration of all things chocolate offers more than 90 events for everyone.  A full list of all the offerings and activities can be found on the Chocolate-Covered February events page.

Chocolate Covered February Events, Specials and More

The Hotel Hershey’s talented pastry team offers guests an array of sweet treats at the Hershey’s Chocolate Dessert Buffet, Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. Have breakfast with your favorite Hershey Characters! Fire & Grain at Hershey Lodge serves up a sweet breakfast buffet alongside a meet and greet with the Hershey Characters. Make reservations for Feb. 8th or 22nd at 717-534-8601. The Hershey Bears, ZooAmerica, Hershey Theatre, Hershey’s Chocolate World, and The Hershey Story Museum have special happenings throughout February as well. Find these events and more here.

photos from Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

The Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire at The Hotel Hershey is the unofficial kick-off to Chocolate-Covered February. The five-course chocolate-infused dining experience is on Jan. 31st. Be sure to make reservations online or at 717-534-8800.
Hershey Lodge presents Chocolate Martini Mixology (Feb. 1st and 15th) and Chocolate and Spirits Pairings combined with a Chef Demonstration (Feb. 8th and 22nd).

The Hotel Hershey offers Chocolate Tea and Wine & Chocolate Pairing events, Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd.

Learn about the love story between Milton and Catherine Hershey and make truffles at the adults-only Chocolate Lab “Truffles for Couples” event (Feb. 7-8, 13-15) at The Hershey Story Museum.

Various concerts and shows will be at Giant Center and Hershey Theatre throughout the month. Get tickets and find the schedule here:

photos from Hershey Entertaiment and Resorts

A visit to MeltSpa by Hershey or The Spa At The Hotel Hershey is perfect for a group of friends, couples or even a solo retreat. MeltSpa by Hershey offers exclusive Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatments including a sugar scrub, body wrap, manicure, and pedicure.

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey offers a full collection of signature chocolate treatments. Favorites include the Cocoa Facial Experience, Cocoa Massage and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Immersion. If chocolate isn’t for you, no worries. Year-round, MeltSpa by Hershey and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey offer various collections of treatments and services to suit any preference.

photo from Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

Whether you’re visiting from out of town or only a few miles away, a night spent in Hershey is sure to guarantee the sweetest dreams. Couples or a group of friends may enjoy a luxurious stay at The Hotel HersheyHershey Lodge is great for families - be sure to pack bathing suits for fun at Hershey’s Water Works indoor pool complex. Camping, even in winter, is always fun at Hersheypark Camping Resort. Bring your RV or stay in a deluxe cabin for a cozy escape. The Romance in Hershey Package is perfect for couples, including chocolate-covered strawberries and rose petal turndown service. Book this package at The Hotel Hershey or Hershey Lodge.

photo from HE&R

Whatever option you choose, it's clear that February is a SWEET month in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right? And don't forget, you can also check out events at Hershey Gardens, Hershey Story Museum, and of course, Hershey's Chocolate World! All of these Hershey venues are open year round (Hershey Gardens has a beautiful indoor butterfly atrium), so be sure to check them all out.

photo from Hershey's Chocolate World

And in case you want to prepare for Chocolate Covered February before you visit, here are some Amazon affiliate links to get you started:

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