Hershey's Chocolate World Celebrates 50 Years of Fun!

Friday, March 17, 2023
I am SO excited to announce Hershey's very SWEET news! This year (2023), Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction is celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary with a full roster of delicious experiences and events, plus an official 50th birthday celebration on June 30, 2023. This includes a sweet surprise for those celebrating their 50th birthday too, a chocolate parade, character meet and greets, and much more. I have all of the sweetest details for you, so read on to find out more!

What's Happening at Hershey's Chocolate World

Where do I begin?! There are so many activities, events and exciting offerings planned for 2023 at Hershey's Chocolate World. Take a look below!

Happy 50th Birthday to Us, and You! January – December, 2023

Fans who were born in the year 1973 and visit Hershey’s Chocolate World at any time throughout the year can celebrate their birthday, too! Simply stop by the Ticketing desk at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, PA, to receive a sweet treat – a classic Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar. Happy 50th!

During the 50th anniversary kick-off event and Chocolate Sculpture Dedication, guests will help to ring in the milestone year with activities including:

    -Iconic characters Hersh, Kiss, Reese and friends will show off their new celebratory outfits in honor of the anniversary year.
    -Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, PA-based food artists, will unveil 2023’s anniversary-themed Chocolate Sculpture, which is slated to be on display through Summer.
    -The Bean to Bar Parade, educating guests on the chocolate creation process along the way, will begin its exciting weekly cadence taking place every Saturday and Sunday throughout February at 1:30pm.

Be sure to check out all of the merchandise, treats, memorabilia, and more for Hershey's Chocolate World's 50th Anniversary. I have my eye on that birthday cocktail! 😍

And don't miss this exciting line-up of activities, events, and more throughout the year:

The Grand Opening of  Hershey's Chocolate World's Newest Attraction is coming soon! The highly anticipated announcement of the new attraction that will replace the fan-favorite 4D Chocolate Movie opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony and special access to the experience. As you and I both await the sweet news, visit the 50th Anniversary Hub to keep up to date on the new attraction. And stay tuned to The Jersey Momma, too, of course!

Hershey's Chocolate World Birthday Party begins at 8:30am EST with a rededication ceremony of Hershey’s Chocolate World. You can also join guest speakers, the Bean to Bar Band, everyone's favorite Candy Ambassadors, Hersh, Kiss, and Reese, and more! They'll all help to kick off the special day. Special activities include:

    - Exclusive treats and experiences on property.
    -A character meet and greet to receive collectible signatures from each beloved character.

Milton Hershey Birthday Celebration – September 11, 2023 
Pay tribute to the man who started it all, Milton Hershey, for his birthday! Fans will enjoy an exclusive celebration and be able to collect their own Milton Hershey-inspired mustache during this exciting event.

The beloved holiday tradition returns—with a twist! Visit this year’s 50th anniversary-themed Hershey’s Chocolate House during the 2023 holiday season and find it on display through January, 2024. In celebration of the Hershey’s Chocolate House, each year, The Hershey Company makes a volunteer support donation to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

For info, tickets and more, please visit:  https://www.chocolateworld.com/home.html

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