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Hershey Sweet Lights, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Some things are worth a one time experience, and I'd say this qualifies. We had not been to anything similar, and perhaps other places do this, but for us, it was our first time seeing such a large display of colorful Christmas lights to drive through. It has a touch of innocence about it that links it a bit to the past, as technology charges ahead yet these lights blink on and off and "move" as one set is off in the picture while another set blinks on. There are themes, such as the Twelve Days of Christmas, and of course Hershey's Chocolate (none given out, sorry) and we were given two pairs of glasses as part of the admission price, which made a Santa face appear in the sparkles. We found ourselves at the wrong end when trying to find the place- you can see some from a main road but the entrance is in the middle of nowhere, so try and find out where you're going before stopping in at the donut shop for the girl to give you a blank stare when you ask for directions. The set up is basically a big field with propped up frames decorated with small medium, large, and even extra large designs, and then it winds in a little wooded area with some houses. I can only imagine the cost of running all the lights, let alone the expense of the actual sets of lights themselves, so the price is fairly high; but as I said, we felt it was worth spending for the unique experience.
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No child is going to want to sit in the middle seat! I doubt this would be of much interest to jaded tweens and teens, but those of the younger set would likely enjoy the one-time-a-year feeling of this event/activity.
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