Special Events

Cookies & Cocoa With Santa

Spend an afternoon with Santa! 

The Village of Lights at Historic Acres of Hershey presents, “Cookies & Cocoa with Santa”. During this fun filled afternoon children will enjoy Hot Cocoa, and Santa’s favorite snack—COOKIES! Santa will gather the children around to enchant them with the story of “The Night Before Christmas”. After the story, they will have the opportunity to join him for a photo. This event is for children aged 4 to 12.

Each children’s ticket includes:

cookies and cocoa with santa

(2) pre-packaged cookies

Gluten-free cookies also available

Hot cocoa

Water also available

Story with Santa

Photo op with Santa

No photographer on site - you may take your own photo

Adult (and children aged 13+) tickets are free, and include beverages. Cookies will be available for purchase.

If you require gluten-free cookies, please be sure to select the “CHILD – GLUTEN FREE” ticket option. Cannot guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur. Cookies are NOT made in a nut-free facility.

Gnome Ornament Workshop

Make your holiday décor special by creating it yourself! We are hosting a 30-minute, family-friendly macrame gnome ornament class where you can unleash your creativity and craft an adorable macrame gnome ornament while enjoying the cozy and rustic-inspired atmosphere of the Coop at Historic Acres.

Each ticket includes: 

gnome ornament

30 minute guided workshop

Gnome ornament to take home


Children's New Year's Eve Celebration

Join us for a whimsical New Year’s Eve countdown at the enchanting Village of Lights! This magical evening is specially tailored for children, promising an unforgettable start to the year. The event begins at 6:00pm, with the countdown happening promptly at 8:00pm. A ticket includes face painting, popcorn, a visit from baby goats, a noisemaker, and, of course, a stroll through our Village of Lights! Available for purchase will be hot cocoa, cold beverages, s’mores (to roast over one of our 4 fire pits!) and glow-in-the-dark wands as a fun souvenir! There will be food trucks on site with delicious food choices, and local vendors in our Village Shoppe. 

Tickets are $30 for children aged 4-12, and $20 for adults and children aged 13+. Children under 4 are free. 

To help celebrate with our friends at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA, we are asking you to take a peek at their wishlist and bring along an item or two for donation. 

“The Ronald McDonald House® in Hershey keeps families together by providing temporary housing to out-of-town families of seriously ill children who are being treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Many families travel quite a distance to seek treatment for their seriously ill or injured child at Penn State Children’s Hospital. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having your family close by for love and support.The Ronald McDonald House is a safe and supportive place for families to stay nearby their children. The generosity of volunteers and donors make our House possible. It’s their kindness that allows our families to stay, free of charge.”