Dutch Winter Wonderland

Celebrate the magic of the season at Dutch Winter Wonderland with rides, entertainment, and the Royal Light Show, a spectacular display of thousands of twinkling lights dancing to music!

Dates and Times:
Select days November 18-December 30* (see calendar)

* Weather permitting

  • Tickets and Passes
  • Entertainment and Activities
  • Rides
  • Treats and Eats

Tickets and Passes

Single Day Admission

Admission includes unlimited rides and entertainment.

Regular Admission (Ages 3+): - $13.99 at gate 
Children ages 2 and under are free

ONLINE RATE - $11.99

*Online processing fees may apply

Dutch Winter Wonderland & Hersheypark Christmas Candylane Combo Admission

Valid for one day during Dutch Winter Wonderland and one day during Hersheypark Christmas Candylane during the 2017 season.

Regular Admission (Ages 3+):
Children ages 2 and under are free

*Online processing fees may apply

Preview Plan

Enjoy the last hour and a half of the park the operating day before you visit us for a full day! Any full day Dutch Winter Wonderland ticket, regardless of where it is purchased, is eligible to be Previewed. Dutch Winter Wonderland & Hersheypark Christmas Candylane Combo Tickets can either be Previewed at Dutch Wonderland OR Hersheypark (not both). The only tickets that are not eligible for Preview are Twilight Admissions. Preview must be used prior to your full-day visit. Preview after 6:30pm when the Park closes at 8pm. Preview after 7:30pm when the Park closes at 9pm. In order to preview the park, please bring your ticket or printed online ticket to any ticket booth to be stamped when you enter. Please see our Calendar & Hours for operating dates and times.

Entertainment and Activities

Cookies with Santa & Friends

Join Santa and Dutch Wonderland friends for cookies and milk to celebrate the holiday season! Spend time with Santa, Princess Brooke, the Knight of Safety, Merlin, and Duke the Dragon as you enjoy treats in Merlin’s Buffet before your visit to Dutch Winter Wonderland.

Package includes:
Visit with Santa Claus, a voucher for a photo with Santa, and delicious treats!
Price: $9.99 (Ages 3+); ages 2 and under are free

Weekdays: Friday, November 24 at 4-5pm
Saturdays: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 2-3pm
Location: Merlin’s Buffet, inside the Dutch Wonderland Castle


Meet & Greets with Santa Claus

Through December 23, Santa is waiting to hear your wish list when you visit his workshop at the front of the park! Photos available for purchase.

Located in Merlin’s Buffet

All operating hours through December 23

The Royal Light Show

A spectacular display of hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights dancing to your favorite holiday tunes!

Celebration Theater 
Shows every 15 minutes starting at 5pm

Toy Time Fun

Get ready for a holiday celebration you’ll never forget!  Mrs. Claus has left the planning of this year’s Christmas party in the hands of Ann and Andy! Join them as they figure out exactly what they need to do to make this year’s party an absolute success!  Packed with singing, dancing, and even some holiday chaos, these toys are sure to turn the holidays completely upside down! Don’t miss TOY TIME FUN!

Saturdays & Sundays: 5pm, 6pm, 7:30pm
Weekdays: 6pm & 7:30pm

Storytime with Princess Brooke!

Get ready to jump into a world of pure imagination as Princess Brooke shares some of her favorite stories with the Kids of the Kingdom. Be sure to come early so you can dance with Princess Brooke. Then, take your seats for STORYTIME WITH PRINCESS BROOKE!

Storytime Corner
Saturdays & Sundays: 5pm, 7pm 
Weekdays: 5:30pm, 7pm

Royal Friends Meet and Greet

What better way to complete your visit to Dutch Wonderland than by meeting the stars of the Kingdom? Princess Brooke, Duke the Dragon, the Knight of Safety, and Merlin are anxiously awaiting the chance to meet you! Stop by the Amphitheater or find them strolling around the park to get hugs, take pictures, and spend some time with Dutch Wonderland’s Royal Friends.

Princess Brooke, Duke the Dragon, The Knight of Safety, & Merlin: 
Front Gate 

Saturdays: 3pm & 8:45pm 
Sundays: 3pm & 7:45pm 
Weekdays: 5pm & 8:45pm

Duke the Dragon: 

All operating days: 7 pm

Miniature Train Display

Mill Stream Eatery
Open during operating hours

Polar Playground

Located next to That Panini Place
Open during operating hours


Treats and Eats

Purchase a 2017 Dutch Winter Wonderland Souvenir Mug and enjoy $0.99 refills during Dutch Winter Wonderland! Fountain beverages and hot chocolate are available at various locations throughout the park.

MERLIN’S BUFFET - Located near the Park exit, Merlin’s Buffet is a large buffet-style restaurant featuring a variety of menu options. Kids Station includes chicken tenders, fries, corn dog nuggets, and macaroni & cheese. The restaurant also features a made-to-order pasta station, local favorites such as chicken pot pie and fried chicken, soup, a full salad bar, dessert bar, and more.

CANDY CANE CAFÉ - Located near the park exit, Candy Cane Café features soup, fresh sandwiches, build-your-own salads, and beverages.

MILL STREAM EATERY - Mill Stream Eatery, located across from the Bumper Cars, features Noble Roman’s Pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, salads and dessert options. Bean Sprouts features healthy food for kids and delights adults with a happier mealtime.

NATHAN’S FAMOUS & FUNNEL CAKES - Nathan’s Famous, located at the front of the park, features Coney Island’s favorites, including hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, burgers and of course, their world-famous fries. Enjoy a delicious Funnel Cake!

POTATO PATCH® - Potato Patch® , located near Frog Hopper, offers fresh-cut fries, corn dogs and chicken tenders. Top your fries off with one of our famous toppings, or enjoy them plain.

THAT PANINI PLACE - Located near Frog Hopper, features a variety of Paninis made fresh daily, salads, soup and coffee.

AUNTIE ANNE’S - Located near Kite Flight, Auntie Anne’s features soft pretzels, pretzel dogs, pretzel nuggets, smoothies, and frozen and regular lemonade.

BREYERS ICE CREAM AND COFFEE SHOPPE - Breyers Ice Cream and Coffee Shoppe, located at the front of the park, features hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, coffee, hot chocolate and more.

SNACK SHACK - Featuring delicious popcorn, cotton candy, soft pretzels and hot chocolate. Make your own s’mores! Located at the entrance to Exploration Island.

EXIT SNACKS - Located at the Park exit, Exit Snacks includes popcorn, cotton candy, soft pretzels, seasonal eats & hot chocolate. 

AWESOME ICE - Located next to the Fun Slide, Awesome Ice features hand-dipped Italian Ice, doughnut holes, grilled sweet bologna sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, coffee and hot chocolate.

Note: some foods are made with products that are known to cause allergic reactions, such as peanuts. Please ask server before ordering if you have a known allergy.

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