(HERSHEY, PA-LititzDailyNews.com)-What better way to sweeten National Chocolate Day than with an evening visit to Halloween-themed Hershey, where pumpkins glow and roller coasters are on the go this weekend.
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3 Day Blinds. Custom Blinds, Shades, Shutters, Curtains & Drapes!The town lined with street lights shaped like chocolate kisses lights up the town this Friday and Saturday night for family fun. Kids can trick-or-treat at two spook-tacular venues outfitted for Halloween: Hersheypark After Dark and Hershey Gardens Pumpkin Glow. Here’s what’s in store:
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Hershey Gardens Pumpkin Glow: Kids 12 and under can dress in costume and trick-or-treat among over 150 jack-o-lanterns that line the mile-long walk through the historic gardens where visitors can encounter spooky scarecrows and more as they trick-or-treat. If that’s not scary enough, stop in to visit with gargantuan tarantulas, creepy crawling insects, and other arachnids on display at the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory. Scarecrow story time and the pumpkin carving demonstration will be featured. Note: The Butterfly Atrium is closed during Pumpkin Glow. Tickets must be purchased online or in person for this special event, and Discovery Passes will not be accepted. Members admitted for free.

When: October 28 & 29

Hours: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission: Members admitted free, all others need tickets

Pumpkin Glow Adult (Ages 13-61) $12.50

Pumpkin Glow Junior (Ages 3-12) $9.00

Pumpkin Glow Senior (Ages 62+) $11.50

Tickets and for more information, visit HersheyGardens.org.

Hersheypark in the Dark-Halloween: It’s the last two nights to attend the Hersheypark haunt for Halloween fun. Ride all the roller coasters, sample gigantic pumpkin milkshakes and hearty pumpkin-spiced chili while you have some outdoor fun on what is supposed to be a spectacular weekend. And for the kids, there are definitely lots of Hershey brand chocolate treats in store! There are special ticketing packages and discount offers available online only, so be sure to click the below link before you go! Highlights: Ride LaffTrakk with the lights off, and during the last hour each night ride Wildcat, Comet, and Lightning Racer in the dark.

When: October 28 & 29

Hours: Friday, 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission: Regular (ages 9-54) $36

Junior (3-8) and Senior (55+) $25

Kids under 2: Free

Discount Tip: Save $4 on Regular and Junior/Senior One-day Admission to Hersheypark In The Dark, when you purchase your tickets at participating Giant Food Stores.

Tickets and for more information, visit Hersheypark.com.

Lynn Rebuck is the editor of national award-winning LititzDailyNews.com. Email her at LititzDaily@yahoo.com.