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Harrisburg Parking Changes: What’s New

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Easter Dining in Hershey Harrisburg

2014 Easter Brunch at Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey, Apr 20

A special holiday brunch, featuring unique menus and delicious food selections will be served 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Adults: $31.99, Seniors: $29.99, and Kids 4-12: $14.99. Call (717) 469-0661 for reservations. Grantville, PA.  EVENT LINK

Easter Brunch 2014 at Holiday Inn Harrisburg East, Apr 20

Enjoy a carving station, chef’s center court, seafood station, breakfast bar, soup & salad bar, an artisan bread & gourmet cheese display, and variety of gourmet cakes & pies. Adults: $29.99, Seniors: $27.99, Kids 4-12: $12.99, and kids under 4 eat free. Call (717) 704-0737 for reservations.  (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) Harrisburg, PA.  EVENT LINK

Easter Brunch at Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey, Apr 20

Enjoy an omelet station, cold display, tossed salad bar, carving station, stir-fry station, a pierogi station, kids buffet, and dessert buffet. Adults: $30.00, Seniors: $27.00, Kids 4-12: $13.00, and kids under 4 eat free. Call (717) 564-5511 for reservations. (11:00 am – 2:30 pm) Harrisburg, PA.  EVENT LINK

Easter Buffet at Hollywood Casino, Apr 20

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Mountainview Dining welcomes the entire family for a memorable Easter brunch buffet. The menu features made-to-order omelets, carved beef brisket, orange glazed ham, lemon herb tilapia, a chocolate fountain, cheesecake, and much more! (11:00 am – 4:00 pm) Call 717-469-3555 to make a reservation. Grantville, PA.  EVENT LINK

Easter Buffet at Park Inn by Radisson, Apr 20

Brunch is between the hours of 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Brunch menu includes the following dishes and much more:  carving stations, hot vegetable and cold salads station, dessert station, cheesecake station with assorted toppings, and a Belgium waffle station. Adults: $25.99, Seniors: $20.99, Children 4-12 with their own chicken nugget, mac and cheese, French fry station are $10.99 and children under four eat free. Call (717) 697-0321 for reservations. Mechanicsburg, PA.  EVENT LINK

Easter Sunday Brunch at Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, Apr 20

Dine Easter Sunday, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm in our Grand Ballroom. Included in the brunch are     a breakfast station, cold food station, hot food station, carving station, and chef’s dessert station. $32.50 – Adults, $30.50 – Seniors, $14.50 – Ages 4-10, Under 4 – Free (Includes Tax and Gratuity) Call 717-433-9737 for reservations. Camp Hill, PA.  EVENT LINK

Epic Champagne Easter Buffet, Apr 20

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Buffet features braised beef brisket, leg of lamb, smoked country ham, BBQ St. Louis ribs, pork osso bucco, fresh Atlantic salmon, eggs benedict, amaretto French toast, made–to–order waffles, eggs and omelets, fresh pastries and seasonal desserts, and much more. Champagne served all day. (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) $24.99 per person. (must be +21 to enter casino) Grantville, PA.  EVENT LINK

Hilton Harrisburg’s Easter Brunch, Apr 20

Start family traditions at Hilton Harrisburg’s Easter Brunch. There will be omelet and waffle stations, chef’s carving station, soups, cold displays and salads, vegetable station, dessert station, and many delicious entrees. Adults $38.00, Seniors $34.00, Children under 12 $15.00, Children under 4 – no charge. Call 717.233.6784 for reservations. (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) Harrisburg, PA.  EVENT LINK

Easter Dining at Hershey Lodge, Apr 20

Enjoy Easter Brunch at Lebbie Lebkicher’s, in our Chocolate Ballroom, or choose from menu selections and specials from our other signature restaurants; Hershey Grill, The Forebay, and The Bears’ Den. Call 717-534-8601 to make reservations, times, and pricing. (Times vary). Hershey, PA.  EVENT LINK


HHRVB Invites Washington, D.C. Market to Visit Hershey Harrisburg

The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau’s first trip to the DC Travel and Adventure Show this February was a huge success. We were thrilled to meet so many people from DC and surrounding areas at this consumer event, and we can’t wait to host new faces here in the Hershey Harrisburg Region!

HHRVB partnered with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts to bring award-winning pastry

The Hotel Hershey Executive Pastry Chef Cher Harris

chef Cher Harris to the Taste of Travel stage where she made her Chocolate Mint Verbana Cream Puff.  Chef Harris is the executive pastry chef at The Hotel Hershey, and was crowned “Pastry Queen” by winning the prestigious Ladies’ World Pasty Championship in Rimini, Italy this January.

Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre members were also featured on the Travel Beats stage, as they performed a version of “Little Red Riding Hood” to a captivated crowd.

HHRVB is proud to show off our region’s talented artists and successful businesses, and to give a “taste” of what visitors can expect when they choose to stay with us for a day, or two or three or more!

One of the things that we heard throughout the show was, “We didn’t realize how close to DC you are!”  How close? Approximately 120 miles easily traveled by car, coach or train in about 2 ½ hours.

That’s just 120 miles between the DC market and an adventure-filled getaway or romantic retreat to The Hershey Harrisburg Region.

Discover more at VisitHersheyHarrisburg.org and be sure to find us on Facebook/HersheyHarrisburg and Twitter @HHRVB to stay up to date with HHRVB news and events!

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Celebrating All Things Chocolate – All Month Long in Hershey

It’s Chocolate-Covered February in Hershey!

Hershey, Pa. is the town built on chocolate, and for 10 years, they’ve celebrated all things chocolate throughout the month of February with various classes, events, parties — and lots of chocolate.

The celebration kicks off on Friday, Jan. 31 with the Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire at The Hotel Hershey, featuring a five-course chocolate-infused dinner in the Castilian Room.

Chocolate-Covered February is not only month-long but town-wide. There’s something for chocolate lovers of all ages.

Here are my personal top picks for Chocolate-Covered February:

Complimentary Chef’s Demo — Held at 11 a.m. every Saturday in February at The Hotel Hershey and at 2 p.m. each Saturday at the Hershey Lodge, watch and learn specialty dishes be created before your eyes by Hershey’s talented chefs. Plus, enjoy a sweet sample at the end of the demonstration. This event is free.

Wine & Chocolate Pairing — At 4 p.m. every Saturday at The Hotel Hershey, enjoy a variety of wines paired perfectly with HERSHEY’S chocolates. $42/person.

Chocolate & Spirits Pairing — At 3 p.m. every Saturday (starting Feb. 8), learn how to match the flavor profiles of fine spirits with HERSHEY’S chocolate. $45/person.

Beer & Chocolate Pairing — At 3 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 14 and 28, sample great brews matched perfectly with fine HERSHEY’S chocolates. $30/person

Martini Mixology — Held at 3 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 7 and 21, this hands-on class will teach you how to make the classic HERSHEY’S chocolate martini, plus other sweet concoctions. $45/person.

Cocoa Facial Experience — If you can only afford one treatment at The Spa at The Hotel Hershey, I say splurge on this 75 minute Cocoa Facial Experience, which not only cleans your skin with chocolate, but starts with a foot soak and includes a shoulder and arm massage while your cocoa mask sets. $170 Monday through Thursday and $180 Friday through Sunday.

Truffles for Couples — The Chocolate Lab at The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue isn’t just for kids. In this hands-on class, you’ll first learn about the cocoa bean’s origin, then you’ll get your hands right into the chocolate with this truffle-making class. Yum!

You’ll find Chocolate-Covered February events throughout Hershey every day of the month. Bring your sweet tooth and dive in!

Heart-pumping, motor-revving fun in Hershey-Harrisburg

The PA Auto Show returns to the state capital this weekend. Motor Trend Auto Shows is the nation’s largest auto show production company and will fill the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center with hot rods and muscle cars, gears and gadgets, and the latest cars, trucks, crossovers, vans, hybrids and sport/utility vehicles, including Motor Trend’s Car, Truck and SUV “of the Year” winners. Runs Thursday through Sunday.

Harrisburg’s own indoor soccer team, the Harrisburg Heat take on the Chicago Mustangs this weekend. Games start at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center.

More for motorheads: The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum kicks off its latest exhibit, “The Art of the Build: Rods & Kustoms” with a special tiki-themed reception on Friday night. The exhibit features hand-built and one-of-a-kind vehicles from the 50s through the present day along with memorabilia and artifacts. The exhibit runs through April 27.

You also can catch great hockey action this weekend. On Saturday, the Hershey Bears take on the Syracuse Crunch at the GIANT Center. Gametime is 7 p.m. Includes a towel giveaway for the first 8,000 fans.

On  Sunday, the Bears square off against the W-B/Scranton Penguins. Game time is 5 p.m.

That’s not all — get into the action yourself on Sunday with Roundtop Mountain Resort’s annual Cardboard Derby. Teams build crazy cardboard creations and ride them down the tubing runs with adult and youth divisions. Check-in starts at 3 p.m. and judging at 4 p.m.

Get great live music in Hershey-Harrisburg

The year is young, but the Hershey Harrisburg region has a brag-worthy live music lineup scheduled for the beginning of 2014. Whether your tastes tend toward country, rock or big band, there’s something here for you.

On Jan. 17, catch Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts. The band ushered in the swing revival founded on a colorful fusion of classic American sounds including jazz, swing, and Dixie land mixed with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.

Also on Jan. 17, The Temptations & The Four Tops perform at American Music Theatre in Lancaster.

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam is live at the Sunoco Performance Theater at Whitaker Center in Harrisburg on Jan. 24.

Country fans will enjoy Little River Band & Pure Prairie League on Jan. 24 at American Music Theatre.

Federal Taphouse Harrisburg/FED LIVE hosts Keller Williams and More Than a Little on Jan. 26.

Television star Kristin Chenoweth performs live at American Music Theatre on Feb. 5.

Friday, Feb. 7 is a big day for live music fans in Harrisburg. The Hold Steady will play to a sold-out crowd at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Co. Meanwhile, the Smithereens play FED LIVE at Federal Taphouse.

Darius Rucker’s True Believers Tour hits the GIANT Center in Hershey on Feb. 13.

Fans of The Voice can catch Lancaster native and The Voice Finalist James Wolpert — now with two performances Feb. 15 and 16 — at American Music Theatre.