The festive season and the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day are the most popular time of year to celebrate chocolate. For event planners looking for event venues with a difference, chocolate theme parks and factories add a spirit of fun that will delight every chocoholic in your group.
Hersheypark: Hershey's Chocolate World (Hershey, Pennsylvania)
Dubbed "the Sweetest Place on Earth", Hersheypark has 11 roller coasters,over 20 action packed rides, live entertainment. Accommodation is available at Hershey Lodge, the Hotel Hershey (with a chocolate spa), and, in warmer months, Hershey Highmeadow Campground. Hershey Hotel has 23,500 square feet of meeting venues and banquet facilities and a team of 4 certified meeting planners.
- Christmas Candy Lane
This annual treat takes place during the festive season at Hersheypark.
World of Chocolate Wonderland 世界巧克力梦公园, (Shanghai, China)
Life-size chocolate replicas of the Terra Cotta Warriors and a chocolate fashion show were some of the crowd-pleasers at the grand opening for this exhibition celebrating chocolate that will be open until February 19, 2012.
Shiroi Koibito Park (Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan)
With the aim of giving visitors and opportunity to "indulge their passion for chocolate, Brighton, Oxford and London will again feature decadent chocolate festivals in the weeks leading up to Easter.
Jamaica Ice Cream and Chocolate Festival
Since Jamaica has a reputation for producing some of the best chocolate and cocoa in the world, it's a perfect fit for a chocolate festival. This year, it featured music, dancing, chocolate and ice cream eating contests, and the judging of the best cocoa farmer.
Amsterdam processes 30% of the world's cocoa beans. So it's not surprising that it's building a Willy Wonka inspired theme park. Slated to open in 2012, it will be underground and come just about as close as one can get to the chocolate factory in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
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