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Giant Center

Closes in 7 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Marvel Live

Our first time attending an event at the Giant Center. Great view from seats, nice and clean... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Winchester, Virginia
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Our First Bears Game

We’ve been to the GC before and think it is a nice venue for such a small town. Prices are typical... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to an ice-skating event. This place was terrible. When I tried to get in, they told me that absolutely no backpack was allowed. I had to take my backpack back to my car and take out my medicine and my blanket (which was used...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve been to the GC before and think it is a nice venue for such a small town. Prices are typical for a minor league sports venue. We had what I think were great seats for under $20 a piece and the fans were very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

I've been to Giant Center for ice hockey game previously and stadium seats were okay to watch an ice hockey game but not so great for a concert. Stage was at one end of rink. Floor seating was in folding chairs. We had seats in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Steve R
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We attended the TSO and had seats on the upper level. They were horrible! Definitely NOT for plus size people or people with larger bottoms! It was very uncomfortable and made the show hard to enjoy.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Our first time attending an event at the Giant Center. Great view from seats, nice and clean. Parking was only $10 which is better than most event centers. High food and beverage costs and the price of souvenirs were outrageous.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank camden19
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Went to concert here last weekend, LOVED the concert, and the venue is Medium size, NOT TOO LARGE, so it's 1 door in and 1 door out, plenty of parking, parking was only $10.00, which is a bargain for what we usually pay to park....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DelawareSparky
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Terrible seats, and god awful sound system, the bass overwhelms any dialogue. Doubt I'll be returning to see another concert at this venue. parking is also expensive and the only option within miles.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Venue is always clean and staff are friendly and accommodating. Great place to see a concert since it's a little smaller and more intimate than some of the other sporting arenas.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

I may have paid for a cheaper seat high up but does that mean people should have to sit in a smaller seat? There was only one women’s bathroom open during the concert. I have been to many different arenas in different states to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Superbooklady
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This is one of the most wholesome, talent packed, fast moving, mesmerizing shows out there. Have seen other years, This is far and away...The Best,

Date of experience: October 2018
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December 14, 2018|
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Response from donaldgolferdon | Reviewed this property |
If you bring the kids to the center . You must enter the center’s parking area . You’re going to pay the entrance fee for the parking lot ... If you are not going to the TSO concert . Why not go into Chocolate World . Next... More
August 26, 2018|
Response from Superbooklady | Reviewed this property |
Don’t sit in the higher sections.
December 26, 2017|
Response from oldstocks | Reviewed this property |
The Giant Center website has interactive maps for each type of event with stage placement.
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HersheyPark (3 Replies)
Can you walk along Chocolate World Way? I am think of parking at the lot in town and walking to Giant Center. I see the new Park Ave but Choc World Way looks a tad shorter. Can you do that? It seems like there is a sidewalk for part of it. Thanks.
June 28, 2018|
Response fromFlyEagle|
There is a sidewalk on Park Blvd & Chocolate World Way; however, they do not go the entire way to Giant Center. You will want to use caution after the sidewalk ends. If you stay off the roadway on the grass area, you should be fine.
Tailgate outside the Giant Center (5 Replies)
I'm going to a concert in August this summer and this may sound like a dumb question but can you get there early and tailgate like a football game. I haven't gone to a concert in years why I ask. Can I bring a small grill, cooler of beers and hang out before the concert starts at 7 pm. Will they have port potty's for use?
January 29, 2015|
Response fromtfunky|
Well that dampens the fun. Thanks FlyEagle.
Hotels: Walking distance to Giant Center/Hersheypark (4 Replies)
I've read some older posts on here which all seem to state there is no hotel within walking distance of Giant Center. Looking at a map, it seems like staying at one of the places "behind" the whole Giant Center/Hersheypark area on Chocolate Avenue is a very short walk by coming right up Ridge Road, and onto Park Boulevard. For example, the Fairfield Inn and Suites states it is only 0.8 miles from Giant Center...which to me seems like a quick 15-20 minute walk. For context, I'd be doing this...More
September 14, 2015|
Response fromthefourskis|
If you really want to do this, the only hotel I'd recommend is the Days Inn on Chocolate Ave., as it is the closest to Ridge Rd. From the Fairfield, I get 1.2 miles (walking distance) and I don't believe all areas have sidewalks. Overall, it is just not a convenient walk, and most people decide it is not worth it, especially after a long day on your feet at the park or with young children. You will be walking past a long line of cars on Park Ave. after the game. You will want to use caution...More