Where to Watch Candy Canes Made by Hand

These days, most candy canes are made by machines. But if you've ever tasted a homemade candy cane, you know there's a big difference in how it tastes.

Looking for a fun family holiday activity? These candy makers let you watch the lost art of making candy canes by hand and purchase these delicious Christmas treats.

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    Logan's Candies

    Ontario, California
    Thirty-seven miles east of Los Angeles, this sweets shop has been making its gourmet candy canes since 1933. During December, you can attend free candy-making demos to see how the canes are twisted, cut and fashioned into the famous hook.

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     Hammond's Candies

    Denver, Colorado
    In business since 1920, Hammond's Candies is an institution. Take a tour through this iconic candy factory to see how the handcrafted candy canes, ribbon candy, and lollipops are pulled, twisted, and shaped by hand. 

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    Candy cane tour at Spangler Candy

     Spangler Candy

    Bryan, Ohio
    This family-owned candy shop was founded in 1906 and is known for its handmade lollipops, marshmallow candies and candy canes. Factory tours of the factory are available on the Dum Dums Trolley on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    Callie's Candy Kitchen

    Mountainhome, Pennsylvania
    For generations, this tiny candy shop in the Pocono Mountains has been a beloved holiday stopover for many families. Visit any weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and you can watch candy canes being made by hand.

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    Martinsville, Indiana
    During the holiday season, this midwestern candy shop is all about hand-pulled peppermint and cinnamon candy canes. The best part is watching them being made through the kitchen's viewing windows, as the smell of peppermint permeates the store. If you've got a question, just shout it out to the candy makers and they will answer.

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    Walt Disney Parks

    Disneyland Resort, California
    Disneyland Resort's famous candy stores offer old-fashioned signature items year-round. On select days during the holiday season you can watch hand-crafted candy canes being made on the spot by Disney candy makers at Candy Palace in Disneyland Park and Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure.

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    Lofty Pursuits

    Tallahassee, Florida
    All year round, you can watch traditional hard candies being made by hand at this Victorian candy shop in Tallahassee on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. During the holiday season, demonstrations include tasty candy canes.

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    Watch Candy Canes Being Made
    Nelson's Candy Kitchen

    Columbia, California
    Since 1926, candy canes have been made by hand at Nelson’s Candy Kitchen in Columbia Historic State Park, about two hours southeast of Sacramento. Visitors can watch through the window every Saturday and Sunday in the early afternoon from the end of November through the weekend before Christmas.

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    Watching Candy Canes Made by Hand
    Schimpff's Confectionery

    Jeffersonville, Indiana
    G.A. Schimpff’s Confectionery has been open since 1891 and is one of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned candy businesses in the United States. Its Candy Museum and Candy Demonstration Area offers candy-making demonstrations, including candy canes during the holidays.

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