The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for Knott’s Berry Farm to transform into Knott’s Merry Farm. Starting November 28, Knott’s Merry Farm will be a place to make memories with the entire family – with live entertainment, a crafts fair, lavish holiday decorations, Santa, and of course Snoopy. Snoopy is the star of the “It’s Christmas, Snoopy!” ice show performed in the 2,100-seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre, and will also serve as host of a Christmas tree lighting ceremony each night at Calico Stage.
Other features include Lucy’s Wish List at the Camp Snoopy Theater, where guests are invited to join Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, their pal JT, and Snoopy as they contemplate the meaning of Christmas. Also the Ghost Town is transformed into the Christmas Crafts Village, with artisans offering handcrafted jewelry, soaps, ornaments, and more. You can even watch artists in action including a chainsaw sculptor and a glass blower.
Food-wise, there is something for everyone. New for 2013, the Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town has been transformed into Santa’s Christmas Cabin for the holiday season. There you can have a photo taken with Santa and then indulge in holiday delights like Santa’s homemade cookies, sundae bar, hot chocolate topped with hand carved chocolate shavings, winter wine and craft beer tastings, and more. Across the park you’ll find other famous holiday treats, including fresh made-to-order Maple Lollipops in Ghost Town’s Main Street; churros from the Churro Factory; and cakes, cookies, muffins and gingerbread men in the Farm Bakery.
And that’s still not all…One of the highlights for our family was Christmas on Engine 41, where you can ride a vintage train and hear costumed characters telling you all about their Christmas plans. Our group was entertained by a young man from the 1800’s giving a rousing one-man, five-minute performance of “A Christmas Carol.”
Sound like a lot? We spent six hours there and we feel like we didn’t even scratch the surface of what we could do!
If you’re headed to Knott’s this month, this is also the time to buy your 2014 Knott’s season pass. Season passes, which offer unlimited visits with no blackout dates in 2014, can be purchased online starting at $78.00 or with six installment payments of $13.00, for a limited time. Those purchasing Knott’s Season Passes will receive one FREE visit during the 2013 season; additional visits for just $9.99 each through December 31, 2013 (per pass holder/non-transferable); access to Knott’s great seasonal offerings, including Knott’s Merry Farm, Knott’s Berry Bloom, and Camp Spooky; discounts at select food and merchandise locations; discounts on Knott’s Scary Farm Tickets; early ride time on select rides during summer season; and special Season Pass Holder events.
Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park, located at 8039 Beach Blvd. in Buena Park, is open daily (except for Christmas Day) from 10:00 am. For more information, call (714) 220-5200 or visit www.knotts.com.
Blogger disclosure: We received complimentary tickets but did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are our own.