Disclosure: My family & I are invited by GigaSavvy to attend a Media Day at Knott’s Merry Farm. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
Halloween is great and I love it, but I’m so happy it’s over because I’m ready for the holiday season to begin now, starting with Knott’s Merry Farm! Have you been before? It’s something my family and I look forward to every year. Starting November 21st, Knott’s will be transformed into Knott’s Merry Farm and filled with the spirit of the holiday season. It’s the perfect place to create holiday memories together as a family. This seasonal event has become one of our annual holiday traditions.
During Knott’s Merry Farm, park guests can enjoy special live entertainment, a crafts fair, lavish holiday decorations, and a nightly snow in Ghost Town, in addition to Knott’s thrilling attractions. If you’re thinking about getting a 2016 Knott’s Seasonal Pass, you should know that it includes one visit in 2015 and Knott’s Merry Farm is the perfect occasion to use your “one 2015 visit”! Why not grab your 2016 Season Pass today and use it at Knott’s Merry Farm this year?
Santa’s Christmas Cabin
The Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town is transformed into Santa’s Christmas Cabin for the holiday season. Not only can you indulge in holiday delights like homemade cookies, mouthwatering pastries, fresh roasted nuts, seasonal craft beer, and decadent cinnamon rolls here but you can also visit Santa! Kids can share their wish lists with Santa and even take a keepsake photo with him.
Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village
Ghost Town transforms into a shopping wonderland filled with dozens of local artisans selling their unique gifts.
Can’t-miss highlights of the Village include powerful chainsaw sculpting and elegant glass blowing demonstrations. (Entrance to the Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village is free Monday through Thursday, November 23 – December 10, and is included with theme park admission every day.)
Strolling the pathways of Ghost Town, the Calico Carolers share the sounds of the season through songs and hand bell chimes. In the intimate setting of Ghost Town’s historic Bird Cage Theatre, Knott’s melodrama company brings to life Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s A Gift of the Magi with daily performances.
Enjoy Knott’s world-famous holiday treats, including fresh poured-to-order maple lollipops at the Gold Trails Hotel, holiday churros from the Churro Factory, and warm gingerbread men baked at the Farm Bakery.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Another nighttime tradition at Knott’s Merry Farm is Snoopy’s Merriest Tree Lighting show on the Calico Square Stage. This whimsical tree lighting features a cast of marching toy soldiers, the loveable Mrs. Claus, dancing snowmen, and the world’s most famous beagle, Snoopy!
Snowfall in Ghost Town
When the sun sets on the Farm, the buildings and paths in Ghost Town will twinkle to the beat of holiday music while snow gently falls. This year, snow falls across even more of Ghost Town, from the School House to the Saloon and down to the Assay Office. (Photo Credit: Knott’s)
You’ll find a ton of live entertainment to enjoy with the whole family during Knott’s Merry Farm.
Returning this year, the PEANUTS® gang, and a cast of world class ice skaters perform in the breathtaking ice show, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! in the 2,100 seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre. In this whimsical show, Snoopy enjoys all of the best parts of the season, including trimming the Christmas tree, awaiting Santa’s arrival, and attending the Christmas Ball! Select dates, November 21 – Jan 3 (dark Wednesdays).
If you love the Peanuts characters as much as we do, you’ll be delighted to find them in the park and dressed for the occasion this time of year! Not only are there photo opportunities with them dressed in holiday attire, you’ can also catch them for a brand-new show in the Camp Snoopy Theater will debut an all-new show, Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown. The show features a delightful mash up of some of your favorite holiday songs with a cheerful and heartwarming dose of the Peanuts gang. Other live entertainment you can enjoy during Knott’s Merry Farm includes the toe tappin’, hand clappin’, comedy and bluegrass of Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies! They continue their Knott’s Merry Farm residency this holiday season in the Birdcage Theatre on select nights. Plus, the upbeat blue grass quartet,The Ghost Town Miners, make their eagerly awaited return to the Fireman’s BBQ stage. Southern California’s finest live bluegrass bands can only be seen at Knott’s Merry Farm.
As I mentioned before, if you’re contemplating getting a 2016 Knott’s Season Pass, now is the ideal time to do so since it includes one free admission in 2015, in addition to unlimited visits in 2016, with no blackout dates, discounts on select food and merchandise, and access to exciting year-round seasonal events like Knott’s Merry Farm!
Season passes are also the perfect stocking stuffers for all of your friends and family members! It’s affordable year-round fun for everyone on your “nice” list, Season Passes start at just $81.00, the best price of the year for a limited time.
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