Knott’s Merry Farm Review - A Christmas Extravaganza, Chock full o’ Peanuts!

Peanuts Characters (Photo courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm)

On Sunday, November 20th, I took my family for a fun filled day at Knott’s Berry Farm for their annual holiday celebration, Knott’s Merry Farm.  The park was transformed into a Christmas themed winter wonderland of twinkling lights, wreaths, garland and ornaments, immersing guests into a joyful holiday atmosphere.

As we explored the park, we were delighted to find that each section showcased its own special Christmas themed attraction:

Stop into Camp Snoopy and have your picture taken with your favorite Peanuts character.

Snoopy (Photo courtesy of Tracie May-Wagner)

See Ghost Town transformed into Christmas in Calico, a holiday fair of unique arts and crafts vendors, live glass blowing demonstrations, power chainsaw sculpting and The Calico Carolers singing your favorite classic Christmas tunes in perfect harmony while it snows above Town Hall.

The Calico Carolers (Photo courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm)

The Wilderness Lodge, in Ghost Town, is transformed into Santa’s Christmas Cabin where guests snack on holiday themed treats like freshly-baked cookies and milk, chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick, hot chocolate with marshmallows, and for the grown-ups, a seasonal craft beer, and a glass of port or hot spiced wine.

Santa’s Christmas Cabin Entry (Photo courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm)

Seasonal Pastries (Photo courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm)

Life sized Nutcrackers decorate the interior of Santa’s Christmas Cabin.

(Photo courtesy of Tracie May-Wagner)

And, of course, don’t forget to have your photo taken with good ol’ Saint Nick!

My nephews Gustav (L) and Wolf (R) and Santa Claus (Photo courtesy of Tracie May-Wagner)

Be sure and visit Jacqueline, just outside Santa’s Christmas Cabin, and try one of her homemade cinnamon or maple brown sugar lollipops!  Mmmmmm…..

Lollipop station (Photo courtesy of Tracie May-Wagner)

Head over to one of Knott’s Merry Farm’s many live entertainment theaters and take in a fantastic Christmas themed show!

Merry Christmas, Snoopy!  An ice-skating spectacular within the 2,100 seat Charles M. Shultz Theater.

(Photo courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm)

The Calico Saloon Christmas Show featuring Christmas Can-Can Dancers.

(Photo courtesy of Tracie May-Wagner)

As the sun is setting, and you have had your fill of the many thrill rides Knott’s has to offer, Xcelerator is one of my personal favorites, make sure and head back to the edge of Calico Park for the dazzling Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The Calico Bell Choir and the Citizens of Calico join together around the tree for an illuminating celebration filled with joy and holiday spirit.

(Photo courtesy of Tracie May-Wagner)

Knott’s Merry Farm runs through January 8th of 2017.  For more information and to purchase the perfect stocking stuffer of a 2017 Knott's Berry Farm season pass, please visit them on the web at Knotts website


Tracie May-Wagner is a Los Angeles based publicist and writer.  Please visit her on the web at May Wagner website


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