The most berryful place on earth has once again become one of the merriest with the return of Knott’s Merry Farm for the 2017 holiday season. The park brings back once its classic roster of holiday traditions including the Snoopy Ice Show, Santa’s Christmas Cabin, Christmas Crafts Marketplace, plus all the favorite seasonal eats, sweets, and treats and much much more!
Take a look at all we got to soak in during our invited visit to Knott’s Merry Farm!
Merry Christmas, Snoopy! Ice Show
This is such a fun and unique offering for Knott’s Berry Farm and it’s even more perfect when paired with holiday tunes. Very very similar to its incarnation last year the show is a fantastic way to see Snoopy and all the Peanuts crew in this adorable icy production.
Calico Tree Lighting
No holiday celebration is complete without a proper tree lighting ceremony!
It’s the Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown!
After being thoroughly impressed by the Peanuts show at the Calico stage earlier this year for the Boysenberry festival we were so excited to see that the holiday show here is just as wonderfully magical. To be honest it’s the most Disney theme park show in the Anaheim area with its wonderful balance of classic tunes, all the favorite characters, and an impressive supporting cast of performers singing and dancing.
It’s everything we love in theme park entertainment and the type of show that is so severely lacking at a certain mousy neighbor’s place.
Snow and Glow in Ghost Town
This is a great little offering. You get the deal, snow, music, dancing lights. It’s perfect holiday merriment. Meander around Ghost Town close to show time and take in the casual magical offering in all its splendor.
Santa’s Christmas Cabin
The charming little cabin is home to Santa and a host of treats and goodies.
Eats, Sweets, and Treats
Hot Cocoa is truthfully not amazing but you can top it off with a load of marshmallows and crushed candy canes. Or you can take our pro tip and mix in some eggnog to give it a creamier base.
Some of the other treats on tap this year include tamales, made-to-order crepes, fresh-chocolate-dipped cheescake, hot-roasted nuts and more! Our favorite was the Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake which is a hearty rich portion dipped in thick magical chocolate shell and for $3 it also has to be one of the best deals around!
Another PRO TIP: Add a splash of Knott’s Boysenberry Punch to your Cola for a sweet twist on a classic. We used Coke Zero Sugar. YUM!
A classic holiday offering at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen near Santa’s Cabin.
Christmas Crafts Marketplace
Find a bunch of goodies, hand-made crafts, soaps, brittles, and a myriad of other stocking stuffers and gifts. We spotted the adorable crocheted pie hats once again this year. So cute! And any time I can see Selena in a theme park is always a good day.
Calico Saloon Christmas Show
A holiday classic and a must-see. This is a great blend of holiday tunes and of course the can-can!
Bird Cage Theatre: A Christmas Carol
The classic holiday tale brought to life on the small stage of the Bird Cage Theatre is always a really great way to take in a dose of the holidays. The story alternates with the classic Gift of the Magi story.
Official Holiday Merch
Knott’s trademark berry is wonderful at any time of the year but it also makes a wonderful, unique, and specific holiday gift and stocking stuffer!
More to Explore
We’re finally seeing some vertical construction of the new HangTime dive coaster set to debut summer 2018 at Knott’s Berry Farm.
Odds and Ends
See it for Yourself
You can experience Knott’s Merry Farm and its holiday season now through January 7, 2018.
See it All Year!
The perfect stocking stuffer is now on-sale with special pricing on the 2018 Season Pass which includes one free visit to enjoy Merry Farm this year in 2017. Plus, enjoy unlimited visits in 2018 with no blackout dates, plus discounts on select food and merchandise, and access to exciting year-round seasonal events.
A Regular Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to Knott’s Berry Farm and a Gold Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to both Knott’s Berry Farm and the newly expanded Knott’s Soak City Waterpark with no blackout dates.
Now at the lowest price of the year, Regular Season Passes start at just $92.00 or six easy payments of $15.33 and Gold Season Passes are $110 or six payments of just $18.33. These offers end January 7, 2018. Applicable taxes and fees apply online. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.