Knott’s Merry Farm is not messing around with the Christmas season this year! Their newest show, Home for the Holidays, is a warm cheery tug at nostalgic heartsrings and it joins a strong roster of good old fashioned yuletide cheer that includes the yearly Snow and Glow evening spectacle, Merry Christmas Snoopy! ice show, and a flurry of other treats, sweets, and surprises for this merriest time of the year.

We were invited by Knott’s to come check it out and are happy to share a look at everything to take in at 2019 Knott’s Merry Farm.


Home for the Holidays

20191122_202618Knott’s has outdone Disney once again here. At Calico Mine Stage, find this absolutely charming new addition to the holiday lineup which brings beautiful Christmas music, singing, and dancing together on a gorgeous new set that includes a picturesque cottage that literally unfolds on the stage.

Recalling old holiday television specials and movies from the 1950s, we join a family for a magical holiday gathering that includes yuletide cheer and caroling in the snow! There’s no Peanuts characters in this show, just wholesome holiday charm and while it might toe the line of being too earnest, it’s pure holiday cheese and its tone is perfect for the park and for the holidays.

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Merry Christmas Snoopy! Ice Show


At Charles M. Schulz Theatre (select dates, November 22, 2019 – January 5, 2020 and dark on Wednesdays), experience the return of the delightful ice show that brings a wide mix of Christmas songs and pairs it with world-class ice skaters plus Snoopy and all his Peanuts friends.

Christmas Plays


At the Bird Cage Theatre, enjoy a retelling of the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol or a brand-new holiday sequel Marley’s Wings which answers the question – has Ebenezer Scrooge really changed?

Krazy Kirk Hillbilly Holiday Spectacular

At the Bird Cage Theatre, the kooky band of hillbillies bring their trademark humor and charm to the stage with their blue grass country music that will absolutely get your toes tapping. A fun wholesome treat.

Christmas Caroling and Bell Ringers

The streets of Calico play host to the merriest of Christmas traditions with the sounds of holiday tunes performed live and accompanied by bells.

A PEANUTS Guide to Christmas

At Camp Snoopy Theater, find the PEANUTS surviving the holidays while singing a mashup of their favorite holiday tunes.

More to Explore

Snow and Glow

At Ghost Town, every hour from sunset until the park closes, enjoy a snowy scene set to cheery music.

Nightly Tree Lighting Ceremony


At Ghost Town, join the residents for a nightly event to off the evening festivities.

Santa’s Christmas Cabin

At Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town find a delightful holiday array with Santa as the main event and a host of small stalls offering various treats including warm roasted nuts, handheld cookie shots, and boysenberry waffles!


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More Cheer

The whole park has special surprises and decorations and you might even see Santa Snoopy!

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Although they don’t advertise it as a food festival, there’s a BUNCH of goodies all around the park just for the holiday season. Treats to look out for this year include…


Holiday Poutine features sweet potato fries, cheese curds, turkey, and dried cranberries.


Breaded Turkey Bites filled with perfectly seasoned stuffing and sweet cranberry sauce.


Apple Pie Pizza sprinkled with a warm brown sugar crumble and drizzled with cream cheese icing.


Chicago-Style Christmas Dog with tomatoes, pickles, and peppers on a festive green bun.


Peppermint Croissants are a flakey way to get more peppermint into your mouth… with carbs!


Gingerbread Churros generously dusted with cinnamon and gingbready goodness

Hungry for more? Here’s a look at the special items Knott’s had on display during the media event.


Gifts and Collectibles

As to be expected, there’s a bunch of fun stuff first purchase for the holidays including some favorites that Knott’s fans should enjoy. Highlights that caught our eyes include…



Snoopy plush are always a win but check out these classic candy canes filled with Knott’s preserve sampler! So cute!!


Beagle Ears!


Christmas Jam is a delight this year, they used Cordelia Knott’s recipe to put this on shelves!


Peppermint Cake Batter Cookies were apparently created when Cordelia noticed that broken candy cane bits were being thrown away so she worked to find a less wasteful approach!

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Lanterns and lantern snow globes.


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Christmas Craft Village

At Ghost Town, find local artisans that have taken over the streets selling tons of gifts, goodies, and collectibles.

PLUS: Christmas Crafts Village is open to the public on December 2-5 and December 9-12, from 10 AM to park close. No park admission is required!


See it for Yourself

KNOTT’S MERRY FARM takes place now through January 5, 2020.


But Wait, There’s More!

There’s a variety of ways to enjoy the season with a few different pass options…

  • 2020 Season Pass includes one free visit to enjoy Merry Farm in 2019, unlimited visits in 2020 with no blackout dates, discounts on select food and merchandise, and access to exciting year-round seasonal events
  • Regular Season Pass ($99.00 or nine payments of $9.50 after initial payment) includes unlimited admission in 2019 to Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Gold Season Pass ($120.00 or nine payments of $11.50 after initial payment) includes unlimited admission in 2020 to both Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark with no blackout dates
  • These offers end January 5, 2020. Applicable taxes and fees apply online. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.