Knott’s Merry Farm is just around the corner and this year Santa Snoopy is bringing a sleigh-full of familiar yuletide cheer including lively shows, beautiful holiday décor, and delicious holiday treats.

Here’s a look at the new festive holiday favorites and timeless classics returning for the 2021 holiday season at Knott’s Merry Farm.

Festive Shows


Home for the Holidays

WHERE: Calico Mine Stage

  • Festive yuletide cheer is in store with joyous merriment, dancing, and fun set to popular holiday tunes.

Merry Christmas Snoopy! Ice Show

WHERE: Walter Knott Theater

WHEN: Performances are available on select dates during Knott’s Merry Farm.

  • Snoopy, the Peanuts, and a cast of world-class ice skaters return this holiday season to perform in the spectacular ice show
  • Features all the best parts of the season, including trimming the Christmas tree, awaiting Santa’s arrival, and attending the festive Christmas Ball!


Bird Cage Theatre Plays

WHERE: Bird Cage Theatre

WHEN: Performances are available on select dates during Knott’s Merry Farm.

  • Knott’s melodrama company brings to life Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Marley’s Wings.
  • The Bird Cage piano will come alive with great new songs like “Raise the Rafters,” “Christmas in Heaven,” and “The Bah Hum Bug,” to name a few.

A PEANUTS Guide to Christmas

WHERE: Camp Snoopy Theater

  • The PEANUTS Gang offer their take and unique wisdom on surviving the holidays while singing a mashup of their favorite holiday tunes.
  • After the show, head right over to the Peanuts Meet and Greet area to capture a lasting holiday memory with your favorite character!


Live Entertainment

  • Tinsel Top Club at Boardwalk Ballroom is open as the best swing bands around put their own spin on the season
  • Calico Carolers: Knott’s own vocal quartet performs the songs of the season throughout the streets of Ghost Town.
  • The Sleigh Bells: Travel to Calico Park for a soulful serenade of Christmas classics by acapella group
  • Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies: Bring a dose of Christmas cheer with energetic music and comedy for the whole family at the Wagon Camp
  • Mariachi Angelitas: Grab a seat for a south of the border show with rich history, tradition and the spirit of the season at Fiesta Plaza Stage
  • Rockin’ Reindeer features a musical duo at Boardwalk BBQ
  • Bluegrass Duo: Grab a seat (and a plate!) at Fireman’s BBQ and enjoy a variety of classic bluegrass hits and old favorites
  • Wayne Deer and Ginger Snaps present their awesome annual Christmas broadcast from the KNOT studio in the heart of the Boardwalk

More to Explore

Snow and Glow

WHERE: Ghost Town

  • The park comes alive as the lights of the season brighten the night and kick off a night filled with memories for the whole family! Holiday magic fills the air with thousands of lights dancing to the beat of Christmas music while snow gently falls in a spectacular one-of-a-kind moment to share with loved ones.

Santa’s Christmas Cabin

WHERE: Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town

  • Take photos with Santa Claus and his friends.
  • Find an array of holiday treats, including freshly baked cookies, delectable pastries and seasonal drinks such as gourmet hot chocolate with marshmallows or a cold glass of milk, perfect for dunking your cookie in.

Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

WHERE: Just outside of Santa’s Christmas Cabin

Back for the holiday season, kids can help decorate one of Mrs. Claus’ delicious cookies for a nominal fee

Shopping and Dining

  • Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village is back with dozens of local artisans selling their unique gifts, including chainsaw wood carvings and elegant glass blowing. You are sure to find a gift for everyone on your list this season!
  • Even more delicious holiday dishes and one-of-a-kind treats can be found throughout Knott’s Merry Farm. Guests can indulge in traditional holiday classics with a twist, including a Merry Farm favorite, crispy breaded turkey bites filled with perfectly seasoned stuffing and sweet cranberry sauce or funnel cake topped with pumpkin pie flavors and maple syrup sauce. Holiday favorites are also in-store with apple pie spiced loaves, tasty gingerbread cookies and delectable chocolate and cranberry flavored macarons in bakery locations.


See it for Yourself

KNOTT’S MERRY FARM takes place this year from November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022.

But Wait, There’s More!

  • 2022 Season Pass includes unlimited visits thru December 17 this year plus all of 2022! Also enjoy discounts on select food and merchandise, and access to exciting year-round seasonal events.
  • A Regular Season Pass includes admission to Knott’s Berry Farm
  • A Gold Season Pass includes admission to both Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark.