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 2022 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.

Snoopy’s Night Before Christmas Ice Show

WHERE: Walter Knott Theater

  • The beloved ice show is reimagined for the 40th anniversary and will have all of the aspects that guests have come to love from the ice show, with special technological additions to make it more magical than ever


Bird Cage Theatre Plays

WHERE: Bird Cage Theatre

  • Knott’s melodrama company brings to life Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and a brand-new adaptation of The Gift of the Magi, 1885 

Best Wishes

WHERE: Camp Snoopy Theater

  • A heartwarming tale of the Peanuts gang spreading the word of the true meaning of Christmas


Live Entertainment

  • 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 an acapella group
  • Bluegrass Duo: Grab a seat (and a plate!) at Fireman’s BBQ and enjoy a variety of classic bluegrass hits and old favorites
  • Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies: Bring a dose of Christmas cheer with energetic music and comedy for the whole family at the Wagon Camp
  • Tinsel Top Club at Boardwalk Ballroom is open as the best swing bands around put their own spin on the season
  • Rockin’ Reindeer features a musical duo at Boardwalk BBQ

More to Explore

Snow and Glow

WHERE: Ghost Town

  • Every night during Merry Farm, the park comes alive as the buildings and paths of Ghost Town fill with thousands of lights dancing to the beat of Christmas music while “snow” gently falls

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

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.
  • Taditional holiday classics and new favorites with a twist including crispy breaded turkey bites filled with stuffing and sweet cranberry sauce and Prancer’s pumpkin cheesecake roll funnel cake.


See it for Yourself

KNOTT’S MERRY FARM takes place this year from November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023.

But Wait, There’s More!

  • 2023 Season Pass includes unlimited visits through 2022 plus all of 2023, 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