Knott’s Merry Farm is ready for a fresh sprinkling of holiday cheer and Santa Snoopy is bringing a sleigh-full of familiar yuletide cheer including charming shows, beautiful holiday décor, and delicious holiday treats.

Here’s a look at the new festive holiday favorites and timeless classics returning for the 2023 holiday season at Knott’s Merry Farm.

Festive Shows

Snoopy’s Night Before Christmas Ice Show

WHERE: Walter Knott Theater

  • This guest favorite returns with the Knott’s Ice-Skating Ensemble and Snoopy retelling the classic poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” re-imagined Peanuts style.


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.


Bird Cage Theatre Plays

WHERE: Bird Cage Theatre

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


Live Entertainment

  • Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies: Bring a dose of Christmas cheer with energetic music and comedy for the whole family at the Wagon Camp
  • The Sleigh Bells: Travel to Calico Park for a soulful serenade of Christmas classics by an acapella group
  • Calico Carolers: Knott’s own vocal quartet performs the songs of the season throughout the streets of Ghost Town.
  • Bluegrass Duo: Grab a seat (and a plate!) at Fireman’s BBQ and enjoy a variety of classic bluegrass hits and old favorites

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.
  • Traditional holiday classics and new favorites with a twist including Crispy Breaded Turkey Bites filled with stuffing and sweet cranberry sauce and Rudolph’s Chicken, Chicken Tamale Fries, Christmas Tree Cupcakes, and more.


See it for Yourself

Knott’s Merry Farm takes place this year from November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

But Wait, There’s More!

  • 2024 Season Pass includes unlimited visits through 2023 plus all of 2024, 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