Christmas has come to Knott’s Berry Farm! The theme park decks the halls and changes its name to Knott’s Merry Farm for the holiday season, from November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019. Read on for pictures and video from the many holiday shows and offerings throughout the park, including interviews with Merchandise and Food Department Heads!
On November 16th, Knott’s Merry Farm held a special Tree-Lighting Ceremony for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern California. Several groups were in attendance, as well as the mayor of Calico and Santa Claus himself! Watch the video below:
Knott’s Merry Farm has really outdone themselves this year. We sampled some of the holiday-themed food and it is absolutely fantastic! And who can resist cleverly packaged Snoopy merchandise? Even if you’re not that into PEANUTS, there’s no denying that Snoopy is the cutest thing since Hello Kitty.
At Knott’s Merry Farm media night, we were able to interview Karl Busche, Merchandise Manager at Knott’s Berry Farm. He explains the various lines of holiday merchandise, including a new RFID-driven lantern! Then Berenice, Park Media Ambassador for the Food & Beverage Department at Knott’s, takes us on a ridiculously amazing food journey. Watch and drool here:
I adore old-fashioned Christmas music. Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, Bing Crosby. Well the Merry Christmas, Snoopy! Ice Show combines these wonderful songs with ice-skating and ice-dancing in the Charles M. Schulz Theatre. The show features cameos from the PEANUTS gang, while Snoopy even straps on his skates and joins in the fun. What could be better? This is a can’t-miss show taking place 3 times a day during Knott’s Merry Farm. Here’s a preview:
Just when you think you can’t have any more fun or see any more shows at Knott’s Merry Farm, head to Ghost Town Main Street to soak up seven minutes of holiday cheer as the streets light up to holiday music. I was delighted to hear one of my favorite film melodies: “Somewhere in my Memory” from HOME ALONE, by the incomparable John Williams. Enjoy!
Located in the open air Camp Snoopy Theater in Camp Snoopy, A PEANUTS Guide to Christmas is geared towards little kids, but adults can enjoy the snarky humor of Lucy any day! This was my favorite show at Knott’s, because “The 12 Days of Christmas” as sung by the PEANUTS gang is the most hilarious thing you’ll hear all year. What do you think Charlie Brown gets? Listen and find out:
Santa’s Christmas Cabin is the coziest, merriest place in Knott’s Merry Farm. It’s a wooden Wilderness Dance Hall that’s been transformed into a food and drink festival. Along one wall, Santa sits in his big arm chair by the fire, with a Christmas Tree and toy train completing the look. Your family can take your picture with Santa! Around the other walls are various food and drink stalls – egg nog, cookies and milk, tamales, peppermint hot cocoa. If you bring anything to Knott’s this year, it’s an empty stomach!
So join in the merriment and head to Knott’s Merry Farm for a fabulous and yummy holiday.
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