Knott's Merry Farm

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Knott’s Berry Farm will magically transform into Knott’s Merry Farm this holiday season as we present “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with seasonal entertainment, spectacular decorations including a 65 foot tall Christmas tree, and a colorful Christmas parade starting Thanksgiving day and running through January 1, 2011.  Activities include:

A Peanuts’ Holiday Parade

A Peanuts' Holiday Parade offers seven elaborately themed floats featuring the Peanuts Gang and accompanied by students from Orange County Song and Dance Company.  Children and adults alike will be able to get into the holiday spirit along with CHARLIE BROWN, LUCY, LINUS, SALLY, SCHROEDER and of course SNOOPY, as they ready for the holidays.  Join them as they partake in all the holiday festivities including candy making, tree trimming, and even toy building!  “A Peanuts’ Holiday Parade” will run November 25-28; December 4-5, 11-12, 18-23, 26-30, 2010 and January 1, 2011.

It's Christmas, Snoopy!

Also in the spirit of the season, Knott’s Merry Farm is proud to present the ice spectacular, “It's Christmas, Snoopy!”  The show, performed in the 2,100-seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre, is hosted by the famous skating Beagle and features Knott’s ensemble skaters, dazzling sets, colorful costumes and plenty of surprises.   “It's Christmas, Snoopy!” will be presented November 25-28, December 3-5, 10-12, 17-21, 23-24, 26-28, 310-31 2010 and January 1-2, 2011 and 26-28, 30-31. Showtimes are:  1:00, 3:00, & 5:00 pm on weekdays and 1:30, 3:30 & 5:30 pm on weekends with an additional show at 7:30 pm on Saturday.  The show and parade are included with regular Park admission and available to Christmas Crafts Village guests for a nominal additional charge.

Knott's Christmas Crafts Village (through Christmas Eve)

Knott’s 1880s Ghost Town will again be transformed into Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village, inviting mall-weary guests to explore one-of-a-kind treasures created by dozens of artisans in a Victorian holiday wonderland of strolling carolers, musical groups, community choirs and lavish holiday decorations.  Items for sale include Christmas ornaments, Celtic jewelry, metal sculptures, kid's clothing and accessoroes, glass sculpting, ceramics and much, much, more. 

(Monday through Friday until 12-24-10 only, the entrance cost will be: Regular - $10.00; Seniors (62+) - $5.00; Junior 3-11 - $5.00; 2 and under - Free. There is an additional charge to see the Ice Show - Regular and Seniors - $5.00; Junior 3-11 - $3.00. There will also be a One-Time Ride Passport for GhostRider available for $5.00.)  Entrance on weekends is free with price of park ticket.

Christmas at the Birdcage

Adding to the unique Village atmosphere are live performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and O’Henry’s “A Gift of the Magi” in the Bird Cage Theatre.  Treat your family to these traditional Christmas stories in Knott's original Birdcage Theatre.  These charming productions are a great way to introduce young family members to live theatre.

Elf Mountain

Elf Mountain Christmas is also back.  The world famous Timber Mountain Log Ride has once again been transformed this holiday season giving guests an up-close and-personal view into the world of Santa’s Elves.   Sneak a peak as Santa’s helpers get ready for Santa’s busiest day of the year.  Rich with lights, music and the merriest of times, this attraction will remain open until Jan. 2, 2011.

Snoopy's Christmas Light Spectacular

Experience the wonder of “Snoopy's Christmas Light Spectacular,” as hundreds of thousands of twinkling white and multicolored lights accompanied by a festive soundtrack merrily light up the nighttime sky in Camp Snoopy from dusk to Park closing. 

Santa's Toy Barn

A trip to Knott’s Merry Farm would not be complete without a visit with the man of the hour – Santa!  Stop by Santa’s Toy Barn for a little one-on-one with the big guy.  Here, in Santa’s cozy hideaway, kids can share their wish lists with St. Nick, and Mom and Dad can take home a picture of the occasion (photo requires additional fee).

Holiday Food Offerings

Guests can also indulge in the ultimate comfort foods with Knott’s world-famous holiday treats, including fresh-baked pies, cakes, cookies, muffins and gingerbread men, as well as daily specials and the legendary cooking at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.  For an all you can eat buffet, try Joe Cool’s Backyard BBQ Holiday Style starting November 12 and running Saturdays and Sundays through December 26.  For only $23.95 for adults and $18.95 for seniors (62+) and kids (3-11), you can partake of a holiday feast that includes Mrs. Knott’s famous fried chicken, roast turkey, vegetarian lasagna, roast beef, mashed potatoes, boysenberry pie and much more! 

Snoopy's Calico Christmas Tree Lighting

Each evening in Calico Square.  Join SNOOPY, LUCY, LINUS, SALLY and CHARLIE BROWN as they host a song-and-dance show complete with carolers and a Christmas sing-along then light a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. The Peanuts gang is also featured in their very own live musical show, “Winter Wonderland” shown daily in Camp Snoopy.

Cookie Decorating

Stop by the Ghost Town Bakery (across from GhostRider) and your little one can can create their own cookie masterpiece with frosting and holiday decortations for ony $2.50.  Cookie decorating hours are 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.

  • Event Category Holiday Events
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Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 220-5200