Knott’s Berry Farm’s popular Knott’s Merry Farm event has opened for the 2016 Season and we were there to celebrate! Though it was a rainy day, the event is filled with plenty of entertainment, themed areas, and of course rides for an awesome and merry day at the park!
Christmas Crafts Village
Let’s start with discussing the event’s Christmas Crafts Village which features a wide variety of vendors that sell their crafts, some of which are exclusive Holiday season items.
You can find pretty much anything at the crafts village, including candles, soaps, dreamcatchers, paintings, clothing, woodwork, etc.
The booths and vendors are found all around Ghost Town and entrance to the Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village is free Monday through Thursday, November 21 – December 8, and is included with theme park admission every day.
The Boardwalk area of the park features some basic Merry Farm theming and its minimalistic, yet colorful, theming very well compliments the colorful area of the park.
Subtle hints of Merry Farm can be found everywhere, such as the christmas trees inside the Xcelerator gift store.
I spy… XCELERATOR!
And a personal favorite, that despite the rain was running all day, Supreme Scream!
Moving on to Camp Snoopy, the Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever is this season’s Camp Snoopy Peanuts show! Of course the show features Linus Van Pelt, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and all your favorite peanuts characters.
The rest of the area is features colorful lights around the kiddie rides and the area’s awesome landscaping. Make sure you check it out when it’s dark out!
Of course Santa’s Christmas Cabin is also back this year. This the hotspot at the event to take pictures with Santa Claus, do a wine tasting, get roasted nuts, hot chocolate, cookies, eggnog, etc!
There’s limited seating inside, but there’s also plenty of seating outside where the port, wine, and beer are served! (Yes, including Boysenberry Beer!).
Among delicious food we tried at the event were roasted cinnamon cashews, snoopy cookies, hot chocolate, fruit tarts, and a bunch of other beverages and snacks!
Merry Christmas Snoopy! On Ice
Perhaps the highlight of the event is the Merry Christmas Snoopy! on Ice show!
This figure skating spectacle is one of the best shows the park has ever presented and is put together very well.
There’s a good combination of elegant, impressive, and rather comical scenes in this show.
The show is a fan favorite so make sure to arrive well ahead of showtime, you’ll want good seats for this spectacular show!
The Calico Railroad
Knott’s Berry Farm’s famous Calico Railroad Engine 41 has been decked in ribbons, wreaths and bells for the occasion as well! This attraction is a classic and can’t be missed when at the event!
In true Knott’s Berry Farm fashion, Ghost Town truly is the place to be during Knott’s Merry Farm, as the old town is decked in lights and has a very classic christmas feel to it. Oh and Silver Bullet and GhostRider are located in the area, both are great night rides!
The Calico Saloon features a special Merry Farm showing of the Calico Saloon Show this Merry Farm. But seating and standing places are limited, so make sure to arrive ahead of show time.
Ghost Town is also home to the nightly tree lighting celebration in the new Calico Park that opened this year! The show is quick and perfect, and features characters from Ghost Town Alive!
Look at the always amazing looking Calico Mine Ride!
In the streets of Ghost Town, several times a night, guests get to experience a light show with faux snow (which we all love) dubbed Snow and Glow.
The streets of Ghost Town truly are awesome this time of year. The atmosphere that the park has created is uniquely Knott’s and gets everyone in the holiday mood.
The area’s Birdcage Theater also features three different shows during Knott’s Merry Farm, The Gift of the Magi, A Christmas Carol, and Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies.
Let’s finish this overview of Knott’s Merry Farm with the entrance and its light package on a rainy night!
Thanks for checking out this overview of Knott’s Merry Farm! Make sure to check it out this winter! Check out our overview of Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Holiday in the Park! We’ll also have California’s Great America WinterFest, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Holiday in the Park, Grinchmas, and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration coverage on California Coaster Kings in the near future!