7 Things Not To Miss At Knott’s Merry Farm


7 Things Not To Miss At Knott’s Merry Farm

Can you feel the crisp winter air sneaking up on us? Last year we skipped winter and did summer for an extra three months so I am very excited to pull out my sweaters and UGG boots. And what better place to wear my comfy clothes than at Knott’s Merry Farm!! The park has been transformed to a festive and bright holiday amazement full of of shows, decor and delicious food! This year we saw some sights and tasted some bites that we didn’t see last year. It seems every year the event gets better and better. If you have plans to visit Knott’s Merry Farm, here are 7 must-see things!

Holiday Inspired Food

Knott’s has completely turned the park into a winter wonderland. You just have to see it to believe it. The fountain at Charleston Circle has been decked out in led ICICLES, and there are beautiful swans swimming in the pond. It makes the most incredible back drop. Fun fact, that fountain was originally used in the film “Hello Dolly”! They also planted beautiful winter foliage and lines the streets with lighted trees.  You can’t help but smile when you walk by.

Grab your friends and take a photo in front of the giant 65 foot Christmas tree in Calico Square. Your little ones eyes will be as big as saucers! Don’t miss all the cute craft vendors nearby.

Calico Carolers

Be transported back in time to a Victorian Christmas by the Calico Carolers, Knott’s own vocal quartet, as they perform the songs of the season throughout Ghost Town. The carolers have the neatest costumes and they sound fantastic. Stop by and take a few pics!

Snow and Glow

Every night during Merry Farm, when the sun sets on the Farm, the buildings, and paths in Ghost Town’s Main Street and School House Road are filled with glow and snow! Thousands of sparkling lights dance to the beat of “Let It Snow” while snow gently falls in this spectacular one-of-a-kind moment. Sounds of Frank Sinatra Float through the air while hundreds of children tilt their heads back in awe. It’s truly a sight to see!

Calico Train

Take a relaxing train ride on an authentic Denver and Rio Grande Narrow Gauge train used in the early 1900s. It boasts the highest crime rate in all of Orange County, as notorious Ghost Town bandits still hold-up every departure from the Calico Square depot. The train is all decked out in red and green with beautiful wreaths! There is just something nostalgic

Snoopy Ice Show: Merry Christmas Snoopy

This show is my all time favorite thing to see every year at Knott’s! It is incredible and I always feel like I am going to see a broadway show. The skaters are magnificent and the character skate with such ease! Sadly, my favorite couple is not performing this year but there is a brand new couple and they are adorable! There are a few tricks in the show that will give you a fright. I don’t want to spoil it so you just have to see for yourselves!

Home For The Holidays

Back again this year, It’s The Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown takes place at the new Calico Mine Stage. The Peanuts gang is at it again, this holiday season they have put on the greatest Christmas pageant ever with Charlie Brown directing, of course. The best part about this show is that the stage is HUGE and you will have a great view no matter where you are standing.

 Santa’s Christmas Cabin

This Cozy Cabin offers sweets and treats for everyone! Get hot chocolate, peppermint flavored churros, holiday danishes, cheesecake, and more! Then get your picture taken with Santa. They do a wonderful job keeping the line moving and Santa is warm and friendly. For those who would like to enjoy an ice cold beer or a glass of white wine, just step outside and there is a bar with a nice variety of beer and wine. They even have boysenberry cider!

And let’s Knott forget those Turkey Bites. Smother them in gravy and ask for two forks and just may have a new best friend by the end of the day.

Christmas Crafts Village

Head over to Ghost Town to see it transformed into a shopping wonderland filled with dozens of local artisans selling their unique gifts. You can buy all sorts of cute crafts like custom ornaments, jewelry, wooden signs, makeup bags, hair bows, clothing and much more. You can even find yummy treats like mini lemon pound cakes and mini lemon gingerbread cookies.


This year the theme is focused on vidit reds and ugly sweaters so you will see a lot of fun patterns  throughout the park. You can find everything from sweatshirts, to hats, to socks and more. Get some matching sweatshirts and take some pics for your holiday cards!! Happy Holidays!

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69 thoughts on “7 Things Not To Miss At Knott’s Merry Farm”

  1. My favorite place inside Knott’s Berry Farm was getting a little vial of fool’s gold, after panning for it.

  2. We went to Knott’s often when I was a kid because my grandparents loved to go for Sunday chicken dinner. There were no rides then. Ghost town was my favorite then and it still is.

  3. I don’t have small children anymore but I do love walking through Camp Snoopy & sewing all of the fun rides! But, I especially love walking around The Boardwalk because of the 80’s music playing!

  4. I love Ghost Town! We used to visit Knott’s when we were young and I still remember the good times! It’s such a fun place to visit. We also love the fried chicken dinner and we appreciate that the hotel is a short walk from the park.

  5. My 52 yr old disabled daughter hasn’t been at Knotts
    since was was a child. Now that it’s more accessible and wheelchair friendly it would be so nice for us all.


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