Knott’s Merry Farm 2017 Brings Back Festive Favorites and New Food

Knott’s Berry Farm transforms into a winter holiday place for Knott’s Merry Farm.  This year it will go from November 17, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

Calico Christmas

There are many returning favorites to Knott’s this year.  The Christmas Craft Fair features many artisans along the streets of Ghost Town.  Carolers can be found singing Christmas tunes, and even taking requests at times.  Over in the Wilderness Dance Hall, Santa Claus is available for photos.  There are also some holiday treats to enjoy, but more on that later.  At night it becomes a winter town with Snow and Glow where music and snow fall light up the roofs overhead.

Great Entertainment

During the Christmas season there is a lot of entertainment that you may not get through in one day.

In Camp Snoopy A Peanuts’ Guide to Christmas is back to go through celebrating and surviving the holidays.  Merry Christmas, Snoopy! is the returning ice skating show in the Charles M Schultz Theatre.  It is one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas time, as the skating is amazing!

In Ghost Town there is a special Calico Saloon Christmas Show that will have people tapping their feet and laughing at the hijinks.  At night you can enjoy a tree lighting ceremony in the plaza of Ghost Town.  Then there’s It’s the Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown at the Calico Mine Stage.  This show premiered last year, and was a big hit with great song and dance and the Peanuts gang.

At the Bird Cage Theater there are performances of A Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi during the day.  Be sure to check schedules ahead of time as they are only on select days.  Also on select nights are the wonderful Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, who are always a great sight to see and listen to!  They are not to be missed, so be sure to check when they will be playing.


Besides the already great cuisine of the park, there will be those festive treats inside the Wilderness Dance Hall.  Coffee, cocoa, and egg nog are always on hand.  Snoopy cookies and festive pastries are baked for the taking, including chocolate dipped cheesecake.  Candied nuts are a sometimes overlooked gem as they are prepared there, and can be very fresh!

In addition, some new items available in the park will tickle taste buds.  Christmas Pizza will be at Hollywood Hits.  It will combine turkey, cranberries, stuffing, and gravy into one pizza slice.  Handmade chicken and beef tamales can be found throughout the park this year, and are sure to be an instant hit.

Knott’s Merry Farm is a Great Time to Go

If you haven’t been to Knott’s Berry Farm for a while, or at all, Christmas season is the time to go.  There is so much going on from rides to all the things described above, you will be exhausted from fun!  Plan accordingly as all the shows are terrific to watch, and you’ll want to get rides in too.