Knotts Merry Farm Returns

Written by Norman Gidney. Posted in Features, Knott's Berry Farm, Knotts Merry Farm

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Published on November 27, 2015 at 3:14 am with No Comments

Howdy folks, I hope your Thanksgiving was a great one and that your shopping dreams come true this Black Friday. I was able to spend some quality time in a very special plans to me and am back on MiceChat to share the good news . . .  it’s Christmas time down on the farm! Knott’s Berry Farm is once again filled with the spirit of the holiday season as it transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm! Knott’s is one of our favorite places to make holiday memories. Guests can celebrate the season with live entertainment, a crafts fair, festive food, lavish Christmas decorations, and nightly snow in Ghost Town.

Merry Christmas Snoopy

The Christmas tradition returns in glorious form. The PEANUTS® gang, and a cast of world class ice skaters perform in the breathtaking ice show, Merry Christmas, Snoopyin the 2,100 seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre. In this whimsical show, Snoopy enjoys all of the best parts of the season, including trimming the Christmas tree, awaiting Santa’s arrival, and attending the Christmas Ball. The show is offered select dates, November 21 – Jan 3 (dark Wednesdays).

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Santa’s Christmas Cabin

The Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town is now being used to as Santa’s Christmas Cabin. Here, the young and the young at heart can share their wish lists with jolly ol’ St. Nick and take home a picture of the occasion.  Indulge in holiday delights like Santa’s homemade cookies, mouthwatering pastries, fresh roasted nuts, seasonal craft beer, and decadent cinnamon rolls. Knott’s world-famous holiday treats can be found all throughout Ghost Town, including fresh poured-to-order maple lollipops at the Gold Trails Hotel, holiday churros from the Churro Factory, and warm gingerbread men baked at the Farm Bakery.

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Christmas on Engine 41

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One of our very favorite things at Knott’s Merry Farm, Christmas on Engine 41 rolls back in to Ghost Town. Vintage railcars are filled with an ever-changing group of cheery Ghost Town denizens eager to share their Christmas tales.

Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown.

The Camp Snoopy Theatre debuts the all-new, Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown. The show features a delightful mash up of some of your favorite holiday songs with a cheerful and heartwarming dose of the Peanuts gang.

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Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village

The Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village is back and looking far classier than in years past. Ghost Town is a shopping wonderland filled with dozens of local artisans selling their unique gifts.

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Can’t-miss highlights of the Village include powerful chainsaw sculpting and elegant glass blowing demonstrations. Entrance to the Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village is free Monday through Thursday, November 23 – December 10, and is included with theme park admission every day. Strolling the pathways of Ghost Town, the Calico Carolers share the sounds of the season through songs and hand bell chimes

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The Birdcage Theatre

In the intimate setting of Ghost Town’s historic Bird Cage Theatre, Knott’s melodrama company brings to life Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s A Gift of the Magi with daily performances.  Pro-tip: Christmas Carol is great!

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When the sun sets on the Farm the buildings and paths in Ghost Town twinkle to the beat of holiday music while snow gently falls.  This year, snow falls across even more of Ghost Town, from the School House to the Saloon and down to the Assay Office.

 

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Another nighttime tradition at Knott’s Merry Farm is Snoopy’s Merriest Tree Lighting show on the Calico Square Stage. This whimsical tree lighting features a cast of marching toy soldiers, the loveable Mrs. Claus, dancing snowmen, and the world’s most famous beagle, Snoopy!

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Other highlights of Merry Farm include the comedy and bluegrass of Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies ( who continue their Knott’s Merry Farm residency this holiday season in the Birdcage Theatre on select nights).  Plus, don’t miss the upbeat blue grass quartet, the Ghost Town Miners, who make their eagerly awaited return to the Fireman’s BBQ stage. Southern California’s finest live bluegrass bands can only be seen at Knott’s Merry Farm.

If you get a chance and are looking for a real, down-home Christmas, Knott’s is the place to go.  Are you a Knott’s Christmas fan? Let us know your thoughts about this SoCal Christmas tradition.

We will see you again soon, In The Parks.

About Norman Gidney

Norman Gidney, also known as Fishbulb, has produced and edited many of the articles on MiceChat over the years.

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