It's merriest time of the year in Orange County. Knott's Merry Farm is helping Anaheim locals and visitors alike get into the spirit of the season. The theme park's annual winter transformation provides holiday cheer from Nov. 22 through Jan. 5, 2020. From traditional Christmas tunes to mouthwatering treats, Knott's Merry Farm delivers memories that visitors will treasure for years to come. Here's what to expect with this year’s festive lineup of holiday shows, snacks and seasonal sights.

What to Watch

This season, Knott's Merry Farm visitors can check out a brand-new performance on the Calico Mine Stage. "Home for the Holidays" celebrates an old-fashioned Christmas with classic holiday tunes, dancing toys and magical snowfall. Also new this year is a sequel to the classic Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol. “Marley’s Wings” brings Ebenezer Scrooge back to the historic Bird Cage Theatre so audiences can check in on their favorite holiday miser.  

Peanuts fans won't be disappointed with the return of the beloved "Merry Christmas, Snoopy!" ice show. Join the famous beagle as he eagerly awaits Santa's arrival while trimming the Christmas tree and attending the holiday ball.

What to Do

Little ones can experience old-fashioned Christmas magic in Ghost Town. Pay a visit to Santa Claus in his Christmas Cabin, transformed from the Wilderness Dance Hall with twinkling lights and festive decor for the holiday season. Wander through the streets of Calico to explore the Christmas Crafts Village, where visitors can peruse one-of-a-kind holiday gift options. After sunset, don’t miss the nightly tree lighting ceremony or the magical Snow and Glow experience featuring a snowfall and musical light show every hour!

What to Eat

Santa’s Christmas Cabin is also home to a selection of mouthwatering treats. Indulge with warm roasted nuts and wash it down with a spin on Santa’s classic milk and cookies — a handheld cookie shot filled with milk or hot chocolate. Savory options like turkey eggrolls and breaded turkey bites provide an unexpected twist on the classic holiday entree.

Known for its one-of-a-kind culinary offerings, Knott’s Merry Farm doesn’t disappoint with this year’s roundup. Christmas colors are out in full force with options like the Christmas Chicago dog at Fiesta Dogs with a cheery green bun and the vibrant red peppermint croissants drizzled with white chocolate at the Ghost Town Bakery and Grand Bakery. Even the tried-and-true funnel cake gets a holiday makeover with varieties including s’mores, horchata and maple pecan.

Tickets for Knott’s Merry Farm start at $53. More information about shows, activities and seasonal dining can be found online at www.knotts.com/play/merry-farm.


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