Just up the road from Anaheim, Knott’s Merry Farm will be making spirits bright this holiday season. The all-ages Christmas celebration turns a visit to the park into an extraordinary occasion. Running daily November 16 thourgh January 6, Knott’s Merry Farm spreads the festive cheer across its many rides, live entertainment and park decorations including a landscape of thousands of twinkling lights, miles of themed galand, jumbo snowflakes and a variety of picturesque holiday settings, all created as a backdrop to capture timeless holiday memories. 

The park becomes a Southern California winter wonderland for the whole family, starting with lavish holiday decor. A larger-than-life Christmas tree, standing at over 15 feet tall, is a focal point of the Calico Park stage. Each night, a family is invited to place a special ornament on the tree, which then lights up the entire town of Calico. Throughout Ghost Town, poinsettias add a pop of color while the aromas of Christmas waft through the air.

Visitors may also feast their eyes on Santa’s Cabin—a transformed Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town that features twinkling Christmas lights and photos with Santa Claus himself. It’s also home to an array of holiday treats, including roasted nuts and a cheesecake “tree” on a stick, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peppermint. Those who want to catch a glimpse of Santa Snoopy, head to Camp Snoopy area for a unique meet and greet experience.

For loved ones back home, make a stop at the Christmas Crafts Village to bring back a piece of Knott’s Merry Farm. Nearly a dozen artisans are offering handcrafted items for sale, such as boysenberry pie beanies, bows and Snoopy-themed custom gifts.

No trip to Knott’s Merry Farm is complete without catching one of the holiday spectaculars. The “Merry Christmas, Snoopy!” is a fan favorite starring the Peanuts Gang on ice with musical numbers and world-class skating. Outside on the Calico Mine Stage stage, “It’s The Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown” takes audiences behind the scenes with the Peanuts Gang as they plan their own holiday extravaganza.

End each night with a winter wonderland experience. The Snow and Glow show takes place every hour from sunset until the park closes. The magical snowfall and light display, which is themed to a different song each hour, is a new holiday tradition for the whole family.


Knott’s Berry Farm is located at 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620. To visit Knott’s Merry Farm on an upcoming trip to Anaheim and Orange County, visit for more information.