Disclosure: My family and I were invited by GigaSavvy to a media day at Knott's Berry Farm just so I can share with you all the awesomeness they have going on. Please note, all opinions are 100% mine.
It's that time of year again! The 2014 Holiday season is upon us and here in Southern California, we have some of the best places to visit with the family.
This year we are starting a new holiday tradition at Knott’s Berry Farm’s special holiday celebrations Knott’s Merry Farm. Merry Farm celebrates the Christmas season November 22 through January 4, 2015 and is a fun filled event that includes park-wide lavish decorations, live entertainment, festive food, and a shopping wonderland filled with local artisans.
It's no surprise that everyone loves Snoopy and the Peanut Gang, but you know who everyone else loves? Santa Claus! At Knott's Merry Farm you have all the fun in one place. The Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town becomes home to Santa’s Christmas Cabin for the holiday season. Here, the young and the young at heart can share their wish lists with jolly Santa Claus and take home a picture of the occasion. Guests can also indulge in holiday delights such as:
● Santa’s homemade cookies
● Hot fudge sundae bar
● Decadent hot chocolate topped with hand carved chocolate shavings
● Winter wine and craft beer tastings paired with fresh fruit, cheese and more!
One of my favorite things about Knott’s Merry Farm is the live entertainment. I love the shows and I love that my girls get to experience fun shows too. While at Knott's Merry Farm, make sure to catch a performance by the world famous beagle, Snoopy as he performs a brand new ice spectacular, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! inside of the 2,100 Charles M. Schulz Theatre. And don't forget to check out a unique live performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol or O. Henry’s A Gift of the Magi in an intimate setting of the historic Bird Cage Theatre.
The amazing decorations and characters completely transform Knott's Berry Farm into a Winter Wonderland filled with Holiday magic.
When the sun sets on the Farm, Calico Stage lights up with the celebration of the season in Snoopy’s merriest, musical, whimsical tree lighting featuring a cast of Toy Soldiers, Snowmen, Elves and America’s most famous beagle, Snoopy!
One of the things I am most excited about experiencing this year is Christmas on Engine 41. Introduced in 2013, guests can climb aboard a vintage railcar and meet an ever-changing group of Ghost Town residents eager to share their Christmas plans and songs with you.
Oh and of course, the food, you can't forget the food. Knott’s Merry Farm’s elves have created delicious festive treats including Santa’s homemade cookies, sundae bar, decadent hot chocolate topped with hand carved chocolate shavings, and winter wine and craft beer tastings. Savor the ultimate comfort foods with Knott’s world famous desserts, including fresh made-to-order Maple Lollipops, churros from the Churro Factory, cakes, cookies, muffins and gingerbread men in the Farm Bakery, as well as the legendary cooking at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.
Sounds amazing right? I am so thrilled to be able to take my girls to experience the magic this year. Will you be there? If you are in need of an amazing Christmas gift for the family, I have a great one for you: Season passes to Knott's Berry Farm!
Check out some of the incredible benefits of having a Knott's season pass:
- Six Easy Payments (as low as 13.25 each)
- One FREE Merry Farm Visit
- Additional 2014 Visits Only $9.99
- Unlimited Visits In 2015
- Early Ride Times
- Food & Merch Discounts
- Knott’s Hotel Discounts
- Scary Farm 2015 Discounts
- Bring a Friend Days (perfect for grandparents!)