Winter Break Fun At Knott’s Merry Farm

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Next week is the start of the girls’ winter vacation!

It is also the end of our 2016 travels, so we will be in full on Christmas mode back at home. It is going to be everything Christmas for the next week and I am so excited! It is also the perfect time to visit Knott’s Berry Farm to celebrate the merriest of seasons as it wondrously transformed into Knott’s Merry Farm! There are thousands of twinkling lights and cheerful holiday décor throughout the park.

Here are some of our favorite things to do during Merry Farm:

We always start with a visit to Santa’s Christmas Cabin, where you can meet Santa and savor Knott’s famed holiday treats such as gourmet hot chocolate with marshmallows, freshly poured-to-order maple lollipops, delectable homemade holiday churros and extra creamy Santa’s Milk and Cookie shakes.

Another must see is the all-new, It’s The Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown at the Calico Mine Stage where the Peanuts gang put on the greatest Christmas pageant ever with Charlie Brown directing!


Don’t forget the all-new Calico Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring the Calico Citizens and Bell Choir followed by thousands of sparkling, dancing lights and delightful snowfall in Ghost Town set to beloved holiday tunes.

Next stop for us is Christmas in Calico which takes you back in time to celebrate the holiday season in the Old West as the citizens of Ghost Town invite you to join in their celebrations and festivities.


Emmy’s favorite is Merry Christmas, Snoopy! featuring Snoopy and a cast of world-class ice skaters in a whimsical ice show bursting with characters and remarkable athleticism.

Another must see for us is the all-new show, A Peanuts Guide to Christmas at the Camp Snoopy Theatre, which has the Peanuts gang providing an entertaining primer designed to help everyone survive the holidays.

There is always time for rides and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s, A Gift of the Magi, brought-to-life at the Birdcage Theatre. The toe tappin’ hand clappin’ comedy and bluegrass of Krazy King of the Hill.

There is so much to do at Knott’s Merry Farm and we can’t wait to experience it all!

Have you been to Knott’s Merry Farm?

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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