Knott’s Merry Farm: 2023 In-Depth Guide

As the holiday season approaches, with its glittering tinsel and the sweet aroma of candy canes filling the air, seasoned travelers worldwide know one destination that perfectly captures the festive charm – Knott’s Merry Farm!

Each year, Knott’s Berry Farm magically transforms into the festive Knott’s Merry Farm, offering an enchanting holiday retreat that sparkles with merriment, joy, and a hint of wonder at every turn. From the moment you enter, you’ll be greeted by snow-capped roofs, Calico carolers, and twinkling Christmas lights, setting the stage for your Yuletide adventures.

Brace yourself for an extraordinary encounter with Santa Claus and his loyal helpers. Then, make sure to feast on freshly-baked cookies, or quench your thirst with a creamy sip of traditional eggnog during your visit.

Whether it’s a beloved annual tradition or a first-time visit, this festive extravaganza guarantees a Christmas celebration filled with warmth and excitement!

Follow along as we dive into the festive delights that await you at Knott’s Merry Farm.

Knott’s Merry Farm Tickets

Knotts Merry Farm tickets cost $59.99.

Nearby Hotels and Lodging

Enjoy magical moments, exhilarating celebrations, and cozy comforts by booking a nearby hotel. Give yourself and your family an unforgettable gift by carving out a corner of your holiday tradition right here.

Staying nearby means you’re always close to other exciting and high-spirited town activities.

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Attractions in Los Angeles

With a mix of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and attractions galore, Los Angeles is a city that shines brighter than your favorite star. From the sparkle of Hollywood to the sunny beaches of Santa Monica, this is where the fun never sets.

Have a blast while in the city with these other fun attractions.

Knott’s Merry Farm Attractions

Snoopy’s Night Before Christmas: Ice Show

Catch Snoopy s Night Before Christmas Ice Show featuring a hearty mix of holiday cheer, filled with song, dance, and delightful storytelling.

As part of the celebration, Snoopy and his friends team up with the iconic Knott’s Ice Skating Ensemble for a performance of “A Visit From St. Nicholas” at Walter Knott Theater. Injected with a delightful Peanuts twist, the classic production marks the charming tradition of over four decades of Snoopy On Ice shows during this festive period.

Christmas Crafts Village

Experience the magic of Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village, a remarkable showcase of local crafts in Ghost Town. This unique marketplace overflows with exclusive and intriguing gifts, allowing you to discover something special for your loved ones.
Among the highlights of this festive destination include live demonstrations of intricate glass blowing and chainsaw wood carving.

Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

While Mrs. Claus busy oversees the bustling activity of the elves at the North Pole, her dedicated team of bakers continues their magic at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen. Help her team and engage in the delightful activity of decorating one of Mrs. Claus’ irresistible cookies for a small fee. This enjoyable experience not only guarantees fun but also gives you a delicious souvenir to carry back home.

Santa’s Christmas Cabin

As the holiday season descends, a delightful makeover sweeps across the Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town, turning it into the affectionate Santa s Christmas Cabin. This enchanting spot opens its arms to families, building lasting, warm memories during their encounter with Santa or his loyal helpers.

Embrace the magic of the season in a unique photo, available for onsite purchase, perfect for sharing holiday cheer with dear ones near and far. Satisfy your taste buds with an array of exceptional festive indulgences such as freshly-baked cookies straight from Santa’s kitchen, lip-smacking pastries, and an assortment of warming drinks. These include gourmet hot chocolate topped with fluffy marshmallows and a comforting hot spiced holiday wine, among various other delightful offerings. This cozy cabin guarantees a memorable experience that will surely tickle the hearts of your little ones.

Seasonal Dining Options

The vibrant celebration at Knott s Merry Farm offers an array of unique, holiday-themed gastronomic experiences. Whether you crave the crunchy Turkey Ball, brimming with delectable stuffing and paired ideally with a touch of sugary cranberry sauce, or are tempted by Rudolph’s savory Chicken, Artichoke, and Spinach Dip Pizza, there is a dish appealing to everyone.

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Check out these much-loved holiday treats waiting for you at Knott’s Merry Farms:

Ghost Town Bakery

Ghost Town Bakery presents an enticing array of holiday goodies. Taste their festive offerings, ranging from Pumpkin Spice Cake to Christmas Tree Cupcakes.

To top it all off, sip the unique Dirty Chai Petit Cake, filled with rich coffee ganache and complemented by a fluffy pumpkin “cold foam” whipped cream.

Feel the urge to indulge your sweet tooth? Give in to the temptation by trying their Candy Cane Lane Fudge Brownie. This festive treat is skilfully layered with a peppermint mousse and decorated with a sprinkling of crushed candy cane. You could also pamper your palate with Santa’s Milk & Cookies Mousse for that quintessential holiday flavor.

Gold Mine Trail

Set sail on a gastronomic adventure along the Gold Mine Trail at Knott’s Merry Farm, where delicious treats abound. Delight in the homey classics like traditional Pretzels, sizable Chili Cheese Footlongs, and crispy Cinnamon Sugar Churros.

Among these tempting treats, stands the undeniable stars of the show – the irresistible ‘Got to Have It’. This culinary masterpiece is a perfectly roasted Turkey Ball, delicately placed over a fluffy bed of Mashed Potatoes, drizzled with home-style Gravy and garnished with crisp Green Bean Almandine.

Grizzly Creek Lodge

Eager for a culinary adventure? At Grizzly Creek Lodge, tempt your tastebuds with the Naughty & Nice Beef Burger, delightfully paired with Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Slaw. Then, satisfy your dessert cravings with delights like the Candy Cane Brownies or the enticing Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes.

Prop Shop Pizzeria

The Prop Shop Pizzeria delights visitors with an eclectic assortment of pizza flavors ranging from Santa’s signature Rudolph’s Chicken, Artichoke & Spinach Dip Pizza to Pulled Pork & Onion Pizza. Guests are also treated to a refreshing Burrata Salad. Make sure to save room for treats as they offer aromatic Pumpkin Spice Cake, refreshing Minty Cookies, and irresistible Holiday Bliss Bars.

Knott’s Berry Farm Rides and Experiences

Knotts Berry Farm promises an exciting blend of heart-pounding rides, enchanting shows, and unique attractions. Spread across four distinct zones, this vibrant amusement park ensures adventure for every visitor. Dive headfirst into the heart-pounding thrill rides at Knott’s Berry Farm this holiday season.

Balloon Race

As the competition heats up for the ‘Best Balloon Racer’ title, you too can join the fun! Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang including Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Sally are all part of this fun-filled race. So, hop onto your hot air balloon and navigate the skies above Camp Snoopy® to eagerly compete for the prestigious title. There’s great excitement in the air!

Calico Mine Ride

Travelers visiting Knott s Berry Farm are in for an exciting adventure. The theme park features an exhilarating journey inside a bustling gold mine. Upon boarding the snug ore cars, you are taken on a comprehensive tour through the dimly lit tunnels of an active mine. This meticulously mapped course exposes them to subterranean lakes, a plethora of waterfalls, and caves bedecked with a host of captivating formations. As you explore further, you’ll discover rooms filled to the brim with bubbling pots, puffing steam, and geysers.

Dragon Swing

Set sail on an extraordinary journey above the colorful Alebrije Gardens on a gently rocking watercraft. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant Mexican folk art sculptures, depicting fantastic and mythical creatures, this unique watercraft ride promises a whimsical and fun-filled adventure.

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With each sway, it ascends higher, culminating in a thrilling peak leaving you nearly vertical to the ground.


Boasting the claim as the highest, longest, and swiftest wooden roller coaster on the West Coast, GhostRider towers an impressive 118 feet above the historic Ghost Town. The journey begins on board mining cars made of gold, silver, or copper. An epic roller coaster sprawls across 4,500 feet of winding track, punctuated by 14 thrilling peaks that promise a generous amount of airtime throughout the nearly three-minute excursion.

And for those who seek an even more heart-racing experience, a nighttime ride on this coaster is unlike any other. As darkness descends, each twist and turn is hidden in mystery, doubling the thrill.


Knott’s Berry Farm is now home to HangTime, California’s premier dive coaster! Towering a magnificent 150 feet above the Boardwalk area, it boasts the steepest, beyond-vertical drop of any coaster in the state. HangTime provides thrill-seekers with a unique experience of weightless suspensions and heart-stopping inversions.

Snoopy & Peanuts Gang Meet and Greet

No trip to this endearing camp is truly fulfilled without a warm hug from the lovable Snoopy. Take the chance to interact with the beloved Peanuts Gang at their brand-new encounter spot, the Beagle Scout Headquarters.

Knotts Merry Farm Hours and Date 

All the festivities of Knott Merry Farm can be enjoyed from November 17, 2023, to January 7, 2024. Always check their calendar for the park hours.

Knott’s Merry Farm Venue

Located at 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620.

Celebrate the Holidays at Knott’s Merry Farm

Every year, Knott’s Merry Farm transforms into a wonderland. With seasonal holiday decorations adorning every inch, shimmering lights reflecting the holiday spirit, and snowfall creating a scenic ambiance.

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Revel in the display of decors that turn every building and tree lighting at Knott’s into a glittering spectacle. Then, delve into the timeless holiday delight of peppery festive cookies and sip a cup of creamy hot cocoa. You’ll feel right at home for the holidays as you tour the park under the glow of thousands of twinkling ornaments.

No matter your preference, be it the nostalgia of time-honored customs or the glamor of modern festivities, Knott’s Merry Farm 2023 celebration treats you to a holiday unlike any other.


Start Date:

November 17, 2023

End Date:

January 7, 2024



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