Knott’s Reveals Knott’s Merry Farm 2023

This looks like great fun.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm. During the holiday season, the park transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland featuring a landscape of thousands of twinkling lights and miles of beautiful garland. New for guests this year, Knott’s melodrama company presents a reimagined Charles Dickens classic, A Calico Christmas Carol. The Bird Cage Theatre will also present the heartwarming Knott’s version of O. Henry’s classic tale of love and sacrifice, The Gift of the Magi, 1885.


Christmas in Calico continues as the Snow and Glow experience fills the buildings and paths with thousands of lights dancing to the beat of Christmas music while “snow” gently falls throughout Ghost Town. The Wilderness Dance Hall transforms into Santa’s Christmas Cabin, where the entire family can create fond memories by taking photos with Santa Claus and his friends.


Knott’s own vocal quartet, the Calico Carolers, transports guests back in time to a Victorian Christmas as they perform the season’s songs throughout the streets of Ghost Town. In Calico Park, guests are serenaded by the a cappella group, The Sleigh Bells, with a soulful version of Christmas classics. A down-home dose of Christmas cheer is in store for those who join Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies for a foot-stompin’ show with energetic music and comedy for the whole family. Yuletide cheer is in store with Home for the Holidays, where joyous merriment takes over the Calico Mine Stage with dancing and fun set to popular holiday tunes.


Over at the Walter Knott Theater, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang take to the ice in Snoopy’s Night Before Christmas. This guest favorite returns with the Knott’s Ice-Skating Ensemble and Snoopy retelling the classic poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” re-imagined Peanuts style.


It’s not a holiday celebration without festive food. Throughout the park, guests can indulge in traditional holiday classics with a twist, including a Merry Farm favorite, the crispy breaded “Turkey Ball” filled with perfectly seasoned stuffing and sweet cranberry sauce, or the Red Velvet Churro stuffed with peppermint bark cream cheese.


Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village is back with dozens of local artisans selling their unique gifts, including chainsaw wood carvings and elegant glass blowing. Or make it a Berry Merry Christmas by shopping the Knott’s Berry Farm online Gift Guide for Marketplace favorites, collectibles, plush, apparel and more – perfect gifts for every Knott’s fan on your list.


Give the gift that keeps on giving all year with a 2024 Season Pass. A 2024 Season Pass includes unlimited visits through 2023 plus all of 2024, discounts on select food and merchandise, and access to exciting year-round seasonal events. A Regular Season Pass includes admission to Knott’s Berry Farm and a Gold Season Pass includes admission to both Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark. Regular Season passes are as low as 10 payments of $7 after initial payment plus applicable fees and Gold Season Passes are as low as $9.50 after initial payment plus applicable fees. These offers end on January 7, 2024. Pricing and more information are available at


Turn your Merry Farm experience into a holly jolly hotel getaway with an overnight stay at The Knott’s Hotel. The Knott’s Merry Farm Hotel Getaway Package includes hotel accommodations, Knott’s Merry Farm admission for one day for each registered guest, and hotel parking. Upgrade to the Hotel Getaway Package + Breakfast for an unforgettable holiday celebration. For hotel reservations, please visit


For more information about Knott’s Merry Farm, please visit or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app for your smartphone. Join the festive conversation using the hashtag #MerryFarm on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.