Celebrating the Holidays at Knott’s Merry Farm!| @Knotts #MerryFarm

Celebrating the Holidays at Knott’s Merry Farm!

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Knott’s Berry Farm, the first theme park in the nation, carries a legacy of joy that once a year it indulges in completely. From November 21, 2015 to January 3, 2016, the seasonal Knott’s Merry Farm brings the winter of storybooks to life in southern California, complete with dazzling decorations, fresh snow, and show stopping performances.  There’s more to see and experience this year than ever before!

It’s Snowing in Knott’s Christmas Craft’s Village!

Ghost Town transforms into Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village at this special time of the year, turning into a shopping wonderland that boasts local artisans and Knott’s specialties throughout the Village. It’s a magical white winter complete with jolly Santa Claus in Santa’s Christmas Cabin.

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Then make your way to share your wish list through the fresh snow that falls every night across the Village, from the School House to the Saloon and stretching as far as the Assay Office. All around the cabin, you can find decadent pastries, homemade cookies and seasonal craft beer to satisfy everyone’s favorite indulgences. Take your picture with Santa to bring the memory home with you!

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Just a *few* of the yummy treats to be found at Santa’s Christmas Cabin! 😉

Calico Train Ride

Don’t miss Christmas on Engine 41 as you make your way around the park. Ghost town and Calico Railroad invite guests to celebrate the holiday with the crew of Engine 41! Vintage cars are filled with an ever-changing group of cheery Ghost Town denizens eager to share their busy Christmas plans.

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Stop by to see the new show: Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown. The show features a delightful mash up of some of your favorite holiday songs with a cheerful and heartwarming dose of the Peanuts gang.

As you wander the streets of the Village you’ll find it brewing with adventure.

Calico Carolers make the streets sparkle with holiday cheer to the tune of song and hand bell chimes as they walk past chainsaw sculpting performances, delicate glass blowing demonstrations, and tasty treats. All around will be Knotts’ world-famous holiday treats: poured-to-order maple lollipops at the Gold Trails Hotel, warm gingerbread men at the Farm Bakery, tasty holiday churros from the Churro Factory.  

Live Shows

Returning this year:

Merry Christmas, Snoopy!

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The PEANUTS® gang is back on the ice with a cast of world class ice skaters in the traditional, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! for a breathtaking show: tree trimming, waiting for santa and more holiday adventures carved in ice! Enjoy all the best parts of the season with your favorite characters in the Charles M. Schulz Theatre on select dates from Nov. 21-Jan. 3.

Snoopy’s Merriest Tree Lighting

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On the Calico Square Stage, find a magical tree lighting that will awe the young and young at heart with a cast of marching toy soldiers, Mrs. Clause, dancing snowmen, and Snoopy, everyone’s favorite beagle.

Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies

On select nights, music lovers can head to the Birdcage Theater to see Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies perform comedy and upbeat bluegrass as they are warmly welcomed to continue their Knott’s Merry Farm residency.

The Ghost Town Miners

Joining the musical side of the Knott’s Merry Farm, The Ghost Town Miners brings cheerful bluegrass to the Fireman’s BBQ Stage as they return for another year!

New attractions joining the family:

Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown

Families with young children will find much needed entertainment at the Camp Snoopy Theater. Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown is the perfect mashup of our favorite holiday songs and a heartwarming show by the PEANUTS gang.

Knott’s Melodrama Company

The Knott’s Melodrama Company shares a deeper side of the holidays with daily performances in the Bird Cage Theater. Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s, A Gift of the Magi, bring to life the spirit of the season in moving performances.

Make the Most of the Season

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Monday through Thursday, November 23 – December 10, 2015, enjoy the Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village for free. Bring the whole family to enjoy the beautiful decorations, unique gifts from local artisans, and everyone’s favorite holiday treats. Admission is included in theme park admission each day.

For your favorite theme park lover, a 2016 Season Pass is an incredible stocking stuffer! It includes one free admission in 2015, unlimited visits in 2016 (no blackout dates!), discounts on some foods and merchandise, and access to year round events! All for just $81.00 right now. You can find out more about when this price expires at knotts.com or by calling (714) 220-5200.

What’s New at Knott’s This Summer? #KnottsIronReef #NewAtKnotts

What’s New at Knott’s This Summer?

By Erin

Summer’s coming early to Knott’s this year! Starting June 13 through September 7, Knott’s celebrates summer in a big way with all new entertainment. Headlining the exciting summer entertainment lineup are Blockbuster Beagle!, Vertical Impact, Vertical Impact: Geared Up!, and more sensational shows. Oh, and you cannot forget the new ride, Voyage to the Iron ReefCheck out the line up below!

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NEW RIDES! Voyage to the Iron Reef!

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Surfacing May 2015, Voyage to the Iron Reef™ is a spectacular new interactive 4-D ride for the entire family. Riders aim their freeze rays at menacing sea creatures while competing against each other to blast the highest score and save Knott’s from an otherwise watery doom.

Blockbuster Beagle!…on ice  – Charles M. Schulz Theatre

Blockbuster Beagle! Snoopy On IceSnoopy and his Peanuts buddies “go Hollywood” bringing Walk of Fame glamour, dazzling movie lot escapades and California excitement to a brand new ice show adventure. June 13 – August 23 No shows on Wednesdays

Vertical Impact & Vertical Impact Geared Up Show

Vertical ImpactVertical Impact presents the ultimate blend of extreme stunts with high flying acrobats performing a one of a kind performance perfect for the entire family! The fun continues into the night with Vertical Impact, Geared Up! Set to the most popular songs of today, it combines everything from trampoline stunts, bmx bikes, skaters, dancers, and aerialists. Every show ends with an informal meet & greet for the guests with the entire cast on stage. “DJ Nytemadness” will keep the party going by mixing all the best of current EDM, dance & pop hits after each show while the cast joins the guests of all ages to dance, party, take selfies, and just be a part of it all. June 13 – August 23 No shows on Mondays & Tuesdays

Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers – Camp Snoopy Theatre

Knotts Camp SnoopyJoin Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the world’s most popular beagle, Snoopy in a show that’s sure to make an outdoorsman out of anybody! Daily, June 14 through September 1

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Knott’s Scary Farm is #Infected!! @Knotts #ScaryFarm

Knott’s Scary Farm is Infected!!

By Erin

Disclosure: All opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.

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It’s HERE! Knott’s Scary Farm is here in full scare mode for the Halloween season. This year’s Knott’s Scary Farm is stirring up unique and freakish experiences along with show-stopping entertainment, and the all new, not to be missed Special Ops: Infected, where guests fight zombies in an interactive six acre war, and the return of Elvira – Mistress of the Dark in an all-new stage show. Knott’s Scary Farm is Infected!

But first, I want to show you a little behind the scenes look as last week I was able to get a sneak peak at the monsters, zombies and all the rest at scare school, practicing getting their moves down just right to be the best they can be for all of us mortals.

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We also got a peek into where the monsters all go to for all of their haunt fittings.

A lot of hard work goes into bringing Scary Farm to us each year, which is why it just keeps getting better and better! Now, what’s new for this year you may ask? Lots of awesomely scary and interactive delights!

Hunt Zombies in an All-Out War in Infected!

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There is an infestation of zombies who threaten mankind’s existence in Infected. It is up to YOU to help save mankind! You will be armed with specially designed laser guns, as you travel along with a brave group of souls and embark on missions, led by  a Squad Leader – a loud mouthed, take-no-prisoners commander charged with turning guests into soldiers. You must work together to fend off zombies and complete various missions before time runs out. If zombies drag their bodies too close, the un-infected’s guns temporarily deactivate, compromising the safety of the entire team. Soldiers with the deadliest aim will be celebrated with a tally of the number of zombies killed on a display board for other survivors to see each night in base camp. Missions will take you through a variety of wilderness terrains, including the unpredictable barrel bridges across the rushing river, through the dark caverns, and through mysterious backwoods. Six acres of the beloved theme park is now home to mutinous, scream-inducing zombies, and the time has come for a harrowing Special Ops survival mission! Are you up for the challenge?

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