Knott’s Merry Farm 2022 Guide

Knott’s Merry Farm is back for the season and will run daily until January 8, 2023. Check out the Knott’s Merry Farm 2022 Guide for all the festive shows, Knott’s Merry Farm food, souvenirs, and more.

Knott's Merry Farm in the morning

What is Knott’s Merry Farm?

Knott’s Merry Farm is Knott’s Berry Farm’s holiday event where the theme park transforms for the holidays with holiday decor, festive shows, seasonal treats, and more. Rides are open during Knott’s Merry Farm so you can enjoy all the rides and attractions at the park.


2022 Dates

Knott’s Merry Farm 2022 is daily from November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023. It is not available on December 25 (Christmas Day) when the theme park is closed.


Do you need a separate ticket for Knott’s Merry Farm?

You do not need a separate ticket for Knott’s Merry Farm. Unlike Knott’s Scary Farm (Halloween event), Knott’s Merry Farm is included in your admission ticket. But to save, buy Knott’s Berry Farm discount tickets for your visit like the $63 to $69 tickets versus the $99 Knott’s ticket at the gate.


Knott’s Merry Farm Shows & Entertainment 2022

There are many seasonal shows during Knott’s Merry Farm but our family favorite is the Snoopy Ice Skating show inside the Walter Knott Theater. This year’s theme is SNOOPY’S Night Before Christmas.

Download the Knott’s Berry Farm App for the Knott’s Merry Farm Show Schedule as it varies daily to plan your trip.

Home for the Holidays at Calino Mine Stage – A holiday stage show filled with merriment, dancing, and fun set to beloved holiday tunes. Guests will be swept into a magical scene of an old-fashioned Winter Wonderland and celebrate timeless holiday traditions.

SNOOPY’S Night Before Christmas ice skating show at Knott’s Walter Knott Theater – SNOOPY, being the World’s Greatest Beagle, imagines his own version of The Night Before Christmas…What would that look like?…Where would he go in his famous daydreams?…Answer: anywhere he wants to!!! SNOOPY, the PEANUTS Gang, and a cast of world-class ice skaters perform in this spectacular new ice show.

Peanuts Meet and Greet at CAMP SNOOPY – Say hello and grab a picture with your favorite PEANUTS pals.

Best Wishes Show at CAMP SNOOPY Theater – A new PEANUTS character show which helps message the importance of giving to others during the holidays.

Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies at Wagon Camp – Foot stompin’ fun with a holiday twist.

Knott’s Calico Carolers – Step back in time as Christmas carolers sing the sounds of the holiday.

Calico Tree Lighting – Nightly Christmas tree lighting at Calico Park.

The Sleigh Bells at Calico Park Stage – Hear the acapella group bring their soulful rendition of Christmas classics around the tree.

Bluegrass Duo at Fireman’s BBQ Stage – Enjoy the legendary Bluegrass Duo on stage while you enjoy a grub at Fireman’s BBQ.

Gift of the Magi at the Bird Cage Theatre – It’s Christmas in Calico and everyone is invited for a heartwarming Knott’s version of O> Henry’s classic tale of love and sacrifice.

A Christmas Carol at the Bird Cage Theatre – Get into the “Spirit” as Ebenezer Scrooge learns the error of his ways in Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic. Calico’s own troop of actors light up the stage in this heartwarming story of tradition and forgiveness.

Santa’s Christmas Cabin (Wilderness Dance Hall) – Meet Santa at Knott’s or one of his holiday friends, in their home away from the North Pole.

Memory Lane Melodeon – Tag along as the resident pedalin’ piano player brings his special brand of holiday cheer to the Boardwalk!

Tinsel Top Club at Boardwalk Ballroom – Swing in the season at the Boardwalk Ballroom! The dance floor is open as the best swing bands around put their own spin on the season!

Native American Dancer at Indian Trails Stage – Witness the culture of Native America as a dancer takes the stage for a spiritual show.


Knott’s Merry Farm Snowfall

Snow and Glow – Experience thousands of sparkling lights dancing to the beat of Christmas music while snow falls on the streets of Knott’s Ghost Town in this one-of-a-kind moment.

The Knott’s Merry Farm snowfall can be experienced on Ghost Town Main Street and Schoolhouse Road. It happens multiple times a night so download the app for the specific time.


Knott’s Merry Farm Shopping

Christmas Crafts Village – Ghost Town transforms into a shopping wonderland filled with dozens of local artisans selling their unique gifts.

Merry Farm Souvenirs – Purchase your 2022 Knott’s Merry Farm PEANUTS T-shirt and receive a Limited Edition 2022 Knott’s Merry Farm Pin for FREE! ($9.99 value). Available at the booth across from the entrance to GhostRider for only $19.99 plus tax.

SNOOPY’S Camp Store – Visit the Camp Store at Camp Snoopy for more holiday shopping. From Snoopy holiday t-shirt to Snoopy mugs and everything in between.


Knott’s Merry Farm Squishmallows

When you play carnival games (extra fee) at Knott’s this holiday, prizes are holiday-themed Squishmallows. See the photos below for samples.


Knott’s Berry Farm Rides

Rides are open during Knott’s Merry Farm! From the family rides at Camp Snoopy to all the thrill rides like GhostRider and Silver Bullet.

We do love the 4-D Interactive Knott’s Bear-y Tales ride where you try and recover stolen boysenberry pies using a jelly blaster.


Knott’s Merry Farm Decor

Experience Knott’s largest Christmas celebration with winter wonderland-inspired décor transforming the entire theme park into a classic holiday festival, featuring thousands of twinkling lights, miles of themed garland, jumbo snowflakes, and a variety of picturesque seasonal settings.

Knott’s Merry Farm Food 2022

Where do I even begin, just like the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, there is a lot of Knott’s Merry Farm food available for purchase. One visit may not be enough if you’re a foodie. Here’s the list:

*Items available on Knott’s dining plans.

** The Merry Farm Souvenir Mug is available for $15.99 plus tax at various food stalls. You can enjoy free refills of coffee and hot cocoa on your first visit and pay only $2 for each refill when you visit again through January 8, 2023.

Gold Mine Trail Booths

  • Turkey Bites with Gravy and Brussel Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries
  • Mistletoe Meatloaf Footlong Hot Dog with Peppers and Onions
  • Christmas Churro
  • Pretzel
  • Merry Farm Souvenir Mug**

Wagon Wheel Pizza

  • Gobble Gobble Turkey Rice Casserole*
  • Jolly Double Stuffed Baked Potato*

Ghost Town Bakery

  • Pumpkin Spice Cake
  • Assorted Christmas Cookies
  • Ham and Cheese Quiche
  • Pumpkin Scone
  • Donner’s S’mores Macaron
  • Buttery Pecan Macaron
  • Dipped and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Santa’s Apple Pie Cupcakes
  • Grinch’s Gingerbread Brownies
  • Apple Cider
  • Merry Farm Souvenir Mug**

Spurs Patio Bar

  • Halo Light
  • Christmas Cookie Milkshake Hazy IPA
  • GhostRider IPA
  • Strawberry Margarita
  • Chilly Delight
  • Santa-gria
  • Mulled, Red, White, and Boysenberry Wine

Calico Tater Bites

  • Tinseltown’s Turkey, Bacon, and Alfredo Tater Bites*

Sutter’s Pizza

  • Santa’s Pulled Pork and Onion Pizza*

Sutter’s Grill

  • Pot Roast Beef Burger*
  • Merry Farm Souvenir Mug**

Pemmican Pickle

  • Boysenberry Heff

Sutter’s Funnel Cake

  • Christmas Peppermint Bark Funnel Cake
  • Maple Fun Bun with Pecans
  • Merry Farm Souvenir Mug**

Ghost Town Grub (located at Ghost Town)

  • Prancer’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll with Cream Cheese Icing Funnel Cake
  • Maple Fun Bun with Pecans
  • Merry Farm Souvenir Mug**

Wilderness Broiler(at the end of Ghost Town near Calico River Rapids)

  • Orange Chicken over French Fries*

Santa’s Christmas Cabin (at the end of Ghost Town, also called Wilderness Dance Hall)

  • Turkey Bites with Gravy and Brussel Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries
  • Stuffed Waffle Sandwiches
  • Freshly Baked Cookies
  • Salted Caramel Bread Pudding
  • Select Holiday Beverages

Gourmet Churro Factory (located at Calico Park)

  • Comet’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites
  • Cinnamon Sugar Churro with a Spanish Hot Chocolate Dip and Sip
  • Merry Farm Souvenir Mug**

Chow House (located at Calico Park)

  • Pomegranate Lemonade
  • Cake Batter Blondie Cookiewich with Butterscotch Chips
  • Kids Chilly Deligh

Calico Saloon (located at Calico Park)

  • Merry Mimosa
  • Boxing Day Bourbon Mule
  • Icy Winter Breeze
  • Mulled Wine
  • Partridge in a Pear Tree – Belgian Ale
  • 3 French Hens Seasonal Dark Ale
  • Christmas Cart
  • Boysenberry Heff
  • Merry Farm Blonde
  • Christmas Cookie Milkshake Hazy IPA
  • Candy Cane Lane Chocolate Peppermint Stout
  • Halo Lite

Strickly-on-a-Stick (located near the log ride)

  • Mini Turkey Corn Dogs with a Sriracha Ketchup*
  • Bang Bang Cauliflower Bites with a Sweet Chili Sauce*

Log Ride Funnel (located near the log ride)

  • Prancer’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll with Cream Cheese Funnel Cake
  • Maple Fun Bun with Pecans
  • Merry Farm Souvenir Mug**

Charleston Circle Coffee (located at Charleston Circle near Knott’s Bear-y Tales ride)

  • Dipped and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • S’mores or Buttery Pecan Macaron
  • Pumpkin Cream Pie Trifle
  • Cheeky Pumpkin Fudge Bar
  • Gingerbread Cookie
  • Peanut Buttery Winter Cocoa with PB Whiskey
  • Apple Cider with a Cinnamon Stick
  • Merry Farm Souvenir Mug**

Prop Shop Pizzeria (located next to The Walter Knott Theatre & bumper cars)

  • Vixen’s Scalloped Potato and Ham Pizza*
  • Santa’s Pulled Pork and Onion Pizza*
  • Pot Pie Stromboli
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • S’mores or Buttery Pecan Macaron
  • Merry Farm Souvenir Mug **

Coaster Diner (located at the Boardwalk)

  • Happy Tidings Turkey Burger with Cranberries, Mashers, and Gravy on a Brioche Bun*
  • Maple Glazed Salmon on a Winter Citrus Salad with a Raspberry Dressing
  • Yuletide S’mores Pecan Milkshake

Boardwalk BBQ (located at the Boardwalk)

  • Classic Turkey Sandwich with all the Trimmings*
  • Blitzen’s Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries, Pecans, and a Balsamic Drizzle
  • Ham and Scalloped Potato Casserole*
  • Pumpkin Cream Pie Trifle
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Pumpkin Spice Cake
  • S’mores or Butter Pecan Macaron
  • Michelob Ultra
  • 10 Hop Hazy IPA
  • Boardwalk IPA
  • Boysenberry Heff

Cantina (located at Fiesta Village)

  • Holiday Cheese Enchiladas with Turkey*
  • Walking Tostada Taco with Meat, Nacho Toppings, and Salsa*
  • Holiday Horchata (Alcoholic)

Fiesta Bar (located at Fiesta Village)

  • Candy Cane Lane Chocolate Peppermint Stout
  • Fiesta Village Lager
  • S&T West Coast IPA
  • Mangonada Margarita

Grizzly Creek Lodge (located at Camp Snoopy)

  • Vixen’s Scalloped Potato and Ham Pizza*
  • Mac and Cheeseburger with Jalapenos and Sriracha Ketchup*
  • Grinch’s Gingerbread Brownies
  • Pumpkin Spice Cake
  • Merry Mint Float
  • Kids Chilly Delight
  • Christmas Ales
  • Mangonada Margarita
  • SOK, Mexican Lager
  • S&T West Coast IPA
  • Merry Farm Souvenir Mug**

Cable Car Kitchen (located just outside Knott’s exit gate)

  • Christmas Peppermint Bark Funnel Cake
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll with Cream Cheese Icing Funnel Cake
  • Merry Mint Float

Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant (outside the theme park)

  • Holiday Horchata (Alcoholic)

Farm Bakery (at the Marketplace outside the theme park)

  • Pumpkin Spice Cake
  • Assorted Christmas Cookies
  • Pumpkin Scone
  • Donner’s S’mores Macaron
  • Buttery Pecan Macaron
  • Dipped and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Santa’s Apple Pie Cupcakes
  • Grinch’s Gingerbread Brownie

Is Knott’s Merry Farm Worth It?

Visiting Knott’s Merry Farm is totally worth it! The holiday SNOOPY ice skating show alone is amazing, I don’t mind going to Knott’s during the holidays just for it, it really puts you in the holiday mood. The Snow and Glow experience is beautiful as well even if you know it’s not real snow. Plus, you can go on all the rides and there is a good amount of rides at Knott’s for both the kids and the thrill seekers plus you get to enjoy so many shows.

Only parking, food, and carnival games are extra at Knott’s Merry Farm.


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Knott’s Merry Farm tickets – $63 to $69 tickets.


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