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Holiday Cheer for Everyone at Knott's Merry Farm

Holiday Cheer for Everyone at Knott's Merry Farm

Holiday Cheer for Everyone at Knott's Merry Farm

This is a sponsored post for Knott's Berry farm

Joy is in season at Knott’s Merry Farm! Now through January 8th. Celebrate the holidays with the Merry Christmas, Snoopy Ice show, shop for that special something in the Calico Christmas crafts village and get your holiday fill with festive food exclusive to the season. Each night, thousands of sparkling lights dance to the beat of holiday music while snow gently falls in Ghost Town and the Christmas tree is flooded with the most amazing lights during the nightly tree lighting, it's an event you won't want to miss experiencing with the family! 

Don't miss the nightly tree lighting in Calico along with the nightly snow fall! 

Don't miss the nightly tree lighting in Calico along with the nightly snow fall! 

When the sun sets on the Farm, the buildings and paths in Ghost Town’s Main Street are filled with a twinkle and a glow all in anticipation of the gentle snow! Enjoy thousands of sparking lights while the soft sounds of holiday music play in this spectacular one-of-a-kind moment each night. It was our first time ever experiencing it and it really was fun to stand there together with other families and take it all in. Made for the perfect ending to a perfect day. 

Be sure to stop in and listen to the Dickensian vocal quartet. In the intimate setting of Ghost Town’s historic Bird Cage Theatre, catch a live performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol or O. Henry’s A Gift of the Magi. For the littles, head over to Camp Snoopy to watch the Peanuts Gang in their charming holiday show "A Peanuts Guide to Christmas. "It’s The Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown takes place at the Calico Mine Stage. Join Charlie and the gang for a charming Christmas show as they perform traditional upbeat holiday classics and spread Christmas cheer. Find out if Snoopy returns home in time for a magical and festive holiday season to celebrate Christmas with Charlie, Sally and the rest of the Peanuts. Select dates, November 19 – January 8. 

Engine No. 41 looking festive as she makes her way round the farm! No visit would be complete without a ride on this iconic piece of Knott's history!

Engine No. 41 looking festive as she makes her way round the farm! No visit would be complete without a ride on this iconic piece of Knott's history!

Knotts Merry Farm (c) Cleverly catheryn

If you are looking for a unique gift, look no further than the Christmas Crafts Village within the festively trimmed streets of Ghost Town. Mosey through this shopping wonderland filled with dozens of local artisans selling their unique goods. With such a huge selection you will be sure to find that special something for even the most hard to buy for person on your list. Be sure to see the artist demonstrating their talents like chainsaw wood carving, pottery sculpting, and elegant glass blowing, I mean come on where else in SoCal can you do this? And I have the perfect DIY Snoopy gift bag for those special items you have purchased below!

The Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town is home to Santa’s Christmas Cabin for the holiday season and boy is it filled with lots of treats!  Indulge in holiday delights like Santa’s homemade cookies, a boysenberry and Nutella crêpe, eggnog, winter wine, craft beer, and hot chocolate. Looking for something a little more filling, they have tamales! We enjoyed the sweetly roasted nuts but by far my favorite was the amazing chocolate covered cheesecake. Bathed in chocolate while you wait and right before your eyes and sprinkles with crushed peppermint! If you only get one thing, this would be the one I say to splurge on! 

Chocolate covered cheesecake with crushed peppermint

Chocolate covered cheesecake with crushed peppermint

Knotts merry farm (c) Cleverly Catheryn

Bring your wish list and get your picture taken with Santa Claus. You are welcome to take your own pictures or allow the pros to capture that special family moment. Choose from the several photo packages Knott's offers all done in a keepsake holder. The Santa at Knott's was amazing! Chatted at length with my girl and we got the best pictures!

What can I say, we LOVE Snoopy! Merry Christmas, Snoopy! This is always a must see for our family at the Charles M. Schulz Theatre. Whether it be summer or winter, it never disappoints. Be sure to line up early for good seats, the theatre always fills up! Tip: Want in on the "falling snow" during the show, you will need to sit up front to experience it. This is another reason we LOVE Knott's, The offer several live shows that will entertain everyone one at every age in your family and hello, an ice skating Snoopy! Be sure to stay to the very end for the surprise guests!

Merry Christmas Snoopy! Photo Credit: Knott's Berry Farm

Merry Christmas Snoopy! Photo Credit: Knott's Berry Farm

Customized Snoopy Gift Bags

Looking to bring a little Snoopy into your gift giving this year? I sure was so I decided to get a little crafty. Check out my step by step instructions below for a super simple custom gift bag for your Snoopy fan! I'm all about the way a gift looks just as much as what I am giving. I'm not a huge fan of spending a lot on it wrapping paper or gift bags as I would much rather put that into the gift, so by taking a plain $1 gift bag, some craft paper and the image of your choice you can create a 3D design to spruce up your gift giving for close to nothing. Here is what you will need:

  • Plain gift bag of choice 
  • Colored craft paper (printed or plain)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Printed Peanuts Character of choice (scaled to fit bag) I printed image on 9"x11" plain white paper
  • Any additional adornments you may like or have on hand
Steps 1, 2 & 3 

Steps 1, 2 & 3 

  1. Print out your picture of choice (any holiday themed Peanuts will do) & Cut out image
  2. Fan a piece craft paper & cure with hot glue to front of gift bag 
  3. Secure your cut out image on top with another dap of hot glue

I think you will agree the finished bag is much cuter than the original plain one. Best part.... no art skills needed and you can pick your kids favorite peanuts characters to use by simply searching images on the internet. This one has a special place in my girl's heart!

DIY Snoopy Gift bag (c) Cleverly Catheryn

Need the perfect gift to put in one of these bags? You can still get a great deal on annual passes for Just 6 Easy Payments of $15.33 Or $92 total each (Plus applicable taxes and fees.) I'm going to give one lucky reader an early gift of 4 park tickets to Knott's to enjoy all the rides, shows and a chance to do some holiday shopping for themselves! Enter below, good luck and Happy Holidays! (tickets expire 12/31/2017)

The Lego Ninjago Movie Hits Stores December 19th

The Lego Ninjago Movie Hits Stores December 19th

My Body Sculpting Journey Results at CosmetiCare

My Body Sculpting Journey Results at CosmetiCare