Knott’s Merry Farm is a beloved Orange County holiday experience. If you haven’t visited yet, there’s still time! Here’s what you can do at the Merry Farm and when you need to arrive if you don’t want to miss it.

How Long Does Knott’s Merry Farm Run

The festive fun kicks off on November 17th and runs all the way through the new year until January 7th. If you can’t make it this year, plan to visit the park starting around mid-November of next year for similar seasonal activities. 

What to Do at Knott’s Merry Farm

There are lots of things to do at Knott’s Merry Farm to celebrate the season. Here are some favorite activities for visitors of all ages:

Visit Christmas Crafts Village

During the holidays, Ghost Town is beautifully transformed into a winter shopping extravaganza. Dozens of local artists set up shop around the town, where you can get one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones. You can also watch exciting activities like glassblowing, wood carving, and more.

Watch the Home for the Holidays Show

This retro-inspired show brings classic Christmas carols to a vintage winter wonderland for a festive, memorable experience that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. The talented cast sings, dances, and delights at the outdoor Calico Mine Stage.

Attend the Nightly Tree Lighting Ceremony

Each evening at sunset, the Farm is brightly lit with thousands of twinkling holiday lights. The towering tree at the center of it all is visible from Calico Square, where you’ll hear the songs of carolers and laughter of children echo throughout the crisp winter night.

Knock on the Door of Santa’s Cabin

When strolling through the renovated holiday shops at the Christmas Crafts Village in Ghost Town, don’t forget to stop by Santa’s Cabin, near the Calico River Rapids. The cabin is a great place for family photo ops, and you can even order traditional holiday treats like fresh-baked pastries, roasted nuts, seasonal craft beer, eggnog, and of course, Santa’s made-from-scratch cookies.

Dance at the Snow and Glow

Experience the excitement of fresh falling snow every hour at Knott’s Merry Farm and dance under the twinkling lights as the snow dusts the ground below. You can visit different areas of the park for each snowfall to snap photos and create treasured experiences you won’t soon forget.The best places to go for this holiday event include the Old Schoolhouse, the Blacksmith Shop, and Birdcage Theater.

Plan Your Visit to Knott’s Merry Farm Before It’s Over!

Knott’s Merry Farm is a limited-time seasonal experience you won’t want to miss. Book your trip now before time runs out, so you can enjoy this special season in America’s original theme park. Camelot Inn & Suites offers affordable, newly-renovated rooms and suites with a convenient location to all of Orange County’s most popular attractions. Call us now to reserve your room at (714) 635-7275 or book online here and get ready for the holiday adventure of a lifetime.