Knott's Merry Farm | Christmas Eve 2023 | Full Park Update

By theFUNnelCakeBlog | Dec 25, 2023

Good morning everyone and Merry Christmas Eve! Today, I spent my day at Knott's Berry Farm, starting off at the nativity scene on Mission Trail. We explored the park, enjoying festive treats like Santa's milk and cookies at Ghost Town Bakery, and taking a Christmas Eve ride on the train. It was a great day filled with Christmas Joy and holiday traditions.

Later, we had a delicious lunch at Ghost Town Grill and enjoyed Snoopy's Night Before Christmas show at the Walter Knott Theater. We even tried the famous turkey ball at Gingerbread Lane and visited the Harper Home for some more holiday cheer. As the day came to an end, we made sure to stop by the nativity scene once again before leaving the park.

Key Takeaways

  • Knott's Berry Farm is a great place to spend Christmas Eve, with festive treats and holiday traditions throughout the park.
  • Don't miss out on Snoopy's Night Before Christmas show and the famous turkey ball at Gingerbread Lane.
  • Make sure to visit the nativity scene on Mission Trail for a moment of peace and reflection during the busy holiday season.

Knots Mary Farm Visit

Nativity Scene

I started my day at Knots Mary Farm in front of the Nativity Scene, which has been in different locations throughout the years but has been on Mission Trail for the last few years. I absolutely love this scene, and it's a great way to start the day.

Ghost Town Bakery Treats

After starting our day at the Nativity Scene, we headed over to the Ghost Town Bakery where we had a burrito and tried Santa's milk and cookies. The bakery also had a temporary menu item, chicken lettuce wraps, which were absolutely delicious.

Sky Cabin Countdown Clock

Up on the Sky Cabin, we could see LED lights on the side counting down to New Year's Eve. If you've never been to Knots on New Year's Eve, it's a ton of fun. We have a few videos from the past few years that you should check out.

Overall, Knots Mary Farm is a great place to spend Christmas Eve. From the delicious food to the festive decorations, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget to check out the shows, including Snoopies Night Before Christmas, and make sure to try the turkey ball from Gingerbread Lane or next to Santa's Christmas Cabin. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Train Ride and Engine 41 Update

Taking a ride on the train is always a fun experience here at Knott's Merry Farm, especially on Christmas Eve. Today, I had the pleasure of riding the train and enjoying the festive decorations and lights.

In case you missed it, Engine 41 recently returned to Knott's Merry Farm after getting fully restored in Colorado. Although it wasn't out today, I walked over to the train barn later to see if it was there. It's exciting to have this historic train engine back in action at the park.

As I rode the train, I couldn't help but notice the LED lights on the side of the Sky Cabin. These lights serve as countdown clock numbers for New Year's Eve. If you've never been to Knott's on New Year's Eve, it's definitely a must-see event.

Overall, the train ride was a great way to take in the sights and sounds of Knott's Merry Farm. I highly recommend taking a ride on the train and checking out Engine 41 when it's available for viewing.

Festive Attire and Christmas Joy

I started my day at Knott's Mary Farm in front of the nativity scene, which is one of my favorite holiday traditions. After a delicious breakfast at the Ghost Town Bakery, I took a ride on the train and even got to wear my Knott's ugly sweater shirt, which I've worn three times this season.

As I walked through the park, I couldn't help but feel the Christmas joy in the air. Everywhere I looked, there were beautiful lights and decorations, and the festive attire of the guests only added to the holiday spirit.

One of the highlights of my day was seeing Snoopy's Night Before Christmas at the Walter Knott Theater. It's a must-see show and truly captures the magic of the holiday season.

I also had a delicious lunch at the Ghost Town Grill, where I tried the chicken lettuce wraps on their temporary menu. And of course, I couldn't leave without getting a funnel cake.

As the day came to a close, I made sure to stop by the Harper home for their tree lighting ceremony. It was a beautiful way to end an unforgettable Christmas Eve at Knott's Mary Farm.

Overall, my day was filled with festive attire, delicious food, and Christmas joy. It's no wonder why Knott's Mary Farm is one of my favorite places to celebrate the holidays.

Ghost Town Grill Lunch

After exploring the park and enjoying some festive activities, my friends and I stopped by the Ghost Town Grill for lunch. We tried the Chicken Noodle Soup and the Chicken Lettuce Wraps, which were both delicious. However, the Lettuce Wraps are only on the temporary menu, so make sure to try them out before they're gone.

The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and the service was prompt and friendly. It was the perfect spot to take a break from the holiday festivities and refuel before heading to the next activity.

Overall, the Ghost Town Grill is a great option for a quick and tasty lunch while at Knott's Merry Farm.

Snoopy's Night Before Christmas Show

I just finished watching the Snoopy's Night Before Christmas show at the Walter Knut Theater and it was amazing! The show is based on the classic story "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore, and features all of our favorite Peanuts characters.

The show tells the story of how Snoopy helps Charlie Brown and the gang prepare for Christmas, and includes some wonderful musical numbers and dance routines. The highlight of the show, however, is the retelling of the Nativity story, which is done in a beautiful and moving way.

The show runs through January 7th, so if you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check it out before it's too late. And if you have seen it already, it's definitely worth seeing again.

Overall, I had a fantastic time at Knott's Merry Farm, and the Snoopy's Night Before Christmas show was definitely one of the highlights of my visit.

Funnel Cake Wishes

I had a blast exploring Knots Mary Farm on Christmas Eve. The day started off at the Ghost Town Bakery where I indulged in a burrito and Santa's milk and cookies combo set. From the top of the Sky Cabin, I could see the LED lights on the side, which were the countdown clock numbers for New Year's Eve.

I then took a Christmas Eve ride on the train and saw the restored Engine 41. I was wearing my Knot's ugly sweater shirt, which I wore three times this season - on opening day of Mary Farm, breakfast with Santa, and now on Christmas Eve.

At one point, I sang Jingle Bells and spread Christmas Joy. Later, I had a delicious lunch at the Ghost Town Grill, where I tried the chicken noodle soup and the chicken lettuce wraps.

Next, I went inside the Walter Knut Theater to see Snoopy's Night Before Christmas. It was a fantastic show that I had seen before, but it was worth seeing again. The entertainment at Knots Mary Farm is far superior to any other theme park, and this show is a must-see. It runs through January 7th, and if you haven't seen it yet, make sure you do.

But the highlight of my day was the funnel cake. I couldn't resist the funnel cake vog, and all I wanted for Christmas was more funnel cakes! The turkey ball was also a favorite of mine, and it came with mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce. It was a full meal and absolutely delicious.

As the day came to a close, I watched the tree lighting and enjoyed the special Christmas snow that awakened the child in me. It was a magical day, and I'm grateful for the memories. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Turkey Ball Feast

I just had the most delicious meal at Knott's Merry Farm - the Turkey Ball Feast! It's a full meal that comes with mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and of course, the star of the show, the turkey ball. The ball is made with turkey, stuffing, and potatoes, and it's absolutely delicious.

I highly recommend trying it out if you're visiting Knott's Merry Farm. You can find it in Gingerbread Lane or next to Santa's Christmas cabin. It's definitely my favorite item at Merry Farm.

Overall, I had a great time at Knott's Merry Farm. The shows were amazing, the lights were beautiful, and the food was delicious. I can't wait to come back next year!

Harper Home Holiday Traditions

I started my Christmas Eve at Knott's Berry Farm, where I visited the nativity scene at Mission Trail. Later, I stopped by the Ghost Town Bakery for a burrito and Santa's milk and cookies combo. From the sky cabin, I could see the LED lights counting down to New Year's Eve.

One of my favorite traditions is taking the Christmas Eve train ride. Although Engine 41 was not out that day, I still enjoyed the ride and wore my Knott's ugly sweater shirt for the occasion.

After a delicious lunch at the Ghost Town Grill, I headed to the Walter Knott Theater to watch "Snoopy's Night Before Christmas." It's a must-see show that runs through January 7th.

I also enjoyed the turkey ball with mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce at Gingerbread Lane. It's my favorite item at Mary Farm.

At the Harper home, we love to celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends. We enjoy reading "The Gift of the Magi 1885" and spending time together. It's a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new one.

As the park closed, I remembered to visit the nativity scene again before leaving. It was a great day filled with good food, shows, and friends. Merry Christmas to all!

Tree Lighting Ceremony

After a day filled with delicious food, exciting rides, and heartwarming shows, it was time for the grand finale of Knott's Merry Farm's Christmas Eve celebration - the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

As I made my way towards the towering Christmas tree, I couldn't help but feel a sense of anticipation and excitement. The air was filled with the joyful chatter of families and friends, all eagerly awaiting the magical moment.

Suddenly, the lights around the park began to dim, and a hush fell over the crowd. The only sound was the soft jingle of sleigh bells in the distance.

Then, without warning, the tree burst to life in a dazzling display of lights and colors. It was as if the entire park had been transported to a winter wonderland, filled with the warmth and love of the holiday season.

As I looked around, I saw the faces of children and adults alike, all aglow with wonder and delight. It was a moment that I knew I would cherish forever.

And as the last notes of "Silent Night" echoed through the park, I couldn't help but feel grateful for the memories that I had made that day, and for the joy that the Tree Lighting Ceremony had brought to so many.

In that moment, I knew that Knott's Merry Farm would always hold a special place in my heart, and that I would be back year after year to experience the magic once again.

Gift of the Magi Performance

I just witnessed the most heartwarming performance of "The Gift of the Magi" at Knott's Merry Farm. The play is set in 1885 and follows the story of Del and Jim, a couple who sacrifice their most prized possessions to buy gifts for each other. The play was a beautiful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

Before the play, we enjoyed some delicious food at the Ghost Town Grill. I highly recommend the chicken noodle soup and the chicken lettuce wraps. We also had the famous "Got to Have It" turkey bowl, which was absolutely delicious.

After lunch, we made our way to the Walter Knott Theater to watch "Snoopy's Night Before Christmas." The show was entertaining and had us laughing the whole time. It's definitely a must-see during the holiday season.

As the day came to a close, we made sure to stop by the nativity scene at Mission Trail. It was a beautiful way to end the day and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

Overall, Knott's Merry Farm is the perfect place to spend the holiday season with family and friends. The shows, food, and decorations are all top-notch. I can't wait to come back next year and make more memories.

Christmas Eve Wrap-Up

Final Thoughts

What a wonderful day it has been here at Knott's Merry Farm on Christmas Eve! I started my day at the beautiful nativity scene, which has been in different locations throughout the years, but has been on Mission Trail for the last few years. After that, I headed to the Ghost Town Bakery where I had a delicious burrito and Santa's milk and cookies combo set. From up on the sky cabin, I could see the LED lights on the side, which were the countdown clock numbers for New Year's Eve.

I then took a Christmas Eve ride on the train and saw the restored engine 41. I was wearing my Knot's ugly sweater shirt, which I've worn three times this season on opening day of Merry Farm, breakfast with Santa, and now on Christmas Eve. On the train, I sang Jingle Bells with some other guests, which was a lot of fun.

I had a delicious lunch at the Ghost Town Grill where I tried the chicken lettuce wraps, which are on a temporary menu, so make sure to try them quick! Then, I headed to the Walter Knott Theater to see Snoopy's Night Before Christmas. It was such a good show, and I agree with someone on Facebook who said it was worth the entire price of the season pass.

I also got to try the "got to have it" turkey ball, which was absolutely delicious and my favorite item of Merry Farm. I then went to the Harper home where I met John Harper and his family and learned about their favorite holiday traditions.

I ended my day by watching the last tree lighting of Christmas Eve and seeing The Gift of the Magi 1885. It was a wonderful way to end the day.

Closing Remarks

I had a really good time today at Knott's Merry Farm. I saw a lot of good shows, ate a lot of good food, and spent time with friends. Merry Farm runs for two more weekends, so there's still time to come out and enjoy the shows and lights. Thank you for coming along with me today, and I hope you had a Merry Christmas!