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What does your family do for the holidays? With the kids out of school, and my husband having a little over a week off of work, we love to take a little mini-vacation right after Christmas. Since the weather in Southern California is perfect, we never stray too far from home. Even though we’re only a few hours away, it’s nice to stay in a hotel and spend time exploring a city that we usually just pass through. Whether you live in Southern California, or hours away, Knott’s Merry Farm is a wonderful place to spend a vacation.
Reason number one to take a trip to Knott’s this Holiday season: Right now you can get the 2016 Season Pass for only $81 (or 6 payments of $13.50) and it includes a visit in 2015 too! If you plan on visiting a few times over the course of a year, it’s a great investment, and makes for cheaper mini-vacations down the road. Between Merry Farm, the Boysenberry Festival, Knott’s Spooky Farm, and the upcoming 75th anniversary of Ghost Town, there are a lot of great excuses to come back throughout the year!
Reason number two to take a trip to Knott’s this Holiday season: Bring a little magic to your family trip. Knott’s Merry Farm that takes the cake as my favorite Holiday event to attend with my family. There is just something so wonderful about seeing the awe on my children’s faces as they watch the big Knott’s Merry Farm Christmas Tree light up Calico Square, or chat with Santa in his Christmas Cabin. When the “snow” falls on their heads in Ghost Town at night, to them, that’s magic.
Reason number three to take a trip to Knott’s this Holiday season: Treats galore! Knott’s sure has a way with food, and every season brings some different treats. During Knott’s Merry Farm they have some extra special offerings that you just have to try! Some of my favorites are Santa’s Homemade Cookies, the Holiday Churros from the Churro Factory, and freshly baked Gingerbread Men from the Farm Bakery! And of course you have to wash them down with a warms and delicious Boysenberry Latte from the Gourmet Coffee Hut.
Reason number four to take a trip to Knott’s this Holiday season: A mélange of majestic music! I love all of the different musical acts that perform throughout the park. From the Calico Carolers who bring cheer all throughout Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village, to Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, who combine comedy and bluegrass in the Birdcage Theatre, to The Ghost Town Miners on the Fireman’s BBQ stage, there’s great music all around. If that’s not enough, you can also hear Holiday music all throughout the park, or head to one of the great live shows.
Reason number five to take a trip to Knott’s this Holiday season: There’s never a dull moment! Whether you’re watching an outstanding performance of Merry Christmas, Snoopy! in the Charles M. Schulz Theatre, dancing along with the Peanuts gang in the Camp Snoopy Theater during Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown, or chatting with the cheery Ghost Town residents on Christmas on Engine 41, there’s always something exciting going on! Not to mention all of the thrilling rides throughout the entire park. You’ll never hear an “I’m bored” come out of any of your family’s mouths, because they will be having way too much fun!
Knott’s is the place to be for the Holidays and beyond! Be sure to get your 2016 Season Pass so you won’t miss a moment of fun!