The boys have been obsessing over The Peanuts Movie lately, as I'm sure many children have after its recent release. Here in California we're lucky enough to actually hang out with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the whole gang over at Knott's Berry Farm.
I've gushed about Knott's Berry Farm a bit in the past. I love its unique history and commitment to showcasing California stories, as well as how it's one of the most kid-friendly theme parks out there with plenty to do for our little toddlers. And OMG, you guys, the food. Their dedication to men and women who serve is also really important to me. This season, US veterans and retired and active military as well as fire and police personnel can get free admission for themselves plus a guest as well as additional deeply-discounted tickets and hotel stays.
So, obviously, we're gearing up to take the whole gang . . . and GUESS what I stumbled upon? Yes! Photos from last year! How freaking adorable was this little guy? Can you believe I've birthed another human since taking this picture? Where does the time go?
Here in sunny SoCal, the “winter wonderland” thing is always a bit contrived, but Knott's Berry Farm does it with style. It really doesn't feel like Christmas until we've made our seasonal trip to the park, and this year we get to go hang out on press day with our media pals from the GigaSavvy agency. Here's what's on our list of must-see attractions this year for our Knott's holiday trip this year:
The Merry Christmas, Snoopy show!
Santa's Christmas Cabin in Ghost Town. Getting our pictures taken with Santa is kind of an ordeal every year (I'm sure you all remember) so I love the fact that here, we can hang low at the park throughout the day and time our Claus visit for when the boys are all in their best/least-meltdown-y mood.
Food! Have I mentioned that I really like the food? We MUST have some of their fresh-poured maple lollipops at the Gold Trails Hotel, holiday churros from the Churro Factory, and warm gingerbread men baked at the Farm Bakery.
Christmas on Engine 41. The big boy is talking up a storm lately, so I know he'll be eager to hear all about what the cheery carolers are up to. Snoopy’s Merriest Tree Lighting show happens ever year on the Calico Square Stage, and they also have a new show at Camp Snoopy theater called Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown as well as some old favorites including performances of A Christmas Carol and A Gift of the Magi at Bird Cage Theatre.
And last but not least, the snow in Ghost Town is a must-see. Because how often do you get to see snow in Orange County?
If you're trying to squeeze in some extra savings, the 2016 Season Pass is on sale now AND it includes one free admission in 2015 as well as unlimited visits in 2016 with no blackout dates, starting at $81. So you can get your visit on today and get your stocking stuffer on tomorrow. Score!