Fire and Law Tribute Days

November 28 – December 16 and January 9 – 31

Active, full-time fire and law enforcement personnel, including EMTs, may receive free admission for themselves and 1 guest (maximum of 2 complimentary admissions will be issued.) Show your specific fire or law enforcement photo I.D. card at a Knott’s Berry Farm main gate to redeem this offer. Please scroll down for a complete listing of eligible professions.

Additional admission tickets may be purchased by the valid I.D. holder at a discounted rate. Up to 6 discounted admission tickets may be purchased for $32 each, when visiting from November 28 – December 16, or for $27 each when visiting from January 9 – 31. Discounted admission tickets are available for purchase at the Knott’s ticket booths.

The following ARE ELIGIBLE, provided they have fire or law enforcement ID:

Emergency Medical Technicians
ATF Agents (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms)
California Dept. of Forestry
California Highway Patrol Officers
City, County, State and Federal Police (sworn officers and civilian employees/support staff)
City, County, State and Federal Fire (sworn officers and civilian employees/ support staff)
Correctional Officers
County Sheriff Officers
Department of the Youth Authority
District Attorney’s (ID referencing DAs Office – i.e. Paralegal)
FBI Agents
Homeland Security which includes:
INS Agents
International Border Patrol
Citizenship & Immigration
Immigration Customs Enforcement
Secret Service
Police Explorers
Peace Officers
Probation Officers
Reserve/volunteer Fire/Law employees with valid ID
U.S. Forest Service Personnel
U.S. Marshals
Wildland Firefighters


The following ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for this promotion:

American Red Cross Employees or volunteers
Employees with government-ONLY ID (not specifically reference to a fire or law enforcement agency)
California Conservation Corps
Private ambulance companies – Administrative employees
Private law office employees
Private security firms/officers
Reserve or volunteer fire or law enforcement w/out valid photo ID
Retired Fire and Police
US Armed Forces/Military Police



Select dates from November 23 – January 8.

Light up the holidays this winter at the Queen Mary’s CHILL as we proudly present Alice in Winterland, an incredible holiday adventure illuminating a holiday inspired re-imagination of the classic Lewis Carroll story in striking colors & equally stunning light fixtures.

Wander through an immersive 14,000-square foot experience that tells the story of Alice in Winterland featuring hand-crafted lanterns made from hundreds of pieces of silky cloth and countless hours of preparation in a beautiful visual celebration of the holiday season. RFID technology make the experience truly interactive as you unlock the wonders of Winterland.

Grab your skates and twirl around the 6,000-square foot outdoor Ice Skating rink that rests alongside the legendary ocean liner or grab a tube and take a glide down the 135-foot Glacier Glide Ice Tubing Luge.

Stroll through the North Pole Village, delight in our Peppermint Parlor aboard the ship and stop by the Queen Mary Village’s post office to send a letter to Santa. The holiday fun is endless: Take a spin on the Swinging Sleigh Ride, the Giant Rocking Horse or play Prancer’s Paintball for holiday thrills.
And a trip to CHILL is not complete without a stop by the Gingerbread House to make your own edible creation, and a visit to Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Claus Cottage.


Light up the night and follow us down the rabbit hole this holiday season with Alice in Winterland, bringing a holiday inspired re-imagination of the classic Lewis Carroll story to life through the magic of an interactive, immersive 14,000-square foot experience.
Unlock the hidden magic of your curious adventure with RIFD technology to make your unique adventure truly unforgettable.
Enjoy our vibrant presentation featuring stunning larger than life lanterns as you follow Alice and her adventure in spectacular fashion with stops at the Hall of Doors, the White Rabbit’s Kitchen, Mad Hatter’s Work Shop, the proverbial Tea Party, the Hedge Maze and visits from the Caterpillar and the all new Queen of Diamonds!

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Celebrate With New Holiday Entertainment, Christmas In Calico & Festive Holiday Activities Starting November19 – January 8

Starting November 19, Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the merriest of seasons as it wondrously transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm with thousands of twinkling lights and cheerful holiday décor throughout the park. Spend the most wonderful time of the year at Knott’s Merry Farm relishing the Christmas season with thrilling attractions, festive new live entertainment, a Christmas crafts fair, delectable holiday food, cheerful carolers performing seasonal classics and nightly snow falling on the lively streets of Calico.
Debuting this year, It’s The Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown at the new Calico Mine Stage. The Peanuts gang is at it again, this holiday season they have put on the greatest Christmas pageant ever with Charlie Brown directing, of course. Charlie’s one wish is to spend the holidays with his family, especially with Snoopy, who is visiting his family around the world. Will Snoopy make it home in time for Christmas? 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.

For the first time ever, the bustling streets of Calico are overflowing with seasonal joy as its gleeful citizens, from this summer’s Ghost Town Alive!, help guests celebrate the holidays with Christmas in Calico. New this year, Calico’s Town Hall offers plenty of holiday activities for all to enjoy. Little ones can pen Christmas letters to jolly ol’ Santa Claus or gather round for a special reading of the holiday classic the Night before Christmas by the Calico citizens. Everyone can also lend a hand around town by delivering gifts to some of the folks in Calico. Just outside Town Hall, cheerful Calico Carolers roam the festive streets sharing the sounds of the season though songs and hand bell chimes.
Just a couple feet away from the new Calico Stage, at the recently added Calico Park, is where this year’s joyous night time tree lighting tradition takes place. This all-new Calico Tree lighting Ceremony features the Calico Bell Choir and the Citizens of Calico as they join together around the tree for an illuminating Christmas celebration filled with, music, laughter and happiness. Tis the season to be jolly, so gather round the electrifying Christmas tree and experience as the colorful lights come alive when Dr. Carter tests his newest electrical Christmas invention in Ghost Town.

It’s our favorite time of year when the Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town joyously transforms into Santa’s Christmas Cabin for the holiday season. Create fond new memories with the entire family by visiting the jolly fellow himself, Santa Claus. Santa is sure to delight the young and young at heart. Send your season greetings to family and loved ones with special picture of the occasion, pictures can be purchased onsite. Indulge in one-of-kind seasonal treats like Santa’s freshly-baked cookies, mouthwatering pastries, exquisite chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick, seasonal craft beers, gourmet hot chocolate with marshmallows and hot spiced holiday wine, plus much more. Knott’s world-famous holiday treats can be found all throughout Ghost Town, including fresh poured-to-order maple lollipops at the Gold Trails Hotel, delectable homemade holiday churros from the Churro Factory and extra creamy Santa’s Milk and Cookie shakes from Coasters.

Returning this year, the PEANUTS® gang, and a cast of world class ice skaters perform in the breathtaking ice show, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! in the 2,100 seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre. In this whimsical show, Snoopy enjoys all of the best parts of the season, including trimming the Christmas tree, awaiting Santa’s arrival, and attending the Christmas Ball! Select dates, November 19 – January 8.
The holiday season celebration continues at Camp Snoopy, with an all-new show debuting at the Camp Snoopy Theatre, A Peanuts Guide to Christmas. The Peanuts give their take and unique wisdom in a primer designed to help everyone survive the holidays. The show features delightful mash ups of holiday songs with a cheerful and heartwarming dose of the Peanuts gang. Relax and unwind at Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village, as Ghost Town transforms into a shopping wonderland with dozens of local artisans selling their unique crafts and gifts.

The annual Christmas Crafts village includes artistic craft holiday shops featuring power chainsaw sculpting and elegant glass blowing demonstrations. Entrance to the Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village is free Monday through Thursday, November 21 – December 8, and is included with theme park admission every day. In the intimate setting of Ghost Town’s historic Bird Cage Theatre, Knott’s melodrama company brings to life Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s A Gift of the Magi performances available on select dates during Knott’s Merry Farm.
When the sun sets on the farm, the buildings and paths in Ghost Town twinkle brightly to the beat of a holiday favorite as snow gently falls on all guests. Park guests can enjoy more of the nightly snow and glow experience in most of Ghost Town, from School House Road to the Saloon and down to the Assay Office. The toe tappin’, hand clappin’, comedy and bluegrass of Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies continues their Knott’s Merry Farm residency this holiday season in the Birdcage Theatre on select nights.

The perfect stocking stuffer is now on-sale! A 2017 Season Pass includes one free admission in 2016, unlimited visits in 2017 with no blackout dates, discounts on select food and merchandise, and access to exciting year-round seasonal events. For affordable year-round fun for everyone on your “nice” list, Season Passes start at just $90.00, the best price of the year for a limited time.


Exciting New Details about Next Year’s Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, The Return of Ghost Town Alive! And Expansion of Knott’s Soak City Waterpark

There’s farm fresh fun for everyone coming to Knott’s Berry Farm in 2017 with a brand new thrill ride, an extended Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, the exciting return of Ghost Town Alive! next summer, and the expansion of Knott’s Soak City Waterpark.

Sol Spin will bring brand new hair-raising thrills to the Fiesta Village area of the park next season. The new ride will send brave guests on a thrilling topsy-turvy adventure over 6 stories high as they rotate in all directions on one of six spinning arms. Sol Spin will be the newest addition to the theme park’s world-class line up of more than 40 rides and attractions when it opens in spring 2017.


But that’s not all! Knott’s Berry Farm is also expanding the park’s Seasons of Fun. For the first time ever, the mouthwatering Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, exclusively dedicated to celebrating Knott’s delicious roots, will be expanded to 23 days. Celebrate the historic berry with countless one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus limited-time live entertainment the whole family will love!

This past summer to celebrate Ghost Town’s 75th anniversary, Knott’s debuted the one-of-a-kind interactive experience Ghost Town Alive! The extremely popular interactive experience returns for a second year packed with new characters and even more interactive old west fun. The citizens of Calico return to take guests on an immersive journey back in time to the old west of the late 1800s when bandits and cowboys battle for control of the west.  This summer the wild- west gets a little wilder, as new story lines and plot twists will be revealed throughout the season insuring guests will never experience the same adventure twice. Ghost Town Alive! offers something for everyone in your posse.

Also, coming to the park next summer, is the all new Boardwalk Barbecue restaurant located in the Boardwalk area of the park near Xcelerator. This new fast-casual dining location will offer various BBQ favorites including smoked pork ribs, tri-tip and rotisserie chicken along with a selection of sandwiches and side dishes. Boardwalk Barbecue will also be featuring a selection of local and well known craft beers. The restaurant will include a new covered seating area with a stage for live entertainment. The location will replace the existing Boardwalk Barbecue restaurant. Construction is set to begin this year.

Next year’s new enhancements also include an extensive expansion, renovations and new additions in store for Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, which were announced earlier this summer. Orange County’s largest water park will debut two water slide towers offering exhilarating attractions geared for families and thrill seekers. Shore Break will tower over seven stories and offer six different thrilling water slide experiences. Four of the slides on the tower will feature an Aqua-Launch chamber which will innovatively launch guests as the floor under their feet drops them into an almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume. Shore Break will also feature dueling tube slides that will zip riders through an enchanting series of drops and turns. The height requirements for Shore Break slides are 48 inches.  The Wedge slide tower will take the location of the current Pacific Spin and will be an open air family raft ride. Up to six guests at a time will descend down navigating twists and turns and unexpected drops. The minimum height requirement is 40 inches and 40 – 48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person. The expansion project will also include updated shaded seating areas, cabanas and a remodeled Longboards’ Grill. Guests will be able to experience both water slide towers when Knott’s Soak City Waterpark opens for the summer season in May 2017.


A 2017 Season Pass is the best way to experience all of the new additions coming to Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark next year. A Knott’s Regular Pass includes unlimited 2017 admissions to Knott’s Berry Farm and a Gold Pass includes unlimited 2017 admissions to both Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City Waterpark. Right now you can get either a Regular or Gold Pass at the lowest price of the year: a Regular Pass for as low as 6 payments of $15, or a Gold Season Pass for as low as 6 payments of just $17.62.  And when new passholders purchase before 12/31/16, you get one free admission during 2016 season to Knott’s Berry Farm.  Hurry, offers end Jan 8, 2017. Applicable taxes and fees apply. The payment plan is only available online at