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Behind the Merriment of Merry Farm

Caryn Bailey

Knott's Berry Blogger 2019
Caryn is a long-time family-focused writer and digital media expert, who covers a range of lifestyle topics including food, fashion, beauty, film, travel, and technology. Caryn draws from her experience as a mother and a healthcare professional to share her knowledge and experiences. Having traveled the world, Orange County is home to Caryn and her two young children. Read more about Caryn's adventures on Rockin Mama

Amazing how the park goes from Scary to Merry in the matter of days, don’t you agree? Well it takes a large team and months of serious planning to make the seasons change at Knott’s Berry Farm. So just what does it take to make Knott’s Berry Farm the Merriest Farm around? Check out just some of the fun details that go into making families flock back to the park year after year to enjoy the holidays with their loved ones!

Decking the park! Merry Farm Decor, it takes LOTS of holiday decorations to transform every corner of the park and all the spaces in between, here’s the short list of what goes into transforming the farm:

143,000 lights

20,000 Feet of Foliage

400 Bows

120 Christmas Trees

200 Wreaths

100,000 various ornaments  

And 1 Surfboard Tree, just for good measure.

There’s no place like home! This year's all new Home for the Holidays Show during Merry Farm on the Calico Mine Stage is Knott’s Berry Farms most ambitious stage set undertaking to date. If you haven’t seen the show yet, you will understand when you see it! The show and it’s set are inspired by a Currier & Ives hand-colored lithographic print from the 19th century and features a full facade of a “home” that flawlessly opens up to reveal it’s cozy interior with a  living room equipped with a fireplace and a 2 story workable staircase. The 25 minute show starring 20 talented performers transports the audience to the Harper Family’s residence where they are busy preparing for a Christmas Eve gathering with their friends and loved ones. 

The 1915 period costumes are perfection and the show includes a mix of Ballet, Tap and Musical Theatre dance during the “Home for the Holidays,” “Jingle Bells,” “Sleigh Ride,” and, “Deck the Halls,” musical numbers. The end result is sheer nostalgia and concludes with a charming dusting of snow on stage as well as for the audience to share in. 

Find Home for the Holidays on the Calico Mine Stage select days through January 5, 2020.

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Caryn Bailey

Knott's Berry Blogger 2019
Caryn is a long-time family-focused writer and digital media expert, who covers a range of lifestyle topics including food, fashion, beauty, film, travel, and technology. Caryn draws from her experience as a mother and a healthcare professional to share her knowledge and experiences. Having traveled the world, Orange County is home to Caryn and her two young children. Read more about Caryn's adventures on Rockin Mama

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