While the theme park remains closed, Christmas spirit still shines bright this year with holiday charm brimming out of every corner of the park, as Knott’s wondrously transforms with enchanted décor, thousands of twinkling lights, miles of festive garland, and a variety of picturesque holiday settings, all serving as a backdrop to the tastiest holiday foods around. To plan your day at Taste of Merry Farm, take a look at our event guide outlining the ways in which you can enjoy the new and one-of-a-kind food, drink and merchandise offerings. With over 60 unique food and drink items offered on the tasting card, guests can choose from popular flavors of the season like Fully Loaded Turkey Dinner Tater Tots and Comet’s Cinnamon Bun with a Maple Glaze and Candied Pecans, plus options for all dietary preferences. Here are some tips and tricks to enjoying the Taste of Merry Farm!
The only way to experience the limited time Taste of Merry Farm is with a tasting card purchased in advance at knotts.com. A tasting card is required for event entry. Adult tasting cards (ages 12+) are priced at $40 (plus tax) and will include five food tastings and Junior tasting cards (ages 3-11) are $20 (plus tax) and include three tastings; children two and under are free. Tasting cards are date specific and must be purchased online at knotts.com or through the Knott’s Berry Farm mobile app prior to the date of visit. Season passholders receive a 10% discount on tasting cards.
Pro Tip: Make sure to purchase your tasting cards well in advance. In order to maintain proper physical distancing of guests, Taste of Merry Farm’s tasting cards will be limited each day and may sell out.
Before arriving, please be aware that Knott’s Berry Farm continues to follow state, local and CDC health guidelines, there are new safety measures and operational changes we are establishing to ensure the safety of our guests.
All associates and guests must wear a facial covering while visiting Taste of Knotts or the Knott’s California Marketplace store locations and restaurants- masks are not required while sitting at a table or bench to eat.
Before entering the event, you will pass through a temperature area where your temperature is read. If anyone in your party has a temperature of 100.4°F/38°C or higher, you will be directed to return home and reschedule your visit.
Parking is free for Taste of Knotts. Arrive anytime during event hours.
Pro Tip: You can leave and re-enter the event on the same day. This means you can enjoy shopping in the California Marketplace anytime throughout the day and return to event to browse the rare, handmade and personalized gifts from over 23 artisan local crafters, including Knott’s famous glassblower and chainsaw carver.
Once you pass through the safety screening and security checkpoint, it is on to the main event. With over 60 food and drink options to choose from, the only hard part is deciding where to begin. Sweet or savory?
Pro Tip: Check out the different Taste of Merry Farm Food Items at the bottom of the page here to plan ahead which items you would like to taste.
Visit Ghost Town for a Merry Farm classic, Turkey Dinner Big Bites or try something all new like the Deli Style Turkey, Brie, and Arugula Sandwich with a Boysenberry-Cranberry Relish.
Pro Tip: You can purchase the Boysenberry-Cranberry Relish at General Store, Berry Market and the Main Booth across from the glassblower to recreate this flavorful sandwich at home!
Hollywood Hits is now open and serving all different treats. If you’re not in the mood for a savory slice of pizza, try the Chocolate Chip Pizza Slice with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Head to Fiesta Village for Mexican-inspired holiday cuisine. This merry season wouldn’t be complete without a Pork Tamale with Salsa Roja and Spanish Rice. You can also find delicious Horchata served at each location in Fiesta Village.
Pro Tip: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Items are available. You can find more information at the bottom of the page here under Taste of Merry Farm Special Dietary Needs.
After grabbing your treats, find a table or bench to enjoy them. Masks are not required while sitting at a table or bench to eat. Seating is spaced out throughout the event footprint and frequently touched surfaces are disinfected daily and sanitized constantly.
Pro Tip: Hand sanitizing stations are available through the event area. Be sure to utilize them frequently.
Have any tips of your own? Share them in the comments!