Every year, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the PEANUTS gang kick off the new year by taking over the entire park during the Knott’s Berry Farm PEANUTS Celebration! From Jan. 22 to March 6, 2022, froglets and their parents are invited to experience all things PEANUTS at this colorful celebration that puts guests in the middle of the comic strip.
Our frog squad had a wonderful time hopping into the memorable world of the PEANUTS gang at the Knott's Berry Farm PEANUTS Celebration. We've packed this guide with all the need-to-know details. There's plenty of nostalgia for us older frogs who grew up with PEANUTS, and the tadpoles love it too. We got to meet a character new to Knott's, try new foods and experience new entertainment. Keep reading for a full rundown of the new family-friendly shows, delicious food items and comic-strip themed décor throughout the entire park!
Knott's Berry Farm PEANUTS Celebration
Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration Dates & Hours
The PEANUTS Celebration activities are available daily Jan. 22 through March 6. In the past it was weekends (plus holidays) only. The Knott's calendar shows it hoppening every day in 2022, but you may see less entertainment and fewer characters during the week. Some special food may only be available on the weekend. Hours vary based on the day, so check the Knott's Berry Farm app. You can find the shows and events in the app as well. We always recommend arriving before park opening for the shortest lines and lowest crowds of the day.
Best Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration Ticket Options
PEANUTS Celebration is included with Knott's Berry Farm admission. You can get your discount Knott's Berry Farm Tickets from your favorite froggy friends to save some money for funnel cakes and other tasty treats. You’ll save $33 ($37 on weekdays) over the gate price and not have to pay any additional taxes or fees from the final price shown (compared to buying directly from Knott's online).
We don't sell the dining plan, but you can save a lot of money on food and get a meal every 90 minutes with the All Day Dining Plan. Even a single meal deal can save you money. Learn more about it in our Knott's Berry Farm food post. You can basically buy it (through Knott's) with your Undercover Tourist ticket savings and eat for free all day long!
PEANUTS Celebration Entertainment
Keep an eye out for new and returning acts this year!
The Music Goes 'Round and Around (Camp Snoopy Theater): Get ready to line dance in the aisles as Sally, Schroeder and Snoopy host a retrospect of melodies.
It's Your Life, Charlie Brown (Calico Mine Stage): Charlie Brown gets the surprise of his life in this game show. You can expect music, fun and surprise guests, including his pal Snoopy!
Woodstock's Music Festival (Calico Stage - Nighttime): When the sun goes down, Woodstock’s Music Festival comes to life in Ghost Town! This high-energy rock-and-roll show, led by The Jelly of the Month Club (and featuring the PEANUTS gang), is a great way to end the day.
Spike's Silent Disco (Fiesta Plaza): Snoopy's brother Spike hosts the quietest dance party around. Strap on some headphones and enjoy some upbeat tunes. Don't like the song or volume? You can change it to suit your needs. We each literally danced to our own beat. All headphones are sanitized before being used again.
PEANUTS Sketch School (Bird Cage Theater): If your froglets enjoy the Animation Studio at Disney’s California Adventure then they’ll like this activity for sure! Take a break from all the rides and food, and learn how to create a PEANUTS masterpiece from the park’s resident art teacher. We drew Peppermint Patty.
The James Street Trio (Boardwalk BBQ): Grab a plate, take a seat and allow the smooth music of Vince Guaraldi to transport you to the world of the PEANUTS gang.
KNOT Radio: The DJs on the Boardwalk are spinning PEANUTS music and may bring in a special guest or two! Be sure to walk by and see the PEANUTS memorabilia while you listen. I saw a Snoopy Snow Cone Machine from my froglet days.
There are new and exciting ways to see and interact with PEANUTS pals during the PEANUTS Celebration. The PEANUTS are generally out around the park at times between park opening and 5 p.m. You can get in tight for a hug or high five.
Don't miss Pig Pen’s Pig Pen at the Livery Stable. Say hello to horses, donkeys, piglets and Pig Pen himself while you are there. This is a great stop in the middle of Ghost Town.
Just around the corner from Pig Pen at Calico Park, you can play with Linus and Franklin at the PEANUTS Cowboy Jamboree. Froglets are invited to to play games from the Wild, Wild West. Games include stick horse races, horseshoe tosses and other Western activities, which vary throughout the day. A daily schedule is posted. This may only be available on weekends.
Marcie made her Knott's Berry Farm debut in 2022. You can find her in Camp Snoopy.
Meet Snoopy at the park entrance. Centered between all the photo ops is the famous beagle himself.
Keep an eye out for PEANUTS characters around Charleston Fountain. They don't appear on the app, but it's fun to catch them there. You can also catch them on stage during some of the shows.
Knott's Food Specialties
There are plenty of delicious new food items throughout the park just for the celebration. You'll find themed cookies and treats. Foods may have a PEANUTS connection (often in name only but are delicious just the same). Look for blue food offerings signs at all dining locations to see even more special PEANUTS Celebration items. You can pull up the complete menu on the Knott's Berry Farm app in the park.
Here are a few offerings, but look for blue food offerings signs at all dining locations to see special PEANUTS Celebration items. You can pull up the complete menu on the Knott's Berry Farm app in the park. These special items are all on the dining plan:
- Sutter’s Pizza — Fun Guy Charlie Pizza with chimichurri, mushrooms, arugula, and char tri tip
- Sutter’s Grill — Chicken Parm Grilled Cheese
- Wilderness Broiler — Pistachio Mahi Mahi with Rice Pilaf and a Lemon Cream Sauce (You might not jump for theme park fish, but this was so delicious. We give it a 10/10!)
- Strictly-on-a-Stick — Make the Dog Happy turkey corndog with grainy brown mustard
- Boardwalk BBQ — Shermy’s Smoked Meat Sandwich
- Papa Loca — Wah Wah Wah Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Loaded Fries
- Fiesta Dogs — Let’s Be Frank Sonoran Dog (available weekends only)
- Cantina — Spicy Sriracha Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Coleslaw
- Grizzly Creek — Grande Mac Sloppy Joe with Mac & Cheese and Patty Melt Grilled Cheese (this location opens in the morning if you want to get an early start on the feasting).
When we picked up funnel cake at Ghost Town Grub, we tried the Deep Fried Grilled Cheese Sandwich. That location also offered Lucy's Kit Kat Fingers Funnel Cake. The grilled cheese is only available on the weekend.
If you want a sweet treat, hop by the Ghost Town Bakery. Pick up kite cookies or colorful sugar cookies themed with PEANUTS characters. There are also other special treats such as The Beagle's Nutella and Banana Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Linus's Blondies, The Great Pumpkin Tart and more. You can also find a Soft Caramel Snickerdoodle Cookiewich or Peanut Butter Macarons in the park during the celebration.
Knott's PEANUTS Celebration Rides & Other Attractions
Beagle Bonanza (Camp Snoopy): Give your little froglets a break from hopping around and hop aboard the Grand Sierra Railroad instead. This kid-sized train ride takes you through a series of fun scenes as the PEANUTS gang prepare for their Beagle Bonanza. Before you know it, you’ll be right in the middle of the party itself.
"Take Care with PEANUTS" Exhibit (Calico Town Hall): For a slower pace, take a moment to visit the newest family-friendly exhibit in Calico Town Hall. Learn about the cultural impact the PEANUTS have played over the years and the inspiration behind some of the most popular storylines, comic strips, photos and drawings. This special exhibit was organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
Comic-Strip Photo Opportunities: From the second you step through the gates, froglets are greeted with vibrant photo opportunities, brought to life from classic PEANUTS comic strips.
Fans of the beloved PEANUTS strip might remember the infamous Charlie Brown & Lucy football gag, or Linus being dragged by his blanket and an ever-insatiable Snoopy who wants to give you a kiss (swak!).
A jaunt through Camp Snoopy will reveal even more comic-strip vignettes and reminders of some of the most well-beloved exclamations in speech bubbles (Good Grief! Aaugh! and My Sweet Babboo!). You'll find different PEANUTS decor and buntings around the park.
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