Come January, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the PEANUTS gang take 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 you in the middle of the comic strip.
Our frog squad had a wonderful time hopping into the memorable world of the PEANUTS gang in 2020, and we've packed this guide with all the need-to-know details. New 2022 details are to come. While there's plenty of nostalgia for us older frogs who grew up with PEANUTS, the tadpoles loved it too. But with winter 2022 being the first PEANUTS Celebration in two years, it will likely feel like a whole new experience for our toddler, Lily. Keep reading for a full rundown of the new family-friendly shows, delicious food items and comic-strip themed décor throughout the entire park! This year includes a new walk-around character to join in the fun.
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. Hours vary based on the day, so check the Knott's Berry Farm app for hours. We always recommend arriving before park opening for the shortest lines and lowest crowds of the day. Visit knotts.com for a full list of hours of operation.
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 over the gate price and not have to pay any additional taxes or fees (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. 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!
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!
The Music Goes 'Round and Around (Camp Snoopy Theater): Get ready to dance in the aisles as Sally and Schroeder host a retrospect of melodies.
Woodstock's Music Festival (Calico Stage - Nighttime): When the sun goes down, Woodstock’s Music Festival comes to 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.
Cowboy Jamboree (Calico Park): Froglets are invited to an adventure through the Wild, Wild West with PEANUTS friends Franklin and Linus. Games include stick horse races, horseshoe tosses and other Western activities.
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.
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!
Knott's Food Specialties
There are plenty of delicious new food items throughout the park but we’ve selected the best of the best for your froglets:
Pulled Pork Baked Mac & Cheese (Ghost Town): Cheese and bacon are a wonderful duo, and this specialty treat flawlessly combines the two. Chow down on pulled pork, bacon, onion rings and mac & cheese with this new food item, located at Wagon Wheel Pizza!
Mommy Frog Tip: We recommend splitting one of these rich dishes between you and all your froglets to avoid upset stomachs on some of the bigger rides.
Snoopy’s Dog House Hot Dogs (Fiesta Village): Snoopy has taken over Fiesta Dogs and put his own spin on their menu, including the Beagle Scout, an all-beef dog topped with corn relish, guacamole and crispy jalapeño bites.
Frooty Tooty Funnel Cake (Ghost Town, The Boardwalk): This colorful masterpiece is every sugar fanatic’s dream (although it might cause froglets to hop around with more energy than usual!) Indulge in a rice krispy treat, vanilla ice cream and a Fruity Pebbles-laden funnel cake! Located at the Log Ride Funnel Cake stand and Cable Car Kitchen.
(P.S. If you’re more of a chocolate fiend, we recommend going for the Mud Pie Funnel Cake instead. Chocolate pudding, chocolate chips and whipped cream galore!)
Charlie Brown Macarons & Baked Goods (Ghost Town): Macarons are fun to eat in general, but the experience is even more delightful when its decorations are inspired by the one and only Charlie Brown! Colorful sugar cookies featuring the rest of the PEANUTS gang are also available. Taste them for yourself at the Ghost Town Bakery.
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.
Pig Pen’s Pig Pen (Livery Stable): Say hello to horses, donkeys, piglets and Pig Pen himself — along with his PEANUTS pals — at Pig Pen’s Pig Pen! This is a great stop on the way from Ghost Town into The Boardwalk.
"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.
A jaunt through Camp Snoopy will reveal even more comic-strip vignettes and reminders of some of the most well-beloved phrases (Good Grief!).
Have a question about Knott's PEANUTS Celebration or the park in general? Drop us a line in the comments below! If you are looking to visit Knott's PEANUTS Celebration, get your discount Knott's Berry Farm tickets from Undercover Tourist.