Sunday, December 14, 2008

CHRISTMAS TIME AT KNOTTS BERRY FARM

Every year I go to Knotts Berry Farm with my sister, Maureen & Trinity. This year Maureen's husband, Jeff, joined us.

There are two weekends in the month of December Toys for Tots is there and if you bring a toy you get into the park for free.

You walk through the big Christmas tree.

Give your toys to one of the wonderful men or women of our military. They put them into large trucks and give you your ticket to enter.

The park is all decorated for Christmas and very pretty.


There are cute little touches through out the park that reminds you that it is Christmas time.



This big display was beautiful and greats you as you first walk in the park. I was a bit surprised to see this. In today's time where companies try hard to please everyone and have taken out the true meaning of Christmas it was wonderful to see Knotts Berry Farm still protects the reason we celebrate Christmas.


Snoopy and Charlie Brown are the mascots of Knotts Berry Farm. This is a picture of Trinity with her grandpa.


During December there are lots of craft booths. I thought this guy was very interesting. He would take a photo of someone and then carve them out of clay and make a 3D picture of them.


Of course there are rides through out the park.



We went into the area set up for Santa but he was not there. The sign says he was out feeding his reindeer.


So we shopped around in his store full of everything Christmas.



We also enjoyed the displays of toys and ornaments everywhere.



I loved this big spinning top.


Christmas shows were taking place throughout the park. I love watching them. They get me in the holiday spirit.


They have lots of little buildings that are done like they were in the Wild West time. Which of course is the theme throughout the park.



They even have a real school house that they purchased. The school house is from the 1800's and there is always a lady dressed up in costume like the teacher would have been. She will answer any questions you have about what school was like back then.


Here is an over view of one part of the park. It doesn't look like it but it was very packed. People everywhere and you had to wait in lines over an hour long for everything.

The thing we enjoy most is seeing the Snoopy on Ice show. So it was well worth the hour wait.


I couldn't get any good photos of the show going on as they do not allow flash. But the skaters were wonderful. Doing spins and jumps that were so good that you couldn't help but yell out and clap loudly.

Then there were the bumper cars. This is Trinity with her grandma Maureen. They are having fun crashing into each other.

I didn't go on this ride as I have a bad neck and crashing into anything is not good for me.


This is one of the three stuffed animals Trinity got at the park. This one was like a Build A Bear. You pick out the animal, stuff it yourself and of course there are lots of clothes you can buy for it.

Knotts Berry Farm started out years ago as a farm. Mr. Knotts crossed a few different berries together and came up with Boysenberries. They sold the berries in road side stands. Then Mrs. Knotts started to make pies with the berries and they quickly became a big hit so she added fried chicken dinners to her menu.

The lines started to grow and grow as the word of her wonderful meals and pies spread throughout the town. So Mr. Knotts decided to build a replica of a ghost town were people could go through the shops and buildings while waiting for their reservation.

That is how Knotts Berry Farm started. To this day they still serve the famous Chicken Dinners and yummy berry pies.

The photo above is of Trinity and her grandpa, Jeff waiting for their chicken dinner to be served.

After we all ate we decided we were tired and full and agreed it sounded like a good time to go home. But, we will be back next Christmas time, if not sooner.
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9 comments:

Lorilee said...

Looks like ya'll had lots of fun! What a great Christmas Tradition!
Merry Christmas,
Lorilee

Susan said...

I haven't been to Knots for a few years. I'll have to go some Christmas and check it out. My friend Sharon and I always go to Disneyland at Christmas (my husband and daughter work there). Disneyland was beautiful, too. We didn't do any rides...just Christmas shopping. I had a 40% discountk! Yea! Sorry I didn't take pictures.

TattingChic said...

I love Knotts Berry Farm any time of year! Thanks for sharing the holiday goodness! :)

Glenda said...

Well if this doesn't get you in the mood, I don't know what will. That's a great and generous thing their doing. If all Big parks will do that.

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. I haven't been there since I was a child.

Ciao

Lindsay-ann said...

I would love to go to Knotts Berry Farm one day. It looks amazing. Trinity looks to be having the most wonderful time there.
Thanks for sharing your fun day out.
Lindsay

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Gee, I haven't been to KBF in decades, when I was a little girl and lived in Cali. Here in the Ozarks we have our own version, Silver Dollar City. Merry Christmas!

Anne Fannie said...

I love Knotts Berry Farm. I have a season pass and go there often. There is nothing like having dinner at the chicken resturant! Looks like you guys had a great time!~Ann

Mary Ellen said...

Sounds like a lovely day...we are going to try going to Sea World next week-end, they are doing the Polar Express theme this year. Wanted to let you know that I am having a give-away on my blog....it ends tonight at midnight

Barb said...

Joanne,
Thank you for that sweet note.
Today my heart overflows with joy, and gratefulness for all around me.

Oh, you Californhia girl, it is 24 here today, and we are having our fisrt snow. It is so beautiful. =)

We are cuddled inside with our lights, the smell of pine, and each other. What moer could a person want?!

Blessings on your day.

BJ