The Peanuts Celebration is back at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA. This year, guests can enjoy the decorative ambiance of the celebration as well as a variety of themed foods and shows! We got the chance to attend on January 28th and it was a nice, cool day. Upon entering the main gates, we ran into some fun Peanuts photo booths in the style of comic strips. We also happened upon a fun merchandise booth decked out to resemble Lucy’s Psychiatric help kiosk. In the booth, guests could purchase the official Peanuts Celebration and Pin combo as well as some other items. The event-specific shirt design is fun and energetic with plenty of Peanuts personality.
One thing that the Peanuts Celebration has in spades is shows! Over at the Ghost Town Town Hall guests will find To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA. This exhibit showcases the role that Peanuts has played in NASA going back many decades. You might even find a photo opportunity with everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy himself! In the Bird Cage Theater, two shows that cycle throughout the day. One that I particularly enjoyed was Charlie Brown’s Trivia Challenge. This will test the audience’s knowledge of the Peanuts Gang as well as provide fun for everyone in your party. You can also find the Peanuts Sketch School which will teach everyone how to draw Peanuts characters. On the Calico Mine Stage, guests will be thoroughly entertained by Snoopy’s Legendary Rooftop Concert. This musical revue features The Jelly of the Month Club indie band as well as Peanuts characters – it’s a total howling good time! Also on the Calico Mine Stage is It’s Your Life, Charlie Brown which features Charlie Brown taking part in the classic game show It’s Your Life! There are even more shows to list but I’ll leave you to the park’s event website for that. Suffice it to say, your party will be well-entertained by what Knott’s has come up with for the Peanuts Celebration.
No Knott’s seasonal event would be complete without food and the Peanuts Celebration is no different. Throughout the park, guests will find that most of the food stops are offering up something fun and different. For instance, the Cornbread Funnel Cake with Honey and Pulled Pork was a favorite during our visit, and I really wanted to try the Berry French Toast Funnel Cake but simply couldn’t eat another bite – I got so filled up by everything. The Carrot Cake Churros with Cream Cheese Filling were a lot softer than those experienced in previous years and they are well worth purchasing. Also, if you are 21 or older, be sure to hit the Calico Saloon for a frosty Boysenberry Hef!
The topper of our visit to the Peanuts Celebration was being able to go through Pig-Pen’s Pig Pen – complete with little adorable piglets. In the Pig Pen you will also find Pig-Pen for a photo opportunity!
While the Peanuts Celebration is definitely not as transformative as most Knott’s Seasons of Fun events, it’s a welcome dressing of family fun over the usual amount of Knott’s Berry Farm offerings. I’d definitely recommend it – especially if you are a fan of Peanuts or have small children in your party. The Knott’s Berry Farm Peanuts Celebration is happening daily now through February 26, 2023. You can get park hours, ticket info, and more over at their official website.