Knott’s Peanuts Celebration is back in 2022 with an expanded calendar and new stage shows.
Rather than limiting the festivities to weekends as it did in 2020, Knott’s Berry Farm is running the event daily from Jan. 22 through March 6.
“The celebration features a new stage show, a new Charles Schulz exhibit, plenty of new Peanuts-inspired food items, and last but not least, a brand-new walk-around character to join in on the fun,” Knott’s said in a press release.
The new stage show is “It’s Your Life, Charlie Brown,” where the lovable loser will be put through his own version of the “It’s Your Life!” game show on the Calico Mine Stage. At night, the same stage will play host to “Woodstock’s Music Festival,” featuring kid-friendly indie rock band Jelly of the Month Club on select dates.
Another new offering for 2022 will be “Take Care with Peanuts,” an exhibit at the Calico Town Hall which will “look at the inspiration behind some of the most popular themes in PEANUTS through Schulz’s comic strips, photos, and drawings,” according to Knott’s.
Returning shows and special offerings for the 2022 event include:
- Peanuts Sketch School at the Bird Cage Theatre
- “Music Goes ‘Round and Around” at the Camp Snoopy Theater
- “Peanuts Cowboy Jamboree” at Calico Park
- The James Street Trio performing classic “Peanuts” music at Boardwalk BBQ
The Beagle Bonanza ride overlay is also returning to the Grand Sierra Railroad in the Camp Snoopy section of the park.
The Peanuts Celebration is the first in a long list of returning seasonal events for Knott’s in 2022. The park spent most of 2020 closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and didn’t fully reopen until May 2021.