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Is Knott's Berry Farm Open On Thanksgiving? | Holiday Travel Tips

You may have heard about a massive Thanksgiving feast from Knott's Berry Farm that can be brought home to enjoy with your family on Thanksgiving day.

But you might be wondering if instead of just taking this feast home with you on Thanksgiving, perhaps you can spend the whole day at Knott's Berry Farm!

In this guide, we'll explain if Knott's Berry Farm is open on Thanksgiving day, as well as some Thanksgiving holiday travel tips to keep in mind!

Questions We'll Answer About Thanksgiving at Knott's Berry Farm:

  • Is Knott's Berry Farm Open On Thanksgiving?
  • Thanksgiving Theme Park Tips!

Family at Knott's Berry Farm during the Holidays


Is Knott's Berry Farm Open On Thanksgiving?

Knott's Berry Farm is open every day of the year including on Thanksgiving day!

Thanksgiving day is one of the most popular days of the year to visit Knott's Berry Farm and operating hours are typically longer than usual to accommodate the extra crowds.

Knott's Berry Farm sets itself apart from most of the other big theme parks by actually giving the Fall season and Thanksgiving a lot more love instead of jumping straight into Christmas.

Turkey, pies and gravy from Knotts Berry Farm

It's easy to think that most people would rather be at home enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner, but the truth is many people are looking for a fun getaway during their Thanksgiving break and Knott's Berry Farm has become a very popular destination this time of year.

Not only is Knott's Berry Farm open on Thanksgiving, but they're also known for a massive Thanksgiving feast which can be enjoyed inside the park or can even be purchased for takeout! 

If you're interested in having a traditional Thanksgiving feast at Knott's Berry Farm then be sure to make a reservation in advance as these offerings tend to go quickly.

If you decide on takeout then you'll need to purchase your Thanksgiving feast ahead of time as well - same-day orders are not allowed. 

Thanksgiving Theme Park Tips!

Family playing in the snowfall at Knott's Berry Farm

Thanksgiving is one of the most popular days of the year to visit Knott's Berry Farm, so planning ahead is key. Below we have some of our favorite tips to save time and money on your Thanksgiving visit to Knott's.


As mentioned earlier in the article, Thanksgiving Knott's Berry Farm is very popular! If you’re looking for a traditional turkey dinner then make sure to make your dinner reservation a month in advance at the latest.

Have the same mindset if you're looking to order a Thanksgiving feast to go as well. 


    Don't wait to purchase your tickets at the front gate of Knott's Berry Farm as you'll spend valuable time waiting in often lengthy lines.

    Purchase your tickets for Knott's Berry Farm online to save time and money!


    Crowds are often the lowest first thing in the morning and late at night.

    If you can get to the park early you might be able to hit some of the most popular attractions before lengthy wait times being to build.

    Crowds will also start to dwindle as it gets later in the evening, so you'll have another opportunity at shorter wait times at night (typically after 8 PM).


    Wait times for most attractions can often stretch for multiple hours on Thanksgiving.

    If you're willing to spend some extra money then Fast Lane will drastically reduce the amount of time you'll spend waiting in line on Thanksgiving.



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