So Christmas is technically over, and you still have a day off work—but you spent all your money back on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. So, expensive ol' Disneyland is definitely out if the question (getting a family of four just through the gate sets you back more than $350). Thank Kris Kringle for Knott's Merry Farm, the budget-conscious person's amusement park. They've got crazy roller coasters, the Camp Snoopy kids' areas complete with Peanuts characters for photo ops, live holiday-themed performances throughout the day, arts-and-craft vendors, some of the best fried chicken in the state—and booze! Wonderful booze! If you've still got that Christmas spirit coursing through your merry little heart, but you're wallet is more "bah humbug," Knott's Merry Farm is your answer.
Dec. 16-Jan. 5, 2013