Thursday, February 15, 2024
Knott’s Berry Farm Kicks Off Annual Boysenberry Festival on March 8 and the Debut of the New Knott’s Hotel
The festival runs select dates March 8 – April 28.
The festival features an extensive lineup of one-of-a-kind boysenberry food and drink creations, entertainment and fun activities for the whole family.
This year's event will feature a blend of entirely new menu offerings and the return of fan favorites. Discover some truly inventive and original savory creations, including this year's chicken tikka marsala with boysenberry curry sauce and pork loin slices over mashed potatoes with a creamy boysenberry mustard sauce. Indulge your sweet tooth cravings with berry-infused dessert items throughout the festival, including the new boysenberry and chocolate stuffed cookie, lemon bar with a boysenberry compote and boysenberry brownie parfait. A great way to enjoy it all is by purchasing a tasting card priced at $55. The tasting card offers six tastings from a number of boysenberry-inspired dishes and drinks. A variety of signature boysenberry items will also be available for purchase a la carte. Tasting cards are available at Knotts.com or the theme park.
Knott's Boysenberry Festival also comes with endless entertainment throughout the park. From musical performances to fun interactive games, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Guests are invited to celebrate the heritage of California's original theme park with the show Knott's Preserved. Through song, dance and storytelling, the audience takes a musical journey from the little ghost town of Calico to the Seaside Boardwalk of the Roaring '20s to commemorate the heritage of the park. All aboard for a boysenberry bon voyage at the legendary Bird Cage Theatre with a special presentation of the comedy melodrama Riverboat Revenge. Guests are challenged to try their berry best in Boysenberry Fun and Games in Calico Park or head over to Calico Mine Stage for the wildly entertaining Boysenberry Pie Eating Contest. Young ones and the young at heart are invited to cozy up to the cutest critters on the farm, including horses, goats and other furry friends at Old MacDonald's Barn, a tribute to one of the farm's original attractions. Those unfamiliar with the berry that started it all are encouraged to grab a slice of history in the History of the Boysenberry Museum in Town Hall. Stroll through the streets of Calico and browse through all the unique boysenberry-inspired artisan products available at the Boysenberry Festival Craft Fair, with over two dozen local craft vendors.
Knott’s Hospitality Reimagined
Knott's Berry Farm proudly unveils the completion of its multimillion-dollar hotel transformation, introducing a new name and overnight experience that honor founders Walter and Cordelia Knott. The Knott's Hotel celebrates their legacy by blending invention, tradition, and imaginative style into a captivating 322-room guest haven for park and business guests alike.
This metamorphosis includes a redesigned guest registration that opens to the lobby great room, a charming new outdoor courtyard, an expanded gift shop, and a new coffee bar, The Pantry, featuring freshly brewed Starbucks coffee and grab-n-go items. Every guestroom and suite has been renovated, boasting hand-crafted accents that exude upscale farmhouse chic.
Thirty Acres Kitchen, the new full-service hotel restaurant, offers farm-inspired delights and classic American cuisine. Paying homage to the original 30 acres of the Knott's farm and Cordelia Knott's culinary finesse, the restaurant promises seasonal menu items to complement the park's themed areas, festivals and events as well as an expanded outdoor dining veranda. A spacious double-sided wrap-around bar seamlessly extends the down-home charm into the lobby. Here, guests can enjoy locally inspired craft cocktails and small plates, surrounded by the cozy and eclectic ambiance that defines the Knott's Hotel experience.
Among the renovation highlights is the comprehensive redesign of all 20,000 square feet of meeting space, complete with updated cutting-edge technology, positioning Knott's Hotel as Orange County's premier destination for corporate meetings, weddings, special events, and seated dinners for over 300 guests.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Universal CityWalk Hollywood February Updates!
Wine, Dine, Shop and More at CityWalk this February 2024
Some of the latest fun offerings at Universal CityWalk... thank you USH/CityWalk for keeping us in the loop!
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen: An extra sweet treat is in store at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen with The Sweetheart Milkshake, a limited time specialty milkshake that is available now through February 21, 2024. The Sweetheart, which is ideal for sharing and is deliciously crafted with vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, buttercream frosting, festive sprinkles, whipped topping, chocolate-covered strawberry and topped with sweetheart candies. Our latest visit of tasty fun here!
Universal Cinema: Date night awaits… Enjoy dinner at any one of Universal CityWalk’s top-tier restaurants and catch the latest blockbuster at the Universal Cinema featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres. Now through summer, guests can receive 10% off their dinner at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen with the purchase of a same-day Universal Cinema movie ticket.
Voodoo Doughnuts: Now through February 14, guests can purchase a variety of delectable treats in honor of Valentine’s Day at Voodoo Doughnuts, including the Conversation Hearts, Valentine’s Sprinkle Cake, Box of Love and Chocolate Sweetheart doughnuts. From March 14 – 17, Voodoo will celebrate the luck of the Irish with a specialty St. Patrick’s Day doughnut.
Universal Monsters Tribute Store: Opening later this month, the Universal Monsters Tribute Store at Production Central is the place to shop for everyone celebrating horror all year long. Each section of the store features an iconic classic Universal Monster, including The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and Wolf Man, with such unique apparel, accessories, glassware and collectibles.
NBC Sports Grill & Brew: Let’s get happy with Happy Hour at NBC Sports Grill weekdays from 2 – 5pm. From a night out with friends and family to date night, the eclectic menu includes select draft beer, wine, cocktails and hearty burgers such as the NBC Classic, BBQ Burger and Jalapeno Burger. The Happy Hour menu offers a variety of sharable snacks, including Fried Pickles, Chips and Queso, Loaded Fries or Tots, Pretzel Bites and Chicken Tenders.
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