On select dates starting this Friday, November 26, and continuing through December 30, Answers in Genesis will once again host its free spectacular annual Christmas programs at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in northern Kentucky.
ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum and ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter will display tens of thousands of dazzling lights. Along with some new activities, the museum will once again feature a live nativity. A brief video of the beautifully decorated museum grounds is here:
The Ark’s Answers Center will provide a warm place for guests to enjoy the stunning Encounter the Wonder animated show on a massive 70-foot LED screen, special concerts and programs, along with Christmas carol sing-a-longs and live animal encounters — all free.
From November 26—December 19 at both locations, the Christmas events will run Wednesdays through Sundays, starting at 5 p.m. Then from December 20—30, the events will be held each evening beginning at 5 p.m. (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
Ken Ham: “Our guests love walking the grounds of both attractions as they view the thousands of stunning lights.”
Ken Ham, CEO and founder of the attractions, declared: “Our guests love walking the grounds of both attractions as they view the thousands of stunning lights. At the Ark, visitors can watch the spectacular and constantly changing colorful lights that will illuminate the life-size 510-foot-long Ark as well as enjoy the warmth of the Answers Center for Christmas music and other programs. At the museum, guests will experience our traditional live nativity and brightly colored lights.”
Two years ago, the Ark Encounter was voted by readers of USA Today as the number one faith-based attraction in America. The free ChristmasTime family friendly event features the following:
A Christmas dinner can be purchased at the Ark’s Emzara’s Restaurant during ChristmasTime.
Continuing a 14-year tradition, ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum invites families to enjoy free activities. Parking is only $10.* USA Today readers picked the museum as the nation’s number two faith-based attraction in America in 2019.
Often called the region’s “best garden of Christmas lights,” the grounds will include a large “high-tech” Christmas tree (new this year), bridges, waterfalls, a boardwalk, lighted dinosaur models, and more, which lead to the Eden Animal Experience with live animals for families to see.
Also at the Creation Museum for ChristmasTown:
The exhibits inside the Ark and Creation Museum will close at the regular time of 6 p.m. and the restaurants at 7 p.m.— everything else remains open until 8:30 p.m.
Ham stated: “ChristmasTime and ChristmasTown are our gifts to the community during this special time of year. Not only will visitors have a wonderful time together, but their hearts and thoughts will be directed toward Jesus and the special gift he gives to us because of his birth, death and resurrection. Invite your friends to visit our world-renowned attractions.”
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Bible-defending) ministry based in northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati. AiG’s Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction with a massive Noah’s Ark at the centerpiece. Built according to the biblical dimensions in Genesis chapter 6, the Ark is 510 feet in length, making it the largest freestanding, timber-frame structure in the world. The Creation Museum, located west of the Cincinnati Airport, has welcomed millions of visitors since opening in 2007.