Christmas at the Ark
Here are some of the exciting enhancements you can enjoy at the Ark Encounter for 13 special days, from December 16–23 and again December 26–30 (same dates for Christmas Town at the Creation Museum):
- See the Ark property decorated with thousands of beautiful Christmas lights.
- Half-price admission every day after 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to bring friends and family to hear the gospel at the Ark!
- Extended hours. The Ark Encounter will be open 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
- Free parking after 5 p.m. on December 16–23 and December 26–30
In addition to these special enhancements, enjoy half-price admission all day on Christmas Eve (the park closes at 3 p.m.). Come and contemplate the one Door of salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ, on Christmas Eve, at the full-size Noah’s Ark. I believe that, apart from the Cross, the Ark is the greatest symbol of salvation. What better way to remember Christ this time of year than at the Ark?
Got some last-minute Christmas shopping to wrap up? Our gift shop is full of great gift ideas, including T-shirts, books, DVDs, and unique stuffed animals. We even have a large fair trade market with handmade items you won’t find anywhere else. And when you purchase a fair trade gift item you are helping underprivileged artisans around the world.
Christmas Town at the Creation Museum
Our annual Christmas Town is back at the Creation Museum from December 16–23 and again December 26–30 at 5 p.m.–8 p.m. on each of those dates. Christmas Town features many indoor and outdoor activities, including a live Nativity, tens of thousands of spectacular lights throughout our botanical gardens, dramas, special concerts, delicious food, and more.
This Christmas event is free,* so bring friends and family with you. If you’ve come before, be sure to make the Creation Museum a stop again this year, since there’s always something new. Also, for each of the 13 Christmas Town dates, guests can gain entrance to the Creation Museum for $5 per person after 5 p.m.
Happy Birthday, Mally
When I hear on the news that it’s Pearl Harbor Day, it reminds me that December 7 is my wife’s birthday (that’s how I remember her special day!). Since she was born in Australia, we celebrate birthdays twice here in the USA—Australia time (it was December 7 yesterday in Australia) and US time—we celebrate again today!
So how old is she? Well, she was born in the same year that Watson and Crick discovered the helical structure of DNA (that’s how I remember her age!). Now I’m probably in big trouble!
Here is a photo of my wife, Mally, with our 15 grandchildren (another one arrives in January) at a family party we had last night. Trying to get all 15 grandkids looking at the camera and smiling was, we decided, an impossible task!
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.
*There will be a charge for two outdoor activities during Christmas Town: the zip lines and the camel rides.