Christmas Carol Sing-Along at the Ark Encounter for ChristmasTime

by Ken Ham on December 10, 2019
Featured in Ken Ham Blog

It’s ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter south of Cincinnati! Now through December 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Day), you can enjoy tens of thousands of beautiful lights, the Ark lit up in rainbow colors, and a special Christmas program called “A Reason to Celebrate.” This program, taking place inside the Answers Center at 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., features a short animated film “Encounter the Wonder” and a traditional Christmas carol sing-along with our resident artists, Steve Hess & Southern Salvation. During this time, enjoy singing along to a special candlelight version of “Silent Night.”

For the past several days, Ark guests have been thoroughly enjoying the unique experience of singing along with Southern Salvation by candlelight. Check out this video taken on a smartphone recently at the Ark:

ChristmasTime is free (you only pay $10 for parking*) and is a wonderful event for the whole family. Guests have been pouring in from around the country to celebrate Christmas with us, including many bus tours. We’re thrilled a lot of people are not only having a great time but also are hearing the life-changing message of the gospel through the “Encounter the Wonder” film.

ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter Wonder show, Bethlehem ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter

ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum

Just 45 minutes away from ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter is ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum. This spectacular event features a dazzling garden of lights—including two new steel dinosaurs (one is 40 feet long and 15 feet high) designed by Buddy Davis and all lit up in Christmas lights—a live nativity, concerts (select evenings), and more. This event is also free (you only pay $5 for parking*). We encourage you to bring the whole family! It’s west of the Cincinnati Airport.

Live Nativity Christmas Town Floating Bridge Christmas Town Koi Pond

New this year: parking at the Ark and Creation Museum is free for residents of seven Northern Kentucky counties and one Indiana county.*

Visit us soon! Go to and for more information.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

*As a way of showing appreciation to its neighbors, AiG is offering free parking for residents in eight counties surrounding the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter: Kentucky’s counties of Grant, Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Pendleton, Gallatin, and Owen; and Indiana’s Dearborn County. A valid driver’s license from one of these eight counties will ensure free parking.

This offer to area residents is valid not only for ChristmasTime and ChristmasTown but also through all of 2020. It provides free access to the grounds, including the zoos, playgrounds, non-ticketed presentations, and more. A paid admission is required to go inside both the museum and the Ark.

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