It’s Christmas at the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum

by Ken Ham on December 8, 2021
Featured in Ken Ham Blog

Our spectacular Christmas programs have begun in N. Kentucky! Thousands of families have already visited to enjoy the gorgeous lights, live nativity, Christmas caroling, and more. And there’s still plenty of time for you and your family to come and enjoy ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter and ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum, now through December 30 (select dates—see calendar for details). Oh, and did I mention they’re free (you just pay for parking!)?

Here’s what guests have been loving as they bring their families to experience the wonder of Christmas:

ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter (exit 154 off I-75 in Williamstown, KY)

  • A beautiful sea of lights
  • The 510-foot-long Noah’s Ark lit in changing rainbow colors
  • Friendly zoo animals, including lemurs, sloths, camels, and more
  • Traditional Christmas carols and a special program inside the 2,500-seat Answers Center
  • Live animal encounters
  • Encounter the Wonder, a spectacular Christmas video on our huge 70-foot-wide LED screen
  • State-of-the-art playground
  • Festive foods and shopping
  • Camel rides (ticket purchase required)
  • Zip-line rides (ticket purchase required)
  • A trip back in the time with our virtual reality experience (ticket purchase required)
  • And more!

ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum (exit 11 off I-275 in Petersburg, KY)

  • A breathtaking garden of lights, with bridges, waterfalls, a boardwalk, lighted dinosaur models, and more
  • A petting zoo with alpacas, goats, pigs, chickens, a wallaby, and more
  • A live nativity (Thursday–Sunday nights)
  • State-of-the-art playground
  • Glice® (synthetic ice) skating (a nominal skate rental required)
  • Zip-line rides (ticket purchase required)
  • The Christmas Star, a 4K planetarium show (ticket purchase required)
  • Encounter the Wonder, shown in our spectacular 4D theater
  • Festive foods and shopping
  • And more!

Please note: this year, we will be closing the exhibits inside the Ark and Creation Museum at the normal closing time of 6 p.m.—but everything else remains open for the free Christmas events until 8:30 p.m.

Arrive early and tour the attractions before the Christmas events begin for the full experience (and, when you purchase your tickets online, enjoy $5 off your festive meal purchase for every paying member of your party). Find all the details at and

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

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

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