Due to public health efforts to contain COVID-19, the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are temporarily closed until April 20 or later.
It’s time to start making your plans to visit our 13th annual ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum! This year’s event will take place from November 29, 2019, through December 30, 2019 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Here’s a glimpse of what you will experience when you join us to celebrate this special time of the year.
Your ChristmasTown adventure will begin in the Garden of Lights, our Eden Botanical Gardens! Stroll through the gardens amid the breathtaking display of thousands of multi-colored lights. Each year, we add new designs and more color throughout the garden trails, so your experience is never the same!
Step back in time as you view a realistic recreation of the events surrounding the night of our Savior’s birth at our live nativity. Reflect on the true meaning of Christmas as you watch Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus.
The Eden Animal Experience is a fun place for children and adults to experience close encounters with our unique animals, including wallabies, goats, camels, and more! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to ride one of our camels, which will transport your imagination to the very first Christmas.
Shop for one-of-a-kind, artisanal gifts in our large fair trade market, and find apparel, stuffed animals, books, DVDs, and much more inside our Dragon Hall Bookstore!
Warm up with a cup of cocoa from the food court, or get a spectacular view of the lights from the heated deck at Noah's Café while enjoying our classic turkey or pot roast dinner!
Looking to warm up from the winter’s chill? Head into the Creation Museum to experience our stunning exhibits, and receive a collectible souvenir mug with unlimited hot chocolate refills the night of your visit. All of that for just $14.99 after 5 p.m.
Continue celebrating this special time of the year with a trip to our sister attraction for ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter! See the life-size Ark lit up in rainbow-colored lights, glide across the Glice® skating rink, enjoy a Christmas buffet, shop for unique gifts, meet adorable zoo animals, catch an animated show that shares a Christmas message of hope in the Answers Center, and more!
Save the date, and start making your plans today to bring the whole family out for an unforgettable holiday evening! Be sure to share your favorite ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum photos with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #creationmuseum, and you might see your picture featured in a future blog!