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ChristmasTown

Nov. 23 – Dec. 30, 2018
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Experience the wonder that surrounded the Savior’s birth at this free Christmas event featuring a live nativity, spectacular lights displays, and more!

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Hours & Dates

ChristmasTown runs from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. every night, November 23 through December 30, 2018, in addition to the museum’s regular hours from 10:00 a.m. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Free Event

Admission is free to ChristmasTown at the Museum after 5:00 p.m.! Separate from our regular daily admission, this event is free of charge and open to the public. (Does not include museum exhibit entry, parking ($5), food, retail items, zip lines, museum shows, or camel rides.)

Save on Museum Exhibits and Unlimited Hot Chocolate!

If arriving after 5:00 p.m., for a reduced price of only $14.99 (over $40 value*) guests during ChristmasTown get all of the following:

*Based on adult admission price. Offer available only during ChristmasTown at the Museum from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you have questions about this offer, please email us or call 800-721-2298.

Garden of Lights

Garden of Lights

Stroll through the museum’s botanical 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!

Christmastown food

Family Dining

Noah’s Café will once again be offering a special turkey dinner that is only available during this time of the year. Enjoy an amazing view of the lights while dining on our deck that is now heated and enclosed. Our delicious food will warm you up on a crisp night!

Christmastown Zip Lines

Christmas Zip Lines

Nov. 24 & Dec. 1, 8, 15–30*

Get a bird’s-eye view of the colorful lights as you soar down the Screaming Raptor Zip Lines. During ChristmasTown you can zip down three lines, which takes under one hour to complete. *Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Live Nativity

Step back in time as you view a realistic recreation of the events surrounding the night of our Savior’s birth. Reflect on the true meaning of Christmas as you watch Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus.

Who Is Jesus?
Christmastown food

The Magi’s Journey

As you walk through the Garden of Lights, you’ll also encounter one of the Magi, a wise man who journeyed to Bethlehem to see “the one who [was] born King of the Jews” and learn of his amazing journey.

Christmastown Zip Lines

Meet Bible Characters

Keep an eye out for biblical characters such as the shepherds roaming the Garden of Lights and telling about their connection with the birth of Christ.

Children's Fun Zone at ChristmasTown

Fun Zone

A new addition to this year’s event is a special children’s Fun Zone, which features an inflatable slide and bounce houses, located inside Legacy Hall. Get access to this area by taking advantage of our special pricing after 5 p.m.!

Tips for Your Visit

weekday
Visit on a weekday for fewer crowds.
parking
Arrive early to get a better parking spot, and carpool if possible.
Snowflake
Dress in layers. It can get quite cold in northern Kentucky.
Christmastown food

What Was the Christmas Star?

Learn about the mysterious “star in the east” that heralded the birth of Jesus and guided the wise men to Him in this planetarium show. Join us for this new look at an intriguing part of the Christmas season.

Garden of Eden

More Inside: Museum Exhibits

After viewing the free lights and nativity, warm up touring the museum exhibits and learn how God’s Word makes sense of our world, and do some Christmas shopping in the bookstore.

ChristmasTown Dates and Times

Dec. 11, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 12, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 13, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 14, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 15, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 16, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 17, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 18, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 19, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 20, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 21, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 22, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 23, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 26, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 27, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 28, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 29, 2018

05:00p.m.

Dec. 30, 2018

05:00p.m.

ChristmasTime
at the Ark

Bring the family to celebrate ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter! See the life-size ark in rainbow-colored lights, glide across the skating rink, enjoy a Christmas buffet, shop for unique gifts, meet adorable zoo animals, and more!