Nov. 23 – Dec. 23 & Dec. 26 – 30, 2018

Experience the wonder that surrounded Christ’s birth during our free annual ChristmasTown event!

Free event does not include $5 parking or food, retail items, zip lines, camel rides, museum exhibits, and shows. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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

Zip Lines

Get a bird’s-eye view of the colorful lights as you soar down the Screaming Eagle Zip Lines. During Christmas Town you have the opportunity to venture down three lines, which should take under one hour to complete.

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 roaming the Garden of Lights and telling about their connection with the birth of Christ. You might get to meet the shepherds, centurions, Simeon, Anna, or Zacharias and Elizabeth.

Tips for Your Visit

Visit on a weekday for fewer crowds.
Arrive early to get a better parking spot, and carpool if possible.
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.

at the Ark

Come experience the wonder of ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter! See the Ark in rainbow lights, enjoy a Christmas buffet, shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, meet adorable zoo animals, enjoy festive music, and much more!