Christmas in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky


Tour the dazzling garden of lights, reflect on the true meaning of the season at the live nativity, enjoy a special holiday dinner, do some unique gift shopping, and experience more during our free, annual ChristmasTown!

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Open Wednesday through Sunday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. (ET) from November 27th through December 20th. Every evening beginning at 5 p.m. from December 21st to 30th. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

ChristmasTown 2021

5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on select days (See the green days on the calendar.)

Join us in the evening at the Creation Museum for our free ChristmasTown event for only the cost of parking!

  • Stroll through the museum’s botanical gardens amid the breathtaking display of thousands of multi-colored lights.
  • Enjoy a live nativity, petting zoo, skating on our Glice® (synthetic ice) rink, festive treats and so much more!
  • Come inside the museum to:
        o    See a free showing of the spectacular Encounter the Wonder Christmas video in our 4D SFX Theater.
        o    See The Christmas Star program in our 4K planetarium show (timed ticket required).
        o    Enjoy a delicious turkey or ham dinner at Noah’s Café with special holiday pricing: $14.99 Adults/Youth; $12.99 Seniors; $9.99 for Children (ages 5–10); and under 5 free!
        o    Shop inside museum store for unique hand-made fair trade items as well special apparel, stuffed animals, toys, books, and much more.

Please note that although the Creation Museum’s walk-through exhibits are not available to tour as part of the free ChristmasTown event extended hours, the museum’s main lobby, gift/book store, Noah’s Café (last meal served at 7:00 p.m.), Stargazer’s Planetarium, and the 4D Special Effects Theater will be open during the ChristmasTown event extended hours.

Experience Pricing
Garden of Lights FREE
Live Nativity FREE
Eden Animal Experience FREE
Children’s Playground FREE
Encounter the Wonder 4D SFX Show FREE
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show $9 adults/youth
$6 for children (ages 5 to 10)
Glice® (synthetic ice) Skating $7.99 (includes skate rental)
Parking $10 per vehicle
Ham/Turkey Christmas Meal
(available until 7:00 p.m.)
See Dining Page
Walk-thru Exhibits in the Museum
(available until 6:00 p.m.)
See Ticketing Page

Prices do not include Kentucky sales tax.

Buddy Davis Dinosaur in Lights

Buddy Davis Sculptures

See the life-size Spinosaurus and Styracosaurus steel sculptures, lit up with festive lights. The steel sculptures are impressive, at 40 feet long by 11 feet high for Spinosaurus and 18 feet long and 7 feet high for Styracosaurus.

Christmastown Zip Lines

Eden Animal Experience

Kids of all ages love meeting the animals at our zoo, which gives guests a hands-on experience with God's amazing creatures.

Glice Rink

Skating Rink

Looking for a perfect holiday activity? Our state-of-the-art Glice® rink features a synthetic ice that acts just like real ice, using special skates provided by the Creation Museum. Temperature makes no difference, so don’t miss this fun seasonal experience for the whole family! Tickets are $7.99 (includes skate rental).

Explore Exhibits

Visit with your admission ticket before the evening festivities and walk through biblical history as you explore exhibits that will inspire and challenge you to think biblically.

Exhibits are available until 6:00 p.m.

Included with Creation Museum admission.

Unique Christmas Gifts

Unique Christmas Gifts

Shop for one-of-a-kind, artisanal gifts, apparel, stuffed animals, books, DVDs, and much more!

ChristmasTown Lights at the Creation Museum

Seasonal Food & Festive Treats

Warm up with a cup of cocoa or get a spectacular view of the lights!

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.

ChristmasTown Zip Line

Zip Lines

Get a bird's-eye view of the colorful lights as you soar down the Screaming Raptor’s special 3-line Christmas course.

Ticket purchase required. Limited availability.

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The Christmas Star

What Was the Christmas Star?

What was the mysterious “star in the east” that heralded the birth of Jesus and guided the wise men? Discover the truth about this special star in our first 4K planetarium show with stunning 3D scenes.

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Encounter the Wonder

Encounter the Wonder Show

This incredible 4D short animated show is shown in our Special Effects Theater during ChristmasTown. This program captures the wonder of Christmas by beginning in Genesis and tracing Christ through the early pages of the Bible, to his birth, life, death, and resurrection.

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at the Ark

Bring the family to celebrate ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter! See the life-size ark in rainbow-colored lights shop for unique gifts, meet adorable zoo animals, and more!