Christmas in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky


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

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ChristmasTown 2023

5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on November 24–December 30, Tuesday through Saturday (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!

Please note that although most of 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 Planetarium, Legacy Hall, Palm Plaza, and the Special Effects Theater will be open during the ChristmasTown event extended hours.

Experience Pricing
Garden of Lights FREE
Indoor Nativity (Legacy Hall) FREE
Indoor Dramas (Live on Thursday–Saturday) FREE
Christmas Truths for Families (Thursday–Saturday) FREE
Eden Animal Experience FREE
Children’s Playground FREE
Encounter the Wonder SFX Show FREE
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show $9 adults/youth
$6 for children (ages 5—10)
Discounted Christmas Parking $10 per vehicle after 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Meal (available until 7:00 p.m). See Dining
Walk-through Exhibits in the Museum
(most available until 6:00 p.m.)
See Ticketing Page

Prices do not include Kentucky sales tax.

Live Dramas

Indoor Dramas

5:45, 6:30, 7:15 p.m.
(Live on Thursday–Saturday)

Learn more about events surrounding the birth of Christ as you watch dramas performed indoors in Legacy Hall.

Christmas Truths

Christmas Truths for Families

6:00, 7:00 p.m.

Trace the promise of Christmas through Scripture and make an ornament to take home!

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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.

Dining Hours

Seasonal Food and Festive Treats

Enjoy a hearty, holiday meal or grab a steaming cup of hot cocoa or coffee.

Noah’s Café:
Closes at 7:00 p.m.

Noah’s Coffee and Ice Cream:
Closes at 8:00 p.m.

Tree of Life Café:
Closes at 8:00 p.m.

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!

Buddy Davis Dinosaur in Lights

Buddy Davis Sculptures

See Buddy’s life-size dinosaurs lit up with festive lights throughout the botanical gardens.

ChristmasTown Lights at the Creation Museum

Garden of Lights

Stroll through the museum’s botanical gardens amid the breathtaking display of thousands of multi-colored lights.

Indoor 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.

Timed ticket required.

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Encounter the Wonder

Encounter the Wonder SFX Show

Watch this incredible, short animated show in our Special Effects Theater. 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!