ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter will be here before we know it, so save the date and join us to celebrate this special time of the year! This year’s event will take place November 29, 2019, through December 30, 2019 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Check out what you will experience when you join us for ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter!
See our life-size Noah’s Ark and grounds illuminated in a remarkable sea of rainbow-colored lights!
This remarkable animated show shares a Christmas message of hope for all, shown in our Answers Center.
Enjoy the largest Glice® skating rink in North America with the whole family in a winter wonderland. This year, our Glice® rink will be located near the Answers Center. Tickets are just $5 per person and includes your skate rental.
Stay warm inside the Answers Center and sing along to your favorite traditional Christmas carols. Enjoy a special concert by Grammy-nominated Steve Hess & Southern Salvation.
Celebrate Christmas with animals from around the world in our newly-expanded Ararat Ridge Zoo. Explore our heated petting zoo or travel outside and imagine you live in biblical times when you saddle up and ride on a camel.
Stop by our extensive fair trade market and the Ark Encounter gift shop for a selection of handmade gifts from all over the world, as well as apparel, stuffed animals, books, DVDs, toys, and much more!
Head inside for a hearty, family-affordable Christmas meal inside Emzara’s Buffet.
Looking to warm up from the winter’s chill? Upgrade your ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter experience by touring the Ark's exhibits and grabbing a bite to eat at Emzara's Buffet all with our exclusive holiday pricing after 5 p.m. Learn more on our event page.
Continue celebrating this special time of the year with a trip to our sister attraction for ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum! Catch a glimpse of the amazing events that surrounded our Savior’s birth with our live nativity. After that, stay toasty with a cup of hot chocolate as you walk through our botanical gardens immersed in breathtaking light displays.
This Christmas season, bring the whole family out for an unforgettable evening. Start making your plans today to visit us during ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter! Be sure to share your favorite Christmas photos from your time with us Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #arkencounter, and you might see your picture featured in a future blog.