Celebrate the Season with ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter

by Ark Encounter on November 27, 2020

Are you looking for a special way for your family to kick off the Christmas season? If so, we have just the event for you! ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter begins today (Friday, November 27, 2020) and runs on select nights through December 30, 2020 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Bring the family out for an unforgettable evening of festive lights, fair trade shopping, and so much more.

Get Your Camera Ready

The view during ChristmasTime is remarkably photogenic as you take in our life-size Noah’s Ark, topiaries, Ararat Ridge Zoo, and the Rainbow Garden illuminated in a stunning sea of rainbow-colored lights.

ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter

Shop for Unique Gifts

Are you looking for that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift? 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!

Fair Trade

Travel Back in Time

Get seated in your personal four-seat bay in the Truth Traveler time machine and journey back to the time of Noah in our immersive virtual reality experience*, A Flood of Reality. Pod, the lovable robot, will be your guide as you witness the building of Noah’s ark, experience the flood, venture inside the ark with the animals, and more—including some exciting surprises along the way!

Virtual Reality

*A separate ticket is required for Truth Traveler.

Soar Through the Sky

Fly on the Screaming Eagle Zip Lines for an aerial view of the Ark and the decorative lights! You can even book your adventure today. Zip line tickets are also available upon arrival.

ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter

Upgrade Your Experience

Are you looking to escape winter’s chill? Upgrade your ChristmasTime experience by touring the Ark Encounter’s exhibits and enjoying a delicious meal with exclusive holiday pricing after 5 p.m. Visit our event page to learn more about this special offer.

Flood Legends Exhibit

Continue Celebrating at the Creation Museum

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.

ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum

Start making your plans today to bring the whole family out for an unforgettable holiday evening! Be sure to share your favorite ChristmasTime at the Ark photos with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #arkencounter, and you might see your pictures featured in a future blog.