Bring the family for an unforgettable evening of festive lights, gift shopping, and more at the life-size Noah’s ark during this free NKY/Cincinnati Christmas event!Find Out More
5 PM–9:30 PM on Select Days (See calendar; ChristmasTime hours extended to 9:30 PM starting December 18 through December 30, 2020)
ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter is becoming a Christmas tradition for families in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Enjoy the spectacular Christmas video sharing the hope of Christmas! And the state-of-the-art, 70-by-22-foot LED screen inside the Answers Center really makes the video colors and animation pop.
You’ll also enjoy a life-size ark and gardens illuminated in rainbow-colored lights, Ararat Ridge Zoo, festive food and drinks, traditional Christmas carols, a massive fair trade market and gift shop for Christmas shopping, and so much more. Every evening beginning at 5 p.m. from December 18–30, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Upgrade your ChristmasTime experience by touring the Ark's exhibits and enjoying a delicious meal with exclusive holiday pricing. Learn more.
Watch our incredible short animated show on the massive LED screen inside the Answers Center. 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.
Shows at 4:15 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. on Mondays–Thursdays and Sundays. Shows at 4:15 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays duing ChristmasTime. Daily schedule subject to change.
Come worship with our resident music artists as they sing traditional Christmas carols for our program Joy!
Shows at 7:15 p.m. on Mondays–Thursdays and Sundays, and shows at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays during ChristmasTime. Daily schedule subject to change.
See Noah's Ark and the gardens illuminated in a remarkable sea of rainbow-colored lights! This holiday season, bring the whole family out for an unforgettable evening.
Enjoy a hearty, family-affordable meal, or grab a bite at one of our outdoor vendors and specialty snack stands.
Warm up inside and explore the Ark Encounter! Scores of exhibits about the flood, Noah, and the animals are designed to answer your questions about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark. Get your tickets online or at the park entrance.
Ark exhibit admission included with General Admission or Upgrade Your Experience
Fly on the Screaming Eagle Zip Lines for an aerial view of the Ark and the decorative lights! Learn more and book today. Zip line tickets are also available upon arrival.
Ticket purchase required. Limited availability.
Explore our newly expanded Ararat Ridge Zoo, kangaroo walkabout, and petting area. You can even ride on a camel (weather permitting). Head to the Answers Center to watch live animal shows featuring animal ambassadors like snakes, lizards, tortoises, or even a sugar glider (animals vary by show).
Ticket purchase required for camel ride.
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!
5 PM–9:30 PM on Select Days (See Calendar Above; ChristmasTime hours extended to 9:30 PM starting Friday, December 18, 2020)
Join us for our 4th annual ChristmasTime event for only the cost of parking. Upgrade your ChristmasTime experience by touring the Ark's exhibits and enjoying a delicious meal with exclusive holiday pricing: $32.99 for Adults; $26.99 for Seniors; $19.99 for Youth; $8.99 for Children (ages 5-10).*
|Brilliant Lights Display||FREE|
|Encounter the Wonder Show||FREE|
|Ararat Ridge Zoo||FREE|
|Parking||$10 per vehicle|
|Exhibit Admission||Included with Upgrade (see pricing above*)|
|Christmas Meal (Available until 7:30 PM)||Included with Upgrade (see pricing above*)|
|Camel Rides||$8 per guest|
|Virtual Reality Experience||$14.99 per guest|
Prices do not include Williamstown ticket fee or KY sales tax
We care about the health and safety of our guests and have made significant changes to our daily operations in accordance with state and federal guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
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