Bring the family for an unforgettable evening of festive lights, live music/shows, holiday dining, gift shopping, and more at the life-size Noah’s Ark during this free Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Christmas event!Find Out More
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 Ark Encounter for our free ChristmasTime event for only the cost of parking!
Purchase Ark Encounter day admission online and receive $5 off Christmas dinner for each paying member of your party. Present your ticket at Emzara’s Kitchen after 5 p.m. during ChristmasTime to redeem.
On the dates of the ChristmasTime evening events, the amazing exhibits inside the life-size Ark are also available for paid-admission guests during the published daytime hours until 6:00 p.m. The Ark gift shop (accessible without Ark exhibit admission) will remain open until 8:30 p.m. on ChristmasTime event evenings.
|Brilliant Lights Display||FREE|
|Live Christmas Concerts||FREE|
|Encounter the Wonder Show||FREE|
|Ararat Ridge Zoo||FREE|
|Live Indoor Animal Programs||FREE|
|Parking||$10 per vehicle|
|Christmas Meal (Available until 7:00 pm)||See Dining Page|
|Camel Rides||$8 per guest|
|Virtual Reality Experience||$9.99–$14.99 per guest|
|Exhibits in the Ark (available until 6:00 pm)||See Ticketing Page|
Prices do not include City of Williamstown ticket fee or Kentucky sales tax.
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.
Join us in the Answers Center for our Christmas Spectacular, featuring animal encounters, traditional Christmas carols with Southern Salvation, and Encounter the Wonder.
Program not available December 3, 6, 7, 10, and 11. Schedule subject to change.
Come worship with our resident music artists as they sing traditional Christmas carols for our program Joy!
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 holiday buffet meal inside Emzara’s Kitchen or grab a cup of hot cocoa or coffee and fresh kettle corn at one of our outdoor vendors and specialty snack stands.
Come inside our Virtual Reality Experience and travel back to the time of Noah in our Truth Traveler VR show!
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!
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. Children 12 and under 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.
Tour the dazzling garden of lights and a live nativity at the Creation Museum during our free annual ChristmasTown event!Learn More