Christmas Time at the Ark
Plus the Creation Museum
3 Days | Late November to Mid December
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
At the Creation Museum, the pages of the Bible come to life with animatronic characters, a tranquil garden of Eden and more. You also explore the Museum’s Christmas Town and the wonder surrounding the Savior’s birth with a live nativity, spectacular lights displays, and more. Then at the Ark Encounter, you are transported back in time to meet Noah and his family and gain an understanding of what life was like prior to the flood. The Ark’s Christmastime event features an evening of festive lights, ice skating, gift shopping, and more.
We are happy to accommodate Groups who want to add a night or two, or further customize their trip.
StarrGroups Flexible Pricing:
- Customizable Comps
- Net Rates
- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Starr Tours Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tour Managers are available
Whatever you want, StarrGroups will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!
Day 1 – Creation Museum – Christmas Town at the Creation Museum
Arriving by 3:00 pm this afternoon, tour the Creation Museum with its state-of-the-art exhibits that allow you to seemingly walk into biblical history. Learn how the Bible, the history book of the universe, provides the starting point for science. Explore their stunning interpretation of the Adam and Eve’s Garden of Eden. Then visit the Tower of Babel and finish your tour by watching the theater production, The Last Adam.
Spend the evening at the Creation Museum’s Christmas Town. Experience the wonder that surrounded the Savior’s birth at this Christmas event featuring a live nativity, spectacular lights displays, and more! Your special evening includes access to the museum’s stunning exhibits including the walk through biblical history, a collectible souvenir mug with unlimited hot chocolate refills during your visit and entry to a high-tech show in the brand-new 4D Special Effects Theater.
Stroll through the museum’s botanical gardens amid the breathtaking display of thousands of multi-colored lights. Each year, we add new designs and more color throughout the garden trails so your experience is never the same! Keep an eye out for biblical characters such as the shepherds roaming the Garden of Lights and telling about their connection with the birth of Christ.
Dinner will be included at Noah’s Cafe. Noah’s Café will once again be offering a special turkey dinner that is only available during this time of the year. Enjoy an amazing view of the lights while dining on the deck that is now heated and enclosed. Delicious food that will warm you up on a crisp night!
Depending on your location and the availability of rooms we will accommodate your group at a comfortable hotel on the South side of Cincinnati or North side of Lexington. (D)
Day 2 – Cincinnati Tour – Krohn Conservatory – Ark Encounter – Christmastime at the Ark
This morning you meet a local guide and tour the city of Cincinnati. Explore the unique history and landmarks of Cincinnati, the “Queen City.” Your tour also includes a stop at the Krohn Conservatory for the conservatory’s holiday floral show, Poinsettia Express. The show features hundreds of poinsettias spread throughout the indoor conservatory. Among the iconic Christmas flowers, visitors will also find miles of model train tracks complete with miniature versions of local landmarks.
This afternoon you head to the Ark Encounter, an experience like no other. From the moment you turn the corner and the towering Ark comes into view, to the friendly animals in the petting zoo, to the jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark, you’ll experience the pages of the Bible like never before. This marvel of engineering is seven stories tall and is a football field and a half long. It is the largest timber frame structure in the world. Get ready to experience close-up encounters with stunning animals; some life-like recreations from Noah’s day and many living-and-breathing animals from today.
Following your visit to the Ark Encounter you can enjoy Christmastime an unforgettable evening of festive lights, ice skating, gift shopping, and more. Better have your camera ready for brilliant light displays. The view is remarkably photogenic as you take in Noah’s ark, the lake, and the gardens illuminated in an all-new, remarkable sea of rainbow-colored lights.
Try the new Skating Rink right next to the life-size ark! The state-of-the-art Glice rink features a synthetic ice that acts just like real ice, using special skates provided by Ark Encounter. Enjoy Winter Fun at the Zoo where even the goats will be decked out in Christmas sweaters. Also included this evening is dinner at Emzara’s Restaurant. (B,D)
Day 3 – Depart for Home –
After breakfast, depart for home. (B)