Christmas at the Ark and Creation Museum


Enjoy Christmas at the Ark and Creation Museum! Lots of fun activities for you and your group including: A Christmas Concert, the Sharon Woods Park Light Show, experience a Winter Wonderland, and much more!

5 Days /4 Nights

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Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: 4 nights’ accommodation; 4 breakfasts; 1 lunch; 3 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity. Except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested.
  • The Hofbräuhaus Newport
  • Sharon Woods Park Light Show
  • Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati Highlights Tour
  • Creation Museum
  • Ark Encounter
  • Answers Center
  • Christmas Concert
  • EnterTRAINment Junction
  • American Sign Museum
  • Newport Gangster Tour
  • Winter Wonderland

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - The Hofbräuhaus Newport & Sharon Woods Park Light Show
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening at The Hofbräuhaus Newport, which is modeled after the original 400+-year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany . It is home to the area’s largest bier garden, and offers a lovely view of Cincinnati’s skyline. Delve in to authentic German fare, and explore the gift shop for a great beer stein after your meal!
  • Experience the magic this holiday season at Sharon Woods Park. This annual charming light show is built over a mile of wooded roadway, the only drive-through light show through the woods of a beautiful Hamilton County park! The holiday-themed displays showcase everything from Santa Claus and his elves, to every animal on the ark. Check-in to hotel. (Meals: D)
Day 2 - Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati Highlights Tour and Creation Museum
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning. Meet GUIDE and depart on a highlights tour of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.
    • Visit MainStrasse Village where you will learn about the German heritage and hear some famous folk tales as well as many holiday festivities.
    • Drive along Riverside Drive. View gorgeous mansions and hear of the incredible bravery of those that used their homes as stops on the Underground Railroad. 
    • Drive through beautiful Eden Park to Mt. Adams, often referred to as a mini San Francisco, then continue on to downtown Cincinnati to see some of the city’s main sights. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning. Meet GUIDE and depart on a highlights tour of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.
  • Visit the world-class Creation Museum and see the history of the Bible vividly come to life On your walk through biblical history, you’ll encounter a realistic Garden of Eden, animatronic Noah, Flood dioramas, stunning video displays, and much more. Prepare to believe!
  • Enjoy lunch on your own today while visiting.
  • Only during Christmas Time!! Discover the Christmas Star -the truth about this special star in our first 4K planetarium show with stunning 3D scenes. What was the mysterious “star in the east” that heralded the birth of Jesus and guided the wise men?
  • Enjoy dinner included at Noah’s café.
  • Depart and enjoy a Christmas Town at the Creation Museum. Stroll through the museum’s botanical gardens amid the breathtaking display of thousands of multi-colored lights. Each year, they add new designs and more color throughout the garden trails, so your experience is never the same! Enjoy a live nativity, petting zoo, festive treats and shopping, and so much more! Return to hotel. (Meals: B, D)
Day 3 - Ark Encounter, Answers Center, & Christmas Concert
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning.
  • Arrive to Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY, which features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. From the moment you turn the corner and the towering Ark comes into view, to the friendly animals at the zoo, to the jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark, you’ll experience the pages of the Bible like never before.
  • Enjoy lunch on your own today while visiting.
  • Optional: Experience the NEW “Truth Traveler” virtual reality. Get seated 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! (On your own- Additional Fee  - $15 per person)
  • Enjoying a delicious dinner included right next to the Ark.
  • Depart and 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.
  • Join the Ark’s resident musical group for Joy! Christmas Concert - Sing along to some of your favorite Christmas carols. (Meals: B, D)
Day 4 - EnterTRAINment Junction, American Sign Museum, Newport Gangster Tour, & Winter Wonderland
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning.
  • Arrive at EnterTRAINment Junction. One of the world’s largest indoor train display and awesome holiday display, offers a separate, FREE, holiday train display throughout December inside its Expo Center. Here visitors will find three unique holiday train layouts, including a Lionel train display originally exhibited at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis.
  • Explore the American Sign Museum, which is dedicated to the art and history of signs and sign-making. The museum is proud to be the largest public museum dedicated to signs in the United States! See 100 years of American sign history and take a walk through the ages of sign technologies and designs.
  • Enjoy a boxed lunch en route. Enjoy Box'd lunch included sandwiches to be delivered to the drivers while group is visiting the American Sign Museum.
  • Enjoy a tour of New Riff Distilling, the latest addition to the world-famous Bourbon Trail. Follow your guide on an in-depth journey through the nooks and crannies of the distilling process, from grain to barrel. After your tour, enjoy a complimentary tasting!
  • Explore the streets where the mob made their millions, gamblers lost their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations on this Newport Gangster Tour. Join a gangster guide for a raucous, high energy presentation inside an old casino to explain the historic significance of Newport, and discover how this little town gave birth to the modern-day gaming industry.
  • Enjoy a free evening tonight to shop and have dinner on your own at Newport on the Levee, playground of Northern Kentucky, home to one of the country’s highest rated aquariums, and home to many quaint shops & dining opportunities.
  • Experience the Winter Wonderland. Newport on the Levee is illuminated with cheer ahead of the holiday season. The levee is decked out in holiday décor from the Purple People Bridge to the riverwalk to the Bridgeview Box Park.
  • Meet at motor coach and return to the hotel. (Meals: B, L)
Day 5 - Breakfast & Depart
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning prior to checking out, then depart for home. (Meals: B)

Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.

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