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Christmas at the Ark & Creation Museum 2023

Christmas at the Ark & Creation Museum 2023

An unforgettable few days of festive lights, live music/shows and more!


An unforgettable few days of festive lights, live music/shows and more!

Christmas at the Ark & Creation Musuem


Tuesday-Friday, December 5-8, 2023


Bring the family for an unforgettable few days of festive lights, live music/shows, holiday dining, gift shopping and more at the life-size Noah's Ark and Creation Museum.  In addition the trip includes a guided tour of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, a visit to the American Sign Museum and a stop at the world's largest indoor train and holiday display.


$1,259 per person, double occupancy

$1,138 per person, triple occupancy

$1,079 per person, quad occupancy

$1,599 per person, single occupancy


$150 deposit required within 7 days of booking.

Full Payment due 45 days in advance of departure.

Early Bird Discount Offer: Save 5% off if paid by cash or check 60 days or more in advance of departure.


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Pick-up Locations

6:00 AM - State College
6:30 AM - Philipsburg
7:00 AM - Clearfield
7:30 AM - Dubois

Please arrive at your pick-up location 15 minutes prior to departure.

Day 1

Lunch (on own) & Comfort stops en route.
Arrive to hotel late afternoon to freshen up before enjoying a welcome dinner at the Hofbrauhause-Newport. America's first authentic Hofbräuhaus, offering the best German faire and experience right in Greater Cincinnati.
After dinner, we'll visit Armco Park and enjoy the Holiday in Lights. Holiday in Lights is built with over 1 million lights and over 250 light displays and has been an established holiday family tradition in Cincinnati for over 32 years! Return to the hotel for the evening.


Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel

Moring guided highlights tour of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. It begins with quaint Main Strasse Village where you will learn all about the German heritage of this area and hear about the famous folk tales of the Pied Piper and the Goose Girl. Proceeding on to Riverside Drive you view some of the gorgeous old riverboat Captain's mansions and hear about the incredible tales of the Underground Railroad as well as the tragic story of the Garner's escape. You'll see one of the area's most magnificent views of the Cincinnati skyline. Trivia and amazing tales are told about "Sin City" and its gambling past of days bygone in Newport. Crossing the much-navigated Ohio River, we enter Cincinnati. A drive through beautiful Eden Park, stopping briefly at the Eden Park overlook for photos and facilities, then up around Mirror Lake where you are told the fascinating story of George Remus. On to downtown Cincinnati, to view Fountain Square (the heart of downtown), P & G corporate headquarters (learn the unique story of how Ivory soap was made), the Taft Museum, view the deceptive Mural of Cincinnatus, and the Cincinnati Museum Center. The tour isn't complete without hearing about some of the famous hauntings in this area, including a ghost at a gazebo, the Tom Carneal home, the Taft Museum, the Museum Center, the Carew Tower, the Cincinnati Art Museum and Music Hall!

This afternoon, visit the world-class Creation Museum. Explore the 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. Noah's Café is currently the only open restaurant for meals at the Creation Museum. Only during Christmas!!! 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

Enjoy 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 new designs and colors are added to this amazing display. Enjoy a live nativity, petting zoo, skating on the GLICE® (synthetic ice) rink, festive treats, shopping and so much more!

Return to the hotel for the evening.


Day 3

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning.
This entire day will be spent a the Ark Encounter.
Experience the stunning 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 own. Enjoy a delicious dinner included at the popular Emzara's Kitchen (included with your visit via voucher) - located right next to the Ark. This Family Friendly Buffet will include American Favorites with Ham and Turkey options plus many, many others to satisfy every palate. Enjoy the Spectacular Christmas video sharing the hope of Christmas on a state-of-the-art 70 x 22 foot LED screen inside the Answers Center. You'll also enjoy the life-size ark and garden illuminated in rainbow-colored lights, Ararat Ridge Zoo, festive food and drinks, traditional Christmas carols, a massive fairtrade market and gift shop for Christmas shopping and so much more. Join the Ark's resident music group for Joy! Christmas Concert - sing along to some of your favorite Christmas carols. Return to the hotel for the evening.


Day 4

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
This morning you will 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. Next stop will be the EnterTRAINment Junction. Once of the world's largest indoor train and holiday displays. The FREE holiday display is open to visitors throughout December. Visitors will find three unique holiday train layouts, including a Lionel train display originally exhibited at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
Lunch (included), dinner (on own) and comfort stops en route home.


Approx Returns

7:45 PM - Dubois
8:15 PM - Clearfield
8:45 PM - Philipsburg
9:15 PM - State College

FB=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Includes:

  • Round-Trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Tour Attendant

  • 3 nights’ accommodation and baggage handling

  • 3 breakfasts

  • 1 lunch

  • 3 dinners

  • admissions and guide service as stated in the itinerary

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Times
Clearfield Clearfield-Walmart Parking Lot
Back end of parking lot on grocery side of store
DuBois DuBois Mall
Rear of JC Penney's near former Sears
Phillipsburg Philipsburg - Peebles Parking Lot
near Goodwill Store
State College State College Bus Garage (near Airport)
2101 Alexander Drive, State College PA 16803
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