On every Saturday, from November 20 through December 11, and Thursday, December 23 and 30, join our educators, living history interpreters, and curators for special Christmas events and activities throughout the museum. Plus, don’t miss our international Christmas Market, where you’ll find everything on your shopping list. And, keep the day’s magic going by extending your visit to enjoy Museum Nights, where we’ll have even more for you to experience. We can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with you and your family.
Family Fun Day activities are included with your general admission ticket for the day. Museum Night tickets are only $10 each when purchased with a daily admission ticket. Tickets are $20 for guests who only attend Museum Nights. Both guests with a general admission ticket and those with a Museum Nights ticket only may eat at Manna restaurant from 5:00–6:00 p.m. Some activities have additional add-on costs. Please see details below.
Saturday: December 11
Thursdays: December 23, December 30
Included with general admission.
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Education Station, Floor 4
Enjoy our Christmas activities for kids throughout the day.
Children’s Christmas Performance, Grand Hall, Floor 1
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Ornament Workshop, Floor B1
Join our educators to create your own Christmas ornaments.
$10 with a general admission ticket or $20 without Museum admission.
Enjoy a favorite family Christmas movie on our big screen, or listen to the rich sounds of gospel music in the relaxing atmosphere of our Biblical Garden. We’ll also offer Christmas-themed painting classes, and our Christmas Market and special exhibits will be open for you to browse.
Dinner, Manna Restaurant, Floor 6
Guests with a ticket for Museum Nights may come to the museum at 5:00 p.m. and dine at Manna until the evening’s activities begin at 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Movies, World Stage Theater, Floors 5 & 6
Paint Nite*, Gathering Room, Floor 6
*$25 additional add on for guests who purchased a general admission ticket; $35 for guests attending Museum Nights only.
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Market, Floor B1
If you wish to attend the Museum during the day, and purchase Museum Night as an add-on, click the button below.
If you wish to attend the Museum during the day, and purchase Paint Nite as an add-on, click the button below.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Nativity Workshop*, Multipurpose Room, Floor 1M (Mezzanine)
We provide the materials, you bring the creativity—and build your very own Nativity scene. Museum guests will vote for their favorite, and the winners will receive a prize bag of items from the Museum Shop. Winners will be announced each Family Fun Day at 3:00 p.m. *This activity costs an additional $14.99 per Nativity set; 2 people per Nativity set.