Celebrating ‘Christmas at the Library’

By   •   December 2, 2022

Christmas at the Library is underway in Charlotte, North Carolina. The free, family friendly event celebrates the true meaning of the Christmas season, the birth of Jesus Christ. Make your reservation.
Pausing for a photo in front of the live nativity.
If visitors want prayer, the Library has a prayer room where staff or volunteers listen and lift up their requests to God.
The live nativity depiction includes a donkey, sheep, camels, and goats, and of course, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.
Taking a break to listen to a Christmas story.
The festive atmosphere, sparkling lights, live nativity, carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, story time, and more attract people from near and far to the Billy Graham Library.
This baby girl loved meeting a camel, and wasn't the only one enjoying the moment.
The newly refreshed Journey of Faith tour is something visitors won't want to miss while visiting. The tour recounts the story of how God has used Billy Graham to communicate the Gospel over the decades. Visitors see highlights of his life and ministry through interactive displays, exhibits, and memorabilia.
Taking a moment for a quick photo at a festive Christmas tree in the Library's lobby.
A traditional Christmas meal is one way to enhance your Christmas at the Library experience. This feast is served at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) headquarters, located behind the Library. Guests may also purchase dinner, snacks, and specialty coffees at the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar in the Library.
BGEA staff serve guests a traditional holiday meal, featuring turkey and carved ham with maple Dijon glaze, cranberry cornbread stuffing, other savory dishes, and assorted desserts.
Shop for meaningful Christmas gifts at Ruth's Attic bookstore.
Horse-drawn carriage rides around the Library grounds and the BGEA headquarters are popular with visitors. If you come, feel free to bring a blanket for chilly December nights. Purchase tickets in advance or when you arrive. Make your reservation for Christmas at the Library.
Having fun up close and personal with a camel—something you don't experience every day.
Carolers add to the joyful atmosphere with traditional Christmas hymns and favorites.
Christmas at the Library runs through Dec. 23. Invite your family and friends to a Christmas evening with a deeper meaning. Get more details and make reservations.