Discover the Wonder of ‘Christmas at the Library’

By TJ Petrino   •   December 7, 2020

Six young women in front of large Christmas tree
Celebrate Christ's birth—plan your trip to Christmas at the Library in Charlotte, North Carolina now through December 23. Admission and parking are free. >>Reservations are required. Get more details or check availability.
3 young boys and older woman looking at nativity scene
Seeing the Bible story of Jesus' birth come to life at this nativity scene easily captured these young boys' attention.
wideshot of the Library, live nativity at night with lights
The entire campus of the Billy Graham Library is aglow during December.
family waving from horse-drawn carriage
A family happily waves as their carriage driver takes them through thousands of sparkling lights around the Library and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters.
Woman holding toddler for photo
Taking a moment to capture a memory of the night.
People inside the Billy Graham Library; Christmas tree
The Library's Christmas tree glistens with white lights, barn-shaped lanterns and ornaments.
Shepherd and sheep in nativity
This shepherd is a volunteer, and Christmas at the Library wouldn't be possible without them. >>Interested in serving this year? The Library has positions available both inside and outside. Find out more.
People eating at tables in Graham Dairy Bar
Hungry? No problem. The Graham Brothers Dairy Bar offers Mother Graham’s Chicken Salad, the Billy Frank Hot Dog, BBQ and more. Plus, there's cinnamon rolls and hot apple cider all month long. >>See the full menu.
Woman reading book to children
Storytime is located on the Library's heated side porch.
wideshot of live nativity characters
The live nativity depiction includes Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, sheep, camels, goats, a donkey, a Highland cow—and even a kangaroo for fun.
While kangaroos weren't present the night of Christ's birth, this one brings great delight to unsuspecting visitors as it hops around.
Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus depicted by volunteers
John 1:14 says, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." Do you know Jesus as your Savior? >>Start or renew a relationship with Him.
Woman shopping in Ruth's Attic bookstore
Browsing through Ruth's Attic bookstore one can find many gifts to celebrate the season.
Little girl touching hand of a Billy Graham "Sower" statue
This little girl kept trying until she touched the hand of the Billy Graham "Sower" statue in Ruth's Attic bookstore.
Family poses for photo in carriage
Need a family Christmas picture? Come to the Billy Graham Library and get a unique photo to send family and friends.