The Cove Prepares for ‘Christmas at the Cove’ Events

November 20, 2013

Nativity scene at The Cove
Nativity scene at The Cove

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 19, 2013 The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove is celebrating the Christmas season with a packed schedule of 14 days of holiday concerts and events from Dec. 5-19, several of which have already sold out. A few tickets remain for several events.

“Christmas is a special time of year. It’s a time to celebrate the greatest gift ever given – the gift of God’s Son,” said Will Graham, vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and executive director of The Cove. “This holiday season, we’re helping our guests escape from the busyness of their lives and focus on the true meaning of Christmas.”

Tickets remain for multiple Christmas concerts with contemporary artists: Marty Goetz on Dec. 13, Point of Grace on Dec. 14, and Andrew Peterson on Dec. 17. Concerts include a gourmet meal, and overnight lodging options are available.

Throughout the month, there will be several SeniorSalt Carol Sings, designed specifically for seniors and consisting of a time of singing traditional Christmas carols, hearing an inspiring devotional message and enjoying a buffet meal. Longtime Billy Graham Crusade music director Cliff Barrows headlines several “Christmas at The Cove” concerts, all of which are sold out at this time.

The complete concert schedule is available at Call 800-950-2092 for the latest information on availability and pricing for all “Christmas at the Cove” events.

In addition to the concerts, The Cove will host a special Women’s Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 8. Tickets are $29 and include a meal along with a special inspirational message from Asheville resident and Bible teacher Jane Derrick. Seating is limited. For more information or to make reservations, call 800-950-2092.

Guests are welcome to visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, which is open daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout December, The Cove will be adorned for the season with vibrant poinsettias, ornamented Christmas trees and a Nativity in its lobby.

About The Cove

Nestled in the scenic mountains of Asheville, N.C., the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove offers guests a unique and serene experience for purposeful growth through Bible training; in-depth seminars; personal spiritual retreats; concerts; programs for seniors, women and church or ministry leaders; and many other inspirational events throughout the year.  The Cove is also available for group events for Christian churches and nonprofit ministries that are looking for a conference and retreat center. Facilities can accommodate small groups, such as board meetings and church staff retreats, as well as large groups up to 450 guests. For more information, call 800-950-2092 or visit You can also connect with The Cove on these social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.