Christmas at the Library

Christmas is a special time at the Billy Graham Library.

Dates & Hours

Christmas at the Library Experience: Nov. 30 – Dec. 23, 2020

Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Christmas Activities begin at 5 p.m. The Billy Graham Library opens at 9:30 a.m. for reservations prior to 5 p.m. CLICK HERE. Both admission and parking are free.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, registration is required to attend Christmas at the Library.

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Activities

Listed below are the main activities available to help you make the most of your Christmas at the Library visit. In addition to the Christmas-only activities, the Billy Graham Library’s ongoing attractions are available for extended hours during Christmas. Hours listed below for special activities are in addition to our normal operating hours. Although admission and parking to Christmas at the Library are free; registration is required.

Live Nativity

See a real life representation of the birth of Jesus, including shepherds, a camel, donkey, lambs, and other animals. This free attraction is located between the Library entrance and the Graham Family Homeplace. Please don’t pet or feed the animals during the evening nativity scene.

Live Nativity Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Nativity
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides

Experience the ambiance of Christmas at the Library from a horse-drawn carriage. Purchase tickets in the Library parking lot, then get on board for a 15- to 18-minute ride around the BGEA Headquarters and Library grounds. Each carriage comfortably seats four adults.

Carriage Ride Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Last ride at 8:45 p.m.) Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Last ride 9:45 p.m.) Saturday, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Last ride 9:45 p.m.)

Cost: Adults – $8, Children under 12 – $4; reservations are required.

 

Carriage Rides
Story Time

Bring the little ones to the Billy Graham Library patio for a special time of reading from Christmas books available in Ruth’s Attic Bookstore. Kids of all ages are welcome, but this free event is especially recommended for those under age 12. The patio is covered and heated so everyone stays warm.

Story Time Hours: Story Time will begin every 30-minutes beginning at 5 p.m.

Story Time
Christmas Dinner

Celebrate the Savior’s birth with family and friends over a wonderful Christmas dinner. This traditional holiday meal features turkey and carved ham with maple Dijon glaze, cranberry cornbread stuffing, other savory dishes, and an assortment of festive desserts. Dinner will be served just behind the Library in the BGEA headquarters, with parking available or shuttle bus transportation provided from the Library.

Christmas Dinner Dates: Dec.3-Dec. 19, Thursdays-Saturdays, Time: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each night

Please email LibraryDinners@bgea.org for any questions.

Cost: Adults – $25, Children under 12 – $12; reservations are required.

 

Christmas-Dinner

Christmas Carolers

From “Joy to the World” to “O Holy Night,” songs of the season can be heard live each night of Christmas at the Library. This activity includes a variety of performances by different groups.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, this activity will be limited.

 

The Journey of Faith

The Journey of Faith tour retraces the inspiring journey of Billy Graham, using state-of-the-art exhibits and historical retrospectives. The last tour starts 1.5 hours prior to closing. Reservations are required.

 

Holiday Goodies

Enjoy Mother Graham’s pound cake, cinnamon rolls, hot apple cider, and much more.

 

Are you interested in visiting Christmas at The Library?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, registration is required this year to attend.

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