Christmas at the Library


Here are answers to commonly asked questions about Christmas at the Library:

  • How much does it cost?

    General admission to the Billy Graham Library is free but a reservation is required. There is a cost for certain Christmas at the Library activities. View specific pricing of activities here.

  • Where do I park?

    Parking is available in the Library parking lot at the Westmont Drive entrance and BGEA headquarters parking lot at the Billy Graham Parkway entrance. Shuttles are provided to and from the BGEA parking lot. Parking is free.

  • When is the best time to visit for Christmas at the Library?

    Christmas at the Library runs from November 28th – December 23rd and is our busiest time of year. Generally, crowds are smaller in the beginning days of December, and a weekday visit may be less crowded. Plan for a significant wait for all activities on Friday and Saturday. Christmas-only events start at 5 p.m. and require a reservation.

  • Can we make reservations?

    Yes. You can schedule your group for a tour before 5pm. Or you can schedule to visit Christmas at The Library which begins every evening at 5pm.

  • Can I bring a bag?

    For entry into Billy Graham Library, all bags, packages, and boxes will be subject to inspection by security personnel. Guests may carry small personal bags no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″. If your bag does not meet these requirements, please leave it in your vehicle. Exceptions will be made for medical items after inspection. Backpacks are not permitted on the grounds. Guests are required to leave backpacks in their vehicle. We reserve the right to refuse admission for any bag, parcel, or other item. Weapons are prohibited.

  • Can I bring outside food?

    Outside food is not allowed in the Library. Snacks and meals can be purchased at the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar during your registration for visiting Christmas at The Library.

  • Can I take photos in the Billy Graham Library?

    Yes! Photos are highly recommended. However, please refrain from flash photography in the Library exhibits. If you post photos on social media, don’t forget to tag the Library’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page so we can share the memories with you.

  • Is everything handicapped accessible?

    The Billy Graham Library and Christmas at the Library events are handicapped accessible with the exception of horse-drawn carriage rides. A limited number of wheelchairs are also available. Please visit the Information Desk as you enter the Library for assistance.

  • Can I bring my pet?

    Service animals are allowed inside the Library.

  • How do I volunteer during Christmas at the Library?

    We appreciate all our volunteers who help make Christmas at the Library special. For more information on volunteering and to apply, go to the Volunteer for Christmas at the Library page.

  • Can I make a donation to the Library?

    If you’d like to make ongoing donations to the Library or partner with us to keep the Gospel free for all visitors, consider becoming a Friend of the Library. To make a one-time donation during your Library visit, a brochure and envelope is provided at the Information Desk. Place your donation and/or prayer in the designated barrels in the lobby, or make a donation with your credit card at a Ruth’s Attic bookstore register.