On Thursday, Dec. 1, the ninth annual Christmas at the Library officially started with a tree-lighting, carols, and prayer of dedication. Thousands of visitors are expected again this year at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., to celebrate the birth of Christ. The event runs now through Dec. 23.
More than 260,000 guests have attended Christmas at the Library, many who have made this celebration part of their family tradition. Christmas festivities include a live Nativity depicting the very first Christmas night with nightly readings of the Christmas story. Guests can also enjoy holiday favorites including horse-drawn carriage rides; Christmas story time for children; live music from carolers; a beautiful light display; a large, ornamented Christmas tree; holiday shopping and more.