PHOTOS: 2016 Christmas at the Library Opening

December 2, 2016

Categories: Christmas, Event Photos

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.

See the full schedule and a list of activities at:

Christmas at the Library
Christmas at the Library Kick-Off
Various groups sing Christmas songs each night of the three-week event.
A live nativity depicts the birth of Jesus Christ, who came to earth to free us from our sins. Do you have freedom in Christ?
Enjoying some cookies at the Dairy Bar inside the Library. You can also reserve your spot for Christmas dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Christmas at the Library features a live nativity, carriage rides, carolers, story time, warm treats and a free tour of the Library. Admission and parking are also free.
A glass cross provides entrance into the Library. Just as the cross is lit from lights within, so Jesus Christ—who died on a cross—brings light to a dark world. Learn more about the Light of the World.
Horse-drawn carriage rides take visitors on a lighted tour around the Billy Graham Library. Get details on the rides and other Christmas activities.
2016 Christmas at the Library carriage rides

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