• The Library gets festive for Christmas


    Christmas is a special time at the Billy Graham Library and thousands of visitors are expected to celebrate the season during the annual “Christmas at the Library,” happening Thursday through Dec. 22.

    The holiday attraction, named a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society, features several family-friendly activities including a live nativity, horse-drawn carriage rides, story time for kids, carolers and a beautiful display of lights.

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    The Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Christmas activities begin at 5 p.m. (The Library is closed on Sundays.)

    If you're an animal lover, you can pet the animals from the live nativity from noon to 2 p.m. each day. Evening hours for the live nativity are Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. You cannot pet or feed the animals during the evening nativity scene.

    Additionally, Christmas dinner with all the trimmings will be served at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters, Thursday through Saturday. Prepaid reservations are required for the dinner. Click here to make a reservation.

    Admission to Christmas at the Library is free, although there is a cost for certain activities like the horse-drawn carriage rides and dinner.   

    Parking is also free.

    For more information, visit billygrahamlibrary.org.

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