The true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ – remains the focus of the annual Christmas at the Library, Nov. 28-Dec. 23
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 28, 2022—A trip to the Billy Graham Library has become an annual Christmas tradition for many, as thousands from across the Carolinas and the Southeast visit the Christ-centered Christmas at the Library each year. More than half a million visitors have experienced this wonderful seasonal celebration at the Billy Graham Library since 2007. The 15th annual Christmas at the Library runs Monday through Saturday, Nov. 28-Dec. 23, 2022.
“The Good News of Christmas is a message that is offered to everyone,” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). This is what Christmas is all about, and it is the message of hope that we are sharing at the Billy Graham Library. Jesus Christ came to this earth on a rescue mission to save us from our sins, and everyone who puts their faith in Him can be forgiven and have a right relationship with God.”
Those who come to Christmas at the Library at the Billy Graham Library each year experience the retelling of the birth of Jesus Christ, complete with a live Nativity depicting the very first Christmas night. 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. Live Nativity animals for 2022 include a camel, a donkey, sheep, goats, and a Highland cow. Petting zoo interaction with selected animals will be available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.
The Library’s operating hours during Christmas at the Library are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Christmas activities begin at 5 p.m. each evening. The Library is closed on Sundays. Admission and parking at the Library is free. Reservations are required for Christmas at the Library activities, including The Journey of Faith tour. Visit billygrahamlibrary.org for more information.
- The Billy Graham Library will be closed to the public beginning Dec. 24 through January to complete updates in the recently refreshed Journey of Faith, creating expanded opportunities for guests to discover the message Billy Graham preached for more than 70 years.
About The Billy Graham Library
The Billy Graham Library opened in 2007 and has since welcomed more than 1.6 million visitors from around the world. Admission to the Library and The Journey of Faith is free. For more information on the Library and upcoming events, or to schedule a group tour, please visit billygrahamlibrary.org. You can also stay connected with the Billy Graham Library on these social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and on the Library blog.
Media are invited to cover Christmas at the Library. To schedule a date and time, please contact: Lisa Moseley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (704) 401-2116.
*An online press kit with downloadable graphics, photos and video b-roll is available at https://bg.vault.theark.cloud/url/christmasatthelibrary.