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Christmas in the South - Holiday Festivals and Christmas Lights

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Christmas at Biltmore Estate
A Biltmore Christmas  The front of the Biltmore Manor, December 2014.
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Christmas at Biltmore
November 2, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Asheville, North Carolina


America's largest house, Biltmore House on the magnificent Biltmore Estate, is even more magical than usual throughout the holidays, giving new meaning to the lyrics, Deck the halls with boughs of holly. Continuing the traditions that began when George W. Vanderbilt first welcomed his friends and family to Biltmore on Christmas Eve 1895, the estate features dozens of Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights.

The 2013 displays are inspired by nature, featuring forest, birds and other woodsy elements in the decorations and designs. To add to the sparkle on scheduled days, holiday music performed by ensembles fills the halls with seasonal cheer and festive holiday demonstrations are offered throughout the season.

Daytime Visits
Daytime guests may enjoy special complimentary seminars and activities on select days throughout the estate, including decorating ideas, complimentary wine tastings at the Winery, pictures with St. Nick and more.

Candlelight Christmas Evenings
November 9, 2013 - January 4, 2014

Candlelight Christmas Evenings tickets include evening admission to Biltmore House, plus daytime access to Biltmore Gardens, Antler Hill Village and Biltmore Winery on the same or next day as your evening visit. There are two ticket price levels based on the day of the week you choose for your visit. Hotel and ticket packages are offered at the Inn on Biltmore Estate and other Asheville hotels, subject to availability.

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