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Christmas at Biltmore Estate
Photo of Biltmore House at Christmas

Biltmore House decorated for the Christmas holidays

Photo Credit: © The Biltmore Company - All Rights Reserved
Christmas at Biltmore
November 7, 2014 – January 11, 2015
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 2014 displays are inspired by the theme A Vanderbilt Christmas Celebration, featuring opulent décor reminiscent of the Gilded Age with elements that recall George Vanderbilt's legacy. 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 7, 2014 - January 3, 2015

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. Ticket price levels vary depending 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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