Things to Do This Christmas
November 3, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Our most enchanted season has arrived!
Across the estate, dozens of Christmas trees, thousands of lights, and miles of garland set the scene for the kind of holiday memories that last a lifetime. Elegant decorations, the colors of which were inspired by George Vanderbilt’s collected works of art, adorn the grand spaces of America’s Largest Home®, the centerpiece of Biltmore’s daytime and evening experiences. As night falls, feelings of wonder intensify as live music, candlelight, and firelight warm and delight you during Candlelight Christmas Evenings. For a truly immersive experience, book an overnight stay, and wake to the beauty of our magnificent estate.
Save up to $10 on each adult admission ticket when you book 7+ days in advance!
More to Do
Antler Hill Village & Winery
Included with admission, a visit to this charming part of the estate includes a multitude of opportunities to unwind and relax. Stroll amongst glittering holiday lights that illuminate the trees, buildings, and pathways that connect our collection of restaurants and shops, The Biltmore Legacy, and our Winery, where your complimentary wine tasting awaits.
Tours and Outdoor Activities
Engaging opportunities include behind-the-scenes tours of Biltmore House and the estate, and a new Candlelight Winery tour and tasting. Interested in exploring Biltmore’s 8,000 acres? Our Outdoor Adventure Center offers such engaging outdoor pursuits as biking, horseback riding, carriage rides, Segway tours, and Land Rover off-road driving fun.
Special holiday menus and Candlelight Christmas Evenings dining options showcase fresh seasonal ingredients, from tender lettuces and asparagus to estate-raised beef and artisan cheeses from area producers. Inspired by this flavorful bounty, our talented estate chefs create delectable fare that pairs perfectly with our handcrafted wines, signature cocktails, and craft beers.
Holiday season at Biltmore offers something for kids of all ages! Share Christmas wishes with Santa, hear yuletide favorites sung by strolling carolers, and craft your very own gingerbread house at a festive Gingerbread House Tea. Best way to cap off your fun-filled day on the estate? Cozied up with loved ones, a crackling bonfire, and s’mores you can make yourself.