Advance daytime tickets are no longer available for Biltmore House visits Dec. 16 and 17. If your travel plans are flexible, please select another date. Tickets for Candlelight Christmas Evenings are still available for Dec. 17.

Things to Do This Season

November 3, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Our most magical 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 in platinum, gold, silver, and jewel tones adorn the grand spaces of America’s Largest Home®, the stunning centerpiece for Biltmore’s daytime and evening experiences. As night falls, feelings of wonder and enchantment intensify when live music, candlelight, and firelight embrace and delight you during Candlelight Christmas Evenings. For a truly immersive holiday experience, book an overnight stay with us, and wake to the beauty of George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate.

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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. New this year, a glittering cascade of holiday lights illuminates the trees, buildings, and pathways to our remarkable restaurants, inviting shops, The Biltmore Legacy, and our Winery, where your complimentary wine tasting awaits.

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Tours and Outdoor Activities

Engaging opportunities include behind-the-scenes tours of Biltmore House and the estate, and special tours and tastings at our Winery. For those interested in exploring Biltmore’s 8,000 acres, our Outdoor Adventure Center provides an abundance of outdoor pursuits including biking, horseback riding, carriage rides, Segway tours, and Land Rover off-road driving fun.

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Special holiday menus showcase fresh ingredients from Biltmore’s gardens and local farms, from tender lettuces and asparagus to estate-raised beef and artisan cheeses from area producers. Inspired by this flavorful bounty, our talented estate chefs devise delectable fare that pairs perfectly with Biltmore’s handcrafted wines, signature cocktails, and craft beers. 

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Christmas Fun

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 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 make yourself!

Events on the Estate This Season

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