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Wednesday, November 4th — 10:00 a.m.

Tree-raising Ceremony

Included with estate admission.

Join us to celebrate this annual Biltmore tradition where our tallest tree comes up Approach Road to Biltmore House by horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Claus.  Watch as over 30 employees help raise the tree in the Banquet Hall, carefully avoiding tapestries, chandeliers, and antique flags.

Wednesday, November 4th

Passholder Shopping Day

Biltmore Annual Passholders only.

This special day begins with the raising of the Banquet Hall tree and continues in our shops and restaurants where you can save 20% all day.  Back by popular demand, the Stable Cafe will stay open for the evening to debut their holiday dinner menu.

Wednesday, November 4th - Sunday, January 3rd

A Gardener’s Place Seminars - Winter

Included with estate admission.

Please join us in A Gardener’s Place Gift Shop, located beneath the Conservatory, for daily free demonstrations featuring gardening and floral topics.


Winter Seminars:

12:00 p.m. -  Decorating Christmas Wreaths
Welcome your guests for the holidays with a creative  wreath decorated with natural materials interspersed with some exciting Christmas items. It’s something you can enjoy for years to come.

1:00 p.m. -  Creating Holiday Tablescapes
Use some the holiday décor you’ve had for years and add a few new and interesting pieces to create an exciting holiday table for friends and family. Combine natural and found objects with fragrant fresh greenery to create an atmosphere for all to appreciate.

Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 40 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands, and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.

Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor of Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advance reservations are required for evening visits.

Saturday, November 7th — 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Equestrian Center - Equestrian Passholder West Range Ride

$20. Equestrian Passholders only.

As an Equestrian Passholder, you can come enjoy a special horseback ride on the West Range for only $20, and registration isn't required. Don't miss out on this fun event.


Call 828-225-1454 for more information.

Saturday, November 7th - Sunday, December 20th — Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Visit Santa in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission.

Bring the family to visit Santa at the band stand in Antler Hill Village on Saturdays and Sundays. Santa will also make an appearance the Friday after Thanksgiving. It’s the classic Christmas moment you never outgrow, and one your children will talk about forever and ever.

Saturday, November 7th - Sunday, January 10th — Saturdays & Sundays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Carolers in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission.

Enjoy festive Christmas caroling in Antler Hill Village on Saturdays & Sundays and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Five 30-minute sets starting at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 17th - Saturday, December 19th — Daily, 1:00 p.m.

Gingerbread House Tea at Inn on Biltmore Estate

$74 per person.

Embrace the holiday spirit with this annual tradition both children and adults love. Build your own gingerbread house with the hands-on assistance of a Biltmore pastry chef.


The price includes instruction, supplies and materials, and a special tea service including an assortment of tea sandwiches. This popular event sells out quickly, so reserve your spot today!


Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

Thursday, December 24th — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wine and Design

$68 per person. Inn and Village Hotel guests only.

Enjoy some creative relaxation over the Christmas holiday! Join us at Cedric's Loft for a fun afternoon of painting and sipping wine.*

Your ticket includes:

  • All materials and smock for painting
  • A canvas for you to paint and keep
  • Artist to guide you
  • Biltmore wine & cheese

Reservations required. Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

*Must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol; however, ages 10 and up are welcome to paint (same reservation price).