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Join us at Antler Hill Village for live music, food*, and fun for everyone!  The whole family can relax and enjoy summer evenings on the Village Green as you watch the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Friday evenings only May 23 - June 27 and Friday & Saturday evenings July 4 - October 25.

*Food, beverages, and tours available for an additional cost.

Friday, August 1st - Sunday, January 11th

A Gardener’s Place Seminars

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.

August 1 - October 16, 2014
1:00 p.m. Focus on Fall Wreaths
2:00 p.m. Five Minute Arrangements

October 17, 2014 - January 11, 2015
11:00 a.m. Winter Wreaths
1:00 p.m. Front Door Swags
2:00 p.m. Winter Wreaths
3:00 p.m. Front Door Swags

Wednesday, October 1st - Thursday, November 6th

Fall at Biltmore

Included with estate admission

Discover fall's fleeting beauty around every turn at Biltmore. From gardens overflowing with colorful mums to Blue Ridge Mountain vistas stretching for miles, our views are unsurpassed.

Student riders are taught by participating instructors, under supervision of the Clinic Instructor(s). Each student rider will receive one private lesson each day of the clinic as well as participate in ground work exercises and audit instructor rides. Lunch included. Bring a horse or lease one of ours. Pre-registration is required; please call 828-225-1454.

This 3 day clinic in Parelli Natural Horsemanship is Level 3/4 Excelling in 4 Savvys and Trail Riding Savvy.  Learn Pareilli method and achieve success without force, partnership without dominance, teamwork without fear, willingness without intimidation, and harmony without coercion.
Cost: $550

Wednesday, November 5th - Wednesday, November 5th

Passholder Shopping Day

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 5th - Wednesday, November 5th

Tree-raising Ceremony

Included with estate admission. 10:00 a.m.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, November 8th - Sunday, December 21st

Visit Santa in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bring the family to visit Santa at the Antler Hill Barn 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.