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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.

Talented storytellers from Bright Star Theatre present magical holiday favorites for children of all ages in the warm, inviting Village Hotel lobby space. Join us for two separate 45-minute shows.

 

Complimentary; no reservations required.

Saturday, December 9 - Saturday, December 23 — 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 bandstand in Antler Hill Village on Saturdays and Sundays now through Saturday, December 23. To ensure all holiday wishes are heard, jolly St. Nick will also be available Monday–Friday the week before Christmas! Have your camera ready to capture a classic Christmas moment you and your children will never outgrow.

Join us for the time-honored tradition of creating a gingerbread house! The Inn's pastry chef will be on hand to assist you as you decorate your house with a selection of colorful candies. Also available, assorted tea sandwiches and desserts from our Holiday Tea menu, and for an additional charge, seasonal cocktails.

Friday, December 22 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ornament Decorating at The Inn

$45 per person. Includes supplies. Overnight Guests only.

Create a unique keepsake holiday ornament in this special workshop led by local Asheville artist Andrea Kulish. Participants learn to decorate eggs in the traditional Ukrainian Pysanky style to make beautiful pieces of art. Andrea’s handcrafted ornaments will be displayed during instruction and all supplies will be provided.

 

Reservations required; call 866-336-1245 to reserve your space.

Saturday, December 23 - Sunday, December 24 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m daily.

Cookie Decorating at Village Hotel

Village Hotel guests only

Capture the whimsy of holiday decorating at Village Hotel during this family-friendly event! Your own personal chef hat and apron add to the excitement of decorating assorted sugar cookies with icing and edible decorations. The hotel’s pastry team joins you to offer expert tips and take-home techniques, guaranteeing your creations will be a hit at your next work, neighborhood, or holiday cookie exchange. No reservations required.

Sunday, December 24 - Monday, December 25 — 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Dining at Deerpark Restaurant

$56 per adult, $24 per youth (ages 10-16), $15 per child (ages 6-9), no charge for children 5 and under

Enjoy your holiday meal buffet-style in a peaceful, rustic setting. All taste preferences are deliciously satisfied with fare that includes a beautifully displayed chilled Seafood and Antipasti selection, soup, salads, sumptuous Southern sides, and a chef’s carving table laden with mouth-watering slabs of Herb Crusted Turkey, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, House Cured Ham, and Maple and Soy Glazed Salmon. Round off your feast with our delightfully divine desserts!

 

Estate admission or Biltmore Annual Pass with advance reservations required. Please call 828-225-6260 to reserve.

Join us in The Dining Room at The Inn on Biltmore Estate for holiday-inspired dinner menus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner in an elegant, intimate setting, perfect for a very special culinary experience coupled with impeccable Biltmore service. After each dinner, the celebration continues with live Christmas music and a crackling fire in the Library Lounge. Recommended dress code is business casual; jacket suggested.

 

Package guests may choose between the dinner and the buffet each day. Reservations required. Call 866-336-1245 to reserve your package today.

Celebrate the season with The Inn’s Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Dinner buffets in The Vanderbilt Room. The welcoming, family-style atmosphere is perfect for lively conversation and holiday memories. Savor a stunning array of delicious holiday fare, then continue the festivities with live Christmas music and the crackling fire in the Library Lounge. Recommended dress code is business casual; resort wear is accepted.

 

Package guests may choose between the dinner and the buffet each day. Reservations required. Call 866-336-1245 to reserve your package today.

Come to Bistro for a fantastic three-course Christmas feast in our vibrant, casual setting! Choose from five delectable main courses: Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Roasted Duck Breast, Seafood Cioppino, Roasted Leg of Lamb, and Plancha Grilled Lobster. Melt-in-your-mouth dessert offerings include our velvety Tiramisu Cheesecake, Ginger Bread, and Triple Chocolate Cake.

 

Estate admission or Biltmore Annual Pass with advance reservations required. Please call 828-225-6230 to reserve.

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