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Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this moderate- to fast-paced guided hike through wooded areas on dirt-packed trails. Meet your Trail Blazers hike leader at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes; active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop within The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village.

Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this relaxed-paced guided stroll on partially paved trails. Meet your River Stroll leader at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes; active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop within The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village.

Friday, November 3 - Sunday, January 7 — 5:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Antler Hill Village & Winery Holiday Illumination

Included with estate admission or overnight stay

New this year, the warm festive glow of Christmas at Biltmore extends to charming Antler Hill Village! Bask in the beauty of a glittering cascade of lights illuminating trees, buildings, and the pathways that connect our unique shops, remarkable restaurants, and the nation’s most visited Winery. Don’t miss this must-see experience, including the stunning ornament display that adorns the ceiling of the Winery’s Tasting Room, where complimentary tastings await.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday, December 31 — 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Gala at The Inn

Inn New Year's Eve Gala Package guests aged 16 and older only.

You are cordially invited to usher in 2018 with exceptional style at The Inn’s annual black tie celebration. Your evening of extravagance and superlative service includes pre- and post-VIP party receptions, an elegant five-course dinner with wine pairings, live entertainment, premium party favors, an open bar, and a sparkling toast at midnight accompanied by glittering fireworks. 

 

Reservations required. Call 866-336-1245 to reserve your package today.

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