Events & Activities
Enjoy beautiful North Carolina to the fullest at Biltmore. Browse dozens of unique Biltmore events and activities in Asheville, NC, based on your interests.
Included with stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottage
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.
Included with a stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottage
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.
Saturday, October 14 - Sunday, December 31 — 1:30 p.m. Daily
A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Holiday Tablescapes with Plants
Included in admission
Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place Shop beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary demonstration, Holiday Tablescapes with Plants. Learn how to create a long-lasting, living tabletop conversation piece using plants, such natural elements as pinecones and twigs, other interesting objects of your choosing, and your very own imagination!
Friday, November 3 - Saturday, January 6 — Fridays & Saturdays, 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Bonfire & S’mores
$6.00 plus tax per S’mores Kit
Join us near Antler Hill Barn for a good old fashioned bonfire! Cozy up with your loved ones, relax, and unwind while making (and eating!) tasty toasty s’mores—it’s the perfect way to wrap a fun-filled day on the estate, or your Candlelight Christmas Evening visit. Purchase your s’mores kits at our Creamery or at The Kitchen Café (inside Village Hotel).
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.
Included with estate admission.
Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 55 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.
By reservation only. Pricing varies by date.
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.
Overnight guests only
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.
$85 per person (includes gratuity) plus tax.
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.