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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 - 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.

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 31st

New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner at the Inn

Passholders ($125* per person) and Inn NYE Celebration Package guests only.

Join us at the Inn to ring in the new year with an intimate dinner in the Dining Room, and enjoy impeccable service in a luxurious setting, a midnight champagne toast, and fireworks. Business casual; jacket suggested.


*Alcohol not included in price

This is the special time of year when we thank our passholders with 2 free admission tickets to share with family and friends, as well as discounts on estate shopping, dining, guided tours, outdoor activities, and stays at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. You’ll also get admission to Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film Exhibition beginning February 12, 2016.

Saturday, March 19th - Thursday, May 26th

Biltmore Blooms

Included with estate admission

Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses.