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Friday, October 2nd - Saturday, October 31st

Live After Five

Friday and Saturday evenings. Included with estate admission.

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.

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

Friday, October 2nd - Tuesday, November 3rd

A Gardener’s Place Seminars - Fall

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.


Fall Seminars:

1:00 p.m. -  Decorating Fall Wreaths
Learn how to wreath your door using materials of the season to welcome guests into your home.

2:00 p.m. -  Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

Now that you’ve grown all those flavorful herbs, learn some tips on how to collect and keep your bounty for the winter months.

Saturday, October 31st - Saturday, October 31st

Fall Harvest Dinner

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Antler Hill Barn. $99 per person plus applicable tax. For Inn guests, Passholders, and Vanderbilt Wine Club members only.

There’s a touch of fall in the air and the harvest has been gathered in from our fields and vineyards.  At this delightful time of year, our chefs proudly prepare a special buffet-style harvest celebration dinner at Antler Hill Barn.  Come celebrate  the bounty of another successful growing season at Biltmore with a dinner featuring Biltmore Wines paired with fresh estate raised ingredients.


You will receive a timed reservation for dinner, but we invite all guests to join us at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy socializing around the bonfire with live music, lawn games, and beer and wine.


Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

Wednesday, November 4th - Wednesday, November 4th

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.

Wednesday, November 4th - Wednesday, November 4th

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 4th - 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.

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, December 20th

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 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

Carolers in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission. 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy festive Christmas caroling in Antler Hill Village on Saturdays and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Five 30-minute sets starting at 3:00 p.m.