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Sunday, March 20 - Saturday, December 31 — Offered Thurs. - Sun. at 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Activity lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Guided Hikes

Overnight guests (complimentary) & Passholders ($10 per person) only.

Explore the East Side of the estate with an insider’s perspective on this complimentary guided hike. Hikes cover both paved and unpaved terrain and are suitable for beginner to intermediate hikers. Meet your hike leader at the entrance of the Outdoor Adventure Center.

  • 8:00 a.m. Trail Blazer is a fast-paced hike on dirt terrain in wooded areas, avoiding the heat.
  • 10:00 a.m. River Stroll is a relaxed-pace hike on partially paved roads to the Lagoon.


Reservations are required and may be taken up to one hour prior to the event.  See the concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve.  Passholders please contact the Reception & Ticketing Sales Center to reserve.

Thursday, October 20 - Saturday, December 31 — 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

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.


1:00 p.m. -  Wonderful Winter Wreaths
A beginner? No problem. Basic design tips will give you confidence. Whether you’re a traditionalist or more contemporary be inspired with new ideas and techniques. Personalize your wreath using natural elements, such as twigs, cones, and moss.


2:00 p.m. -  Terrific Tabletop Topiaries
How about something different instead of the usual centerpiece? Learn different styles and techniques and use faux berries, greenery, natural materials and your imagination!


Please note, these are demonstrations and are not participatory.

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 5 - Sunday, January 8 — Saturdays & Sundays starting at 3:00 p.m.

Carolers in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission.

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

Saturday, November 5 - Friday, 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 from November 5 – December 18, plus November 22, 23, 25 and December 19 - 23, 2016. It’s the classic Christmas moment you never outgrow, and one your children will talk about forever and ever.

Friday, December 9 — 6:00 p.m.

Biltmore Winery Tour and Tasting Dinner

$75 per person (all inclusive)

Join the Weinhaus on a private, guided holiday tour of the winery facilities at Biltmore where you’ll be able to view the processes of a working winery. After the tour, you will adjourn to a private dining room above Cedric’s Tavern where our award-winning chefs will present a wonderful coursed dinner and wine pairings.


Reservations required; call the Weinhaus at 828-254-6453.

Saturday, December 10 — 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt Wine Club Christmas Party

$10 per person, plus tax. Wine Club Members only.

This event is SOLD OUT.

Celebrate at our first annual Vanderbilt Wine Club exclusive Christmas party! Join us at the Jones House (Biltmore Sporting Clays Clubhouse) to mingle and enjoy Biltmore Wines poured by our Winemakers, cookies, and Biltmore gifts.


Reservations required; call 800-411-3812. Guests will use the Brevard Road entrance.

Thursday, December 15 - Sunday, December 18 — 1:00 p.m. Daily

Gingerbread House Tea at The Inn on Biltmore Estate

$85 per person, includes tax & gratuity. Available to Overnight Guests, Passholders, or Guests with estate Daytime Admission.

Join us in the Vanderbilt Room at The Inn to embrace the holiday spirit with this charming annual tradition of creating your own gingerbread house! The Inn's Pastry Chef will be on hand to assist you and decorations include a wide assortment of colorful candies. In addition to Santa making special visits to mingle with everyone, you can enjoy our delightful Holiday Tea menu and all the ambiance of our Christmas décor while you decorate your gingerbread creations.


This popular event sells out quickly, so reserve your spot today! Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

Friday, December 23 - Saturday, December 24 — 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m daily.

Cookie Decorating at Village Hotel

Village Hotel guests only; class includes chef’s hat and all supplies.

Join us in Village Hotel's conference room to capture the whimsy of holiday decorating during this family-friendly event! Your own personal chef hat adds 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.


Complimentary; no reservations required.


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