2014 Biltmore Calendar of Events
Winter at Biltmore – Jan. 13 through March 19, 2014
In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Winter specials include lowest admission of the year, beginning at $39 purchased seven days or more in advance online or over the phone. Tickets include a free audio guide of Biltmore House and kids 9 and younger also get in free with an adult admission.
Biltmore Blooms – March 20 through May 23, 2014
Biltmore's gardens are alive with color as spring arrives. Stunning floral displays – featuring nearly 100,000 tulips – across the estate celebrate the majesty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy as Biltmore’s master horticulture planner. Biltmore’s restaurants will feature special menu items, with the Winery offering wine seminars.
Easter Egg Hunt – April 20, 2014
The Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Children ages 2 to 9 may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate pass holder or a ticketed adult.
Moveable Feast – May 23, 2014
Take in beautiful views of the estate and enjoy an exquisite meal designed and prepared by Chef Kirk Fiore. Surrounded by beautiful blooms, this dinner will take place outside in our historic Walled Garden. A 6:30 reception will be followed by dinner at 7:15. Tickets are $160 per person and include tax and gratuity. For reservations call (828) 257-5995.
18th annual Biltmore Concert Series – Selected dates
Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Mountains serve as backdrop for amazing musical experiences during Biltmore’s annual concert series. Concerts take place on the South Terrace of Biltmore House. The concert line-up will be announced in spring 2014.
40th annual Christmas at Biltmore – Nov. 7 through Jan. 11, 2015
Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose this magical season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. This year’s Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with dozens of Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights.
31st annual Candlelight Evenings at Biltmore – Nov. 7 through Jan. 3, 2015
Candlelight and firelight accent Biltmore House’s extravagant holiday décor during these nighttime tours. The house glows, appearing much as it would have at the turn of the 19th century. Candlelight Christmas Evenings include a self-guided candlelight tour of Biltmore House, next-day visit to the gardens, Antler Hill Village and Biltmore Winery.
“The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad” Exhibition – Open daily
“The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad” focuses on the lives and personalities of George, Edith and Cornelia Vanderbilt. This close-up look at exotic and rare items the family collected throughout their lives features an extraordinary collection of Samurai armor, and a display detailing the fateful decision that saved the Vanderbilts from perishing on Titanic.