Biltmore’s 2022 Christmas Décor by the Numbers

Our Team at Work 11/14/22

Written By Amy Dangelico

Christmas décor at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, is nothing short of magical. From America’s Largest Home® to Antler Hill Village, our Winery, and beyond, our incredibly talented Floral team members somehow manage to outdo themselves year after year. In honor of the national celebration of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday, the team selected “Winter Landscapes” for this year’s Christmas décor theme. 

Let’s take a look at just how much Christmas décor it takes to bedeck George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate.

Christmas trees in the Banquet Hall
The massive Fraser fir Christmas tree (left) in the Banquet Hall is traditionally the largest in Biltmore House.

Christmas Trees

Lights on the floor before being hung
The amount of Christmas décor used in the Banquet Hall requires all hands on deck!

Lights & Candles

Tiny acorn ornaments
This year’s theme of “Winter Wonderland” can be spotted in even the tiniest details of our Christmas décor.


Christmas poinsettias
Did you know that many of the poinsettias and other holiday blooms used in our Christmas décor are grown on the estate?

Poinsettias & Other Holiday Blooms

Christmas wreath on display
All of the wreaths on display in Biltmore House and throughout the estate are handmade by our Floral team.


Garland hangs on a mantel
This lush and festive garland decks the halls of Mr. Vanderbilt’s Bedroom this holiday season.

Garlands & Swags

Bows atop Christmas trees in the Tapestry Gallery
Our floral team’s hand-tied bows comprise the majority of the ribbon used in this year’s Christmas décor.

Ribbons & Bows

Staff help raise the Banquet Hall tree
Congratulations to all of our teams across the estate who assist with making Christmas at Biltmore happen!


We invite you to see the beauty of Biltmore’s Christmas décor for yourself. Plan your visit today!

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Julie Faubion
4 months ago

Isn’t there a fireplace mantle by Albrecht Durur in the m mansion? I didn’t see it on the tour.

4 months ago
Reply to  Julie Faubion

Thank you for your question, Julie! The Music Room on the first floor features “The Triumphal Arch of Emperor Maximilian” by Albrecht Dürer. This large multi-part wood block print hangs above the fireplace mantel, which is carved with Dürer’s initials and life dates.

Calvin Bryan
4 months ago

Can’t wait!!!

4 months ago

I was able to come last year and was so amazed at all the beautiful CHristmas decorations. The ribbon is so ornate. Where does the floral team source the ornate ribbon used on the Christmas trees?
Thanks for your time

G’ma (Karen)
3 months ago

We’re taking our 9.5 and 6 year old grandchildren on their first inside tour of the house this Christmas. I’ve come up with a Christmas scavenger hunt sheet for them to look for things in each room. May they carry clipboards as they tour the house and a pencil to make tally marks and checks on their sheets?

3 months ago
Reply to  G’ma (Karen)

Dear Karen,
It sounds like you’re making Christmas at Biltmore even more exciting for your grandchildren with a special personalized experience. Yes; they may carry clipboards and pencils–thank you for checking!

Robert Eddie Harris
3 months ago

I was wanting to know why you use all white lights instead of any colored ones. I remember when you did. Thanks

3 months ago

Thanks for your question, Robert! Decisions about lighting are made each year to correspond to an overall theme. There are colored lights on the Banquet Hall tree, and lots of colored lights in Antler Hill Village.

Gina O'Connell
3 months ago

Does the Biltmore change the Christmas decorations each year ?

2 months ago
Reply to  Gina O'Connell

Thank you for your question, Gina! Each year, our Floral designers select a theme for Christmas at Biltmore. They add some new decorations, but also repurpose ornaments and other materials in different ways so that the displays never look the same twice!

carolyn elrod
2 months ago

when do the Christmas decorations get taken down every year?

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