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Christmas at Biltmore 2021: By the Numbers

Our Team at Work 11/12/21

Written By Amy Dangelico

For America’s Largest Home®, Christmas decorations must be scaled to the maximum to transform a home of this magnitude into the magical, sparkling experience that awaits guests year after year. Here are facts about the décor that is on display for this year’s Christmas at Biltmore celebration.

There are a handful of trees just in the Tapestry Gallery alone—the longest room in Biltmore House.
There are a handful of trees just in the Tapestry Gallery alone—the longest room in Biltmore House.

Christmas Trees

Biltmore staff members carefully string lights on the Banquet Hall’s 35-foot-tall Fraser fir.
Biltmore staff members carefully string lights on the Banquet Hall’s 35-foot-tall Fraser fir.

Lights & Candles

The Christmas tree in the Salon boasts beautiful rose gold and slate blue ornaments.
The Christmas tree in the Salon boasts beautiful rose gold and slate blue ornaments.

Ornaments

Blooming poinsettias surround Karl Bitter’s Boy Stealing Geese in the Winter Garden.
Blooming poinsettias surround Karl Bitter’s “Boy Stealing Geese” in the Winter Garden.

Poinsettias & Other Holiday Blooms

The five golden wreaths in the Banquet Hall represent five golden rings from The 12 Days of Christmas.
The five golden wreaths in the Banquet Hall represent five golden rings from “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

Wreaths

Festive garland and stockings line the fireplace mantel in George Vanderbilt’s Library.
Festive garland and stockings line the fireplace mantel in George Vanderbilt’s Library.

Garlands & Swags

Even some ornaments get their own bows, like this oversized bauble for the Banquet Hall tree.
Even some ornaments get their own bows, like this oversized bauble for the Banquet Hall tree.

Ribbons & Bows

A few of Biltmore’s Floral Designers: Marie Arnold, Kyla Dana, Lucinda Ledford, Joslyn Kelly, and Callan Charron.
A few of Biltmore’s Floral Designers: Marie Arnold, Kyla Dana, Lucinda Ledford, Joslyn Kelly, and Callan Charron.

Staff

Plan your visit today and discover the estate at its most enchanting: Christmas at Biltmore.

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Ted M. Glasgow
1 year ago

Extraordinary job! But I still wish that you would set the table in the Banquet Hall every Christmas—as it was the first Christmas…with the same number of Vanderbilt family members who were guests that Christmas Eve or Day…

Lisa Shuman Morse
1 year ago
Reply to  Ted M. Glasgow

that would be awesome

Linda Gutsch
2 months ago

What a beautiful way to ring in the holidays with a trip to see the spectacular Biltmore Christmas!!!

Michelle Callahan
27 days ago

Do you accept applications for volunteers to help with the decorating (like they do at the White House?)

26 days ago

Dear Michelle,
Thank you for your question. We do not accept volunteer applications as we have our own in-house Floral design team–plus support from many other departments–to create the beautiful displays for Christmas at Biltmore.

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