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Tuesday, October 9 - Monday, December 31 — 1:30 p.m. Daily

A Gardener’s Place Seminars

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place Shop beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary demonstration, Nature-Inspired Holiday Tablescapes. Share the joy of the season while learning how to create a stunning tabletop piece from such natural elements as plants, pinecones, and twigs, festive holiday ornaments, and your very own imagination! 

Friday, November 2 - Saturday, January 5 — Fridays & Saturdays 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Carolers in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission, Biltmore Annual Pass, or overnight stay.

Enjoy traditional Christmas favorites sung by our roving bands of carolers. Performing 30-minute sets from various Antler Hill Village locations, these talented singers add to the festive holiday atmosphere of this charming part of the estate.

Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 55 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 3 - Sunday, December 23 — 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Select Dates.

Santa at the Bandstand

Included with estate admission, Biltmore Annual Pass, or overnight stay.

Bring the family to visit Santa at the bandstand in Antler Hill Village on select dates through December 23. Have your camera ready to capture a classic Christmas moment you and your children will never outgrow.


Available November 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 20-21, 23-25, and December 1-2, 8-9, 15-23.

Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, January 5 — 5:00 p.m. - close

Candlelight Premium Parking

$40 plus tax

Treat yourself to a new convenience during your Candlelight Christmas Evenings visit: the opportunity to park your vehicle at the Rampe Deuce. Here you and your guests will board a luxury van* that will transport you to and from Biltmore House. Capacity is limited to 40 vehicles—call to reserve your space today.


Advance reservations required. Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.


Available only during Candlelight Christmas Evenings. Maximum capacity is 40 vehicles. No oversize vehicles. *Luxury van is not equipped with ADA lift.

Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, January 5 — 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Select Dates.

Bonfire & S’mores

$6.00 plus tax per S’mores Kit

Join us in Antler Hill Village for a good old fashioned bonfire! Purchase your S’mores Kit from The Creamery, then cozy up with your loved ones while making (and eating!) tasty, toasty s’mores. It’s a perfect way to wrap a fun-filled day on the estate, or your Candlelight Christmas Evening visit. 


Available November 3, 10, 11, 16, 17, 22-24, 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21-31, and January 4 & 5.

Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, January 6 — 5:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Antler Hill Village & Winery Holiday Illumination

Included with estate admission or overnight stay

The warm festive glow of Christmas at Biltmore extends to charming Antler Hill Village! Bask in the beauty of a glittering cascade of lights illuminating trees, buildings, and the pathways that connect our unique shops, remarkable restaurants, and the nation’s most visited Winery. Don’t miss this must-see experience, including the stunning ornament display that adorns the ceiling of the Winery’s Tasting Room, where complimentary tastings await.

Thursday, November 22 — 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day Dining at Deerpark Restaurant

$56 per adult, $24 per youth (ages 10-16), $15 per child (ages 6-9), no charge for children 5 and under

Deerpark presents your holiday meal buffet-style in a peaceful, rustic setting. All taste preferences are deliciously satisfied with fare that includes a beautifully displayed chilled Seafood and Antipasti selection, soup, salads, sumptuous Southern side dishes, and a chef’s carving table laden with mouth-watering slices of Herb Crusted Turkey, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, House Cured Ham, and Spice Roasted Salmon. Top off your feast with your choice of 10 delightfully divine desserts!


Reservations required, please call 828-225-6260.

Join us for a lavish Thanksgiving Day dinner buffet at The Inn. The Vanderbilt Room offers a welcoming, family-style atmosphere perfect for creating warm memories. Enjoy a stunning array of delicious holiday fare before continuing the festivities with live Christmas music and a crackling fire in the Library Lounge. 


For The Inn’s Thanksgiving Package guests only. Reservations required, please call 866-336-1245. Recommended dress code is business casual; resort wear is accepted.

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