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Tuesday, October 8 - Tuesday, December 31 — 1:30 p.m. Daily

A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Illuminated Holiday Tablescapes

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place Shop beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary demonstration, Illuminated Holiday Tablescapes. Learn how to create a stunning holiday tabletop centerpiece by combining such natural elements as plants, pinecones, and twigs with festive holiday ornaments and lights.  

Saturday, October 19 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Vineyard Harvest Celebration

$50 per person, plus tax

Picture a crisp autumn afternoon in our vineyard on the estate’s west side, an area rarely seen by guests. Surrounded by picturesque views, a live band plays as you raise a glass of award-winning Biltmore wine to toast the conclusion of yet another successful harvest. As you savor tastings of our handcrafted wines with a selection of light bites, you enjoy lawn games and a grape stomp. New to the celebration this year, Land Rover excursions offer further exploration of the west side as well as an abundance of fun photo opportunities.

Reservations are required; call 800-411-3812 option #3 to reserve. Biltmore Annual Passholders enjoy a 10% discount for themselves and one guest. Vanderbilt Wine Club members enjoy a 20% discount for themselves and one guest. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

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.

Friday, November 1 - Sunday, January 5

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration

Included with estate admission.

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.


Tickets on sale June 4.

Showcased in two estate locations, this interactive exhibition connects you with the characters, fashions, and historic events depicted in the global hit television show and new feature film. At Amherst at Deerpark, multimedia presentations enhance the experience of exploring such sets as Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen and the gossip-fueled servants’ quarters; at The Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village, a stunning display of more than 50 costumes from the series’ six-year run awaits you. Don’t miss this immersive must-see event!


*Guests who purchase daytime admission enjoy access to Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, Biltmore House & Gardens, and Antler Hill Village & Winery.
Biltmore Annual Passholders may purchase a daytime Downton exhibition ticket for $20.
Candlelight Christmas Evenings tickets include admission to the Downton exhibition.

Saturday, December 14 - Sunday, December 22 — Select Dates, 1:00 p.m.

Gingerbread House Tea at Vanderbilt Room at The Inn

$95 per person, plus tax (gratuity included)

Make the kind of holiday memories that last a lifetime—gather friends and family for the fun-for-all-ages tradition of creating a gingerbread house! Seating is family-style and The Inn's pastry chef will be on hand to assist you as you decorate your house with a wide selection of colorful candies. Enjoy assorted tea sandwiches and desserts from our Holiday Tea menu. Seasonal cocktails are also available for an additional charge.

Available on December 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22.


Available to overnight guests, Passholders, and guests with Daytime Admission. Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

Saturday, December 21 - Tuesday, December 24 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cookie Decorating at Village Hotel

Included with overnight stay at Village Hotel

Experience the joy of holiday decorating at the Village Social during this family-friendly event! Don a chef hat and apron, then tap into your creativity to adorn assorted sugar cookies with an array of icings, candies, and other edible delights. The hotel’s pastry team joins you with expert tips and take-home techniques that guarantee your creations are a hit at your next holiday party or cookie exchange.


For Village Hotel guests only.


December 21, 22, & 24.

Monday, December 23 - Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Ornament Decorating at The Inn

$45 per person, plus tax (included supplies)

A unique holiday ornament you create yourself is a lovely reminder of your time spent at Biltmore! Join us for this workshop led by Asheville artist Andrea Kulish, learn how to decorate eggs in the Ukrainian Pysanky style, and take home a work of art with which to adorn your tree. Andrea’s handcrafted ornaments will be displayed during instruction and all supplies will be provided.


Available to overnight guests only. Reservations required; call 866-336-1245.
Event occurs at 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the 23rd, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 24th.

Monday, January 6 - Thursday, March 19

Winter at Biltmore

Included with estate admission

The ultimate winter getaway awaits at America’s Largest Home® with an enticing combination of value and elegance. Our most peaceful season offers the lowest rates of the year on admission prices and overnight stays at our two splendid hotels.

Friday, February 14 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Flowers to Wear: Valentine’s Day

Included with stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottage

Join us at The Inn on Biltmore Estate on Valentine’s Day to create a special souvenir for you and your loved one at our Boutonniere & Corsage Bar, led by a resident Floral Design Expert. Guests may watch or participate and are invited to take their creation as a keepsake.


For overnight guests exclusively.