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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.

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. Included with admission: free tastings at our Winery, and beginning February 8, an entirely new way to experience Biltmore: as a Vanderbilt houseguest at a turn-of-the-century house party*!


*Enhance your experience of A Vanderbilt House Party with our special limited-time Audio Guide. Guide is FREE with online Biltmore House admission purchase, a valid Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay package booked at The Inn or Village Hotel between February 8 and May 27, 2019 that includes Biltmore House admission.

Experience a turn-of-the-century celebration through vivid audio storytelling and displays of clothing recreated from Vanderbilt photos and portraits. A premium Audio Guide* immerses you in an era of leisurely days and glamorous nights—innovative 360° sound techniques and stories told by characters based on people who lived and worked at Biltmore in the early 1900s allow you to imagine you are there as guests and staff prepare for A Vanderbilt House Party.


*Audio Guide is FREE with ONLINE ticket purchase, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a package overnight stay that includes Biltmore House admission. One Audio Guide per guest.

Welcome spring at its colorful finest! Acres of ever-changing blossoms weave a tapestry of colors across historic gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Summer at Biltmore offers such fun family-friendly outdoor activities as hiking, biking, river float trips, and fly fishing. For a more restive pace, enjoy our magnificent gardens, bring a picnic, and relax in a quiet spot. Summer-time savings are available all season long, with $10 off per adult with seven-day advance purchase, and free admission for kids 16 and under!

Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of color as George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are beautifully transformed by autumn’s touch. The arrival of cool weather, an abundance of outdoor activities, plus special harvest-themed dining and Winery offerings make for a truly unique and exceptional fall getaway.

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