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Candlelight Christmas Evenings

An Unforgettable Holiday Evening

November 2, 2024–January 4, 2025

A majestic Norway spruce and pathway luminaries welcome you to America’s Largest Home®. Inside, thousands of ornaments reflect the soft glow of candles, fireplaces, and twinkle lights. The magic continues in Antler Hill Village, which is festooned with glittering lights, ornaments, and displays.

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The Ultimate Christmas

Make it yours with a package stay that includes Candlelight Christmas Evenings tickets, daily breakfast, a Christmas at Biltmore keepsake, and more. Enjoy more time shared—and more special memories made—amid the yuletide wonder of George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate.


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As day turns to dusk, the lights come on inside Biltmore House and on the Front Lawn.

Guests enjoy the Candlelight Christmas Evenings audio tour as they marvel at awe-inspiring décor in the Banquet Hall.

Aglow with a twinkling tree, garlands, and a fire, the Library is at its most magnificent.

Yuletide lights and décor greets guests at our farmhouse-inspired Village Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of Antler Hill Village.

A stunning tree with wrapped gifts, ready for Christmas morning, welcomes guests into the Lobby at The Inn on Biltmore Estate®, our four-star hotel.

Guests dine and shop amid the gentle glow of Antler Hill Village Illumination.

Candlelight Christmas Evenings FAQs

  • Is Candlelight Christmas Evenings different than Christmas at Biltmore during the day?

    Yes! By day, the elegant rooms of the house shimmer, adorned with Christmas trees, ribbons, garlands, and thousands of lights. In the evenings, the addition of flickering candlelight, cozy flames in the fireplaces, and live music invite you to imagine yourself as a guest at the first Vanderbilt family Christmas in 1895.

  • Should I make dining reservations for my Candlelight visit?

    Yes. Reservations are available and highly recommended for ticketed Candlelight Christmas Evenings guests at the following estate restaurants:

    • Stable Café
    • Cedric’s Tavern
    • Bistro
    • Village Social

    NOTE: During November and December, dining reservations for The Dining Room at The Inn on Biltmore Estate® are exclusively available to guests staying at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottages on Biltmore Estate.

  • How do I use the Daytime portion of my Candlelight ticket?

    In addition to Evening admission to Biltmore House, ALL Candlelight tickets include Daytime admission to estate grounds: Antler Hill Village & Winery, gardens, shops, and restaurants.

    With a Candlelight Christmas House & Grounds ticket, you can enjoy the Daytime portion of your ticket on the same day of your Evening visit OR the day after: 

    Same Day

    Guests who enter the estate prior to 4:30 p.m. will use the Daytime estate grounds visit portion of their Candlelight ticket on that same day as their Evening visit.

    Day After

    Guests who enter the estate at or after 4:30 p.m. will use the Daytime estate grounds visit portion of their ticket the day after their Evening visit.

    With Candlelight Christmas House, Exhibition & 2-Day Grounds and Candlelight Christmas Exclusive Tour, House, Exhibition, & 2-Day Grounds, you can enjoy Daytime estate grounds admission BOTH days: on the same day as your Evening visit AND the day after. Simply present your Evening admission ticket at the Admissions Gate on BOTH days.