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Experience the Grand Tradition of a Biltmore Christmas

Be a part of a grand tradition by celebrating Christmas at Biltmore Estate. Located just an hour or so from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the estate is aglow with Christmas cheer, decorations, and holiday events during this special time of year. A Biltmore Christmas includes both day and nighttime activities, so you can experience the full spectrum of this holiday tradition. 

Biltmore Estate glows under the night sky with Christmas decorations and reflects off of a pool

Biltmore Christmas: What to Expect During the Day

From November 3, 2018 – January 6, 2019, Biltmore Estate hosts a Daytime Christmas Celebration.

During the holiday season, America’s largest home is decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows. and poinsettias. And, you can’t miss the miles of evergreen garland and thousands of ornaments. Furthermore, a massive 35-foot Fraser Fir tree is adorned beautiful ornaments and presents. All of this combines for a truly stunning Biltmore Christmas celebration. 

Christmas at Biltmore is included with regular Biltmore admission and includes access to the Biltmore House, the Gardens, and Antler Hill Village and Winery. During your visit, take a complimentary guided tour. Afterwards, you can enjoy a free wine tasting. Keep in mind, the Antler Hill Village Barn hosts Santa and Mrs. Claus each weekend during the Christmas event. Visit with him throughout the day and be sure to bring your wish list.

Your daytime visit to Biltmore House also includes a self-guided tour. The tour features displays of vintage clothing and period pieces. Each showcases what it was like to live in America’s largest home. Of course, original art from masters like Renoir, 16th-century tapestries, Napoleon’s chess set and a library with 10,000 volumes are highlights if the tour. Additionally, a banquet hall with a 70-foot ceiling, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley, and treasured antiques wow visitors as well.

Biltmore Estate dining hall boasts a massive Christmas tree adorned with decorations and white lights

Christmas at Biltmore: A Candlelight Christmas Evening

Nighttime activities at the Biltmore House include a Candlelight Christmas Evening. With the purchase of a Candlelight Biltmore Christmas Evenings ticket, guests can enjoy a reserved evening visit of Biltmore House. In addition, guests also enjoy daytime access to Biltmore Gardens and Antler Hill Village and Winery. 

Throughout the night, guests will hum along to Christmas tunes as the carolers and choirs perform in various spots across the estate. But best of all is the holiday atmosphere as the sun sets and the grounds begin to glisten with Christmas lights under the stars. Families love to take their Christmas card pictures here due to the gorgeous landscape and holiday decor.

Visit Biltmore Estate this Christmas Season

All things considered, a visit to this stunning estate is worth the drive time. Take a day or an afternoon to revel in all there is to see and do at Biltmore Estate during the holidays.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Gatlinburg to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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