Biltmore at Christmas: 2023 In-Depth Celebration Guide

Embrace the wonder of the holidays with splendid decorations and joyful daytime activities, followed by the mesmerizing glow of Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore!

Get wrapped up in the enchantment of the season as you explore Christmas at Biltmore during the daylight hours. Find yourself surrounded by sensational sights, including dazzling garlands, a grand Christmas tree, and more. You’ll surely be impressed by how Antler Hill Village ramps up the holiday spirit with a cascade of shining displays.

As the sun sets, Biltmore at Christmas takes on a whole new level of charm with Candlelight Christmas Evenings. The estate will be illuminated by flickering candlelights and the warm embrace of roaring fireplaces.

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Follow along as we guide you through the seamless blend of daytime festivities and nighttime merriment at Christmas at Biltmore.

Christmas at Biltmore Tickets

Christmas Daytime Visit Admission

  • House & Grounds
    $104 to $139
  • House, Exhibition & 2-Day Grounds
    $134 to $169
  • Guided House Tour, Exhibition & 2-Day Grounds
    $369 to $404

Candlelight Christmas Evenings

  • Candlelight Christmas House & Grounds
    $109 to $144
  • Candlelight Christmas House, Exhibition & 2-Day Grounds
    $139 to $174
  • Candlelight Christmas Guided House Tour, Exhibition & 2-Day Grounds
    $379 to $414

Click here to purchase Biltmore Estate at Christmas tickets. 

Other Attractions in Asheville

Whether it’s during the holiday season or any time of the year, Asheville got you covered with the best experiences. Bundle your tickets with these other fun attractions and hotels:

Christmas at Biltmore Highlights

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime 

Winter Garden in Biltmore

Admire the enchanting decorations and take leisurely strolls through the Winter Garden. This place, designed by landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted who is also the genius behind Central Park, is a haven for those seeking perfect picture moments.

Banquet Hall Tree

Set your gaze upon the towering marvel within Biltmore House. This tall tree showcases a breathtaking display of hundreds of exquisite ornaments.

George Vanderbilt’s Library

Explore the timeless beauty of George Vanderbilt’s library, where you’ll find glistening Christmas trees and a crackling fireplace. The nostalgic scent of well-loved books will surely evoke envy in any bookworm’s heart.

Breakfast Room

Let your senses be captivated by the hundreds of glittering ornaments in the Breakfast Room during the Biltmore at Christmas. Admire the artful decorations and take in the serene atmosphere of the iconic room.

The Conservatory

Step inside the Conservatory, where a symphony of poinsettias in full bloom awaits. Their vivid color perfectly complements the atmosphere and holiday festivities.

Santa in Antler Hill Village

Of course, take your kiddos to Antler Hill Village for a magical encounter with Santa, where wishes are granted and smiles abound. St. Jolly Old Nick will be ready to snap the most festive pics with your family.

The Winery

Transition seamlessly from family fun to adult indulgence by heading to the Winery at Biltmore. Revel in the taste of excellence with award-winning wines and a delectable light menu. You can also purchase the wines and bring the flavor of luxury to your own home.

Candlelight Christmas Evenings

Audio Toor in the Banquet Room

Elevate your Candlelight Christmas Evenings with an engaging audio tour that brings the twinkling decorations to life before your eyes.

The Library

Step into a world of literary delight in the Library of the Vanderbilts, where the ambiance is set with twinkling lights, a crackling fireplace, and festive garlands. The bookworm in you will surely be jealous of the family’s incredible collection.

Farmhouse-Village Hotel

Let the farmhouse-inspired Village Hotel be your home away from home this holiday season. Head to the Antler Hill Village to see this special attraction.

About Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate, a treasured family-owned legacy, continues to inspire with its unparalleled splendor. It weaves a remarkable tapestry of history and beauty that has left an enduring mark on every guest.

Stroll through Biltmore Estate and experience astounding architecture, impressive garden landscape, and thrilling outdoor activities for all ages. It’s the best place to learn the process of fly-fishing, appreciate nature through hiking, or join educational tours. George Vanderbilt’s massive estate is also teeming with dining room options and shopping centers everywhere!

When it comes to exciting and educational events, Biltmore Estate impress. It holds some of the most famous events, including Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius.

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Christmas or not, this attraction deserves a top spot in your Asheville itinerary.

Christmas at the Biltmore Dates

Christmas at Biltmore runs from November 3, 2023, through January 7, 2023.

Christmas at Biltmore Venue

Located at One Lodge Street Asheville NC 28803.

Celebrate Christmas at the Biltmore Estate

It’s hard to imagine an estate more enchanting than Biltmore during the holiday season. With more than 10,000 ornaments, displays, and 100,000 sparkling lights, the entire place screams Christmas celebration. It will be all decked out just like what it was during Vanderbilt’s time.

The grand event features live music, light shows, and seasonal treats day and night.  Wander through the area’s massive grounds, or snap pictures at the decorated gardens from Winter to Walled Garden. Then, upgrade this Christmas for your little ones with a visit to Antler Hill Village, where the magic of meeting Santa unfolds in a heartwarming experience.

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After a day filled with laughter and bonding, treat yourself to a visit to the Winery at Biltmore, where you’ll discover a palate-pleasing wine tasting experience, filled with award-winning vinos and a delectable light menu. Shopping for unique last-minute gifts? Find yourself presents or souvenirs at the estate shops.

So save the dates as early as now.  Take in the festive atmosphere of the season with grand decorations and daytime festivities, and let the magic of Christmas at Biltmore enchant your night. Buy tickets, Inn on Biltmore estate, and Biltmore at Christmas packages for a complete experience.

Meanwhile, you can make an upgraded vacation out of your visit with an Asheville vacation package.


Start Date:

November 3, 2023

End Date:

January 7, 2023




Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St
Asheville, NC 28803 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

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