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Celebrate Christmas at the Biltmore Estate!

A holiday visit to experience Christmas at the Biltmore Estate should be on the top of your list this December!

During this special time of year, the Biltmore Estate is tastefully covered in holiday décor featuring wreaths, garlands, and more than 55 Christmas trees shimmering with lights and thousands of ornaments.Christmas Tree
Surround yourself in the spirit of the holidays across the entire estate as you walk amongst the towering evergreens. Enjoy colorful holiday plants in the Conservatory, indulge in special Christmas wine at the Biltmore Winery, special holiday menus in the restaurants, and an unforgettable light display throughout Antler Hill Village.


Couple with shopping bagsFrom November 3, 2018 through January 6, 2019, buy your tickets to enjoy evenings of live music performances while sitting by cozy candlelight. Find your way to shops and restaurants through glittering pathways, glowing fountains, and the champagne bubble ornament display on the winery’s Tasting Room ceiling.

Tradition of Christmas at the Biltmore Estate

Christmas at the Biltmore EstateThe luxurious and elegant home of George and Edith Vanderbilt was completed and officially opened to friends and family on Christmas Eve in 1895. The evening marked the tradition of a beautifully decorated, festive Christmas. Today, Christmas at the Biltmore Estate is inspired by the Christmas of 1895, with designers guided by written documentation of the first event hosted by George Vanderbilt. The planning begins one year in advance by selecting an annual theme inspired by stories from the Vanderbilts’ time. To learn more about how the team at the Biltmore transforms over 5 floors of rooms and acres of gardens and grounds into a Christmas delight, read How Biltmore Decorates for Christmas.
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Visit the Biltmore this holiday season and escape for a getaway to 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage!
The historic 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage is a AAA 4 Diamond property, located just minutes from downtown Asheville, and voted one of the “Top Romantic Inns in the US.” To truly make this holiday season unforgettable, stroll through our award-winning romantic Asheville gardens, soak in a jacuzzi tub, and indulge in a 3 course breakfast every morning.

Current Safety Guidelines

By order of Buncombe County, masks are no longer required in indoor common spaces, restaurants and retail shops. The 1889 WhiteGate Inn however requires masks indoors. Our staff is fully vaccinated and here to make your stay safe.