Experience Christmas at Biltmore in 2013

Christmas at BiltmoreThere are few holiday displays that say Christmas more than those at Biltmore. The decor is awe-inspiring, bringing you warmth and smiles while you explore. You’ll feel like a kid again as you experience Christmas at Biltmore this year.

Walk the halls and admire miles of festive decorations and a 35-foot Christmas tree. The Banquet Hall tree has the largest ornaments you have ever seen, representing the classic symbol of Christmas in a greater way than you’ve experienced before. There are spectacular Christmas trees, garland sweeping the banisters and scenes set up all around the Biltmore House. America’s largest home is filled with breathtaking displays this season that will take you back in time. Remember when you believed in Santa Claus? If not, after you take in Christmas at Biltmore, you will. The childlike wonder will bring forth your favorite memories, reminding you of the winter wonderlands you dreamt of during your youth.

Some of the most wonderful memories you’ll take home will be made in Antler Hill Village. You’ll find illuminated trees, garlands and wreaths, while relaxing or having all-out fun! After you leave Antler Hill, make your way to the Christmas eye candy that is the Conservatory Display. It’s an explosion of vibrant color, with each room featuring different colors and schemes. There are tropical blooms, marble and light maroon poinsettias and silver foliage.

If you’re looking for something to inspire you, there’s no need to look any further than Christmas at Biltmore. From learning about decor to ways to make your own Christmas wreaths, the place to be for inspiration is “A Gardener’s Palace.” There are also winery seminars available where you can walk through delicious wine pairings, while sipping Biltmore wine and tasting handmade chocolate truffles. But that’s not all. Shop until you drop at the variety of unique gift shops at Biltmore. Find the perfect gift for your loved one or take home your own charming keepsake.

And if it’s a story you’d like to take back, there are plenty of opportunities. Visit the Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad exhibition to hear stories that are as beautiful as they are rare. You’ll be able to step into the bygone era and experience what it was like to live the life of a Vanderbilt. You can also listen to an audio tour that tells the stories behind the mementos you’ll view and get a sense of how it was to live during George Vanderbilt’s time.

These are only a few of the wonderful things you’ll enjoy during Christmas at Biltmore. It runs through January 12, 2014. Your ticket includes daytime entry into Biltmore House and access to the Gardens and Antler Hill Village and Winery. But you can also enjoy Candlelight Christmas evenings at Biltmore through January 4th. By reservation only, your Candlelight ticket includes one entry into Biltmore House at night and daytime access to the Gardens and Antler Hill Village and Winery.

After you spend a day or evening at the Biltmore, return to your room at the Orchard Inn and relax in one of our nine guest rooms or five cottage suites. Each is complete with a fireplace, whirlpool bath and private deck. Click here to view our rooms and rates.

Photo courtesy of: Chris_Short