Winter in Asheville is a special time of the year filled with exciting and fun choices for all family members. Families can enjoy the Dickens Christmas in Biltmore village, the Gingerbread houses at the Grove Park Inn and the most popular, Christmas at “America’s largest home”, the Biltmore Estate where a 35-foot Christmas tree and miles of festive décor fill you with holiday cheer. This year’s Christmas at Biltmore is from November 3, 2012 through January 1, 2013.
The House is decorated in an art-themed décor from the Vanderbilt’s own art collection. Each room has its own decorated tree and display piece that accents a certain piece of art from the room. The Breakfast room for example will have the Renoir painting, “Child with an Orange” which is highlighted by a shimmering orange ribbon that mixes with a colorful green satin to really bring light to the painting.
Antler Hill Village Holiday Season Activities
Complimentary guided tours of the Winery, Carriage rides on Saturdays, nightly music at Cedric’s Tavern, Segway tours and bike rentals will continue through the holiday season.
Don’t miss Santa while you are at the Estate. Santa will be visiting Antler Hill Village every Saturday and Sunday through December 23rd.
Tickets to Biltmore Estate and the Candlelight Tour
In addition to the regular visits to the Biltmore Estate, the holiday season gives visitors the opportunity to take a special Candlelight tour. As a Willow Winds guests, you can purchase Estate tickets at our office at a discounted rate, which is not offered at Biltmore’s ticket office. When you purchase your tickets from us, your cost is $50.00 per adult and $25.00 for youth ages 10 through 16. Your tickets can be upgraded to include the Candlelight tour for $15 each. This ticket will include a back to back two day pass to the house and grounds, as well as the Candlelight tour of the Biltmore. You will be able to choose the date and time (depending upon availability) that you would like to do the candlelight tour, the only dates not available are Nov. 20, 22 and Dec. 24, 25 and the only times not available are 7 & 7:30 PM. These reservations must be made in advance by calling our office at 800-235-2474.
Also, we will be glad to make dinner reservations for you at one of the restaurants on the Estate either before or after your candle light tour if you would like us to.