Christmas celebration at Biltmore Estate begins Nov. 3

Biltmore facade during the Christmas season. (Photo Credit: The Biltmore Company)

Biltmore Estate will soon transform into a holiday wonderland for their 2017 Christmas celebrations.

The scheduled Yuletide fun is set to begin on Nov. 3, 2017, and run until Jan. 7, 2018.

"Biltmore’s design team will weave this year’s theme – 'A Vanderbilt Christmas' – throughout every element created for the season, incorporating a strong Gilded Age look and feel with elegant details rooted in Vanderbilt family Christmas stories," a press release described of this year's theme.

Along with the 35-foot Fraser Fir in the banquet hall, guests can find more than one-hundred Christmas trees throughout the house.

New this year, the Biltmore Winery will be decorated with 7,000 globe-shaped ornaments hanging from the ceiling.

Check out the full list of scheduled events for the 2017 Christmas season at Biltmore:

  • Nov. 1 at 10 a.m.: The raising of the banquet hall Christmas tree kicks off the holiday season at Biltmore

  • Nov. 3 through Jan. 7, daily: Christmas at Biltmore daytime experience

  • Nov. 3 through Jan. 6, daily: Candlelight Christmas Evenings nighttime experience (by reservation only)

  • Nov. 3 through Jan. 7, daily, 5:30 p.m.-midnight: Illumination of Antler Hill Village

  • Oct. 14 through Dec. 31, daily, 1:30 p.m.: A Gardener’s Place Holiday Seminar “Holiday Tablescapes with Plants”

  • Nov. 3 through Jan. 7, daily: Conservatory’s annual poinsettia and tropical plant display

  • Nov. 3 through Jan. 7, daily: Complimentary wine tasting at Biltmore Winery. Look for the annual Christmas Wine release. Winery specialty tours available with additional price and reservations required

  • Nov. 3 through Jan. 6, Fridays & Saturdays, 6 and 7 p.m.: Candlelight Winery Tour with an intimate look into the winemaking process and tasting with light cheese pairing. Additional price and reservations required

  • Nov. 3 through Jan. 7, evenings: Live music at Cedric’s Tavern in Antler Hill Village

  • 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 4 through Dec. 23; Tuesday, Nov. 21, Wednesday, Nov. 22; Friday, Nov. 24, and Monday through Friday, Dec. 18 through 22: Visits with Santa at the bandstand in Antler Hill Village

  • Nov. 5 through Jan. 7, Saturdays and Sundays and on Friday, Nov. 24; 3-7 p.m.: Roving Holiday Carolers in Antler Hill Village

  • Nov. 3 through Jan. 7, Fridays and Saturdays, 3-10 p.m.: Bonfires in Antler Hill Village with s’mores kits available for purchase at The Creamery and The Kitchen Café inside Village Hotel

  • Dec. 15 through 18: The Inn on Biltmore Estate’s Annual Gingerbread House Tea. Additional price and reservations required

For tickets, reservations and more information, visit

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