Events & Activities

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Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this relaxed-paced, one-hour guided stroll on partially paved trails. Meet your River Stroll leader at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes; active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop within The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village.

 

For overnight guests 10 and up only. Reservations required and may be taken one hour prior to hike; call 866-336-1245 or see concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve. Weather permitting: contact the Outdoor Adventure Center at 828-225-1425 prior to event.

Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this moderate- to fast-paced guided hike through wooded areas on dirt-packed trails. Meet your Trail Blazers hike leader at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes; active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop within The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village. Hike lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours.

 

For overnight guests 10 and up only. Reservations required and may be taken one hour prior to event; call 866-336-1245 or see concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve. Weather permitting: contact the Outdoor Adventure Center at 828-225-1425 prior to event.

Discover the ancient art of falconry on Biltmore’s historic grounds. Learn how to handle a trained hawk or falcon, then experience the inimitable thrill of a raptor flying to and landing upon your gloved hand. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with one of these majestic birds of prey.

Tuesday, October 9 - Monday, December 31 — 1:30 p.m. Daily

A Gardener’s Place Seminars

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place Shop beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary demonstration, Nature-Inspired Holiday Tablescapes. Share the joy of the season while learning how to create a stunning tabletop piece from such natural elements as plants, pinecones, and twigs, festive holiday ornaments, and your very own imagination! 

Friday, November 2 - Saturday, January 5 — Fridays & Saturdays 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Carolers in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission, Biltmore Annual Pass, or overnight stay.

Enjoy traditional Christmas favorites sung by our roving bands of carolers. Performing 30-minute sets from various Antler Hill Village locations, these talented singers add to the festive holiday atmosphere of this charming part of the estate.

Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 55 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands, and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.

Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor of Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advance reservations are required for evening visits.

Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, December 23 — 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Select Dates.

Santa at the Bandstand

Included with estate admission, Biltmore Annual Pass, or overnight stay.

Bring the family to visit Santa at the bandstand in Antler Hill Village on select dates through December 23. Have your camera ready to capture a classic Christmas moment you and your children will never outgrow.

 

Available November 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 20-21, 23-25, and December 1-2, 8-9, 15-23.

Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, January 5 — 5:00 p.m. - close

Candlelight Premium Parking

$40 plus tax

Treat yourself to a new convenience during your Candlelight Christmas Evenings visit: the opportunity to park your vehicle at the Rampe Deuce. Here you and your guests will board a luxury van* that will transport you to and from Biltmore House. Capacity is limited to 40 vehicles—call to reserve your space today.

 

Advance reservations required. Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

 

Available only during Candlelight Christmas Evenings. Maximum capacity is 40 vehicles. No oversize vehicles. *Luxury van is not equipped with ADA lift.

Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, January 5 — 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Select Dates.

Bonfire & S’mores

$6.00 plus tax per S’mores Kit

Join us in Antler Hill Village for a good old fashioned bonfire! Purchase your S’mores Kit from The Creamery, then cozy up with your loved ones while making (and eating!) tasty, toasty s’mores. It’s a perfect way to wrap a fun-filled day on the estate, or your Candlelight Christmas Evening visit. 

 

Available November 3, 10, 11, 16, 17, 22-24, 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21-31, and January 4 & 5.

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