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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.

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 - Sunday, January 6 — 5:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Antler Hill Village & Winery Holiday Illumination

Included with estate admission or overnight stay

The warm festive glow of Christmas at Biltmore extends to charming Antler Hill Village! Bask in the beauty of a glittering cascade of lights illuminating trees, buildings, and the pathways that connect our unique shops, remarkable restaurants, and the nation’s most visited Winery. Don’t miss this must-see experience, including the stunning ornament display that adorns the ceiling of the Winery’s Tasting Room, where complimentary tastings await.

Join us for a lavish Thanksgiving Day dinner buffet at The Inn. The Vanderbilt Room offers a welcoming, family-style atmosphere perfect for creating warm memories. Enjoy a stunning array of delicious holiday fare before continuing the festivities with live Christmas music and a crackling fire in the Library Lounge. 

 

For The Inn’s Thanksgiving Package guests only. Reservations required, please call 866-336-1245. Recommended dress code is business casual; resort wear is accepted.

Indulge in the ultimate Thanksgiving Day dining experience with your loved ones at The Dining Room at The Inn on Biltmore Estate. Savor a delicious four-course dinner in our elegant, intimate setting—a memorable culinary experience complemented by impeccable Biltmore service. After dinner, gather around the crackling fire in the Library Lounge and enjoy live Christmas music. 

 

For The Inn’s Thanksgiving Package guests only. Reservations required, please call 866-336-1245. Recommended dress code is business casual; jacket suggested.

Join us for the time-honored tradition of creating a gingerbread house! The Inn's pastry chef will be on hand to assist you as you decorate your house with a selection of colorful candies. Also available, assorted tea sandwiches and desserts from our Holiday Tea menu, and for an additional charge, seasonal cocktails.
Available December 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, and 22.

 

Available to overnight guests, Passholders, and guests with Daytime Admission. Call 866-336-1245 to reserve.

Saturday, December 15 - Monday, December 24 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cookie Decorating at Village Hotel

Village Hotel guests only

Capture the whimsy of holiday decorating at Village Hotel during this family-friendly event! Your own personal chef hat and apron add to the excitement of decorating assorted sugar cookies with icing and edible decorations. The hotel’s pastry team joins you to offer expert tips and take-home techniques, guaranteeing your creations will be a hit at your next work, neighborhood, or holiday cookie exchange. No reservations required.

 

December 15 and December 22, 23, & 24.

Sunday, December 23 - Monday, December 24

Ornament Decorating at The Inn

$45 per person plus tax. Includes supplies. Overnight Guests only.

Create a unique keepsake holiday ornament in this special workshop led by local Asheville artist Andrea Kulish. Participants learn to decorate eggs in the traditional Ukrainian Pysanky style to make beautiful pieces of art. Andrea’s handcrafted ornaments will be displayed during instruction and all supplies will be provided.

 

Reservations required; call 866-336-1245 to reserve your space. Event occurs at 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the 23rd, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 24th.

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