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Experience the Grand Tradition of a Biltmore Christmas

Be a part of a grand tradition by celebrating Christmas at Biltmore Estate.  Located just an hour or so from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the estate is aglow with Christmas cheer, decorations and special holiday events during this special time of year. A Biltmore Christmas includes both day and nighttime activities, so you can experience the full spectrum of this holiday tradition. 

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America’s largest home is decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows and poinsettias, as well as miles of evergreen garland and thousands of ornaments. Furthermore, a massive 35-foot Fraser Fir tree is adorned beautiful ornaments and presents. All of this combines for a truly stunning Christmas celebration. 

Christmas at Biltmore is included with regular Biltmore admission and includes access to Biltmore House, the Gardens and Antler Hill Village and Winery. During your visit, take a complimentary guided tour. Afterwards, you can enjoy a free wine tasting. Keep in mind, The Antler Hill Village Barn hosts Santa and Mrs. Claus each weekend during the Christmas event. Visit with him from 1pm-5pm and be sure to bring your wish list.

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Nighttime activities at the Biltmore House include a Candlelight Christmas Evening. With the purchase of a Candlelight Biltmore Christmas Evenings ticket, guests can enjoy a reserved evening visit of Biltmore House. In addition, enjoy daytime access to Biltmore Gardens and Antler Hill Village and Winery.

Your daytime visit to Biltmore House includes a self-guided tour. The tour features displays of vintage clothing and period pieces. Each showcases what it was like to live in America’s largest home. Of course, original art from masters like Renoir, 16th century tapestries, Napoleon’s chess set and a library with 10,000 volumes are highlights if the tour. Additionally, a banquet hall with a 70-foot ceiling , 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley and treasured antiques wow visitors as well. 

All things considered, a visit to this stunning estate is worth the drive time.  Take a day or an afternoon to revel in all there is to see and do at Biltmore Estate.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Gatlinburg to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

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