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Christmas at Biltmore House Photo & Video Tour

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Christmas at Biltmore
Enjoy our exclusive 2013 tour of Christmas at Biltmore! Photography is not allowed during a tour, so enjoy a peak inside just a few of the many rooms you'll see. And take a Candlelight Evening Photo Tour of Biltmore House.

Biltmore House’s yuletide centerpiece, a 40-foot Fraser fir, in the 72-foot high Banquet Hall, adorned with hundreds of lights and ornaments, and surrounded by gifts. Decorations are based on this year's theme, "The nature of Christmas." See photos and video of the tree's arrival to kick off the season.

Banquet Hall FireplaceBanquet Hall Christmas Tree
Banquet Hall: In addition to the Big Tree, there are three other trees; one decorated for ladies, one for gentlemen, and one for boys and girls. Look for oversized paper chains made to complement the scale of the Big Tree, a child-sized Victorian sleigh, and large loops of ribbon that help bring all the colors and decorations together.

Winter Garden
In keeping with its original use as a conservatory setting to house exotic plants, the Winter Garden always features massive displays of poinsettias.
Buy advance tickets on the Biltmore Estate Web site and save.

Billiard Room
Billiard Room: Based on traditions from more than 100 years ago, Biltmore House is elaborately decorated every year for Christmas, offering a glimpse of what it may have been like to be one of Vanderbilt’s guests.

Library at Biltmore House
Library: Within the Library, look for large blue-and-white pots filled with fresh arrangements in non-traditional colors drawn from the ceiling. These pots are a tribute to the Ming Dynasty goldfish bowls in the Library, which are some of the oldest pieces in the Biltmore collection.

Library FireplaceBanquet Hall Christmas Tree
Library fireplace (left) and looking down into the Banquet Hall (right)

Take a video tour of Christmas inside Biltmore House!

Christmas Biltmore House
Here's the Breakfast Room in 2012 - see more Biltmore Christmas photos from 2012.

Music Room
Music Room

Tapestry Gallery
Tapestry Gallery
Buy advance tickets on the Biltmore Estate Web site and save.

Biltmore Staircase Biltmore House Christmas
Grand Staircase and the biggest of 75 kissing balls!

Second Floor Living Hall
New! In recent years, the Second Floor Living Hall has been used as an exhibition space; prior to that, it was interpreted as a sitting area. An early 1950s photo offered a glimpse of the original furnishings of this space—gilded sconces, paintings and a suite of oversized Baroque furniture placed around the perimeter of the room. Additional research led curators to determine that the room’s primary function was intended as a picture gallery and formal hallway. As appropriate for such a grand space, several notable paintings are being returned to their original locations in the Hall. John Singer Sargent’s portraits of Richard Morris Hunt and Frederick Law Olmsted and Anders Zorn’s painting “The Waltz,” which have been hanging temporarily in the Salon, will once again hang where George Vanderbilt intended.

Edith Vanderbilts Bedroom
Edith Vanderbilt's Bedroom

George Vanderbilt introduced his new home to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895 with a wonderful celebration that we continue today. Enjoy America's largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments.
See our Christmas at Biltmore Guide to plan your trip!

Biltmore House Christmas
Candlelight Evenings: Known for being one of the largest holiday displays in the Southeast, guests will see dozens and dozens of decorated Christmas trees and nearly 500 wreaths around the estate; 30,000 lights and 125 candles in Biltmore House with another 125,000 lights around the estate.

Biltmore House Christmas Tree
See photos and video of the big tree's arrival.

To plan a trip, see our Christmas at Biltmore Guide.
For more to do in Asheville during the holidays, see our Top 10 Asheville Holiday Outings.
Go to the Biltmore Estate Web site to buy advance discount tickets!
Photography/video is not allowed inside during tours.

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Go to the Biltmore Estate Web site to buy advance discount tickets!



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