Enjoy our photo tour of Biltmore decorated for Christmas! For info about this year's tours, go to our big Christmas at Biltmore Guide (tips, ticket specials, event details, and more).

This is just a small sampling of what you will see - including 50+ trees, miles of garlands, and hundreds of poinsettias. Each room is designed individually by super talented members of the Biltmore design staff. Find expanded decorations in other locations on the estate including Antler Hill Village and Winery.

Biltmore House Banquet Hall Christmas Tree

George Vanderbilt opened the doors of Biltmore House on Christmas Eve 1895. The family gathered in the Banquet Hall for dinner beneath a towering evergreen tree, decorated with 500 electric lights, ornaments and wrapped gifts (as it is this year). Edith Vanderbilt made lists of all employees' children (more than 100), and choosing special gifts for each of them. It takes a 37-foot live Christmas tree to command a presence in this towering 7-story tall room. 

Biltmore House Christmas Staircase

This Christmas Tree is wrapped by the grand staircase and "topped" by the massive 4-story chandelier.

Biltmore House Entry Hall

The Entry Hall decorations, along with the grand staircase, are inspired by the painting on the ceiling of the Library. 

Biltmore House Christmas Library

The Library is themed around George Vanderbilt’s love of travel and books.

Biltmore House George Vanderbilt Room

Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom red tones naturally has the Christmas feel - especially with decorations inspired by the alabaster carvings in the House.

Biltmore House Mrs Vanderbilt Bedroom

Look up as you walk through Mrs Vanderbilt's Bedroom at the oval ceiling.

Biltmore House Billiard Room

As you walk through the house, take your time and look for the many and varied design elements.

Christmas at Biltmore House Candlelight

During the Candlelight Tours, the front lawn glows with a 55-ft. Norway spruce with 45,000 lights and luminaries.

After you tour the house, don't forget to stop at the spectacular Conservatory by the Walled Garden. Stroll through the tropical paradise, complete with the towering poinsettia tree. Great for family photos! 

Biltmore House Christmas Tree Arrival

The 37-foot Christmas tree arrived with Santa to much fanfare. Read all about the tree raising, complete with photos and video.

Biltmore Winery Christmas

See the sparkling bubbles overhead in the Winery Tasting Room as you sample the Christmas wines (included in your admission). See much to do at the Winery.

Lights at Antler Hill Village Biltmore Estate

Antler Hill Village is decked out with many more lights.

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To plan a trip, see our Christmas at Biltmore Guide.

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