On Christmas Eve 1895, George Vanderbilt first opened Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina to family & friends. This annual celebration continues for everyone to enjoy.
Known for being one of the largest holiday displays in the Southeast, guests will see dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments.
During the evening, the front lawn of the Biltmore Estate features an evergreen forest sparkling with thousands of lights. The entrance road is lined with decorated and lit spruce trees, and the Lodge Gate & Admissions Gatehouse and trees are out-lined with lights.
Inside Biltmore House rooms and Christmas trees are decorated with period pieces, choirs sing traditional and European carols in the Winter Garden, and instrumentalists and vocalists perform carols in the Third Floor Living Hall (guests are encouraged to join in).
Candlelight Christmas Evening tickets require a separate entry fee, are date and time specific, and are non-refundable once the reservation is confirmed. Christmas Evening tickets are not available on November 22 or 24, or December 24 or 25.
The Biltmore daytime ticket you purchase from The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast remains $49 and is good for two consecutive days. This ticket can be upgraded to a Candlelight Evening ticket for an additional $15. You can upgrade your daytime ticket to Candlelight yourself at any guest service station on the estate while visiting during the day, but it will be based on availability at that time.
If you want to reserve a Candlelight ticket in advance, you can do this through The Lion and the Rose also. If you choose this option, please specify a range of your time choice (beginning at 5:30 PM), the number of tickets you want, and give us a minimum of 48 hours advance notice.