Candlelight Christmas at Biltmore
November 4, 2017 by: Diane Rogers
There is magic to be found at Biltmore for Christmas and we are here to help narrow the options and choices so you have the best experience. As a partner inn, Pinecrest sells a two-day ticket to visit the estate for $60/person (March through December) and we simply add it to your reservation here at the b&b. Every weekend, holidays, and other peak days require a timed reservation to tour the house and we can help our guests with those arrangements as well.
This year from November 3 until January 6, Biltmore is transformed: During Candlelight Christmas Evenings, Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of 250 luminaries and 55,000 twinkling lights on a towering Norway spruce on the Front Lawn. Inside, candlelight, firelight, and holiday lights reflect on thousands of ornaments decorating dozens of Christmas trees throughout the grand rooms. Live performances of traditional Christmas music add to your evening visit. Your self-guided Candlelight visit also includes daytime admission to Antler Hill Village & Winery, gardens, shops, and restaurants on the day of your evening visit or the day after.
Once again as a guest at Pinecrest, we can help you secure a discounted price for Candlelight Christmas Evenings ($55-$80 plus tax.) If you want more time on the estate, we can upgrade our two-day ticket for an additional $25/each plus tax.
Not to be missed is the 35 foot tall Fraser fir in the Banquet Hall which arrived on November 1, delivered by Santa. Erecting the tree inside requires no less than 50 helpers and it is resplendently dressed as in the days of George Vanderbilt with lights, ornaments, and wrapped gifts. For those who’ve dealt with falling needles on their live trees, how does Biltmore do it? The tree is changed out twice….both overnight. Now that would be sight to see!