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Come to Village Social at Village Hotel for live music Thursday–Sunday evenings with a variety of talented, versatile musicians. Relax while enjoying a diverse mix of musical styles ranging from jazz to R&B, from blues to funky pop rock.

Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this relaxed-paced, one-hour guided stroll on partially paved trails. Meet your River Stroll leader at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes; active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop within The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village.

 

For overnight guests 10 and up only. Reservations required and may be taken one hour prior to hike; call 866-336-1245 or see concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve. Weather permitting: contact the Outdoor Adventure Center at 828-225-1425 prior to event.

Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this moderate- to fast-paced guided hike through wooded areas on dirt-packed trails. Meet your Trail Blazers hike leader at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes; active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop within The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village. Hike lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours.

 

For overnight guests 10 and up only. Reservations required and may be taken one hour prior to event; call 866-336-1245 or see concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve. Weather permitting: contact the Outdoor Adventure Center at 828-225-1425 prior to event.

Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, December 23 — 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Select Dates.

Santa at the Bandstand

Included with estate admission, Biltmore Annual Pass, or overnight stay.

Bring the family to visit Santa at the bandstand in Antler Hill Village on select dates through December 23. Have your camera ready to capture a classic Christmas moment you and your children will never outgrow.

 

Available November 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 20-21, 23-25, and December 1-2, 8-9, 15-23.

Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, January 6 — 5:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Antler Hill Village & Winery Holiday Illumination

Included with estate admission or overnight stay

The warm festive glow of Christmas at Biltmore extends to charming Antler Hill Village! Bask in the beauty of a glittering cascade of lights illuminating trees, buildings, and the pathways that connect our unique shops, remarkable restaurants, and the nation’s most visited Winery. Don’t miss this must-see experience, including the stunning ornament display that adorns the ceiling of the Winery’s Tasting Room, where complimentary tastings await.

Join us for the time-honored tradition of creating a gingerbread house! The Inn's pastry chef will be on hand to assist you as you decorate your house with a selection of colorful candies. Also available, assorted tea sandwiches and desserts from our Holiday Tea menu, and for an additional charge, seasonal cocktails.
Available December 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, and 22.

 

Available to overnight guests, Passholders, and guests with Daytime Admission. Call 866-336-1245 to reserve.

Saturday, December 15 - Monday, December 24 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cookie Decorating at Village Hotel

Village Hotel guests only

Capture the whimsy of holiday decorating at Village Hotel during this family-friendly event! Your own personal chef hat and apron add to the excitement of decorating assorted sugar cookies with icing and edible decorations. The hotel’s pastry team joins you to offer expert tips and take-home techniques, guaranteeing your creations will be a hit at your next work, neighborhood, or holiday cookie exchange. No reservations required.

 

December 15 and December 22, 23, & 24.

Sunday, December 23 - Monday, December 24

Ornament Decorating at The Inn

$45 per person plus tax. Includes supplies. Overnight Guests only.

Create a unique keepsake holiday ornament in this special workshop led by local Asheville artist Andrea Kulish. Participants learn to decorate eggs in the traditional Ukrainian Pysanky style to make beautiful pieces of art. Andrea’s handcrafted ornaments will be displayed during instruction and all supplies will be provided.

 

Reservations required; call 866-336-1245 to reserve your space. Event occurs at 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the 23rd, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 24th.

Monday, December 31 — 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Inn

The Inn New Year's Eve Celebration Package guests only.

Reflect on 2018 and share hopes for the new year in the estate’s most elegantly appointed dining space: The Dining Room at The Inn. Experience an impeccably-prepared four-course feast and world-class service in this intimate setting. After dinner, your celebratory evening continues with a spectacular fireworks display and a sparkling wine toast to ring in 2019.

 

Reservations required. Call 866-336-1245 to reserve your New Year’s Celebration Package today. 

Friday, February 1 - Friday, February 22 — Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sparkling Wine and Chocolate Tasting at The Inn

Included with stay at The Inn

What better way to toast romance than with a bit of Biltmore’s best bubbly! Tickle your palate with a variety of award-winning sparkling wines, along with a mouth-watering selection of handcrafted chocolate candies.

 

For overnight guests at The Inn exclusively. Guests must be 21 or older to be served alcohol.

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