Christmas at Biltmore 2012

Christmas at Biltmore 2012
Holiday Traditions Return to America's Largest Home.

Known as one of Asheville's and the Southeast’s most beloved and storied holiday travel destinations, Christmas at Biltmore is set to begin on November 3, 2012 and will run through January 1, 2013. Candlelight Christmas Evenings, offering evening candlelight tours of Biltmore House, take place November 9 through December 31.

This year’s Christmas displays throughout Biltmore House, the gardens and grounds will follow an art motif, with inspiration coming from various art forms found in and around Biltmore House. Each decorated tree and its complementing display pieces will be designed to accent a particular piece of art found in a room, or composed around an expression of art such as the literary arts or music.

Cool Christmas Events
Guests can pick up Biltmore decorating secrets during free holiday craft seminars offered at A Gardener’s Place in the lower part of the Conservatory, near the Walled Garden. Classes are offered four times daily: “Wreath-Making” (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.); and “Tabletop Inspirations” (1 and 3 p.m.).

In Antler Hill Village, Santa will visit with children and families from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, November 10 through December 23, and also on Friday, November 23. Antler Hill Village links to the Winery, where visitors may take guided tours, enjoy free wine tastings and purchase wines from Biltmore’s diverse portfolio, including the limited-edition 2012 Christmas at Biltmore Wine. Special wine seminars are also available.

Candlelight Christmas Evenings
From November 9 through December 31, Biltmore House takes on a warm glow during Candlelight Christmas Evenings, even an air of mystery, creating a unique holiday experience for guests. Local choirs and small musical ensembles stationed in the Winter Garden perform music of the season as guests enter Biltmore House. Soloists perform traditional Christmas music throughout the house as guests wander among the decorated rooms. The front lawn will glow with a 55-foot Norway spruce, lit by around 40,000 tiny white lights.

For more information about Christmas at Biltmore, visit www.biltmore.com.

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