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Christmas Across the Carolinas: Biltmore House, Asheville

December 11, 2009

Step back in time to the year 1895 when you visit the Biltmore estate in Asheville, NC, during Christmas.  A National Historic Landmark–and America’s most beautiful French Renaissance Estate–George Washington Vanderbilt opened his elegant home to visitors for the first time at Christmas.  Every year, Biltmore continues the tradition with opulent Christmas decorations, garlands and music to reflect the romance of a by-gone era.

This year marks the 35th year for Christmas tours at the Biltmore House and the 26th year for Candlelight  Evenings.  During the day, a tour of the estate includes the House, Garden and Winery and the farm and barnyard.  During the evenings, the Candlelight tour features gorgeous decorations throughout the home accompanied by entertainment, roaring fireplaces and a magnificent 34-foot Christmas tree.

A new area has been restored and is now open for the holiday season: the Louis XV suite, which has set the stylistic theme for the entire home’s splendid Christmas decorations.

Besides the estate and home tours, there is also a very impressive shop , restaurants, and   carriage rides.

For ticket information, please check here:

http://tinyurl.com/ye5k4ly

A lovely overview of a tour of the Biltmore House at Christmas:

http://www.theblueridgehighlander.com/christmas_at_biltmore_estate/index.html

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