If you haven’t experienced Biltmore Estate at Christmas time I’ll be the first to encourage you to make a visit. Biltmore Estate is located in Asheville, NC. It is the location of America’s largest private-owned home. The sprawling estate was home to George Vanderbilt and is still owned and operated by the family today. The estate is breathtaking any time of year, but it’s simply magical at Christmas. One of the highlights is the massive Christmas tree that stands in the Banquet Hall of Biltmore. The live tree arrived at the house and was taken into the hall yesterday. Photos of the tree’s arrival were posted on Facebook by Biltmore. There will also be a short documentary posted this evening (November 4th) showing them getting the tree into the house.
The arrival of the Biltmore Christmas tree ushers in “Christmas At Biltmore”. The event kicks off November 4th and features more than 100 decorated trees, 10,000 ornaments, 100,000 twinkling holiday lights, and an array of festive Christmas displays. The holiday season offers two different experiences. First is a daytime celebration perfect for viewing garlands, trees, and other decorations that deck the luminous halls. The second experience is Candlelight Christmas Evenings which features live music, lit fireplaces, and candlelight as you stroll through Christmas the way it would have felt in the late 1800s.
It’s not just the house that’s decorated the hotels on the property, the village, the winery, the conservatory, and the restaurants are all dressed in their Christmas best. The event kicks off on November 5th and runs through January 9th. I had the opportunity to visit on New Year’s Eve several times and it was perfect even after the hustle and bustle of the season.
Get more info on Christmas at Biltmore here.
2022 Ultimate List Of Holiday Events In The Charlotte North Carolina Area
Thanksgiving is next week means it’s almost time for Christmas! I can already hear the chiming of the jingle bells and Mariah Carey belting ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. In fact, the Queen City Christmas events are already in full swing! We are starting quickly. And with so many different events from parades to festivals to concerts to shopping and lights, it can be overwhelming. But we are here to help you make plans to get everything done this holiday season. Below you’ll find the ultimate list of Holiday events in the Charlotte area. Many are free and family oriented. Some are adults only. And some require tickets. But all offer a fun chance to get in the spirit of the season. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Here is the order in which you will find events:
- Lights Displays and Major Events
- Train Rides
- Ice Skating
- Tree Lightings
- Holiday Shows, Performances, and Concerts
- Christmas Shows, Shopping, Craft Shows, Bazaars
- Town & Neighborhood Christmas Festivals
- Holiday 5Ks
**This list will be continuously updated throughout the holiday season**
Have an event you’d like included on this list? Email full info to Melanie.Day@bbgi.com.
The Ultimate List of Holiday Events In The Charlotte Area