Biltmore Christmas Tree Raising Celebration

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Get your Christmas holiday season started with a trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, to see this magnificent estate decked out in dazzling holiday decor.  This fun and fast timelapse video of the tree raising celebration demonstrates what it takes to get such a large tree set up and decorated in the huge Banquet Hall.  Lots of people come to watch this amazing event.  The Biltmore is the largest private home in the United States, built in the late 1800s by the Vanderbilt family, and Christmas time is the best time of year to visit this extraordinary mansion as it's beautifully decorated for the season. 

From November 4 until January 8 there are self-guided candlelight tours where you can enjoy the warm ambience of the firelight and candlelight of the many sparkling Christmas lights and orgnaments all aglow and beautifully decorated fireplaces throughout the house, or you can take a self-guided daylight tour to enjoy all the gorgeous decorations. With thousands of lights, over 70 decorated trees and numerous elaborately decorated fireplaces, this is the place to put on your holiday someday trip list. Staying overnight is highly recommended to truly experience Christmas at the Biltmore.  More details and information on lodging at the two hotels on the estate grounds can be found at

Feast your eyes on the dazzling beauty of Christmas at the Biltmore in this photo gallery.  All photos courtesy of The Biltmore Company.

Note from the Biltmore: Christmas at Biltmore is in full swing as hundreds gather to see the annual raising of Biltmore's Banquet Hall tree. There are between 30 and 40 people who carry this fantastic tree into the house then staff from Biltmore's Floral and Engineering Services work together to put it in place. There are 500 lights, 500 gift-wrapped packages and 500 ornaments on the tree and It is the largest of the 68 decorated trees in Biltmore House. That's the most we've ever had in the House for Christmas. We invite you to come experience it for yourself this year during Christmas at Biltmore. Vist for details

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