I’m plotting to attend a Candlelight Christmas Evening at Biltmore and just slip away from the tour and claim a room for my own. America’s largest private home has 249 others — can’t they spare just one?
At Christmas, this grand estate on 8,000 acres in Asheville, NC goes all out with events to celebrate the season that include visits with Santa in Antler Hill Village, a Gingerbread House Tea and holiday decorating seminars.
George Vanderbilt invited the first guests to his home at Christmas1895 and the tradition continues. Candlelight Christmas Evenings go through January 4; daytime celebration ends January 12.