Arrival of Biltmore’s Christmas Tree 2020

by Janean Flowe
One of the decorated Biltmore Christmas trees
Biltmore Estate’s virtual tree raising is still available for your viewing pleasure.

Employees at Biltmore raising a tree in Biltmore EstateJust days before Christmas at Biltmore begins, estate employees welcomed a 35-foot tall Fraser fir tree into Biltmore House where it will reside in the Banquet Hall as the estate’s grand holiday centerpiece.

The ceremonial arrival and raising of this Christmas tree is one of the most beloved Biltmore holiday traditions, attracting visitors to the home’s front lawn to see it make its way up to Biltmore House on a horse-drawn carriage. Because of Biltmore’s commitment to the health and safety of its guests and employees, the tree-raising event took place without the usual onlookers and fanfare. However, a small crew was on hand to capture video of the morning’s activity, which will be offered as part of Christmas at Biltmore: Virtual Tree Raising.

Christmas at Biltmore: Virtual Tree Raising is a short documentary featuring an insider’s look at how the massive Christmas tree comes to life. Highlights include stories from the people who create the magic of Christmas at Biltmore, and the months-long planning and preparation that takes place for the holiday season. See the video below!



Visit information

Decorated Christmas Tree at Biltmore EstateChristmas at Biltmore and Candlelight Christmas Evenings will be held from Nov. 6, 2020, through Jan. 10, 2021. To plan a visit to see the Banquet Hall Christmas tree and to experience estate-wide holiday happenings, click here for visit information, including reservations, overnight accommodations, dining and more.

Understanding that holiday travel is different this year, the health and safety of our guests and employees remains top priority. Biltmore is following CDC guidelines and the state of North Carolina’s recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19. This includes limited capacity of guests inside Biltmore House and other buildings, reservations for house tours, and mandatory face coverings. For complete information on the estate’s safety protocols, please click here or call 877-BILTMORE.

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(November 2020)

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