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Biltmore Looks Ahead to 2023 with Favorite Seasonal Activities and New Experiences

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2023 Biltmore Events

From seasonal events to the art of masterminds presented in multisensory form, Biltmore is offering the following exciting events in 2023.

Now – Feb. 20, 2023: Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

Inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, sculptor, anatomist, musician, architect, philosopher—Leonardo da Vinci was all of these things. His brilliance and many extraordinary achievements are brought to vivid life in Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius, the world’s most comprehensive and thrilling Leonardo da Vinci experience. Leonardo da Vinci is exhibited in Biltmore’s event center, Amherst at Deerpark.

Now – Feb. 20, 2023: Biltmore Gardens Railway – Wonders of the World

Visit the estate’s Antler Hill Village for a popular large-scale model railroad display with structures that chronicle the Wonders of the World. Railcars move around handmade botanical replicas of iconic structures from around the world. The display is made up of architectural wonders that were well-known during the Vanderbilt era including the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu and more. The Vanderbilt family traveled the world to see many of these architectural masterpieces in person. Visit Biltmore Gardens Railway and be transported to a whimsical place that is sure to delight all ages.

March 3, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024: World Premiere of Italian Renaissance Alive

Making its world premiere at Biltmore, Italian Renaissance Alive is an all-new multi-sensory experience created and produced by Grande Experiences. This fitting tribute to George Vanderbilt’s lifelong passion for fine art invites you to enjoy some of his favorite works in an entirely new way: immersed in the beauty and brilliance of the greatest artistic period in history as it comes to life all around you. Large-scale projections with 360-degree views set to a powerful operatic score tell the story of artists and the time periods within which they lived. Italian Renaissance Alive features Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, Caravaggio and more.

April 1, 2023 – Feb. 19, 2024: Ciao! From Italy Sculptural Postcards

Complementing the Italian Renaissance Alive exhibition, a series of sculptural postcards that were inspired by George Vanderbilt’s travels have been created in partnership with Applied Imagination. Located in Antler Hill Village, Ciao! From Italy combines botanical designs with authentic greetings from the Vanderbilts in a large-scale format that’s sure to charm all ages.

April 1 – May 25, 2023: Biltmore Blooms

A long-time spring tradition, Biltmore Blooms celebrates Biltmore’s historic gardens and grounds and the return of warm weather, featuring a progression of thousands of spring flowers growing across the property. Starting with daffodils, followed by the tulips, wisteria, azaleas, rhododendron, and roses, the estate offers something new on a near-daily basis. Easter activities on the estate on April 8 and 9 will feature an Easter Scavenger Hunt.

Biltmore Blooms honors the genius of Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision for George Vanderbilt’s western North Carolina home. Vanderbilt approached Olmsted in 1888 to create a design for his land. Under Olmsted’s guidance, Biltmore became the first place where anyone had combined French and English landscape designs.

Nov. 3, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024: Christmas at Biltmore

Two enchanting experiences are available to enjoy Biltmore during the holiday season — the Christmas at Biltmore daytime house tour experience, and the Candlelight Christmas Evenings nighttime house tour experience.

Nov. 3, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024: Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration

This beloved tradition includes a daytime tour of Biltmore House while the estate is adorned with holiday decorations that number in the thousands. A daytime visit to Biltmore is a feast for the senses, featuring wreaths, garlands, and the sparkle of ornaments. From Biltmore House to the Winery and Antler Hill Village, guests will want to linger on the estate to experience all that Christmas at Biltmore has to offer.

Nov. 3, 2023 – Jan.6, 2024: Candlelight Christmas Evenings

Biltmore House glows with candlelight and firelight during this nighttime tour, changing the daytime visit’s mood and experience. Candlelight Christmas Evenings in Biltmore House allows guests to step back in time with an experience reminiscent of the Vanderbilt’s first Christmas spent in Biltmore House in 1895. Musicians stationed throughout the house perform seasonal favorites. Setting the scene is a 55-foot Norway spruce encircled by illuminated evergreens and shrubs sparkling in the center of the front lawn. Luminaries line the walkway to Biltmore House.

More information about these events, and how to purchase tickets, is available at Biltmore.com or by calling (800) 411-3812.

About Biltmore

Located in Asheville, N.C., Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Today, Biltmore includes Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star property; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division. To learn more about Biltmore, go to Biltmore.com or call 877-BILTMORE.

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