You don’t need the Ghost of Christmas Past to visit the holiday season of yesteryear. The Biltmore Village Christmas Festival, Dickens in the Village, will transport you there December 2nd and 3rd, 2016!
A visit to Biltmore Village is always a pleasant experience but during the Dickens In The Village Christmas festival, it turns downright magical. There will even be chestnuts roasting over an open fire – but let’s all hope Jack Frost misses his invite …
The annual Biltmore Village Christmas Festival is a musical, magical weekend full of merriment, twinkling lights, and lots of seasonal entertainment. Performers are scheduled to take turns on the main stage, with concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Not just a stage show, over 300 entertainers will appear on stage and/or at various locations throughout the village. Musicians, choral groups, singers, dancers, and the Montford Park Players will wander the village, filling all who encounter them with the holiday spirit.
At dusk, more than 250,000 white lights will join with the streetlights to bathe the whole of Biltmore Village in a warm glow. Many of the shops will stay open until 7pm, the shopkeepers dressed in Victorian-era garb and offering tasty goodies.
Biltmore Village Christmas Festival Schedule
Friday – Christmas Tree Lighting – 6pm
Over 1000 luminaries will line the streets when the 25′, Biltmore Village Christmas tree is lit. A Christmas carol sing-along, choirs, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand. Galleries will be open until 9pm for the Gallery Stroll with horse-drawn carriage rides fire-roasted chestnuts rounding out the festivities.
Saturday – 11am to 4pm
Live entertainment is set to include strolling carolers dressed in Victorian costumes, musicians, The Montford Park Players , and many others. will be on hand to entertain. Horse-drawn carriage rides, fresh roasted chestnuts, and other yummy goodies will also be available.
Dickens in the Village – A Biltmore Village Christmas Festival
December 2nd and 3rd, 2016
For more information and directions: www.historicbiltmorevillage.com
Biltmore Village Christmas Festival Lodging
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