An Old Fashioned Dickens in the Village Festival – Dec 2 & 3

November 8, 2016

Historic Biltmore Village and Olde World Christmas Shoppe celebrate Christmas the old fashion way with tree lighting, carolers, and a special visit from Santa.    

Friday night, December 2:  6:00 PM   Over 1000 luminaries will line the streets of Historic Biltmore Village to celebrate the lighting of our 25′ Christmas tree.  The event will feature the choirs from Vance Elementary and  Asheville High School.  There will also be a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.  There will be freshly  roasted chestnuts in addition to horse drawn carriage rides through the Village and other festive treats. 


Register to win one of the many gifts to be given away the night of the event and on our website at


Friday night, they will also be accepting monetary donations to Meals on Wheels. 

Saturday, December 3: 11:00 – 6:00   Located throughout the Village will be strolling carolers dressed in period costumes, musicians, and other lively holiday entertainment. The Montford Park players will be on hand to entertain. There will be freshly roasted chestnuts and horse drawn carriage rides during the day to complete the holiday experience. 

Some stores will observe extended holiday hours and will be serving festive treats throughout the weekend.  “Dickens in the Village” is sponsored by Oppenheimer, Olde World Christmas Shoppe, Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farms, Total Lawn Care, Biltmore Property Group in addition to the members of Historic Biltmore Village Partnership. 

About Historic Biltmore Village:  Located directly across from the world famous Biltmore Estate, The Historic Biltmore Village is truly one of the south’s most unique touring and shopping environments.  The Village features a collection of independent, regional and national retailers along with the most sought after restaurants and outstanding lodging.