George Vanderbilt first welcomed guests to Biltmore House on Christmas Eve 1895. Today that tradition is kept alive each year as Biltmore House is filled with hundreds of trees and garlands from the area. Each year, the 34-foot-tall Banquet Hall Christmas tree wows Biltmore's guests.
Colonial Cottage--Let the style of your home dictate your holiday decor as it does in this cozy Colonial Williamsburg house. Tip: Traditional decorating doesn't mean it has to be boring. These homeowners took a fun departure from the expected with colorful lights in the shrubbery.
As you might imagine, decorating Biltmore House's 35-foot-tall tree requires a lot of ornaments: 500 wrapped gift boxes, 500 traditional glass ornaments and 500 electric lights, in the Edison bulb style, to be exact.