Biltmore Estate raises 35-foot Christmas tree

Biltmore Estate raises 35-foot Christmas tree


WYFF NEWS 4’S AUBREY JACKSON TONIGHT WITH THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS.>>[HORN BLOWING] AUBREY: DOZENS WAITING IN EXCITEMENT AS SANTA CLAUS RIDES DOWN ON HIS SLEIGH NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH CHRISTMAS DAY. IT IS ALL FOR THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE RAISING AT BILTMORE. WHERE THIS YEAR’S 35 FOOT FRASER FUR WAS DELIVERED BY HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE. CALLING FOR MORE THAN 50 BILTMORE STAFF TO CARRY INSIDE FOR SET UP.>>THEY’RE REALLY COMING IN AND MOVING THE ENTRANCE HALL TABLE, MAKING SURE THAT WE’RE MOVING INSIDE THE ALLEYWAY WHERE WE ROLL THE TREE IN. THE LONG BANQUET TABLE, MAKING SURE THE LEGS ARE TAKEN OUT, ITS CLOSED UP AND ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY.>>[APPLAUSE] AUBREY: WITH TEAMWORK, THE TREE TREE IS UP. A HOLIDAY CENTER PIECE THAT STANDS INSIDE OF THE BILTMORE’S 72 FOOT HIGH BANQUET HALL. AND ONCE DECORATED, WILL BE COVERED IN 500 LIGHTS AND ORNAMENTS. FOR MANY, CHRISTMAS AT BILTMORE IS A TRADITION THEY WOULDN’T MISS. WE HAVE, AS YOU SEE, MULTIPLE GUESTS THAT COME. THIS IS THE START OF THEIR CHRISTMAS SEASON.>>I GOT PUT ON CALL FROM WORK, SO I GOT READY AND CAME HERE EARLY SO WE COULD GET A SPOT. AUBREY: DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, THERE ARE MORE THAN 50 DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREES ON DISPLAY. CHRISTMAS AT BILTMORE RUNS THROUGH JANUARY 7. IN ASHEVILLE, AUBREY JACKSON,

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