RALEIGH — A 35-foot North Carolina Fraser fir tree arrived at Biltmore this week as staff finished decorating America’s largest home for Christmas. The tree came from Andrews Nursery in Avery County and is decorated with 500 ornaments and wrapped packages tucked into its branches. It serves as the seasonal centerpiece in the home’s Banquet Hall. Christmas at Biltmore runs through Jan. 7, 2018.
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