Statesville, NC – The wonderful tradition of surrounding yourself with the sights and sounds of the holidays in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage ride through Downtown Statesville will continue this year. Make an evening of it with dinner and shopping.

Carriage rides will be sold online in advance on a reservation system to minimize the crowd waiting to purchase tickets in line.

The price is the same for a couple to ride alone or for a group (up to the maximum number).In order to serve as many in the community as possible, we ask you only reserve one carriage ride this season. Individuals are only allowed to purchase one carriage ride per night.

Please note when booking: each carriage will have a different maximum capacity. There will be one price per time slot, which will reserve the carriage for your group for a reserved time slot.

Rides will leave every 20 minutes to allow for carriage loading & unloading as well as sanitizing for COVID-19 safety. We encourage everyone to arrive promptly for your reservation. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late for your reserved timeslot, we will consider your reservation forfeited. If any of your group is late, the ride will proceed with those in attendance. This event is rain or shine. No refund will be available.

For your safety and the safety of our staff & volunteers, please follow the NC COVID-19 safety protocol, including wearing a mask, social distancing, using good hand, cough & sneeze hygiene, and staying home if you feel unwell. Dress warmly in case of cold weather – no blankets will be available in the carriage due to COVID-19. We will require everyone to wear masks while waiting for their carriage, and while getting on/off the carriage to protect others, including our staff & volunteers. We will also be sanitizing frequent touch points between each carriage ride.

Loading/Unloading Location: In front of 104 South Center Street, Downtown Statesville

Tickets for December 17, 2020 carriage rides will go live for reservation on Wednesday, December 9 at 5pm. Visit:

Rides are sponsored by Sponsored by Griffin Insurance.
Prices: Black Limo Carriage
$60 per carriage ride
*Holds 6 adults and 6 small lap sized kids (ages 5 and under)
White Limo Carriage
$60 per carriage ride
*Holds 6 adults and 6 small lap sized kids (ages 5 and under)
White Vis-a-vis Carriage
$40 per carriage ride
*Holds 4 adults and 4 small lap sized kids (ages 5 and under)

Carriage Rides In Downtown Statesville, Dec. 17