Loading/Unloading Location:  In front of First ARP Church 123 East Broad Street, Downtown Statesville


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. 

The 2023 Carriage Rides will be sold online in advance on a reservation system to minimize the crowd waiting to purchase tickets in line. The codes to purchase carriage rides for:

  • Tickets for November 30 will go live on November 14 at 11am 
  • Tickets for December 7 will go live on November 21 at 11am 
  • Tickets for December 14 will go live on November 28 at 11am 

The price is the same for a couple to ride alone or for a family (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. 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. 

Dress warmly in case of cold weather - no blankets will be available in the carriage.   


Downtown Statesville Development Corporation

104 Court St., Ste B, PO Box 205 (28687), Statesville, NC 28677
Dec 14, 2023
6:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST