Where to Ride in a Horse & Carriage at Christmas near Greenville, SC

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Thinking about a carriage ride in Greenville this Christmas? There are few things as exciting for little kids or as romantic for grown-ups as cozying up in a horse-drawn carriage during Christmastime. We wanted to make sure our readers have every opportunity to hear that clickety-clock of hooves on pavement and feel the magic of this experience during the holiday season so here are all the places around Greenville to ride in a horse & carriage.

Christmas “Inn” Our Town

Depot Street in Fountain Inn
December 7-16, 2023
4:30-9:30 pm

Tickets are $12/person and free for kids three and under if they ride on your lap. Rides are about 45 minutes long and start at Commerce Park on Depot Street.

Downtown Greenville

Run almost every evening year round starting around 5 pm. Call to reserve: 864.220.3650 or go to the website. Price varies depending on the ride you want. Riders are picked up outside the Westin Poinsett Hotel or the Courtyard Marriott.

Christmas in Woodruff

Ride in a horse drawn carriage in Woodruff November 30-December 3 and December 7-10, 2023 from 5:30-9 pm. Tickets are $8/person and no reservations are needed.

Victorian Christmas in Abbeville

Ride in a horse-drawn carriage on December 2, 2023 from Noon-3 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Chamber at 107 Court Square in Abbeville. Tickets are $12/person.

A Small Town Christmas in Easley

Ride in a horse drawn carriage through historic downtown Easley starting at the Old Market Square.

They will run from 5-9 pm every Friday and Saturday November 24 – December 16, 2023. The cost is $5 per group. As of this writing, all rides are SOLD OUT.

Dickens of a Christmas in Spartanburg, SC

One of the many holiday activities to enjoy at Spartanburg’s Victorian Christmas Celebration is Dickens of a Christmas is a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

The event is on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 6-9 pm in Downtown Spartanburg.


The Biltmore Estate
1 Lodge Street, Asheville
Varying times (see this link)

Yes, we know this isn’t Greenville but it’s so awesome we had to include it. You can ride in a carriage drawn by Belgian draft horses around the Biltmore for about 30 minutes and it’s so beautiful and romantic and memorable. The cost is $35/person and one child five years old or younger is free if they sit on an adult’s lap the duration of the ride. They have an hour-long carriage ride for $95/guest as well. The carriage rides are on the estate so you need to purchase an admission ticket.

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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