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 9-17, 2022
5-9:30 pm

You can reserve your tickets at the Fountain Inn events website. Tickets are $12/adult, $9/ages 65+, and free for kids three and under if they ride on your lap.. Rides are about twenty minutes long and start at Commerce Park on Depot Street.

Downtown Greenville

Westin Poinsett Hotel or the Courtyard Marriott
Run almost every night in December between 5 – 10 pm; tickets go on sale November 15, 2022
Call to reserve: 864.220.3650

Rides are done by Whispering Pines Carriage Rides and are $20/person.

Santa Stroll in Walhalla

Ride in a horse & carriage with Santa for free at the Santa Stroll in downtown Walhalla on Friday, December 9, 2022 from 5-8 pm.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides in Easley, SC

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

They will run from 5-9 pm on November 25 and 26, December 2, 3, 9, 16, and 17. 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 6, 2022 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 $40/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 $100/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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