Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Couple on a carriage ride in Historic Bethlehem

Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with a Christmas carriage ride.

Starting November 18 2022!

Enjoy a holiday tradition for locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends!

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides are privately reserved for up to 4 adults and 2 children on laps for $90.

Tickets to carriage rides are non-refundable, and all dates and times are final.

Carriage Ride Hours

November 18 - November 20

November 25 - November 27

December 1 - December 4

December 8 - December 11

December 15 - December 23

December 26 - December 31

Carriage Rides run every 20 minutes between 3:00 and 9:00 PM.

*Hours of operation and availability subject to change

No carriage rides on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

For any questions about hours of operation please contact 1-800-360-TOUR.

Carriage Ride FAQ

Where do I meet my carriage?

Meet your carriage on Main Street, in front of Central Moravian Church.  Central Moravian Church is located at 73 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

How long is the carriage ride?

The carriage ride lasts approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic and weather. 

Are the carriage rides private?

Only 1 ticket can be sold per carriage ride time slot, making each ticket purchase a private ride.

Carriages can fit up to 4 adults with 2 children on laps.

Do you cancel for rain/snow?

Carriage rides will run even with light rain or snow. The carriages have tops that can be popped up to cover the passengers, but we still recommend you bring an umbrella or blanket on particularly cold, or rainy/snowy days.

Carriages do not run under thunderstorms or other dangerous/inclement conditions. Winter weather decisions are made on a case by case basis for tours and carriage rides.  Please call the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center for updated information at 1.800.360.TOUR

Make This Christmas Special

2015 Goundie & VC Christmas - Nancy Swolensky
Photo Credit: Nancy Swolensky

Make your visit to The Christmas City, USA one to remember!

Create a lasting, one-of-a-kind experience for your group, family members, wedding parties, clubs, or corporate teams with a custom tour. Our staff will help you design a visit that is customized to your interests, time frame, and price points.

The possibilities are endless!



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