Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

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

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride times and dates posted below.

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!

Book your Christmas Season carriage rides today! 
  • Carriage Ride Price - $72.50 *Includes service fees.
  • Seats - up to 4 people + 2 children on laps.

Tickets to carriage rides are non-refundable, and all dates and times are final. Discounted rates are available for select ride times. 

Carriage Ride Hours

Carriage Ride Dates

  • Friday, November 22
  • Saturday, November 23
  • Sunday, November 24
  • Friday, November 29
  • Saturday, November 30
  • Sunday, December 1
  • Thursday, December 5
  • Friday, December 6
  • Saturday, December 7
  • Sunday, December 8**


  • Thursday, December 12
  • Friday, December 13
  • Saturday, December 14
  • Sunday, December 15**
  • Thursday, December 19
  • Friday, December 20
  • Saturday, December 21
  • Sunday, December 22**
  • Monday, December 23


  • Thursday, December 26
  • Friday, December 27
  • Saturday, December 28
  • Sunday, December 29**
  • Monday, December 30
  • Tuesday, December 31**

Dates marked by ** will have 2 carriages operating.

Carriage Ride Times

  • 3:00PM
  • 3:20PM
  • 3:40PM
  • 4:00PM
  • 4:20PM
  • 4:40PM
  • 5:00PM
  • 5:20PM
  • 5:40PM


  • 6:20PM
  • 6:40PM
  • 7:00PM
  • 7:20PM
  • 7:40PM
  • 8:00PM
  • 8:20PM
  • 8:40PM
  • 9:00PM

*Hours of operation and availability subject to change

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

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Make This Christmas Special

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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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