The Christmas tradition goes back thousands of years. It’s changed many times and been celebrated many ways, even within the United States. With this one Fredericksburg attraction, you’ll be able to not only learn about the traditions of the old days, but experience them as your tour the city.
Read on to find out more about Jingle Bell Carriage Rides and how this is the perfect activity for you and your family this holiday season.
Jingle Bell Carriage Rides
Beginning Nov. 24, Olde Towne Carriage Tours of Fredericksburg hosts Jingle Bell Carriage Rides. These horse-drawn buggy rides will take you through 40 blocks of Fredericksburg’s historic neighborhoods. Along the way, you’ll see the picturesque architecture that the town is known for. See storefronts draped in traditional holiday greenery as well as candle-lit windows and houses adorned with Christmas lights.
What to Expect
Along the way, you’ll discover more than beautiful sights on Jingle Bell Carriage Rides. Thanks to knowledgeable and festive tour guides, you’ll learn some Christmas trivia, listen to cheerful holiday music, and get special holiday treats to take home. The tour will take a slow trip down Caroline Street to see the decorated store windows, past Kenmore Plantation, down Washington Avenue, and then wind past the official Fredericksburg Christmas Tree to finish.
The stories of old are just as good as the lights and sights on this tour. Guides will explain the traditions of the holidays during the colonial and Civil War periods. You may be surprised at how much they differ from today’s ways of celebrating.
One of carriage riders’ favorite things to do is belt out a Christmas carol or two along the way. Practice your favorites, and don’t be shy about singing when the time comes. It’s all in good fun, after all!
If you’re already familiar with Olde Towne Carriage Tours, keep in mind that carriages are assigned based on arrival time and the number of individuals riding. The company can’t guarantee a specific vehicle, but all carriages make for a splendid trip through the city.
Dates and Pricing
You can reserve a carriage ahead of time through the company’s online booking system. In fact, this is encouraged, as many dates and times are already sold out. Time slots run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., depending on the day. The price to rent and entire Jingle Bell Carriage is $125. This carriage holds six people, so gather your family and friends and rent yours today!
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