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Jingle All the Way: Christmas Carriage Ride Locations in Tennessee

Updated: Dec 9, 2023

Step into a world of holiday enchantment with our guide to Christmas carriage ride locations in Tennessee.

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Savor the holiday spirit as we highlight the enchanting destinations that transform a simple carriage ride into a magical Christmas experience.


East Tennessee

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10018 Campground Drive

Townsend, TN 37882

Experience a horse-drawn carriage or wagon ride on a national park trail.

Take a trip back in time where you can slow down, enjoy, and experience a 30 to 45 minutes picturesque horse-pulled carriage ride through the mountainous forest of Cades Cove.

Knowledgeable carriage guides will entertain you with tales of the history of the area while showing and describing the native plant and animal life.

Meet beautiful carriage horses and learn how things were done in days gone by.

Carriages rides depart continually throughout the day and have no weight or age limit.

However, the carriage is limited to 6 passengers and that depends on the passenger's size.

Due to the popularity of the Guided Carriage rides, reservations are not be accepted.

All rides are subject to weather and trail conditions.

Please call (865) 448-9009 for more information or visit

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Fri. & Sat. Nights 7-10 PM

Tennessee Aquarium

During the Christmas season, simply wear a coat and some ear muffs to enjoy a brisk ride through the Downtown Christmas lights and decorations!

Rides usually take place from 7pm to 10pm at the Tennessee Aquarium on Fri. and Sat. nights. This is the perfect opportunity see Downtown Chattanooga a little differently.

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2202 Goldrush Rd

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

For a unique way to tour Pigeon Forge, take your special someone on a carriage ride.

Heritage Carriage Rides offer the perfect way to make an evening together as romantic and memorable as possible.

Rides begin after dark and run through midnight, weather permitting.

The carriage rides take place near Walden’s Landing, so afterwards you can explore Downtown Pigeon Forge at your own leisure!

Visit some of your favorite spots and discover new shopping, dining and entertainment options in Pigeon Forge.



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Sat.– Sun. from 2– 10PM

Corner of Broadway and 1st Ave ( in front of Hard Rock Cafe ) Hard Rock Cafe

100 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37201

Sugar Creek Carriages is a horse-drawn carriage company giving rides pick up and drop offs of Nashville.

Currently Only Accepting Walk up Rides downtown Nashville.

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Now - Jan. 1st, 2024

Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm

Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10pm

Magnolia Portico - Gaylord Opryland

Experience a private horse-drawn carriage ride and enjoy the decorations and lights in this approximately 12 minute experience sure to delight the entire family.

Starting from $79.99 per private carriage (for up to 6 ppl)

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Dec. 7, 8, 14, 21 from 5–8 PM (weather permitting)

Downtown Springfield

Visit Springfield this holiday season to enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride through our historic downtown!

Holiday magic at its finest – the lights, the bells, the horses, and a beautiful downtown with plenty of character.

Carriage rides will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Team members will be setup at 4 PM to begin registering groups and providing tickets for rides.

Come early to secure your spot and take time to explore the Downtown merchants and restaurants.



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Now - Dec. 31st, 2023

Shelby Farms Park

415 Great View Dr E

Memphis, TN 38134

In about 45 minutes, the Horse-Drawn Carriages tour the entire light display.

They seat 6 adults comfortably, depending on the carriage.

Small children may ride in laps.

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Now-Dec. 30th, 2023, 5 - 8 PM

(except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Downtown Collierville, TN

Carriage rides provided by Cunningham Tours will allow guests to experience the magical glow of Collierville's historic district this holiday season.

Carriages hold 5-6 people; $30 per trip.

Evening carriage rides will be offered

Changes in the schedule due to weather or unforeseen circumstances will be posted at

For questions, please call Parks Administration at (901) 457-2770, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.


For more information about upcoming events in Tennessee, visit our Tennessee Family Vacation Calendar.



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