The annual Los Gatos carriage rides are back this month, to the delight of many in and near town looking for a safe way to celebrate the holiday season. To me there are few things so festive as seeing and hearing the horses clippity-clop down Main Street and North Santa Cruz Avenue each December.
It’s 2020 and nothing is really normal and that goes for these horse drawn carriage rides as well. For the safety of the driver and all, masks must be worn and riders must be all from the same household. The rides go on rain or shine unless the operator feels it would be unsafe for the horse. The dates run from Dec 4 to Dec 23, but not every single night, so please check the calendar via the link below.
What do the Los Gatos Carriage Rides cost?
This year, the horse drawn carriage ride will set you back $110 for a regularly sized carriage (4 adults, 2 kids max) or $130 for a larger one that accommodate up to 6 adults.
Where to book a reservation & pay for the Los Gatos Carriage Ride
This fun experience is sponsored by the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, and you can purchase your tickets and read all the requirements and rules on this page.
Downtown Los Gatos is adorned with holiday lights and decor, and I’d encourage everyone to enjoy some time there, even if it’s just a socially distanced drive through the business district and nearby historic residential districts. If you can manage the horse drawn carriage rides, so much the better, but all visitors are in for a visual treat no matter how they see the area.