Horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides are a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. This year why not take a carriage ride through Downtown Cambridge and see all the holiday lights. Or enjoy a sleigh ride through the countryside followed by a hot maple coffee and pastries at Ma and Pa’s in Burton.
The following is a list of upcoming carriage, buggy and sleigh rides.
HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH RIDES IN SPIEGEL GROVE
Dates: December 26-27, 29, 31 and January 2, 2021
Location: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museum – Speigel Grove
Ride through the grounds of Spiegel Grove in a horse-drawn sleigh, as President Hayes did when he lived here. Rides are by South Creek Clydesdales. Riders must wear a face-covering. Four people can fit in the sleigh.
Horse-drawn trolley rides are canceled due to recommendations from the Sandusky County Health Department. Rides will take place whether or not there is snow. In the event of negative wind chills or thunderstorms, rides could be canceled. Updates will be posted at rbhayes.org. Cost for the sleigh is $5.50 per person ages 3 and older and free for ages 2 and younger. Advance tickets will be sold online here and in person at the museum front desk pending availability. The museum and Hayes Home will also be open on these days. For information and tickets, visit rbhayes.org. If the rides are canceled due to weather, refunds will be given. Otherwise, there are no refunds.
For updates and to purchase tickets, call 800-998-7737 or visit rbhayes.org.
DICKENS VICTORIAN VILLAGE
Carriage rides will be offered during our season, located west side of the Guernsey County Courthouse. Friday and Saturdays 5:30-9 pm. Weather dependent. Please call the Welcome Center 740.421.4956. You may purchase tickets at the site or at the Welcome Center. Cost are $10 per adult $8 per child (12 and under, toddlers 3 and under no charge) $34 Family (2 adults 2 children). Weather permitting, call 740.421.4956.
Weather permitting, call 740.421.4956.
MA & PA’S SLEIGH & CARRIAGE RIDES
Location: 5161 Main Market Rd, Burton, OH 44021
440-548-5521 | maandpas.com
Sleigh rides are all winter long.
RESERVATIONS ONLY TAKEN A WEEK OUT BASED ON SNOW CONDITIONS.
12 Noon – 9:00 pm Saturdays
12 Noon – 5:00 pm Sundays
Additional information can be found here.
When the flakes start flying in the winter months Pa hitches up the horses again for a winter adventure Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides served with maple coffee and homemade bakery. Experience the simple life again, whether it’s a buggy ride at Ma and Pa’s or a hay or sleigh ride, you can make a memory every season at Ma and Pa’s.
ADDITIONAL CARRIAGE RIDES:
CARRIAGES OF CLEVELAND
Location: Coe Lake, Berea 44017
216-218-2819 | carriagesofclevelandoh.com
Location: Fountain Square, Downtown Cincinnati
859-739-4293 | cowboycarriages.com
2020 update: Limited hours and days, call ahead for reservations.
Know of sleigh rides being offered in Ohio? Feel free to email us your suggestions.
Article: Diane Rock | Photos: see credits.
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com
Editor’s note: Part of this story ran in 2019. The dates and additional events have been updated for the 2020 season. Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws.