See New York City during its glittering, festive best—and enjoy a romantic way to explore—on a private horse and carriage ride. Meet your driver in Midtown Manhattan, and set off after dark to make the most of the twinkling lights. You’ll glide past many Central Park highlights before heading down Fifth Avenue to admire the holiday window displays, glimpse the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and more.
Enjoy a uniquely atmospheric and romantic way to explore the Big Apple
Admire the best views of the Christmas lights on this evening tour
A private tour makes for a flexible and personalized experience
See Central Park, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and window displays
All Fees and Taxes
Blanket for winter
Capacity max 4 adults or 5 passengers (3 adults and 2 kids under 12)
GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED. You can tip cash or card accepted. Thank you again!
Meeting And Pickup
Central Park South & 7th Avenue
Central Park S & 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Our driver will call or text you with details about your carriage an hour before the ride.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Rockefeller Center (Pass By)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
Not recommended for travelers with serious Horse Allergy
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 42 reviews
Driver was thumbs down but ride was nice
Taylor_N, Dec 2022
Pretty sure we didn’t get the whole hour. Our guide was on his phone most of the time and told us like 2 things -
Kind of frustrating but the kids enjoyed it. The horse was lovely.
We love Sparky
Nina_M, Dec 2022
We were reassured that the horses were well loved and well treated.
We were just in time to watch the light show on Saks
Christmas Must in New York
Chris_C, Dec 2022
Seeing all the Christmas lights along 5th Avenue especially SAK’s the Department Store fantastic display! The carriage ride took about an hour and Nico our driver pointed out all the sights of interest…….as it was a freezing night we were given thick blankets for the journey……definitely a must have …….and his horse was brilliant and obviously well looked after
Very nice. Not many lights coming Back. More like 45 minutes
tsimpsonwood, Dec 2022
The horse and carriage. The lights at the Plaza Rock Center our driver was very nice and took some great photos
As new retirees, NYC...
Denise_T, Dec 2022
As new retirees, NYC during the holidays has been on our bucket list. The Horse Carriage Ride was an event top on our list. It was all we had waited for. Our driver was knowledgeable of the area and even shared some fun facts about the city. This was a great experience.
A great ride at Christmas!
Yvonne_B, Dec 2022
Atakan was our driver, who graciously dropped us off at our hotel at the end of the ride. Lucy, our beautiful horse, was so sweet, handled all the crazy honking horn with grace and loved her carrot treats at the end of the ride! Over all, it was a great ride with beautiful Christmas lights!
Magical Christmas Carriage Ride
Kara_A, Dec 2022
Our driver, Niko, was amazing! He was so kind and made sure to point out the different historical locations. He had a speaker for us to connect our phones and listen to music (we chose Christmas music 🎅🏼, since we were there in December). It was pouring rain outside & we still enjoyed it. His carriage was covered and had a large blanket ready for us to use to keep warm.
Worth the experience.
Shawn_J, Dec 2022
The whole Experience was very fun and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend a carriage ride while in New York City.
Worth the money!!
Lara_H, Dec 2022
Our driver, Nico, was amazing. He stopped several times to take pics of us. He pointed out landmarks, and took us thru the city to see so many Christmas lights.
Best Carriage Ride
Trish_M, Dec 2022
Ahmad was awesome!! Wanted to make the best experience for us!! We even got to see the light show on Madison Avenue!
WOW... Merry Christmas!
James_H, Dec 2022
Niko did an excellent job of getting us around Times Square and seeing so many sites!!! His history of the area was very informative and he answered any questions.
The traffic was CRAZY but he and his horse kept us going and kept us safe.
Paul_D, Dec 2022
Fantastic romantic ride through central park a d along 5th. Excellent driver who pointed out various sites for us
Walter_O, Dec 2022
Driver did the best, he returned as to pick us up after we missed the hour. Unfortunstely it was raining and cold. Driver took us to the hotel which was very nice.
Briana_D, Dec 2022
This was the best last minute decision! Our host was great and the fact he offered twice to take our picture in the carriage was so generous! He even dropped us back at our hotel which was the icing on the cake! We loved our ride and would do it again!
Deya_K, Dec 2022
Nicko was amazing! He gave us an amazing tour of Central Park, Rockefeller Center and the Times Square! It was an amazing ride! He even dropped us off at our hotel! Absolutely recommend! Will do again when we come back!
Highlight of our trip
Linda_A, Dec 2022
Wonderful! Such a highlight of our trip!
Beautiful horse and carriage and a super friendly driver. We absolutely loved every second of this experience.
Truly Magical Experience
Bridgett_A, Dec 2022
Wonderful experience that we will never forget! Driver was prompt and friendly! 10/10 would recommend!
the guide was ok did not...
kerry_B, Dec 2022
the guide was ok did not even go a mile into central park which is one of the reasons we booked thinking we would see more of the park.
ended up going to parts of the city we had all ready seen by walking to get to meeting point. so not really worth it
but the biggest issue was paying £59 per passenger and to find out when we got there and asked it would only have cost us £25 per passenger if we would have just walked up and gone
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you very much for providing your feedback. We apologize that our service did not satisfy your expectations. There must have been some misunderstanding as the ride you booked is mostly meant to show holiday decorations, famous Rockefeller Christmas tree and surroundings. Only a small part of the tour takes place in the park. As for the pricing, our price match policy ensures we won’t be beat on price. You had wrong information on the price since those are two different tours. Only limited number of guides with horses can provide this specific tour. If you would like to see Central Park, you can choose one of our Central Park tours during the day time for the best experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Best Carriage Ride NY
Kevin_A, Dec 2022
Loved the ride, seeing the lights and the music. It was fun and a great experience. My granddaughters loved it and the blanket kept them nice and warm. They enjoyed feeding Lucy a carrot at the end of the ride.
Omar_M, Nov 2022
Beautiful scenery around NYC and the Christmas Lights were magical. The driver was super friendly and respectful, he explained the history behind the lights.