Frequently asked questions
Does my baby need a ticket for the carriage ride?
Children who have celebrated their second birthday are counted towards the carriage capacity.
How do I get to the carriage ride area?
The Carriage Ride staging area is located at the McCarthy Building Company parking lot. Carriage ride patrons should not proceed to Tilles Park. We suggest entering from Manchester Road to avoid traffic to make it to your carriage ride on time. Please allow for extra time to get to the park.
From Manchester Road: head north on McKnight Rd approximately ¾ of a mile. After you pass Old Warson Rd continue approximately 200 yards and make a left just before the church parking lot and follow the signs to the parking area. There will be a lighted road sign directing you to the McCarthy Building entrance way. You may also take Brentwood Blvd. to Litzsinger Road, make a left at McKnight Road and the McCarthy Building Company lot will be on your right.
Do carriage drivers accept tips?
Yes, the carriage drivers accept tips for their service.
Are carriage rides ever canceled for inclement weather?
It is very unlikely that the event will be canceled. The event proceeds thru rain, shine, cold, hot, etc. (all) weather unless the weather becomes treacherous for the horses or staff to move around safely (rare instances of ice or extreme cold). Many (not all) carriages do have roofs over them. The status of each night’s carriage rides will be decided by 1:00 p.m. If carriage rides are canceled it will be posted on RainoutLine.com and tickets will be refunded or rescheduled.
Will food or drink be available for the carriage rides?
No, food and drink is not available, though you are allowed to bring your own personal sized food and drinks.
Can we bring blankets on the carriage?
No blankets will be provided on the carriages this year, but you are welcome to bring your own. Make sure to dress for the weather!
I would like to tip my carriage driver, do you provide change?
While we are able to make change for people purchasing carriages, we are not able to provide change for those looking to swich bills to tip the carriage drivers.