Escondido Christmas Carriage Rides in Escondido California



Carriage Rides: at Grand and North Maple in front of Elements Salon. Santa will be across the street in front of Bank of Escondido. Also visit the downtown businesses for a Holiday Open House.


Holiday Fest: December 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Grand and South Maple.

Kick off the evening’s events with the Downtown Lighting ceremony at 5:00 p.m.

Christmas performances by Patio Playhouse, Best Foot Forward Dance Studio and the YMCA Twirlers


Live Entertainment by Notas Antiquas featuring songs from their Christmas album

Craft activities for kids

Pictures with Santa

Canned food drive to benefit Interfaith Community Services

A variety of vendors selling Christmas and holiday ornaments and d├ęcor

Also get your hot apple cider and other baked goods!




Sometimes Christmas and the winter holidays rekindle simpler times and simple things. A carriage ride through the town is one such experience that brings families and friends together for happy times. Escondido offers free carriage rides during the season of giving.


The horse and carriage rides are one of a city's most appealing tourist attractions. Generally costing around $25 upwards, it is such an amazing things to discover a place that actually provides the rides free as a gift to citizens and visitors. Escondido in San Diego County is one of those rare places where you'll enjoy old-fashioned pleasures during holidays ranging from Valentine's Day to Christmas. The trot-trot sound of hooves clippity-clopping on the pavement and the crisp evening air make this one of the most treasured experiences in all of San Diego County.


Thanks to the generosity of the Escondido Downtown Business Association, you can experience this old-fashioned tour of the downtown free of charge (subject to change).


If you're looking for a unique place to visit this holiday, be sure to check out San Diego County's Escondido. This charming city in the heart of wine country features art galleries, attractions, and close proximity to San Diego beaches, one of California's top tourist spots.


Where to stay: Escondido Castle Creek Inn  offers suite accommodations in a boutique resort & spa experience.





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