Downtown Smithfield is especially magical in December, when the storefronts are beautifully decorated for Christmas and the Town decks the halls for the season!  The DSDC hosts Christmas Carriage Rides to give people a chance to enjoy the twinkling lights around our festive downtown! 

Christmas Carriage RidesIn 2023, free Christmas Carriage Rides will be offered from 5-8pm on Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, and 22.  Reservations are required, and will open according to the following schedule:

- December 1 Carriage Rides will open at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, and reservations can be made by clicking here.
- December 8 Carriage Rides will open at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, and reservations can be made by clicking here.
- December 15 Carriage Rides will open at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, and reservations can be made by clicking here.
- December 22 Carriage Rides will open at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 3, and reservations can be made by clicking here.

**If you are not able to reserve a time for Christmas Carriage Rides, it is because there is no more availability.

The carriages can typically accommodate groups of 4-6, depending on the carriage and the size of the riders.  Carriage rides typically last about ten minutes. 

Have dinner downtown before or after your carriage ride at one of our fantastic restaurants! Do some shopping! Take in a movie or visit some of our wonderful attractions!

Reservations are not transferable, but if you find that you will not be able to participate, please message us so that we can open a spot for someone else who would like to!

 
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As a Main Street America Affiliateâ„¢, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
 
  
 
 
  
Community ms vertical color logoSmithfield is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.