The Wichita Falls Holiday Lights Tour

November 27th through December 31st

Rides start hourly at 6pm
Who We Are

Betina Hawkins is  a proud Texan, business woman and former resident of Wichita Falls. She is an MSU alum and her daughter attends MSU now.

She currently resides in Corsicana, Texas , but has returned to Wichita Falls where she has family and friends every Christmas season to take part in this great holiday event !

Wichita Falls Carriage Rides



This year we are proud to be working in Wichita Falls for the Holiday Season!


Reservations can be made by using the form on the bottom of this page.


 


The Forum of Wichita Falls and Star Buck Carriage are bringing this joyful event to you! We will be operating out of the Forum events parking lot located at 2120 Speedway Avenue and will be giving holiday lights tours via horse drawn carriages of the historic neighborhood adjacent to the Wichita Falls Country Club area. Considered to be one of the most prestigious in this fine city, this neighborhood is also close to Midwestern State University where the annual “Fantasy of Lights” celebration is held.

 

Imagine riding in a real horse drawn carriage while listening to holiday music looking at the beautiful brightly lit holiday lights throughout this beautiful neighborhood.  Clip clop, clip clop…..

Rides will begin on Saturday, November 27 and continue until December 31st.

Two sizes of carriages will be available for rides this year. They include:

*4 person sized carriage priced at $99.00 per one hour reservation

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9 person limousine vis-à-vis carriage priced at $169 per one hour reservation.

9 person surrey carriage at $159 per one hour.

Pictures of these vehicles can be found on our “horses and carriages” page.

 

*Please note this carriage is considered a 4 to 6 person vehicle dependent upon the passengers’ physical size. The seat widths are 38 – 40 inches.

2 lap children (age 3 and under) allowed on vis-à-vis and 3 lap children (age 3 and under) allowed on the vis-à-vis limousine. Due to safety requirements, one lap child per seat is all we can accommodate.

 

Your driver will be impeccably dressed in Olde English attire complete with Victorian top hat.

Carriages will be outfitted with bright festive holiday lights and greenery.  Holiday music will be playing in the carriage while you tour this beautiful historic neighborhood.

Blankets will be provided in the carriages but you may choose to bring your own if you wish. You may bring food and/or beverages if you wish. Please be aware, however, that the ride may be bumpy at times. Lids are recommended for all beverages.

 

Walk-ups welcome but reservations are encouraged.

Tipping the driver is usual and customary for good service. 

Recommended tip for 4 passenger carriages is $20 and for 9 passenger carriages is $30.


Weather:  A light mist or rain will not prevent your ride from going. We have tops on the carriages that will keep you dry and blankets to keep you warm.  If we have to cancel, your party will be notified by the phone number you provide, on the day of the ride and a full refund will be given.


*Full refund given for cancellation made at least 72 hours in advance, otherwise 50% for cancellations made up to 24 hours before. Cancellations within 24 hours are not refunded. Please note that drivers, horses and other employees must show up even if you do not, therefore we have to cover our expenses.

Also note you should arrive approximately 15 minutes early to check in and take care of any last minute details or meet others in your party. If you are late, you are cutting into your reservation time and we run on a tight schedule.

You can reserve your carriage ride for the Wichita Falls Holiday Lights Tour on-line:

(note: occasionally, the reservation software indicates a "2 hour" block--that's an error: all rides are one hour)
Make Reservation

 

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