Why are the Holiday Carriage Rides only running Thanksgiving weekend and not in December?

Each year Town staff works to complete a due diligence program review of our free and low-cost community events. The event planning staff reviewed all aspects of this program to make sure that we were providing the best program we can to the community.  During this review it was determined that a formal RFP Process should be completed.  The program was awarded to Blue Moon Carriages for a lower cost than the previous vendor and also allowed us increased rider capacity.  While this due diligence was done and we were able to enhance the program as a whole for a lesser cost, it did mean we had to work with the vendor’s available dates.  Because of this, we have created a Hometown Holiday Weekend to kick-off the holiday season.  We have added in longer times, larger rigs, one additional rig, and holiday activities at Discovery Park all within our budget for this program and while working with a local vendor.  We feel the changes made to this program will highlight our hometown feel to guests coming in for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Community can plan to start the weekend off at the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting on Friday night, ice skate at the Ice Trail at Discovery Park on Saturday, take pictures with Elsa and Olaf, come back on Sunday for holiday story time at Discovery Park and then take in a carriage ride sometime that weekend.

We hope you and your family will be able to come and join us for this wonderful Hometown Holiday Weekend.

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1. When are the Holiday Carriage Rides?
2. How much do the Carriage Rides cost?
3. Where can I get tickets?
4. How many seats will be available?
5. Are the Holiday Carriage Rides only happening on Thanksgiving weekend?
6. Why are the Holiday Carriage Rides only running Thanksgiving weekend and not in December?
7. What activities are included in the Thanksgiving Hometown Holiday Weekend?
8. Where can you park for the carriage rides?
9. Where do you go to get on the carriage rides or stand in the stand-by line?
10. What is the route and how long are the carriage rides?