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December 05, 2011

Carried away! Holiday Carriage Rides Downtown


Guest blogger Christine Candelaria talks about one her favorite new Holiday staples in Santa Cruz. Get in the Holiday spirit with an exciting new favorite to Santa Cruz - Carriage Rides Downtown! Some years it's a carriage, others it's a wagon, but either way, an old-fashioned ride is fun for the whole family. I recently had a chance to chat with Chris Clayton who owns the Santa Cruz Carriage Company with her husband, Randy. Randy has been giving carriage rides downtown during the holidays since 1989, not to mention carrying Santa in the parade. They keep their draft horses at historic Wilder Ranch State Park where they provide hay rides for special events. Here's a little trivia next time you see Randy and Chris at Wilder or downtown: When I asked Chris to name one of her favorite holiday memories, without hesitation, she replied, "I met Randy while he was doing carriage rides downtown." How romantic! I should plan a date night carriage ride with my husband this holiday season. Be sure to treat your family to a cozy winter ride through downtown Santa Cruz. Carriage rides are going on now through Dec. 23.    


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  • holidays} 2 years 239 days ago
    It is a good idea to share comments on a blog about people's travel experience and holiday ideas.

  • Lisa Dyer 6 years 294 days ago
    Love the excerpt on one of my favorite things to do during the holidays in Santa Cruz. Thanks for featuring.