St. Louis County Parks is celebrating the 29th year of Winter Wonderland!
Due to the very limited availability, Large Private carriage rides are no longer available online. Please call MetroTix at 314-534-1111 to check availability.
Winter Wonderland opens November 26, 2014 and closes January 1, 2015. Closed Christmas Eve (December 24, 2014) and New Years Eve (December 31, 2014). Winter Wonderland is open for vehicular traffic Sunday through Friday from 5:30pm-9:30pm. Saturdays are closed to vehicular traffic and reserved for carriage rides only.
CARRIAGE RIDE INFORMATION
Horse drawn carriage rides are available every night except Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Advanced reservations are required for all carriage rides and ticket prices vary depending on type of carriage and number in party. Several sizes of carriages are available, and not all are offered every night. Carriage departures begin at 5:30pm and continue at regular intervals each night. You must purchase for a specific departure time.
Please click the link below to see the carriage schedule in a new window.
From the schedule page, you may click the carriage type on any date to link directly to the order page for that particular carriage type/date.
OR Click the BUY NOW button to the right on this page to first select your carriage type, then you will select the date and carriage time on subsequent pages.
Some dates, times, or carriage types may be unavailable.
Select tour time by using the "Select Price Level" drop-down menu.
The "Section" name on your confirmation will be your carriage time.
Small Private Carriage - Seats up to 6 people
1-4 persons (up to 4 adults or children) - $65 + $9 service charge
5 persons (5 adults or children) - $75 + $10 service charge
6 persons (6 persons, but no more than 4 adults) - $82 + $11.50 service charge
Large Private Carriage - Seats up to 10 people
1-10 persons(adults or children) - $110 + $12.50 service charge
Group Carriage - Seats up to 24 people
$12 per person (adult or child) + $2.50 service charge
Persons purchasing these tickets will ride in a large open carriage with other patrons. The entire carriage can be reserved by purchasing all 24 seats.
DIRECTIONS FOR CARRIAGE RIDE PATRONS
The Carriage Ride staging area is located at the McCarthy Brothers company parking lot. Carriage ride patrons should not proceed to Tilles Park.
From Manchester Road: head north on McKnight Rd approximately ¾ of a mile. After you pass Old Warson Rd continue approximately 100 yards and make a left onto the McCarthy Building Company entrance way and follow the signs to the parking area. There will be a lighted road sign directing you to the McCarthy Building entrance way.
For more detailed directions, please visit the St. Louis County Parks website HERE.
Do not attempt to enter the parking/staging area from Litzsinger Road. Use the McKnight entrance only.
Tickets are also available on-site for same day sales only. (No advance tickets will be sold on-site.) Many times sell out in advance, so availability on-site will be limited. Credit cards and cash will be accepted at the staging area.
Children who have not yet celebrated their second birthday do not require a ticket, but must sit on an adult's lap. Limit one free child per paid adult.
There are no refunds unless the event is cancelled by St. Louis County Parks.
This is an outdoor event. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Blankets may be brought onto the carriage.
Customers are welcome to bring "personal" sized food and beverage items (ie small thermos, wine, cheese) onboard the carriage rides.
Please allow ample time to arrive and park prior to your scheduled departure.
The approximate time of the carriage tour is 20 minutes
Tickets go off sale at 3pm on the day of the event.
Only 1 carriage may be purchased in a single online transaction at a time. For more than 1 carriage, you may add the first to the shopping cart, then "Continue Shopping" to add another or contact MetroTix by phone at 314-534-1111 to make the purchase.
Please keep in mind the carriage drivers do accept gratuity.