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Holiday Carriage Rides sponsored by Laughlin Furniture!

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

The Uptown Shelby Association is so excited to offer once again Carriage Rides leading up to the Christmas Holiday this year! We are delighted to have Charles Stroud and his beautiful strawberry blonde mules, Jill and Kate, as our ride providers again this year. Charles brings a beautiful white vis-à-vis carriage with 3 cushioned bench seats (two facing each other and one behind) that will comfortably fit 6 adults. Please be advised that, for safety reasons, we will only be allowing 6 persons on the carriage at a time. Children who can sit in a lap (typically considered age 2 or under) will not count toward this total.

We're also happy to announce Laughlin Furniture Outlet as our Carriage Ride Sponsor! Located right outside of Uptown at 400 N Lafayette Street in Shelby, Laughlin's is all about marking your home as comfy and beautiful as possible. From where you relax to where you eat, Laughlin's has all kinds of furniture to make each room in your home special.

Be sure to visit their website and follow their Facebook page to stay up-to-date on sales, events, and Food Truck Fridays!

Important Information for Riders:

  • Rides will occur on Saturday, November 25; Friday, December 1; Friday, December 8; and Friday, December 15.

  • Carriage Rides will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.

  • For 2023, rides will be first come, first served. Please line up in an orderly fashion starting at the loading point, 110 S. Washington Street, on the Court Square.

  • Rides are $9 per person. Children under 5 years old who can safely sit in a lap are allowed to ride for free.

  • Cash and cards will be accepted at the loading point.

  • Each ride lasts approximately 10 minutes, including loading and unloading.

  • Due to demand, wait times may vary. Please dress accordingly!

  • Carriage rides are weather-dependent. If there is a significant chance of rain forecasted for the day of the ride, the event will be cancelled.

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