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Holiday Nights, Holiday Lights, Via Horse Drawn Carriage


Article and photos by Pam Gamble
A favoritefamily tradition of the HolidaySeasonis viewing lights.  Many local municipalities decoratetheir historic districts, avenues and parks. One way to enjoy the lights is to take a horse drawn carriageridethrough the Historical areas. Here are several options for carriage tours.
Carriage Tours of Memphis invites you to Special Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides around the Mid-South, especiallyDowntown Memphis, whichis heavily decorated with seasonal lights. The emphasis this year is blue lights with thousands of lights along Main St., Court Square and the Hebe Fountain. Call 901-527-
Worthington Park, West Memphis, AR: Every Friday and Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas 6pm -10pm.
Enjoy a carriage ride through the Historic Worthington Park neighborhood and get the best views of spectacular lights and beautiful decorations on the City of West Memphis Tree and Water Tower. Make s'mores over the fire, sing carols, get your Christmas photos takenat this great family event. For reservations call 870-514-6340.    

Collierville Tennessee-Historic Town Square: Saturday Dec. 3, 2011 and Saturday Dec. 10, 2011 10am-4pm. The charming Square is the perfect setting for a carriage ride. Take in the holiday spirit, get photos in the gazebo, visit Santa at the old log cabin, and enjoy the great shops and restaurants. No reservations needed;pickup at the Train Depot. 

Paragould, Arkansas- Holiday Traditions: Saturday Dec. 10, 2011 10am-3pm. Enjoy a ride in Downtown Paragould to see the shops ready for Christmas! Different length rides available to suit everyone. No reservations needed;pickup on Main Street downtown.

Brooks Museum of Art Light Festival- Overton Park Memphis; Sunday Dec.11 4pm-7pm. Find lots of kids’activities inside the Brooks Museum, and carriages are available for rides through the park. Don't miss the light show inside the historic Shell Ampitheatre!No reservations needed, pickup in front of Museum
The Carriage Company invites you totheseHoliday rides: Starry Nights, Shelby Farms, Memphis, TN. Through December 30. Enjoy a hayride or carriage ride through the park,which is decorated with over a million lights.  Call 901-507-2587 or go to

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