Carriage Rides for the Festival of Lights

Our 2009 holiday rides for the Festival of Lights celebration around the Mission Inn in Downtown Riverside, CA were a huge success.  We’ll see you in 2010.  Reserve our whole carriage for a private ride for you and your family.  Just walk up and get right in at your reserved time.  There are no bars or lights over your head on our carriage to obstruct your view of the beautiful historic downtown buildings and famous light displays.

Where? TBA    MAP Make sure you find Martini Ranch Carriages.  We have over 20 years of experience and a PERFECT safety record!

When? Carriage rides begin on Saturday, November 29th, 2010 and go until Sunday, January 4rd, 2011.

What times? We operate from 5PM to 9PM.  The Festival of Lights powers on at 5PM nightly.

How to reserve our carriage: Email or call 951.739.7669 or 951.809.7669.  Due to the high volume of calls and the late hours we could return your calls, email is the best way to contact us.

How many people can fit in our carriage? 4 t0 8… we have two 43″ seats for passengers and small children can ride on your laps.  There may be room for one or two children to ride with the driver.

How long are the rides? We have a 15 minute ride and a 30 minute ride.  The half hour tour takes you through the well lit Historic District homes and back by the Mission Inn.

Prices? Contact

We have blankets! It gets cold downtown.  You will ride in comfort under our warm blankets while you sing Christmas carols and take in the scenery.

Parking is available on most streets.  We recommend parking behind Gram’s BBQ on Market between 5th and 6th.  It’s FREE after 5PM.  Arrive EARLY as it can be difficult to find a spot, especially on weekdays.

What else is there to do downtown? Walk around the Downtown Mall on Main St. towards 10th st.  You will find vendors offering ice skating, cinnamon bread, roasted nuts, light up toys, Santa Claus and much more.  Your family can walk right inside the Historic Mission Inn to see their holiday displays.

Restaurants? For fine dining, try Duane’s, Mario’s Place, Saffron’s at the Riverside Art Museum, La Bella Trattoria, Mission Inn Restuarant, Las Campanas, Cafe Sevilla’s.  Other restaurants include: The Spaghetti Factory, Gram’s BBQ, the Upper Crust and many more.

Come Ride With Us at Koroneburg Renaissance Festival

Molly and Appy

Martini Ranch Carriages takes the Baron of Koroneburg and his guests, the Queen and King of Spain, on a VIP ride at the Koroneburg Renaissance Festival in Corona, CA.  Come and ride in our carriage with your family.  Children under 5 are free.  For more information on the Renaissance Festival see  You can even download discount tickets there.  The festival is going on until June 14th.

Martini Ranch Carriages takes Baron, King and Queen in parade

Martini Ranch Carriages brings Santa in for Silent Sleigh Parade at CSDR


For the past several  years Martini Ranch Carriages has had the honor of delivering Santa and Mrs. Claus to the children at CSDR (California School for the Deaf in Riverside).  We bring them all through their Silent Sleigh parade route in style.  Then Santa signs with the children to find out their holiday resquests.  I would really like to know what our horse, Molly, asked Santa for this year.