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5 Twin Cities Area Sleigh Rides


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Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but cozying up on a sleigh ride sounds delightful! The Twin Cities area is FULL of sleigh ride opportunities. Whether they are included in a holiday event or a stand-alone event, we have compiled a list of all things sleigh rides!

Twin Cities Area Sleigh Rides

The Santa Experience | The Hitching Company

Join Santa for our Annual Santa Experience. Create wonderful memories with Santa in his sleigh, and make sure to have your camera so Santa’s Elves can capture the magic for you. After visiting with Santa, enjoy a festive horse-drawn wagonette ride. Holiday treats and a special Christmas ornament craft will be provided as a gift from Santa. The upcoming dates for this are December 16 and 17. You can also call to book on different days of the week here!

Cost: $21.95

Location: 925 N Fifth St., Minneapolis, MN 55401

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The Hitching Company offers horse-drawn carriage rides all season long! This is a plus, since we may not see snow anytime soon! They offer three different tours; The Mississippi River Tour, City Lights on the River Tour, and The North Loop Tour. Make sure to check out their website for prices, as they vary depending on specific tours.

Sleigh Rides | Roselawn Stables

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Come and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience of dashing through the snow with a horsedrawn sleigh! If you are searching for a special memory to share with your family, friends, or that special someone, check out the sleighs available at Roselawn Stables. These stables are located less than an hour from the Twin Cities area, and the drive is worth it! Their options range from their Enchanted Sleigh, designed for groups of up to 4 people to their Bob Sled for groups of up to 20.

Cost: Call for price inquiry | (763)-753-5517

Location: 24069 Rum River Blvd. St. Francis, MN 55070

Sleigh Rides | Bunker Park Stable

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Bunker Park Stable has a variety of horse-drawn vehicles to accommodate any group! They have a bench wagon that fits up to 12 people, a flatbed sleigh for up to 25 people, a bench sleigh for up to 12 people, and an antique sleigh for up to 2 people (or 2 adults & 2 kids). Reservations are required for all sleighs, at least a week in advance. The operation of sleighs is dependent on snow. They will continue to run wagons until their trails have sufficient snow coverage. Want to add more magic? A 1-hour recreational campfire can be added before or after your ride for an additional $25 + tax! 

Cost: Call for price inquiry | (763)-757-9445

Location: 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304

Santa Visits w/ Photos & Holiday Hayrides | Minnetonka Orchard

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Join Minnetonka Orchard this holiday season on the farm as they host Santa Claus weekends! This magical experience may not have horse drawn sleighs, but it includes a holiday hayride to Santa’s barn, which is decked with festive decor, and leave with a digital copy of your picture with Santa to cherish. This experience will be one to add to your holiday tradition list! Things to note: make sure you dress accordingly for the weather and Santa is a busy man! He is not always punctual, so please allow extra time to ensure Santa has a chance to meet every child. The upcoming dates for this are December 16 and 17.

Cost: $35 per group (up to 4 people, for example, a family of 4 would need one ticket)

Location: 6530 County Road 26, Minnetrista, Minnesota 55364

Outside Twin Cities Area Sleigh Rides

Don’t mind a bit of a drive for a magical experience? Say no more! We’ve collected a short, but sweet, list of sleigh rides outside of the Twin Cities Area. Who knows, maybe you could see some snow when you get there!


Grand View Lodge | Nisswa, MN

What’s better than a picturesque sleigh ride through the North woods of Minnesota? A free one.
The Grand View Lodge offers up their pair of Clydesdale horses for a short (15-minute) ride around their property in Nisswa. You’ll be able to take in the beauty of the pine trees, the sound of their hooves in the snow, and the jingle of their bells before your hands even get a chance to freeze! These sleigh rides are weather-dependent, make sure to call ahead to check their schedule!

Cost: free | (866)-801-2951

Location: 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa, MN 56468

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