Christmas carriage rides possible in Old Town Monrovia
The Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board Tuesday will consider a plan to offer carriage rides on Myrtle Avenue on three Sundays in December.
“Holiday Carriage Rides” would begin at Library Park (adjacent to the Mark Twain Statue) and travel south on Myrtle Avenue to Olive Avenue. The carriage would then circle the block, head north on Myrtle and return to its starting point at Library Park.
Two of the six companies researched by city staff have availability. They are Memory Maker Carriages and Martini Ranch Carriages.
Memory Maker Carriages hold 10 riders and would be decorated for the holiday season, a staff report indicates. Martini Ranch carriages hold four riders, but would also be decorated.
There are several funding options available for the service including charging for tickets or paying for the service out of the advisory board’s operating budget.
The carriage rides would operate in Old Town Monrovia on Dec. 4, 11 and 18 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday’s meeting takes place at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall, 415 S. Ivy Avenue.