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Warsaw Christmas celebration

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:33 am

Christmastime has officially begun in the Warsaw-Richmond County area! On December 2, the Tree of Love was lit, and since then, the area has been buzzing with Christmas cheer.
The Trolley Light Tour is an event for all ages. Starting December 6, patrons are invited to the Town Park for a trolley ride dedicated to viewing the amazing Christmas lights. This event will be available to the public from December 6-December 7. However, that is not the only exciting Holiday-focused celebration that will occur.
It’s not every day you get to take a horse-drawn carriage ride through a historic town in the Northern Neck. But that rare window of opportunity will open for one night in Warsaw. On December 7, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the town is offering free carriage rides from Warsaw Town Park. A carriage will depart about every 10 minutes on a route that goes down Main Street, turns onto Hamilton, then onto Belleville before heading back to the park. The 20-minute ride is suitable for all ages, so officials from the town look forward to seeing the whole family there.
Last year, was the first time Warsaw hosted this event. There was only one carriage, and the line was over two hours long. Due to the overwhelming response, this year the town decided to bring in two carriages and issue tickets so riders don’t have such a wait. Those tickets were gone in a week-and-a-half.
If you didn’t get a ticket, or if you have an unticketed family member who suddenly decides to tag along, there may still be a chance to get a ride. The town has a contingency plan of sorts in place. Additional seating was reserved for last-minute riders. However, “it will be available on a very limited basis,” says Joseph Quesenberry, Warsaw town manager.

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A horse-drawn carriage will show off the lights strung all throughout town.