Clip clopping hooves, twinkling lights, festively decorated window displays, carousel riders, shoppers going into and coming out of department stores, these sights and sounds are to be enjoyed from a horse drawn carriage ride around downtown Seattle during the Christmas season. Every time I see one of these pretty carriages, the thought of taking a ride in one of them seems so romantic. Fifteen minute rides are $30, a half hour ride is $70 and the hour long ride is $120. The half hour and hour rides include the heart of downtown where the best of the Christmas lights and sites are viewed. Watching local online coupon sites, I’ve been hoping to find a ‘deal’ so my husband and I could tour downtown, enjoying the sites and sounds of a Seattle Christmas.