WHEATON, IL — The holiday season is in full swing in downtown Wheaton and the best way to see all the twinkling lights and festive shop windows is to take a horse-drawn carriage ride through town. The carriage rides, which are sponsored by the Downtown Wheaton Association, will run on select days starting Nov. 24.

Riders can hop on a carriage on Front Street at the New Martin Memorial Plaza. The carriage then makes its way toward Cross Street before heading North to Wesley Street. From Wesley, the drivers will head to Wheaton Avenue before returning to the new location of Martin Memorial Plaza.

The dates for the holiday carriage rides will be Nov. 24 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

City officials say the carriage rides will not cause road closures and that police will be present to help keep traffic moving. Motorists are advised to expect possible delays in traffic.

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