Up until several years ago when my family went to look at the National Christmas Tree there would be carriage rides available. We stopped seeing them a few years ago, but last year we did see one carriage and couldn't stop to ask about it. Does anyone know if there is a company that does them downtown around this time, maybe at certain days or times?
Coming in to work in the evening, I've seen a carriage outside the Hyatt on New Jersey Ave. It's a ways from the National tree, but you'd probably go past the Capitol one. No idea who does them, but you may want to call that Hyatt and ask them about it. (No idea the exact address, but they're the block behind us, so something in the 400 block of NJ Av NW if you want to look them up.)