Get your furry friend/s in on the holiday festivities this year! We’ve rounded up a few paws-itively pet-friendly holiday events you and your fluffy friend can do together in and around our Cincinnati, Dayton, and Dallas locations. Please be sure your best buddy says “woof!” to Santa Paws for us!
Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky
Red Dog’s Santa Paws at MadTree
- Saturday, December 10th, Noon – 3:00 PM
- Catch-a-Fire Pizza Oakley
Santa Paws is coming to town and his first stop will be MadTree to enjoy an ice-cold brew and to pet some pups! Party at this pet friendly event with Red Dog at MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Rd.
A $10 suggested donation gets you a digital photo of your dog with Santa. Donations will benefit the League for Animal Welfare and give you a lasting memory of the holiday! Professional Photos by: Alyssa Jeanine Photography. Get your dog’s photo taken with Santa and they will receive a FREE gift from the big guy! (While supplies last.)
- November 21st – December 5th, 4-7 PM
- Kenwood Towne Center
A paws-itively good time! Get your furry friends together at this pet friendly event to strike a pose with St. Nick, capturing paw-fect holiday moments to share with family and friends!
Voted the “Best Family Event” in Cincinnati!
- Saturday, December 10. Registration begins at 12:30; the parade starts at 2:00 p.m.
- The Monastery, Mt. Adams. The parade will be led by Santa himself!
- Costume categories have historically been Small Dogs (under 25 lbs), Large Dogs (25 lbs and over), Dog/Owner Look-A-Like, and Multiple Dogs (2 or more dogs). Be creative – they’re looking for fun, unique, and festive costumes for each category!
Food and vendors will be available before the parade, so you can join the party ahead of time! It’s the most fun pet friendly event in town!
Paint Your Pet! Christmas Edition!
- Thursday, December 8th, 6-9 PM
- 513 E I-30 Rockwall
This is an advanced, custom class. Limited seating is available, and photos of your pet must be submitted prior to the event. Please send photographs of the pet you’re planning to paint back to the email address: Studio155@paintingwithatwist.com
Due to the difficult nature of this painting, the age is set at 15 & Up.
If you have an extraordinary young artist in their teens, they may do fine with this painting, and would be allowed to attend at your discretion.
Adults over 21 are welcome to BYOB.
- Friday, December 2nd, 7-10 PM
- Lakewood Shopping Center
It’s the 20th annual Light Up Lakewood celebration, which brings live music performances, tree lighting, meetings with Santa Claus, face paintings, balloon artists, and more! Meet our adoptable dogs and cats, leave us a donation or buy a Dogrrr t-shirt or sweatshirt!
The Boho Market Stocking Stroll
- Saturday, December 17th, Noon – 3 PM CST
- Main Street Garden Park
Adults, kids, and pets are invited this holiday season for the 4th Annual Downtown Stocking Stroll where you can visit your favorite Downtown merchants for fun holiday stuffers and treats. This event is free, but RSVPs are requested for this pet friendly holiday event.
Main Street Garden will also host a Boho Market with local shops, hot cocoa station, and FREE train rides at the park!
Bring your own stocking or pick one up from Main Street Garden for free (while supplies last), along with the map of all participating businesses.
Family Friendly | Pet Friendly
- Monday, December 5, 5-7 PM
- Dayton Mall
Bring your pet (dogs and cats only, please) for a photo with Santa! Leave with a picture to cherish for years. Reservations are highly recommended.
Pawsitively Purrfect Holiday Bazaar & Christmas Pawty
- Sunday, December 11 Noon – Monday, December 12, 5 PM
- John’s United Church of Christ
Just in time for the holidays! We have vendors from local businesses and privately owned shops, raffles, adoptable cats and dogs, music, and our famous Gift Card Christmas Tree Raffles ready for you!
Friends of SICSA Holiday Bazaar
- Saturday December 3, 9 AM – 4 PM
- SICSA Washington Township
Come shop pet beds, blankets, and toys; handmade gifts for you and pet lovers, and much more! Make lasting memories by getting a picture with Santa (Saturday 9am to 3pm). Cost: $10 pictures – All proceeds help our animals.
Wishing you and your best furry friend a paw-some holiday season!