The Christmas holiday season is full of fun events for many of us. And so often we aren’t able to take the four-legged members of our families with us. To help you include your dog in your Christmas adventures, we have created a list of holiday events you can do WITH your dog.
In this article you will find links to dog-friendly Christmas tree farms, places you can take your dog for photos with Santa, Christmas light events and so much more. Take your time – you are sure to find some events your family (including your dog of course!) will love.
Santa Photos for Your Dog
This year Santa is back in person and he can’t wait to say hello and take a photo your dog!
We have a wide variety of Santa photo events for you to choose from. Do you love the beautiful displays of the mall Santas? We have malls in several cities that offer dog photo nights with Santa. Do you prefer a smaller, quieter venue? We have a variety of small venue photo locations. Prefer to be around other dogs? Many of our listings are for Santa Photos in a local pet store. Many of the photo events support local dog charities and rescues, have a look at the event details to find your favourites.
To find dog-friendly photos in your city just type your city name in the search bar!
PetSmart Santa Photos for Your Dog
PetSmart has so many locations offering Santa Photos we made them their own category! Visits and photos with Santa are free for your dog. Check our page to find a PetSmart Santa near you!
Looking for events in a particular city? Just type your city name in the search bar!
Holiday Light Displays
Christmas means beautiful colourful lights! The beautiful light displays in our events calendar allow you to bring your dog along to enjoy them with you. Be sure to check out the rules (ie: dogs on leash) before you go – and enjoy!
Dog-Friendly Christmas Tree Farms
Picking out the perfect tree is a must-do event for many families. Walking through a forest of trees, taking in the scents of the pine, until you find the perfect one. The only thing that makes the experience better is being able to enjoy it with your dog.
Dogs love exploring the forest, accompanying you to a dog-friendly Christmas tree farm is definitely an enjoyable experience for them. Check out the individual event listings for guidelines for dogs on the farm.
Dog-Friendly Christmas Road Race
Are you a runner who has always wanted to do a race with your furry training partner? Christmas is one time of the year when you can find a dog-friendly road race. Check our page to find a dog-friendly running event near you!
Other Christmas Events
We also have a variety of other Christmas events you may want to check out! From fundraisers benefitting dog rescues and organizations to dog-friendly Christmas markets.
If you need to pick up some holiday wine, we have dog-friendly Christmas winery events on our list! Need to do some Christmas shopping? Check out some of the Christmas markets with benefits going to local dog charities. Peruse our events to find something Christmassy and dog-friendly to do this season!
When it comes time to do your Christmas shopping – consider picking a local business to support. Our Shop Local Guide has a variety of stores, artisans and more throughout BC that you can support! We are adding new businesses all the time so check back often!
Did we miss an event?
We will continue to add events as we become aware of them – so check back often to see what may have been added to the list!
Know of an event we don’t have listed? Reach out and let us know! We would be happy to add it!