The 2018 annual Pets on Parade will take place on Sunday December 9th from 9 am until 1:30 pm. at the Carlsbad Village Faire, in the heart of Carlsbad Village, at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive just west of the railroad tracks.
Pets on Parade offers pet owners a fun opportunity for photos with their fur friends and Santa (call 760-644-2121 for an appointment, beginning at 9 am). Photos are $30. Keep in mind photo spots are limited so reserve early – walk-ins can only be accommodated if there is an open time slot!
Photos will be available to download on December 10th beginning at 5 pm.
And there is plenty of other fun, too. You can pose for a group photo with Santa at 12:30 by the holiday tree at the front entrance to the Village Faire. Then pets and their owners can take part in the 20-minute Pet Parade down Carlsbad Village Drive, led by Santa, at 12:45.
Pets on Parade will also offer a vendor area with plenty of pet-related products, plus a raffle. Pets on Parade is free to attend, and should be lots of fun for all 2 and 4-legged attendees…even if you don’t have pet or choose not to participate. No doubt there will be plenty of great holiday outfits on all the pets…and perhaps their owners, too! Great pet and people watching!!
If by some chance you have never been, the Carlsbad Village Faire offers abundant shopping (including my favorite gelato store, Gaia Gelato in the courtyard) and lots of dining options plus free parking (true in all Carlsbad Village). Given the holiday season you can expect a pretty good crowd.
All of the proceeds from Pets on Parade benefit the Wagging Dog Rescue. In the last 2 years this has totaled over $3,000!