It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We are just entering the festive party season so if you are looking for something fun and Christmassy to do with your four-legged friends, then look no further! I have collated a list of some of the best Christmas parties, fairs and events for you and your dog across England, Scotland and Wales. Dogs are welcome at all of these events.
Whatever you choose to do, have a fun and festive time!
The 2019 guide is in the pipeline! Visit again soon for this year’s events.
Santa Paws Pet Grotto, Tamworth
Where: Planters Garden Centre, Woodlands Farm, Tamworth, B78 2EY
When: VARIOUS DATES: Saturday 17thNovember 9.30am – 2.30pm / Sunday 18thNovember 10.30am – 3.30pm / Thursday 22ndNovember 5pm – 7.30pm / Thursday 29thNovember 5pm – 7.30pm / Tuesday 11thDecember 10am – 3.15pm / Thursday 13thDecember 4pm – 7pm
Price: From £7
Merry ‘Woof’mas! – you’d be barking mad to miss this opportunity for your pet to meet Santa. Back for 2018 by popular demand.
We invite you to bring your beloved pets to see Father Christmas in our Santa Paws Pet Grotto. Your pets will enjoy a visit to Father Christmas, receive a Christmas treat and have their photo taken.
You have the opportunity to purchase the photo after your visit with a range of personalised photo gifts to make it extra special.
Christmas Fayre & Fun Dog Show, Great Shefford
When: Sunday November 18th11am – 2pm
Where:National Animal Welfare Trust, Trindledown Farm, Wantage Road , Great Shefford, RG17 7DQ
Come along to our annual Christmas Fayre where we will have lots of stalls selling a variety goods. We will be inviting outside stall holders to join us as well has having our own stalls raising money for the animals in our care. On offer will be decorations, festive food and drink, gifts for people and pets and so much more.
We will also be holding a fun dog show along side. So bring along your four legged friend to take part.
Santa’s Seniors(Dogs age 8+)
Festive Fancy Dress
These events are run by volunteers who give up their time to raise money for us.
Fun Dog Show & Xmas Market, Stoke-on-Trent
When: Sunday 18thNovember 12pm – 4pm
Where: Joiners Square Community Hall, Cornes Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3JA
Price: Dog Show £1 per class to enter
Lots of stalls for Christmas shopping plus fun dog show with 12 classes to choose from.
Christmas Cracker & Dog Walk, Lewknor, Bucks
When: Saturday 24thNovember 11am – 3pm
Where: Blue Cross Lewknor Rehoming Centre, London Road, Lewknor, Bucks, OX49 5RY
Price: Dog Walk £10 per dog
Need to get Christmas presents for both your pets and friends or family? Fancy some festive fun? Why not pop down to our Christmas cracker event at Lewknor!
We will have the following:
⭐️Raffle – with some fantastic prizes!
⭐️Animal Christmas stockings!
🎄Jarmania- decorated treat jars for pets
☃️Bric a Brac
⭐️Pet goods stalls; 2nd hand and new!
☃️Group dog walk – 6km on lead dog walk through the gorgeous Oxfordshire countryside, £10 per dog (each dog will receive certificate and goody bag) registration from 10:45am on the day or to pre-register prior to the event please email – email@example.com. Aim to leave the centre at 11:15am.
🎄And much more
Pop down to do some Christmas shopping while helping pets in need. While your here grab your self a mince pie and a non alcoholic mulled wine!
It will be held at the Play barn at Lewknor rehoming centre
Santa Paws 2018, Lincoln
When: Saturday 1stDecember & Sunday 2nd December 10am – 4pm
Where: Dog Adventure Centre, Laurelholme, Littlethorpe Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 9BL
Price: £6 per dog or £18 for 3 or more dogs
Santa Paws is the perfect opportunity to let your dog meet Father Christmas and his helpful team of elves!
There will be a dog themed Christmas Market, refreshments, a chance to sit with Father Christmas and opportunities to play in our Dog Adventure Paddocks!
Tickets are £6 per dog or £18 for three or more. This guarantees you to visit Father Christmas
Santa Is Coming to DBARC!, Hurst, Berkshire
When: Sunday 2ndDecember
Where: Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre, Nelsons Lane, Hurst, RG10 0RR
Price: No entry fee
Bring your dog to DBARC to see Santa 🎅
Sunday 2nd December we’re having a Christmas Day with Mince Pies, Mulled Wine & lots of Christmas goodies to buy – including our very popular Pet Christmas Hampers 😁
So pop along to get yourselves in the Christmas Spirit. 100% of money raised goes to DBARC animals
The Christmas Pawty & Dog Show, South Hykeham
When: Saturday 8thDecember 12pm – 4,30pm
Where: The Dog Members Club, Unit 29, Roman Way, South Hykeham, Lincolnshire, LN6 9UH
Price: £2 per dog show class to enter
Don’t be a Bark Humbug!
Come and join us for an afternoon of festive frolics with your furry friends, including:
See picture for details of all the classes you can enter (All Classes are £2 each to enter.)
Registration from Midday to 1pm.
ALL AFTERNOON YOU CAN ENJOY:
The “Howl Inn” Dog Pub
Claw Clipping from Soapy Dog Groomers
Canine Massage Tent with Lincoln Myotherapy
Christmas Stalls for you and your Pooch
Raffle, Games, Treats and More!
All Dogs Matter Santa Paws Christmas Fair, London
When: Sunday 9thDecember 12pm – 3pm
Where: Garden Gate, South End Green, NW3 2QE
An afternoon of festive fun for all the family! Four legged friends included. With stalls packed with goodies for you and your pooch, mulled wine and music, there will be plenty of festive fayre to get you in the Christmas spirit! Come and get your pawtrait taken in our grotto or simply enjoy the festivities with all proceeds supporting the work of All Dogs Matter.
Winter Fair, Telford
When: Sunday 9th December 11am – 3pm
Where: Ellerdine Village Hall, Heath Lanes, Telford, TF6 6QT
Price: Free Entry. £5 donation to meet Santa Paws
Macoby Canine Massage Therapy presents a winter fair at Ellerdine Village Hall helping to raise money for Canine Arthritis Management……..
I will of course be on hand to discuss canine massage therapy & Canine Arthritis Management but also……..
– Come along and browse the stalls, you never know you may find an ideal Christmas present for both humans & our four legged friends! 🐶
– Buy and taste some delights from the kitchen – Christmas cream teas, mince pies….also non alcoholic punch & hot drinks available ☕🍰
– Plus……for a donation of £5 bring your dogs to meet Santa Paws in his grottos🎅 photo and Christmas treat included! 🎁
Christmas Coffee Morning & Craft Fair, Forest of Dean
When: Saturday 15th December 10am – 2pm
Where: Forest of Dean Dog Rescue, The West Dean Centre, High Street, GL15 6JW Bream, Gloucestershire
Christmas Coffee Morning and Craft Fair featuring our very popular raffle with Hamper Prizes and the draw for our Christmas Raffle.
Lots of lovely cakes.
We are delighted to announce that local photographer Alan Castle will be set up to take portrait photos of your lovely dogs. Advance bookings being taken.
Sausage Dog Café – Christmas! – in support of Age UK, Chelmsford
When: Sunday 16thDecember 9.30am – 4pm
Where: Sandon Village Hall, Chelsmford, Essex, CM2 7SQ
Price: £3 per person and £3 per dog
Pencil us in to your December diaries! (Please note the temporary change of venue for this event – we adore Transition and are still there for September, but being December want to bring you more stalls for your Christmas shopping!)
Sandon Village Hall – free parking, and a big public field to the back where you can walk your fur babies if you wish! 9.30-6.00!
Already confirmed stalls:
Quite Nice Photography,
Pink Flamingo Home Bakery,
Tower Pet & Animal Feeds Ltd
Cosy Canine Couture
Our chosen charity for this event is Age UK, in memory of organiser Tammy’s grandmother, Mary, who sparked the love for dachshunds with her own, Sadie & Jessie. Christmas would have been her birthday so this is a special charity for us to support.
This event is fully booked, but there is a waiting list for cancellations: email with the subject line December to firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Valley Christmas Dog Parade, Evesham
When: Sunday 23rdDecember 9.30am – 10.30am
Where: THE VALLEY EVESHAM WR11 4DS
Price: Donation – minimum £5
Our popular short parade will commence at 10am on Sunday 23rd December through the Shopping Mall, with festive music and Santa leading the parade.
Plenty of prizes for the best-dressed dogs AND owners courtesy of www.outdoorandcountry.co.uk
You must register EACH dog that wishes to participate – unfortunately you will not be able to turn up on the day with out pre-registering.
Each dog who will receive their very own bespoke event medal (will look fab on your Christmas tree!) and a goody bag.
Every penny of your registration will be donated to the animal charity Teckels Rehoming and Boarding home in Gloucestershire – read more about them here: http://www.teckelsanimalsanctuaries.co.uk
Please turn up early – as you’ll need to provide proof of your registration before the parade starts.
Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home Christmas Extravaganza
When: Sunday 25thNovember 12pm – 4pm
Where: Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, 26 Seaford Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 1EH
Price: Free Entry
Come along to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home for a wide range of stalls selling Christmas gifts for both humans and pets, eat some delicious food from one of our vendors, bring your children or dogs to meet Santa Paws and enjoy some festive entertainment.
Please note that there will be no parking available on site.
Deck The Paws Christmas Pawty, Glasgow
Where: Committee Room No 9, 18 John Street , Glasgow, G1 1JQ
When: Sunday 2nd December 2pm – 5.30pm
Price: £0 – £16.58
Deck the paws with treats and pawties! This year we’re bringing a BIG Christmas pawty for your pooch to Committee Room No 9 in Glasgow. The party will be filled with a big buffet, party games, stalls from local dog businesses and a doggy disco for you to boogie with your pooch. Throughout the night there’ll be plenty of Christmas prizes for your pooch to win!
Thoughout the night, we’ll also be taking food for the Underheugh Ark Rescue and running a raffle with all proceeds going to Give a Dog a Bone.
Tickets cost £15 per person with one dog going free per ticket. Extra dogs cost £3. Tickets include a Christmas buffet and entry to all the games taking place throughout the night.
Christmas jumpers are a MUST. Matching for bonus points.
Dog Christmas Pawty, Glasgow
When: Saturday 1stDecember, 12pm – 3pm
Where: Barras Art and Design, 54 Calton Entry, G40 2SB Glasgow, United Kingdom
Price: £0 – £8
The Christmas Event Not To Be Missed!
Come along and enjoy the festivities with your canine companion at this Special Dog Christmas Pawty.
Socialise with other Canine buddies, Take part in fun games with prizes to be won, Shop for they Christmas stocking fillers, have your Christmas photo taken with Photopetrix and of course it wouldn’t be Christmas without Meeting Santa and getting a doggy gift.
We are supporting the Charity Smokey Paws with 50% of all Adult tickets going towards raising funds for specialist breathing equipment to go onboard fire engines for pets caught up in house fires.
Children are free to attend. This will be a busy dog event we ask that all children are dog confident.
This Event will be busy with both people and dogs. Its is NOT a suitable event for Nervous, or Anxious Dogs.
Please keep all dogs on lead unless asked.
Christmas Barket, Garwnant
Where: Garwnant Visitor Centre, Garwnant, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2HU
When: Saturday 1st December 10am – 4pm
Price: £5 – £11.50
Bark now hear the pooches sing! This year we’re bringing a special Christmas Barket to Garwnant Visitor Centre in Brecon. Our top tier tickets cost £11.50 and include entry to the barket, mulled wine for the dogs on arrival, a visit with Santa Paws including a digital photo and gift, a guided walk around Garwnant and entry to our Christmas dog show.
Stalls and more to be announced!
Under 16’s go free!
Deck The Paws Christmas Pawty, Cardiff
Where? Kongs Bar, 114-116 St Mary St, Cardiff, CF10 1DY
When? Sunday December 9th 4pm – 10pm
Price: £6.98 – £19.78
Forget the office party, with the drunken colleagues and awkward small talk. This is the year of the dog, so we’re organising a big Christmas bash to celebrate those waggy tails.
Join our special Christmas Pawty in our favourite dog friendly bar, Kongs, on Sunday Dec 9th 4-10pm.
Visit to Santa Paws with a Digital photo from Tom Harper Photography
A Mini Dog Show
Christmas quiz entry
Doggy Christmas cake from Doggy Desserts
Prizes to be won from: House of Harrie and Hattie, Dexter and Bear, Doggy Desserts, Bad to the Bone, Wolfpack Pet, plus many more!
Dog show classes to be revealed, but time for your pup to don their Christmas jumpers and Christmas fancy dress.
We’ll also have plenty of stalls where you will be able to purchase plenty of presents for your fur-baby to unwrap Christmas morning!
Private function room and entrance to ensure all pooches have space and feel comfortable!
Earlybird tickets available now!
Tails & Tinsel Christmas Pawty, Caernarfon
Where: Market Hall, 16 Palace Street, Caernarfon, LL55 1RR
When: Sunday 9th December 1pm – 6.30pm
Price: £3.79 – £11.25
Deck the paws with treats and pawties! Our first BIG event to come to Caernarfon North Wales, and boy is your pooch in for a Christmas treat.
Join our special Christmas Pawty in the super dog friendly Market Hall on Sunday Dec 9th 1-6pm.
Tickets cost £10 with one dog per person, and include:
- Doggy Mulled wine & Beer on arrival
- Goody Bags
- Santa Paws’ Grotto featuring Captured Moments Pet Pawtraits.
- BIG Christmas Quiz
- Fun and Games
There will also be a mini dog show, with prizes available for the best Christmas Outfit, best Human & Hound matching outfits and the best Pawty Trick.
We’ll also have plenty of stalls where you will be able to purchase plenty of presents for your fur-baby to unwrap Christmas morning!
Food and drinks will be available (but not included in ticket price)
All information is correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the organisers before travelling to any events in case of changes or cancellations.
Event information has come directly from the event organisers. Barks & Squeaks is not involved in organising any of these events. If you have a question about a particular event, please contact the organiser.
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