2018 Pets on Parade at the Carlsbad Village Faire
Carlsbad Village on December 9th
The annual Pets on Parade will take place at the Carlsbad Village Faire, in the heart of Carlsbad Village, a popular shopping and dining destination, and just a short distance from the beach, on Sunday December 9th from 9 am until 1:30 pm.
Plentiful shopping (including my favorite gelato store, Gaia Gelato) and dining options plus free parking (true in all Carlsbad Village) make it a popular place for residents and tourists during the holidays when there are fun events every weekend.
Yesterday was the Crafter’s Showcase, and today, December 2, is the annual Holiday Tree Lighting.
Pets on Parade offers pet owners a fun opportunity for photos with Santa (for an appointment call 760-644-2121) – the cost is $30, with appointment beginning at 9 am.
Keep in mind these photo spots are limited so reserve early – they can only accommodate walk-ins if bookings are not filled! You can download photos after the event on December 10th beginning at 5 pm.
You’ll have a chance for a group photo with Santa at 12:30 by the holiday tree at the front entrance to the Village Faire. Plus pets and owners can take part in the 20-minute Pet Parade down Carlsbad Village Drive led by Santa at 12:45.
There will be a vendor area featuring lots 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. No doubt there will be plenty of great holiday outfits!
The proceeds from Pets on Parade benefits the Wagging Dog Rescue. In the last 2 years this has totaled over $3,000!
Pets on Parade
December 9, 2018
Carlsbad Village Faire
300 Carlsbad Village Drive
(at the corner of the Coast Highway/Carlsbad Boulevard)