Dog Friendly Holiday Parades in Dallas


If you want to spend as much quality time as possible with your furry friend this Christmas, then make sure you're in Dallas to make the most of it. Realizing the impawtance of including every member of the family, different event holders ensure that dogs (and even cats) are as welcome as their owners. Take the time to gather your family and man's best friend and head to one of these fun and festive dog-friendly parades and events below in Dallas, TX. You may even like to dress your pooch up for the occasion!

Bedford Christmas Celebrations

While most towns host parades for families, Bedford hosts one for families and their pets. Don't leave your furry friend at home when they can go to a parade that's for them! Dogs, cats, and small pets are welcome at 2400 School Lane, with pet costume contests, Santa Paws pictures, activities, and an annual tree lighting ceremony. There are even plenty of shopping opportunities. 

Westlake Park Christmas in the Park

At 600 Gross Road in Mesquite, your enthusiastic pup is going to have a lot of fun! This two-day Christmas in the Park event includes an ugly Christmas sweater contest for dogs and plenty of fun activities for all! Before 6 pm, you can take your dog home if they don't like fireworks, then return for the spectacular display. 

Dallas Parade

If your pooch is okay with crowds and doesn't want to miss out on any action, then get to Downtown Dallas early in time for the Holiday Parade. This Christmas parade brings in over 45,000 people every year and includes so many wonderful spectacles to enjoy. Your entire family, not just your pooch, will love this festive parade!
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Ardmore Parade of Lights

At Central Park and on the main streets of Ardmore, children, adults, and pets will get to enjoy the annual nighttime parade and Christmas tree lighting ceremony. There are over 100 entries into the ceremony, meaning there is no shortage of entertainment. There will also be Santa Paws on a float, and merchants will stay open later so you can enjoy some Christmas shopping. 

Christmas Light Up Parade

Stuck for something to do in the lead-up to Christmas? You won't want to miss this pet-friendly Light-Up Parade. It begins once it's dark at the Recreation Center, before making its way through various neighborhoods, Little Elm Park, and through to Santa Land. You will then get to watch the tree lighting ceremony. While you're there, get a photo with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Paws!