Dog Friendly Holiday Parades in Los Angeles


While there are many fun events happening in and around Los Angeles, there aren't all that many that welcome pets with open arms. If you'd rather do everything with your dog, then don't change your pattern because of the festive season! Get Christmas off to a pawsitive start by targeting dog-friendly events. You, your family, and your four-legged friend then all get to experience the joy of Christmas events together. Here are a few must-attend options.

Montrose Christmas Parade

The Montrose Christmas Parade is one to pencil into your calendar early in the year. It brings in 20,000 spectators and offers magical experiences such as meeting Santa Paws who arrives in a helicopter. There are also over 100 parade entries, meaning both you and your four-legged companion are bound to have a blast. 

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

If you've promised your pup they'll see Santa Paws, then head to the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade so you don't disappoint. This dog-friendly event attracts over 45,000 spectators each year. You also get to enjoy bands, homemade floats, and other fun attractions too. Spread the cheer and attend this festive and fun-filled parade!

Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade

It's impawtant to spend as much time as possible with your pets over Christmas, so start off on the right paw by attending the Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade together. You and 65,000 other spectators get to experience marching bands, the lighting of the Christmas tree, holiday floats, and more! Santa will even make an appearance in his sleigh. The parade runs from Sola to Cota Street. 

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Oxnard Hometown Holiday Parade

If the weather isn't too rough, or your pooch has a fluffy coat they can wear, it might be worth a trip down to the Hometown Holiday Parade in Oxnard. Pick a spot on 5th Street and watch as floats, classic cars, and bands wind their way through the Christmas route. Snow bones about it, it will be fun!

Santa Paula Christmas Parade

There's no better way to mark the beginning of the festive season than by clipping your dog's leash on and meandering down to Main Street between 7th and 11th. At the Santa Paula Christmas Parade, you will get to soak up the atmosphere while enjoying marching bands, Santa Claus, toy soldiers, floats, and more. Your dog is bound to enjoy reveling in the festive fun!