Dog Friendly Holiday Parades in New York


Going to a parade can be a fun and festive way to get in the holiday spirit. While there are many you can go to, not all allow dogs. This Christmas, you don't want to leave your pup at home! We've compiled a pawsome list that will help you find all the dog-friendly parades in the New York area. Unleash the holiday cheer and go see the fun floats, lights and Santa too, with your dog by your side.

Holiday Boat Parade

Put the holiday boat parade on your calendar and plan a trip to Freeport, NY, on Long Island. With ice carvings, carolers, free hot cocoa and boats covered in spectacular lights, you and your dog will be feeling the Christmas spirit immediately at this parade. Which boat will win the competition for the best lights? See if you and your pup can pick!

Electric Light Parade

With antique cars and fire trucks all wrapped in lights, this nighttime parade is fun and a delightful holiday tradition that you can enjoy with your dog. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and find a spot to sit with your dog on the curb as you grrrreet the season and watch the lights pass by in Long Beach, NY.

Children's Holiday Parade

This is a jolly parade that is full of festive cheer and designed just for kids. Bring your dog to watch the warm and fuzzy spirit exude from the children in the parade as they celebrate everything about the holidays. Watch for Santa Paws! Stay in Bayside, NY for the live music and the lighting of the menorah afterward.
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Unsilent Night

If you love music and carolers during the holiday's, then you and your dog should head over to Washington Square Park in New York City. Watch as thousands gather to walk the streets with classic boomboxes accompanying them as they sing Christmas songs. You and your dog can even join in on the fun - this parade welcomes anyone who wants to sing!

Capital Holiday Lights

Rather than sit in the cold with your dog watching a parade pass you by, hop in the car and go for a drive to see the best Christmas lights around. This Albany event is a drive through spectacular of over 125 Christmas light displays. You and your dog can keep warm in the car while you take in all the beautiful sights.