Dog Friendly Holiday Parades in San Francisco


Finding events you can attend with your dog over Christmas in San Francisco can be a little challenging. While you could leave your furry friend at home, isn't it always nicer when the family can all be together at Christmas - pets included? With this in mind, you will be pleased to know that this dog-friendly area has many different pet-friendly events to cater to the masses. Let the Christmas fun and festivities begin!

Holiday Lights Boat Parade

The Holiday Lights Boat Parade, at Pier 39, is held the week before Christmas every year. If you normally go out for an evening stroll with your dog, then why not make a slight detour and see some stunning lights? The Parade is held along Pier 39, Aquatic Park, Crissy Field, and Marina Green.

Holiday Happenings on Fourth Street

If a parade environment is what you fancy, then that's what you're going to get on Fourth Street across the Bay Bridge! This dog-friendly event attracts thousands of people throughout November and December, offering thousands of lights, musical events, festive cheer, caroling, and photo taking. Closer to Christmas, you will even be able to enjoy live music and plenty of beautiful stalls. 

Parol Lantern Festival and Parade

If you and your furry friend want to celebrate both Christmas and cultural diversity, then attendance at the Parol Lantern Festival and Parade is a must. There will be people parading with handmade parol lanterns, with music and performances for the crowd as well. The Parol Lantern Festival and Parade takes place in Yerba Buena Lane and Jessie Square. 

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Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland

A winter wonderland at Christmas is a magical feeling, something you will want to enjoy with your four-legged companion. Why not take a trip to downtown San Rafael at the end of November for the Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland? There will be a tree lighting ceremony, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and even snow sledding!

Napa's Christmas Parade

Celebrate in true style with your pooch by attending Napa's annual Christmas parade. For the last five decades, locals have been building floats and marching children and pets down the street in the name of festive cheer. Get your family and furry friend involved in the pawsitive atmosphere and maybe even see Santa on one of the floats!

Union Street Fantasy of Lights

Don't make your pooch feel ruff by leaving them at home alone. Instead, treat them to a trip to the Union Street Fantasy of Lights! This event takes place at the beginning of December on Union Street with so much to see and do. Enjoy singers, Santa Claws, jugglers, and even balloon artists. It's a fun family event for all!