Dog Friendly Holiday Parades in Washington, DC


Every December, Washington DC becomes a hive of activity. Everyone is out and about preparing for their family Christmas, while also attending many Christmas-themed events at the same time. If you typically take your dog with you everywhere you go, then you may find it's not all that easy to get into Christmas events with them by your side. Save yourself some heartache and check out these dog-friendly holiday parades in Washington, DC. You will love how they encourage festive cheer with all your friends and family - both with two and four legs.

Grand Illumination Annapolis

If you're around downtown Annapolis at the end of November, then kickstart the festive season with a visit to the Grand Illumination Annapolis. From early evening, you and your dog can take part in Christmas carol singing, dancing, a visit to see Santa Paws, and the official lighting of the tree. Start Christmas on the right foot this festive season.

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

If your dog has a special affinity for Christmas lights which is why your tree is sitting bare, then get your fix by attending the National Tree Lighting Ceremony. While your pooch is bound to be chomping at the bit to tangle themselves in these lights too, it's an event that's on a much grander scale. There are also many displays and activities at this parade.

Manassas Christmas Parade

If your dog can handle a crowd of people, then there's no reason why you should avoid bringing them to the Manassas Christmas Parade. Held at the beginning of December, you get to enjoy hours of festive fun, performances, celebrities, marching bands, and more. Even Santa Paws will be making an appearance!
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Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade

The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade is one dog-friendly parade in Washington, DC you don't want to miss! It incorporates around 50 boats with beautiful lighting, taking part in a march so you can see them all up close. Your pooch will feel pretty ruff if you leave them at home while you get to attend such a fun event without them!