San Diego’s favorite pet parade returns to Downtown San Diego for the 10th Annual Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Blue Buffalo! This festive and furry event is on Sunday December 10th from 1-5 pm. Not only is this event a fun parade, but it also turns to a pet expo after where you can check out all the new and latest products for your furry loved ones. The pet expo has over 25 pet brands attending the expo to provide samples, educational information, and to demonstrate products. This parade is open to all pets ranging from birds to dogs to iguanas! The parade is at Promenade Park which is across the street from Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. The festive, family-friendly parade begins their parade route at 3 pm. This a great holiday parade for families to come check out all the different type of pets in San Diego, the unique pet costumes, and to spread some holiday cheer. There will also be live holiday music and entertainment on the main stage. The weather on Sunday should be perfect for a parade and expo!
You are able to register to walk in the parade with your pet and can participate in the costume contests. Pet owners are encouraged to register prior to the parade because spaces are limited. The total cost to enter the parade is $15. The first 300 parade participants to sign up receive a free goodie bag with pet related products and samples! The pet costume categories are the following: Best Ugly Sweater, Cutest Critter, Best Pet Costume, Best Holiday Costume, Best Costume Duo, Best Costume Group, Best Holiday Dish, and Best in Show. The pet owner and pet that win Best in Show are invited back next year to be the Grand Marshall of the Holiday Pet Parade.
Come get your holiday cheer on at Downtown San Diego! Bring your family, friends, and of course your pets! This holiday pet parade is a San Diego tradition and a must see! Unleash your inner animal and come check out the parade and expo!