It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go in Texas, so we’ve made a list (and checked it twice!) of some holiday events in the Lone Star state that are either for dogs or are happy to invite our four-legged friends to share in the holiday cheer. Happy holidays, everyone!
Enchant Christmas Paws n’ Claus
When: December 27
Where: 2000 Ballpark Way F
Christmas 2018 may be just a memory by December 27th, but don’t tell that to your reveling Rover as you both work your way through the World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze, pose for a photo with Santa, enjoy live entertainment and more during Enchant Christmas’ second Paws n’ Claus event of the season. Pet relief and water stations will be available, and your canine companion will receive some puppy swag for being such a good dog this year!
Mozart’s Holiday Light Show
When: Through New Year’s Eve
Where: Mozart’s Coffee at 3826 Lake Austin Boulevard
As you cradle a cup of coffee that will keep your hands warm, the sight of Spot enjoying the twinkle of holiday lights outside of Mozart’s Coffee will warm your heart! For a special treat, the world’s first piano created from Christmas lights will play toe-tapping and tail-wagging holiday tunes!
Deck the Paws
When: December 1 – 2
Where: Fair’s Park Centennial Hall at 1001 Washington
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to be in the Big D if you are a dog devotee! Deck the Paws is two days of festive, Fido-centric fun complete with:
- photo opportunities for your four-legged friend with Kris Kringle
- an interactive art exhibit for the culture-craving canine
- a Picasso Paws Art Zone where creative canines can unleash their inner Dogas or Furrida Kahlo
- Simba’s Barkery holiday dog bar
- the North Texas Kids Paw-tastic Kids’ Zone
- live music
- goat yoga
…and much more!
- A holiday happening with a lot of heart, Deck the Paws will help to make the season bright for Artists for Animals, DFW Pup Patrol and Operation Kindness.
When: November 23 – January 6
Where: Downtown Johnson City
Watch your dog’s face light up when he sees the sparkle of thousands of holiday lights illuminating the beauty of this cozy Hill Country community. Highlights of the 29th annual event include the lighting of the courthouse and the Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade.
When: December 8 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Hanovers Draught Haus at 108 East Main Street
A photographer’s camera can capture your canine companion with Kris Kringle when Santa Paws visits Pflugerville! The afternoon of merry memory-making also includes the chance for pet parents bid on items in a silent auction and wrap up Christmas holiday shopping as they browse among a bevy of vendor stalls. A holiday presentation for a paws cause, all of the proceeds form the event benefits Cuz i Matter Animal Rescue.
When: December 16
Where: The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park at 5310 Research Forest Drive
Dogs decked out to deck the halls can vie for a Best Costume prize during the holiday pooch pageant, which will also feature festive Fidos trying to win the titles of Best Behaved, Best Trick, Smallest and Largest dog.