6 Pet-Friendly Philly Events this Holiday Season
Queenie’s Pets is here to help you deck the halls, spin the dreidel, sip some cocoa, and do whatever else you do to celebrate Winter!
The holiday season is upon us, which means you can finally admire your dog in the warmth of twinkling lights. Sure, the spirit of giving and family gatherings is part of the package, too. But let’s be real. Nothing beats the glow of light refracting off a wet nose.
We’ve put together a guide of pet-friendly events and places to help you get the most out of Philly this holiday season.
Chances are you have to shop anyway, so why not go to a beautiful outdoor market with your pup in tow? Here you’ll find french macaroons, vintage clothing and accessories, crafts, books, candles, and more! The Philadelphia Holiday Market hosts forty-three vendors and centers around an ice rink and winter garden! No, your dog can’t ice skate with you (no matter how talented she is), but you can enjoy the sights, sounds, and of smells of this holiday gathering!
Saturday, November 19th, 2022 – Sunday, January 1st, 2023
Closed: December 25th, 2022
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Thanksgiving: 9am – 5pm
Christmas Eve: 9am – 5pm
- Local Merchants
- Ice Rink
- Winter Garden
- Beautiful lights
The Philadelphia Holiday tree is here! If you check it out, you won’t be impressed by much other than the size. HOWEVER, the Tree Lighting ceremony is on December 1st and that is guaranteed to be a sight. From December 1st on, take your pup to “OOH” and “aww” at the biggest tree in Philly.
Wawa Holiday Plaza, on the north side of City Hall
The lighting of the Holiday Tree: Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m
Displayed through Sunday, January 1, 2023
- The brightest tree in all of Philly!
- Peddler’s Village
“A million lights, a million smiles” and a million dogs on leashes. Okay, we embellished the tagline a bit, but Peddler’s Village bodes fine and casual dining, a carousel, arcade, gingerbread houses, and pretty much anything else festive you could possibly want this Holiday season. The Merchants open on November 18th, as does the gingerbread competition display! Enjoy this 60-year Philly tradition with your favorite dogs and humans.
Lights turn on November 18
Click here to view the schedule of events at Peddler’s Village
- Lights, so many lights
- Gingerbread houses
Visit Love Park and City Hall for a German Christmas Market! This market welcomes over one hundred vendors and can help you knock a lot of items off your holiday shopping list while getting you, your family, and your dog in the holiday spirit! Dogs are permitted in the entire outdoor and most indoor tent areas (dogs are not allowed in the Käthe Wohlfahrt vending area). Please keep in mind that the tent area gets pretty crowded on weekend days, which might be uncomfortable for your dog.
November 19 – December 24
Sun – Thu: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
- The most vendors!
- Dogs allowed outdoors and inside the tents!
- Holiday Tree
We are particularly excited about the Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular because they have a wonderful approach to pets! Dogs are permitted on site on Wednesdays, allowing them to enjoy the sights without the large weekend crowds. At Tinseltown, you’ll find a large ice slide, holiday performances, an ice rink, story time and more! Dogs must be leashed while on premises and owners are expected to clean up any leavings. They ask that you leave aggressive dogs at home and reserve the right to ask any misbehaving dogs (or people, we assume) to leave.
November 25 – December 31, 2022
Click here to choose time slots & buy tickets
- Ice Rink
- Storytime with Mrs. Clause
Bluecross RiverRink opens November 25th! Here you can enjoy ice skating, fire pits, local shopping, and more! If you have a wardrobe filled with ugly sweaters, make sure you show up opening weekend to enter the ugly sweater contest! Dogs are encouraged at Bluecross RiverRink and that, of course, makes it one of our favorite holiday events!
November 25, 2022 – March 5, 2023
Monday – Thursday: 1 pm – 11 pm
Friday: 1 pm – 1 am
Saturday: 11 am – 1 am
Sunday: 11 am – 11 pm
December 24 and December 25: 1 pm – 8:30 pm
December 26 through December 30: 11 am – 1 am
December 31:`1 10 am – 2pm
January 1: 11 am – 1am
January 2: 11 am – 11 pm
Valentine’s Day: 1 pm – 11 pm. Join us for Sweetheart Skate beginning at 7:30 pm.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 11 am-10:30 pm
President’s Day: 11 am-10:30 pm
- Ice Rink
- Ugly sweater contest
- Fire pits
- Local merchants
BUT WAIT! BONUS LOCATION:
Queenie’s Pets! That’s us! When you’re all done exploring, don’t forget to swing by Queenie’s Pets or wander onto our website to pick out the best holiday bundle for the furriest loves of your life!
All year round!
Monday 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM -7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM -7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday closed. Online Shopping only!
Why: I mean – c’mon – look how cute?!?!
We hope that you and your fur family find the right adventures for you this holiday season! Don’t be caught unprepared! As you head out for fun, be sure to pack your leash, harness, poop bags, and treat pouch. If your pup runs on the colder side, help them bundle up with a cozy sweater, too.