Dog Events in Pennsylvania

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Pennsylvania who are as crazy about their pets as you, there’s no better place to bring Fido than a dog event. Attend any of the dog shows, agility competitions, costume parades, festivals or fundraisers in Pennsylvania on our Dog Events Calendar and you’ll meet hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dog lovers. And since 70% of the events listed benefit humane societies, attending one is a great way to help homeless pets too.

Pet Friendly Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland
Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Experience the magic of Christmas with Fido! Visitors receive a free 4x6" photo with Santa. Other photo packages available for purchase. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can go quickly. Hours vary by store. See Details
Pet Friendly Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland Bring Fido and be dazzled by this drive-through, custom-made Christmas light spectacle! You'll see miles of custom-made displays dance to the music played over the radio in your car in perfect synchronization! Dogs must remain with you in vehicle at all times and are not permitted in Santa's Village. See Details
Christmas Village in Philadelphia This authentic open-air German Christmas market will feature holiday sights and sounds with thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music at the main stage, children’s activities, European foods and drinks and photos with Santa. Christmas Village allows dogs in the whole outdoor area and large parts of the indoor tent area (exception: 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. See Details
Nov. 21, 2022 –
Jan. 1, 2023

Hershey Sweet Lights

Hershey Sweet Lights A winter wonderland awaits! Enjoy nearly two miles of 600 illuminated, animated displays from the comfort of your car as you listen to a custom-made holiday radio station from your car. See Details
Santa Claus Special at Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Join Kriss Kringle aboard the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway on one of the best pet-friendly scenic train rides in the country at the Santa Claus Special. Climb aboard an enclosed or open-air coach from the 1920s for a 16-mile journey through the beautiful Pennsylvania wilderness, accompanied by Saint Nick himself. On the one-hour narrated train ride, you’ll learn about anthracite coal’s role in the industrial revolution and enjoy stunning views of the Lehigh Gorge. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to ride the train free of charge. See Details
Joy through the Grove at Knoebels Amusement Resort Bring Fido along to this drive through Christmas light display. The light display will begin near Impulse roller coaster, travel down the park’s main boulevard, and throughout much of the campground. There will be over 15 miles of string lights, and over 400 light-up pieces. The drive-thru display can be viewed nightly but closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. No buses or motor coaches permitted. See Details
BARk & Miller Plant Farm's Christmas with Santa Leashed dogs are invited to this holiday shopping event featuring vendors and food trucks. Pups can even visit with Santa and get their picture taken. If you bring a donation of pet food or pet supplies, then you will receive 2 free raffle tickets and your picture with Santa for free! Photos with Santa are $10 without a donation. Watch the website for updates as the event day approaches. See Details
Pet Photos with Santa Bring Fido to get his photo taken with Santa. Proceeds from the event will help a non-profit organization that raises funds for retired military working dogs, contract working dogs and retired police K9s. See Details
Pet Shaming Christmas Photos Bring Fido to have Christmas photo taken on December 11th from 10am to 3pm. Dress your canine companion in their "naughty" or "nice" bandana or a festive sweater for the occasion. Pictures are $10.00 cash. See Details
Pet Photos with Santa Capture magical festive photos with Fido or your whole family. Your four-legged family members can meet Santa and have their photo taken solo, or the entire family can join in for the holiday photo op! Go online to reserve your spot and get free digital downloads with each paid reservation. See Details
Holiday Punk Rock Flea Market Bring your dog to shop for unique gifts for the holidays! Vendors will be selling vintage and locally crafted art, crafts, clothing, records, and, most of all, old punk junk! Leashed dogs are welcome, but only one dog per attendee is permitted. See Details
Light Up Little Buffalo Christmas Trail Little Buffalo's lighted trail is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo. Meet Santa, cook marshmallows over an open fire, and enjoy the thousands of lights and displays located along this quarter mile trail in the park's East Picnic Area. Please bring a flashlight as the parking areas are dark. Hot chocolate and cookies will be for sale by the local 4H each night. Well-behaved pets are welcome, but please keep in mind that this area can get crowded, and all pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Pet Photos with Santa Capture magical festive photos with Fido or your whole family. Your four-legged family members can meet Santa and have their photo taken solo, or the entire family can join in for the holiday photo op! Go online to reserve your spot and get free digital downloads with each paid reservation. See Details