It's that time of the year again where the hustle and bustle of the holidays have returned! Christmas shopping has commenced, decorations have been hung with care, and vacations are being planned in the New Year. And, since our pets are a special part of our families, we've rounded up the perfect DFW places to get photos with your furry friends for your upcoming Christmas cards!
The Ivy Tavern
Photo by: @theivytavern
We're ALL about patio weather, which makes holiday patio photos all the better! Chill out on The Ivy Tavern's patio as a professional photographer snaps the perfect Christmas card photo of your furry friend and you together! While the event is totally FREE, donations are encouraged to aid Rahr to the Rescue in their effort to spread awareness and inspire change in animal welfare issues. Plus, Saving Hope Animal Rescue will be visiting with adoptable pets, so you can bring a new member of your family home for the holidays! The Ivy Tavern will host photos on Sunday, December 4th from noon to 4 PM.
Why have one photo backdrop when you can have SEVERAL this Christmas? At the Galleria Mall, SNOWDAY and Santaland are filled with magic and wonder as you twist and turn through a holiday themed village, the North Pole, and beyond. And, every Wednesday night, you can bring your pet after 5 PM through the pop-up's closing for Pet Night! The photo-ops around SNOWDAY and Santaland have integrated cameras and studio lighting. So, all you have to do is scan your wristband, strike a pose with your cuddly companions, and download your free digital copies! But, you can also purchase prints before you leave, so you can place your favorite photos inside a frame right as you get home!
Dallas Farmer's Market
Holiday treats, gifts, decorations, and more -- The Dallas Farmer's market has it ALL! While you stroll, shop, and soak up the festive atmosphere, you can also visit Santa with the whole family (pets included, obviously!) for adorable group portraits! Plus, you can even take home prints for $15 each for a memory that will last a lifetime! So, add the Dallas Farmer's Market to your calendar on November 26th, December 3rd, or December 17th from 11 AM to 3 PM for some of the cutest Santa pics you'll find in Dallas!
Where Is Santa Program
Photo by: Where Is Santa
Santa is coming to town! And, he's riding his sleigh all over the DFW for the Where Is Santa Program this Christmas! When you're already out shopping for gifts on your list, Santa will be making an appearance at popular malls from November 17th through December 24th. But, your pups, cats, and other fur babies can meet Kris Kringle himself during Pet Nights on Monday, November 28th and Monday, December 5th from 4 PM to 7 PM! When you're there, you can grab digital images, photo prints, postcards, and more to add to your Christmas decorations at home. And, participating locations will also be hosting donation areas to be collected on behalf of The Humane Society of the United States, so you can support other animals finding their furever homes! Before you visit, be sure to make a reservations online at the locations you'd like to go to soon!
Where Is Santa Program participants include:
Town East Mall - Mesquite
Irving Mall - Irving
Firewheel Town Center - Garland
Shops at Willow Bend- Plano
The Parks at Arlington
Stonebriar Centre - Frisco
Mutts Canine Cantina
Santa Paws has made his return to MUTTS Canine Cantina for some of the most heartwarming photos you can find this holiday season! The event is FREE with a MUTTS Day Pass or Membership at multiple park locations, so you have a few chances to catch Santa Paws! Head to Allen on December 3rd from 11 AM to 2 PM, Fort Worth on December 10th from 12 PM to 3 PM, and Dallas on December 11th from 12 PM to 3 PM.
Santa Paws is going to be extra busy this Christmas, because he's also heading to Homegrown Hounds to greet your dogs, too! On December 10th from 2 PM to 4 PM, your pup can snuggle up with Santa for a sweet picture that will be the star of your Instagram!