Get Your Wag On In the OC

Get Your Wag On In the OC

Laguna Beach Santa
Laguna Beach Santa

Are dogs welcome at Orange County’s outdoor holiday events? You bet your sweet tail-wagger they are. We’ve sniffed out a few highlights that both you and Nipper can enjoy:

Dec. 2: The 59th annual (and very pet-friendly) Hospitality Night in Laguna Beach will be celebrated from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a pepper-tree lighting, Victorian carolers, tamale sales, festive shopping and more along Forest Avenue, which will be cordoned off for the event.

Dec. 3: Bring your pet to Dana Point Harbor, have a keepsake picture made and know that the $15 fee benefits the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter.

Dec. 4: Santa Claus makes an appearance at the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration set for Dec. 4 at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. Bring a gift of dog food or toys to be donated to a local animal shelter and have your picture made with the Big Man.

Dec. 4: More than 40 pet rescue groups will offer some 600 dogs, cats and rabbits for adoption at the City of Irvine’s Pet Adoption Fair.

Dec. 10: Laguna Niguel’s “Home for the Holidays” parade features equestrian units, youth groups, military tributes, classic auto clubs and more along a dog-friendly route.

Dec. 14: Waggin’ Trails Holiday Party at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach promises a doggone good time with food, wine, beer, raffle prizes, dog costume contest and live music, all benefiting the Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation.

Dec. 14-18: The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is a spectacle, all right. You can view the 108th annual procession of decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes from almost anyplace along the shore for free, or opt for a rental or private charter to accommodate you and your best friends.

Photo Courtesy: Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce

Posted on: November 21, 2016

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