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The 10th Annual San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Blue Buffalo is this Sunday, December 10th from 1PM-5PM! To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Pet Parade, we are upgrading this year’s parade and expo with new activities to make it an extra special experience for all attendees. From dividing the parade into sections sponsored by different businesses to official viewing spots with specials to a chance to win an amazing prize package at the expo, check out below to learn about it all!

Advanced registration for the Pet Parade is only $15 on www.holidaypetparade.com and $20 day of. The first 350 pet paraders to register will receive a complimentary goodie bag filled with pet-related product samples, gifts, and special offers from Gaslamp Quarter businesses such as a commemorative pet parade bandana, Doggy Bag to the Rescue bronze, silver & gold key chains, hot dog chew toy, and more! So what are you waiting for, register your pet now at www.holidaypetparade.com. This event is free for spectators so come out and see some adorable pets in all sorts of costumes!

PET PARADE SCHEDULE

12:30PM – Day-of registration opens

1:00PM – 5:00PM Pet Expo/Stage opens

1:00PM – 2:30PM – Visit the judging panel for the costume contest

2:30PM – All pets and owners line up along promenade with your section

3:00PM – Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade begins

~3:45PM – Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade returns to MLK Park

4:00PM – Awards Ceremony on the stage begins

5:00PM – Pet Expo Closes

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downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade

PARKING

Parking is available at the 6th & K Parkade (289 Sixth Avenue) and Park It On Market (614 Fifth Avenue)!

  • 6th & K Parkade
    • $1 per hour 3AM – 6PM
    • $5 Flat Rate 6PM – 3AM Sunday – Thursday
    • $10 Flat Rate 6PM – 3AM Friday – Saturday
    • $5 Early bird special if in before 9AM and out before 6PM
    • $15 Maximum per day
  • Park It On Market
    • $1 per hour
    • $10 Flat Rate 6PM – 3AM Friday – Saturday
    • $15 Maximum per day

PET EXPO GIVEAWAY

Visit each of our pet vendors during the Pet Expo (1PM – 5PM) and collect their stamp in the Pet Parade Program. When you have collected all 12 stamps, please complete the contact information on the page and turn it into one of the volunteers at the check-in tent for a chance to win some awesome prizes from the Gaslamp Quarter!

PET VENDORS:

  1. Stanza Pet PBC
  2. California Pet Gear
  3. Blue Buffalo
  4. Just Food 4 Dogs
  5. Helen Woodward
  6. City Dog
  7. Photo Booth sponsored by Downtown Ace Hardware
  8. Doozydog! Club
  9. Eqyss
  10. Earthwise Pet Supply
  11. Azimas Pet Care
  12. Fresh Start Dogipack

 

PET PARADE OFFICIAL VIEWING SPOTS

These pet-friendly venues are offering specials and deals for owners and pets during the parade. Plus, they are primo spots for catching all the fun!

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1. Tony’s Pizza – 433 E Street
2. Whiskey Girl – 702 Fifth Avenue
3. Cafe 21 – 802 Fifth Avenue
4. Bubbles Boutique – 226 Fifth Avenue
5. Starbucks – 209 Fifth Avenue
  • On December 10 starting at 2:30 p.m., look for Starbucks baristas in red and green aprons in The 10th Annual San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade, for a holiday surprise guaranteed to spread a little extra good this season!”
6. El Chingon and Havana 1920 – 560 Fifth Avenue
7. Jolt’n Joe’s – 379 Fourth Avenue
  • Lunch with your pet at Jolt’n Joe’s – All lunches are $5 or $2.50 with the purchase of any pet parent meal served all day Sunday
  • Special pet menu for a special pet celebration
    • Cheddar burger (served with bun or rice)
    • Grilled chicken sandwich (served with bun or rice)
    • Chicken Tacos (served with corn tortillas or rice)
    • Fish Tacos (served with corn tortilla or rice)
    • Flock or Fruit mixed veggies fruits and nuts for feathered friends
8. Gaslamp Museum – 410 Island Avenue
  • The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation and the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House are pleased to announce their annual holiday open house “History for the Holidays” Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please join us in welcoming the holidays with free tours of the Davis-Horton House. Whether you are seeing the house for the first time or hundredth, our beautiful holiday decorations are sure to get you in a festive spirit. Our Docent team will be dressed in their Victorian best and ready to tell you fascinating stories about the house and its past residents. Don’t miss this special holiday event!
9. Fifth & Market Intersection
10. Starbucks – 345 Market Street
  • On December 10 starting at 2:30 p.m., look for Starbucks baristas in red and green aprons in The 10th Annual San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade, for a holiday surprise guaranteed to spread a little extra good this season!”

PET PARADE SECTION SPONSORS

  • Cat Cafe 
    • The wildfires in San Diego County have displaced many people and animals alike. Animal welfare organizations are in critical need of supplies, especially wet cat food, bedding, and carriers. The Cat Cafe (472 Third Avenue) will be collecting supplies to help these animal welfare organizations provide needed relief. You can drop off these items until close of business Friday, December 15. Thank you for helping your fellow San Diegans in their time of need.
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade section sponsor
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade section sponsor
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade section sponsor
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade section sponsor
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade section sponsor
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade section sponsor
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade section sponsor
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade section sponsor
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade section sponsor
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter pet parade section sponsor