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Oh, my dog!

It’s time to flash those canines at the Gaslamp Quarter’s Happy Howlidays and socially distanced Pet Pawtay Dec. 18 – 24

Sign up for yourself and your pet here.
(Remember, the puparazzi is watching.)


Jingle all the way through downtown San Diego with your furry friends this holiday season! The Gaslamp Howliday Pawtay returns to the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter for some holiday cheer. Friday, December 18, through Thursday, December 24, pet owners and their adorable companions are invited to deck the halls in the festive costumes of their choice and step out on the town for a self-guided stroll during this jolly promenade.

Follow the paw prints and play along with fun trivia and be sure to pose for the pupparazzi in front of one of the designated photo opps. On Saturday, December 19, and Sunday, December 20, enjoy FREE afternoons of puptastic fun (from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) with the Pet Holiday Market and don’t forget to enjoy the shopping discounts participating retailers.

Follow along @gaslampquarter on Instagram for your chance to win a one-bedroom suite (with your pooch and a human guest) at Residence Inn by Marriott.

When: Take your self-guided stroll any time from December 18-24. Pet Holiday Market is on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 from 11am-4pm.

Where: Holiday Pet Market is on Fifth Ave., between Market St. and Island Ave.

Cost: It’s free to attend the Holiday Pet Market. Participating in the self-guided stroll, being entered to win costume contest prizes, and receiving a holiday goodie bag (full of treats, poop bags, coupons and other gifts) costs $15. Only half of the goodie bags remain as of Dec. 18, so fetch yours fast!

To enter contest: Take your photo in front of one of the pet-themed window displays in the Gaslamp Quarter and tag @gaslampquarter to be entered into the Holiday Costume Contest.

Goodie bag goodness: Milk Bones from Residence Inn by Marriott, poop-bag dispensers and treats from City Dog, $10 gift card to Spill the Beans, trinkets from Sysco, “Heart of San Diego” Gaslamp Quarter apron (for first 100 participants) and more to be added. Only half of the goodie bags remain as of Dec. 18, so fetch yours fast! 

Goodie bag pick-up location: Downtown Ace
675 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 | (619) 544-9400
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Costume contest categories: Best Pet + Family Costume, Most Holiday Spirit, Best in Show

Costume contest prizes include:
• Overnight stay and $40 restaurant gift card at Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
• Overnight stay and $40 restaurant gift card at Solamar San Diego
• Chef’s dinner for two at Greystone Prime Steakhouse and Seafood

Health and safety: The Gaslamp Quarter wants everyone (pets and humans alike) to enjoy themselves while shopping and support Gaslamp Quarter small businesses — and to be safe while doing so. Wear your face covering, maintain six feet of social distance and come enjoy the Howlidays!