Get those ears perked and those tails wagging and prepare to unleash the holiday cheer in Gaslamp Quarter with your furry friends! The Gaslamp Pet Parade & Pups in the Pub Party returns to the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM! Register your pets in advance at The Gaslamp Pet Parade for $25. The event is free to watch, so grab a spot at one of the patios along the parade route and be prepared for the best parade ever!
Deck the paws with your pups in the Gaslamp and get into the holiday spirit with your best holiday costume. After the parade, stick around for the Pups in the Pub Party at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy craft beers, live music, a holiday costume contest, pups and peeps games, and lots of pup-tastic fun in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Join the merry fun with your fur baby during Gaslamp’s holiday costume contest at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter! 8 holiday costume categories you can participate and win amazing gifts and awards!
The 2022 Gaslamp Pet Parade will be led by Grand Marshals, the winners of the 2021 Best in Show. If you want a chance to be the Grand Marshal for 2023 and win some awesome prizes, make sure you enter our costume contest! There are 8 categories:
- Best Gaslamp Themed Outfit: This award is given to the pet with the best Gaslamp themed costume.
- Best Christmas Spirit: Awarded to the pet donning the most festive costume at the Pet Parade. All costumes are welcome at the Parade, but only those specifically celebrating the holidays are eligible to win this award.
- Best Matching Costume ( Owner/Pet): Awarded to the pet and owner donning the most festive costume at the Pet Parade.
- Cutest Pet:This award is given to the pet deemed most aww-inspiring at the Pet Parade.
- Most Outrageous Costume:Awarded to the most all-around creative and elaborate pet costume. This award is for costumes of all types, whether it be festive, sports-themed, kooky or scary
- Best Group Costume: (3 or more) – Awarded to the best costumed group of three or more in the Pet Parade. Get the whole family involved!
- Best in Show: (opportunity to be Grand Marshall at next year’s event) – Awarded to the absolute show-stopping, best costume of the Pet Parade. This award is given to the best of the best, and the winner is invited to join us and lead at next year’s 15th Annual Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade in 2023!
- Stella Award: In memory of Taylor Kahle, McFarlane Promotions, and Gaslamp Quarter team member. Taylor loved life most when she was with her adopted pups, Roo and Stella. In that spirit and love to Taylor the Stella Award is presented.
Winners for the costume contest will be announced at the stage after the parade at the Pups in the Pub Party in Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.
After the parade, guests are invited to stroll to the second annual Pups in the Pub Party at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter from 2pm through 5pm following the parade. Attendees can enjoy craft beer, complimentary goody bags, live music, boutique shopping, games for pups & peeps, photo ops, and more!
Furry, scaly, and feathered family members alike are welcome to jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter in their best festive costumes to ring in the holiday season. Registration is $25 per pet. The Pups in the Pub party is FREE. To register or for more information, please visit Gaslamp Pet Parade