Join the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden. Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes with celebrity judges or to just show off.
Enjoy Pup Tent refreshments, Photos with Saint Nick, and connect with local canine enthusiasts and businesses in the Doggie Expo. The first 100 pre-registered participants to arrive receive a special Wag-Bag of gifts. Don't have a dog? Come enjoy the show!
The cost, in addition to regular human entry, is $15 per dog in advance or $18 per dog at the door. Walk-up dogs cannot compete for prizes or participate in the parade. Regular Garden Admission applies for humans and handlers. Guest passes and membership cards are accepted for human entry.
Dogs compete in the following categories:
Dogs older than 18 months
Dogs under 18 months
Dress up in a plant themed costume, such as a flower, Christmas tree, poinsettia, and mistletoe.
Best Dog Pack
Two or more dogs walking across the stage together
Best Dog-Owner Dress-a-Like
Dog and owner dressed similarly
Not competing – just showing off!
The 2014 Parade hosts are Victoria Stilwell, star of Animal Planet's hit TV series It's Me or the Dog , and Holly Firfer, CNN Correspondent.
Kimberly Lacy, TV Personality and Co-Host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal (The Block)
John Lemley, WABE host of City Cafe, The Stargazer's Journal and Performance Today
E. Vincent Martinez, Fasionado