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Festive Things to Do with Your Dog This Holiday Season

  • November 22, 2022
  • | 18:11 PM

The howl-idays are here, and what better way to celebrate than with your furry friend by your side? There are so many things to do with your dog this holiday season in Tampa Bay. If you’re wondering what your non-human family members can do with you, we have you covered.

Keep reading for our master guide on the best things to do with your dog in Tampa Bay this holiday season!

Get Holiday Photos with your Pup!

📷 Photo Credit: Hyde Park Village

Hyde Park Village

We love Hyde Park Village for their amazing shops and restaurants that are pet friendly. Take your furry friend for a stroll and stop at the many photo spots to snap a pic. You’ll surely get the cutest festive photo for your puppy’s Instagram.

Hours & Location

Sunday–Saturday | 10:00am–12:00am

📍 1602 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

📷 Photo Credit: The Tampa Riverwalk

Tampa Riverwalk

The Holiday Spectacular at the Riverwalk is a beautiful place to visit during the holidays – day or night!  The Holiday Spectacular features a larger than life Christmas tree, standing at 35 feet tall!  Lighting your walk, visit this spot after taking a holiday stroll in the crisp winter air.  On your walk, you will also see other lighted displays floating along the Hillsborough river and red ribbon gift bows adorning the Riverwalk lights. It’s the perfect place to take your pup for a walk and get in some holiday pics!

Hours & Location

Open 24 Hours

📍 Downtown Tampa Riverwalk Tampa, Florida, 33602

📷 Photo Credit: Curtis Hixon Park

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

A true Downtown Tampa holiday tradition, Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park is back again! Visit this Christmas town in the heart of Downtown Tampa for shopping and more festive activities.  Your dog is allowed everywhere except for the skating rink. Take advantage of the many photo ops to get the perfect holiday pic with your pup!

Hours & Location

🗓 Nov 18 – Jan 4

📍 Curtis Hixon Park

Puppy Parties

Home for the Holidays Paws-on-Parade

Bring your furry loved ones to wag, woof and celebrate during downtown Clearwater’s 2nd Annual Holiday Pet Parade which benefits the Humane Society of Pinellas. Dress in your holiday finest for pet and family photos with Santa! You can also jnjoy treats, local rescue groups, pet adoptions, a pet vendor market, and more.
Date & Location

🗓 DEC 31 | 4PM–8PM

📍 4813 N Grady Ave, Tampa, FL 33614

📷 Photo Credit: Two Shepherds Taproom

A Very Corgi Christmas Meetup | 21+

Celebrate the winter season and your love for corgis for A Very Corgi Christmas Meetup! All breeds are welcome but all corgis will get 50% off their day pass during the event. There will be bottomless mimosas from 11am-3pm and Williamsburg Cucina will be serving up delicious bites from 12-4pm.
Please also pre-register your furry friend and upload their vaccination records prior to coming by clicking the link below! They require proof of up-to-date rabies, distemper, and bordetella. All pups 8 months and older must be spayed/neutered.
Date & Location

🗓 DEC 18 | 11:00am–1:00pm

📍 4813 N Grady Ave, Tampa, FL 33614

Tag us!

Don’t forget to tag us in all of your cute holiday puppy pics @StuffToDoInTampaBay! We love to see how you enjoy the holidays with your furry friend. For more dog-friendly things to do, check out our City Guides.

Happy howl-idays, Tampa Bay!

Curated by

Natalie Monzon

Natalie Monzon

Natalie is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things t...