2021 Denver Guide: Where to Get Pet Photos With Santa

Break out the matching PJs and check Fido’s wish list twice—here’s a roundup of where to get pet photos with Santa around Denver. Note if this list seems slimmer than usual, Covid-19 precautions have led to many cancelled events. Tag your snaps with #SidewalkDog so we can d’awww over the cuteness.

Saturday, December 4

  • Pawparazzi Photos at Chuck & Don’s Littleton and Erie locations, 1-4 p.m. The store will have a winter wonderland tableau set up and provide props for pups and people. You’ll need to snap your own photos, but the event is free. Sharing to Instagram and tagging the store is encouraged. 
  • Petzlove Food ‘n Stuffz in Lone Tree, 10 a.m.-noon. Enjoy free Santa photos, along with goodie bags and vendor demonstrations, at the store’s Customer Christmas Party.  
  • Santa Paws! at Coal Mine Ave Brewing Company in Littleton, 2-5 p.m. Santa photos for your pup plus beer for you equals a howl of a good time. Hosted by Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue.

Sunday, December 5

  • Santa Paws Photo Shoot Benefit at Malara Gardens in Arvada, 11 a.m-2 p.m. Mile High Weimaraner Rescue is hosting the event, and it’s open to all doggos. Photos will be available for download about 3 days after the event with several backgrounds to choose from. There will also be a raffle.   
  • Santa at the Station at Union Station in Denver, 11a.m.-4 p.m. The first three Sundays of December Union Station is transformed into the North Pole, and Santa is comin’ to town for photos with all the good boys and girls—both two- and four-legged.

Monday, December 6

  • Pet Night with Santa at Park Meadows in Lone Tree, 4-8 p.m. Attend Pet Night every Monday through December 20 for a special one-on-one with Santa. Make an appointment ahead of time to skip the line. The event is located at the Lower Level Dillard’s Court.
  • Paws and Claus at Town Center at Aurora, 6-8 p.m. Snap photos with Santa, let your dog woof at other pups, sniff out the indoor watering and potty stations, and a shop small with local vendor Pet Wants. 
  • Pet Night with Santa at Southwest Plaza in Littleton, 4-8 p.m. Attend Pet Night every Monday through December 20 for a special one-on-one with Santa. Make an appointment ahead of time to skip the line.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Flatiron Crossing in Broomfield, 4-8 p.m. This time is specially reserved for furry friends to meet Santa.

Wednesday, December 8

  • Paws & Claws Night at Southlands in Aurora, 4-8 p.m. Your dog can deliver his howliday wish list to the man in the big red suit every Wednesday night through December 15. 

Thursday, December 9

  • Furry Pictures with Santa at Ken Caryl Pet Spa, 6-7:30 p.m. Let your pup tell Santa if he’s been naughty or nice during this event benefiting Faithfully K9, a non-profit service dog program. Volunteers will be on paw to take your pics, or you can snap your own. Sign up in advance to skip the line. If you are bringing multiple four-legged friends, you only need to book one timeslot. 

Saturday, December 11

  • Santa Photo Days at PetSmart, by appointment only. Every Saturday and Sunday through December 19,  Denver area PetSmarts are offering free pup pics with Old Saint Nick, but you’ll need to book an appointment online. Download the PetSmart app to access fun filters during the event. 
  • Santa Paws at Copper Kettle Brewing Company in Denver, 4-6 p.m. Santa photos for your pup plus beer for you equals a howl of a good time. Hosted by Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue.
  • Pawparazzi Photos at Chuck & Don’s Littleton and Erie locations, 1-4 p.m. The store will have a winter wonderland tableau set up and provide props for pups and people. You’ll need to snap your own photos, but the event is free. Sharing to Instagram and tagging the store is encouraged.

Sunday, December 12

  • Santa Photo Days at PetSmart, by appointment only. Every Saturday and Sunday through December 19,  Denver area PetSmarts are offering free pup pup pics with Old Saint Nick, but you’ll need to book an appointment online. Download the PetSmart app to access fun filters during the event. 
  • Santa at the Station at Union Station in Denver, 11a.m.-4 p.m. The first three Sundays of December Union Station is transformed into the North Pole, and Santa is comin’ to town for photos with all the good boys and girls—both two- and four-legged.

Monday, December 13

  • Pet Night with Santa at Park Meadows in Lone Tree, 4-8 p.m. Attend Pet Night every Monday through December 20 for a special one-on-one with Santa. Make an appointment ahead of time to skip the line. The event is located at the Lower Level Dillard’s Court. 
  • Pet Night with Santa at Southwest Plaza in Littleton, 4-8 p.m. Attend Pet Night every Monday through December 20 for a special one-on-one with Santa. Make an appointment ahead of time to skip the line.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Flatiron Crossing in Broomfield, 4-8 p.m. This time is specially reserved for furry friends to meet Santa. 

Wednesday, December 15

  • Paws & Claws Night at Southlands in Aurora, 4-8 p.m. Your dog can deliver his howliday wish list to the man in the big red suit every Wednesday night through December 15.

Saturday, December 18

  • Santa Photo Days at PetSmart, by appointment only. Every Saturday and Sunday through December 19,  Denver area PetSmarts are offering free pup pup pics with Old Saint Nick, but you’ll need to book an appointment online. Download the PetSmart app to access fun filters during the event.

Sunday, December 19

  • Santa Photo Days at PetSmart, by appointment only. Every Saturday and Sunday through December 19,  Denver area PetSmarts are offering free pup pup pics with Old Saint Nick, but you’ll need to book an appointment online. Download the PetSmart app to access fun filters during the event. 
  • Santa at the Station at Union Station in Denver, 11a.m.-4 p.m. The first three Sundays of December Union Station is transformed into the North Pole, and Santa is comin’ to town for photos with all the good boys and girls—both two- and four-legged.

Where are you getting your Denver pet photos with Santa? Bark at us in the comments.

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