2020 Guide to Chicago Santa Pics for Dogs

Nothing wishes your friends and family Feliz Navidawg like an adorable portrait of your festive beast. And in 2020, there are still plenty of chances for your dog to meet the big guy and snap a pic. Hang it above your mantle, send it to your grandma, give a copy as a gift to all of your loved ones and coworkers—nothing beats a cute holiday image of a jolly pup. May your days be hairy and bright!

Saturday, Nov. 21

  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at Dog Patch Pet and Feed (map), 12-3p.m. $40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set in a spacious location. Book your session in advance.

Sunday, Nov. 22 

  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at Dog Patch Pet and Feed (map), 12-3p.m. $40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set in a spacious location. Book your session in advance.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

  • Animal Care League’s Holiday Bazaar at Animal Care League (map) in Oak Park is offering a COVID twist on their classic photos with Santa. Your pup can snap a pic with a cardboard Santa instead! Photo sessions are $15 and all proceeds benefit the animals in their care. Limited appointments available.

Thursday, Dec. 3

  • Animal Care League’s Holiday Bazaar at Animal Care League (map) in Oak Park is offering a COVID twist on their classic photos with Santa. Your pup can snap a pic with a cardboard Santa instead! Photo sessions are $15 and all proceeds benefit the animals in their care. Limited appointments available.

Saturday, Dec. 5

  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at Tess and Woo’s Dog Boutique (map) in Park Ridge, 1-4p.m. $40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set in a location that’ll be closed to the public during the event. Book your session in advance.

Sunday, Dec. 6

  • Holiday Pet Photos with Santa at Mau’s House (map) in South Loop, 12-3p.m. $40 for a portrait from Fetch Portraits on their custom set in a location that’ll be closed to the public during the event. Book your session in advance.

Monday, Dec. 7

  • Pet Photos With Santa at Yorktown Center (map) in Lombard, 11a.m.-8p.m. New this year are physical distancing photo opps that allow 6 feet of space between Santa and wishers. All pups must remain on-leash and masks are required for all humans. Reservations recommended.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

  • Pet Photos With Santa at Yorktown Center (map) in Lombard, 11a.m.-8p.m. New this year are physical distancing photo opps that allow 6 feet of space between Santa and wishers. All pups must remain on-leash and masks are required for all humans. Reservations recommended.

Monday, Dec. 14

  • Pet Photos With Santa at Yorktown Center (map) in Lombard, 11a.m.-8p.m. New this year are physical distancing photo opps that allow 6 feet of space between Santa and wishers. All pups must remain on-leash and masks are required for all humans. Reservations recommended.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

  • Pet Photos With Santa at Yorktown Center (map) in Lombard, 11a.m.-8p.m. New this year are physical distancing photo opps that allow 6 feet of space between Santa and wishers. All pups must remain on-leash and masks are required for all humans. Reservations recommended.

Thursday, Dec. 17

  • Pet Photos With Santa at Yorktown Center (map) in Lombard, 11a.m.-8p.m. New this year are physical distancing photo opps that allow 6 feet of space between Santa and wishers. All pups must remain on-leash and masks are required for all humans. Reservations recommended.

Did we miss any? Woof at us in the comments and be sure to tag #SidewalkDog in all your festive pics!

Featured photo: Karin Hiselius

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