Your Dog-Friendly Twin Cities Weekend: December 10-11, 2022
Winter can be ruff, but this weekend’s festivities will make pupper’s days merry and bright. Take your bundle of floof out on the town to shop small, enjoy some holiday cheer, and say hello to Santa Paws. Read on for your dog-friendly Twin Cities weekend to-dos.
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Things to Do Near Minneapolis and St. Paul This Weekend
Pup’s gonna wanna dash into this indoor dog-friendly market featuring pawlenty of gifts to sniff and shop. Get your paws on handcrafted jewelry, vintage home wares, candles, records, vintage clothing, dog accessories, paintings, and greeting cards, all while enjoying some beer poking and a hot cocoa bar. Best part of all? Their gift-wrapping fundraiser will keep your paws free to enjoy a pint or two!
Pup’s been beggin’ to be in this year’s cheesy family holiday card, so here’s her chance! Bring the whole pack to one of the local Chuck & Don’s stores for a photo opp with lots of holiday cheer. No tickets or reservations needed. There’ll be plenty of props and a festive backdrop, so just be sure to rock those matching ugly sweaters!
10779 93rd Ave N, Maple Grove Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (Crafts and Gifts) Sunday, December 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Santa Photos)
There’s all sorts of merry magic happening at the No Dog Left Behind headquarters this weekend. First, pup can get her shopping wrapped up at their Craft and Gift Expo on Saturday. Then on Sunday, you’ll find another opp to say cheese with Santa Claus. Come on… you can never have too many photos of your fabulous furbabe! Everypuppy will receive 5-15 quality photos within two weeks. The suggested donation is $20, which lends a paw to rescue animals.
Instead of watching Hallmark movies all day, take puppers out for a stroll around a Hallmark-esque town! Start your day shopping and being serenaded by the Victorian carolers on Main Street from 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. This quaint town has all the dog-friendly shops that Fido could ever dream of. After getting your paws on holiday gifts, head to nearby dog-friendly brewery River Siren, where they’ll be slinging brews and jamming out from 4–7 p.m. Don’t furget to take a peek at the city’s twinkling tree next to the river in North Lowell Park!
Run, don’t walk, cuz there’s just a little time left for floof to get on Santa’s good list. Pull pup’s best holiday getup outta the closet this weekend because Santa’s coming to town! This evening of pictures with Mr. Claus is dedicated to furry friends, and the professional photo you’ll take home will look fabulous on Grandma’s fridge.