Reindog Parade

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!

Rules & Guidelines

Questions About the Parade?

Pre-registration is closed. The walk-up cost, in addition to regular human entry, is $18 per dog at the door. Regular Garden admission applies for humans and handlers. Guest passes and membership cards are accepted for human entry. Walk-up dogs may not compete for prizes or participate in the parade.

December 6
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dog Pack CategoryPuppy CategoryBotanical CategoryDog-Owner Dress-a-Like CategoryAdult Category


Dogs compete in the following categories:

Best Adult
Dogs older than 18 months 

Best Puppy
Dogs under 18 months 

Best Botanical
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!

Celebrity Guests

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.

Celebrity Judges:

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

Patti Dickey, Dickey Broadcasting and Modern Luxury

Cathleen Smith Bresciani, creator of the book Sassafrass Jones and the Search for a Forever Home