December
DOG FRIENDLY FUN
Just cause it’s cold outside…
doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of fun things
you can do with your pup this month!
Lights on the Bay
November 24 th through January 1 st
Roll down your pup’s window and cruise through Sandy Point State Park’s two-mile scenic drive with approximately 70 animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway. Nightly scavenger hunt games for children. Proceeds benefit SPCA of Anne Arundel County.
Christmas in The Biergarten
Sunday, December 1st
Weihnachten- Christmas in the dog friendly Biergarten of the Old Stein Inn with The Bayfield Brass Quintet
Paws ‘n’ Claus
Sunday Dec. 1st & Monday Dec. 16th
Sniff through the World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Snap a photo together with Santa and much more. The full Enchant Christmas experience with the added perk of being dog-friendly for two nights only.
Grand Illumination
Sunday, December 1st
Ring in the holiday with the annual downtown Annapolis tree lighting. Enjoy dancing, carols and a visit from Santa. Brought to you by The Downtown Annapolis Partnership joins the Annapolis Jaycees
Santa’s Cottage at Annapolis Towne Center
Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 10th & 17th
Capture the spirit of the holiday with your pup during three dog friendly days! Meet-and-greet with Santa, have your photo taken, plus live snow! Availability is limited. Appointments are recommended.
Music Bingo at the Brewery
Wednesday, December 4th &18th
Join dog friendly Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery for bi-weekly Bingo. Free to play, just come in and grab your bingo card and get your musical ears ready to name the song or the artist bingo-style.
Midnight Madness
Thursday, Dec. 5th & 12th
A Historic Downtown Annapolis holiday tradition. A Winter Wonderland full of holiday charm. Stroll along Main Street, West Street, Maryland Ave, State Circle, Main Street, Market Space, Randall Street, and Dock Street to support local businesses.
Trivia Night
Thursday, Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
Join Charm City Trivia at dog friendly Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery for their trivia series. Free to play. Join the fun in our taproom with fun trivia, great prizes, and special beer releases.
Severna Park Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, December 6th
A festive tree lighting and Arnold Chamber Open House. Enjoy music, entertainment and refreshments, plus meet the Grinch, visit a model train display and head over to Park Plaza to visit with Santa.
Santa Paws
Friday, December 6th
Get your furry friend’s photo with Santa at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville. No appointment necessary! Donations gratefully accepted and benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.
Eastport’s Petite Illumination
Friday, December 6th
Kick off the Holidays in Eastport for the annual Petite Illumination. Enjoy Christmas music, ornament making, tree decoration, food, drinks, and a visit from St. Nick.
Friday Karaoke at Chesepiooc
Friday, December 6th
Join Pulsating Sounds DJ Entertainment at dog friendly Chesepiooc Brewery for their bi-weekly Karaoke nights!
24th Anniversary Party & Can Release at Heavy Seas
Friday, December 6th
Grab your crew and grab your pup and join Heavy Seas in their dog friendly Taproom to celebrate 24 years of doing what they love! Plus, they will be debuting their Anniversary Ale -24- a Quadruple IPA!
Jingle Bell Run – Solomon’s
Saturday, December 7th
Waggers Welcome! Mark your calendars for Jingle Bell Run! This dog friendly event in Solomons, MD. Admission is varied based on registration.
Jingle Bell Run – Baltimore
Saturday, December 7th
Waggers Welcome! Mark your calendars for Jingle Bell Run! This dog friendly event at Rash Field, Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. Admission is varied based on registration.
The Scottish Christmas Walk Parade - Alexandria
Saturday, December 7th
Join Operation Paws for Homes Rescue and The Campagna Center's Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. Enjoy marching units filled with the magnificent tartans of Scottish Clans, Scottish bagpipes, dancers, Scottie dogs and more!
Winter Wonderland at Festival at Riva
Saturday, December 7th
Get your selfie with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate in an igloo lounge and help create a special care package for a deployed solider. Plus a fireside s’mores bar, face painting, live caroling and so much more. Leashed dogs welcome.
Shop on the Dock with Baltimore Water Taxi
Saturday, December 7th
Come aboard at Fell's Point Water Taxi Landing with your dog for festive photo ops and shopping with Dogs of Charm City! Entrance is free and the boat will be stationary at the dock. After the shops close at 2:00, come aboard for a Pups in PJs Holiday Canine Cruise.
Photos with Santa at Petco
Saturday, December 7th & 14th
Strike a pose with Santa and receive a digital portrait to enjoy. 100% of your $9.95 donation benefits local homeless pets in your community, thru the Petco Foundation.
Fire & Ice
Saturday, December 7th
Join Annapolis Towne Center for this first-time holiday festival experience. There's something for everyone of all ages, including a Music Themed Light Show, Live Ice Sculpting, Fire Pits and S'mores, Glass Blowing and so much more. Leashed dogs welcome.
Heidi & The Heimat Echo Band
Saturday, December 7th
German Saturday's in the dog friendly Biergarten of the Old Stein Inn with Heidi Und Heimat Echo Band
Jingle Bell Run – Ellicott City
Saturday, December 8th
Waggers Welcome! Mark your calendars for Jingle Bell Run! This dog friendly event will be held at Centennial Park in Ellicott City, MD. Admission is varied based on registration.
Pet Photos with Santa at BARCS
Saturday, December 8th
Strike a Paws! Join Harbor East and the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) for the 7th Annual Pet Photos with Santa! Bring your furry friends to kick off the holidays with complimentary pet photos
WBVFD Firehouse Santa 2019
Saturday, December 8th
Santa will travel on a fire engine, handing out candy canes, taking photos and collecting wrapped gifts for children of families who are in need. Benefting the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and The Blue Ribbon Project.
Bingo with Buddy the Elf at Heavy Seas
Monday, December 12th
Grab your crew and grab your pup and join Heavy Seas in their dog friendly Taproom for a bingo night with everyone’s favorite elf- Buddy! Prizes every round PLUS wood-fired pizza from Pieces of Eight.
Tail Lights: Walk with your Pups!
Monday, December 12th
Explore the magical Merriweather Symphony of Lights on foot with your family, friends and pups. All dogs must be leashed. PLUS the first ever doggie costume contest!
Bead and Brew & Meet and Greet
Friday, December 13th
Join dog friendly Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery & Do Good 4 Dogs for a DIY bead workshop benefiting America’s VetDogs. PLUS Meet & Greet Brooks, the new WBAL-TV Puppy with a Purpose from America's VetDogs and learn how he'll become a service dog for a disabled veteran or first responder. Space is limited.
Alexander Peters Duo
Friday, December 13th
Local acoustic music in the dog friendly Biergarten of the Old Stein Inn with Alexander Peters Music Duo 
Pet Photos with Santa
Saturday, December 14th
Join the Maryland SPCA at Union Craft Brewing for Pet Photos and a holiday gift drive.
Sylvia strolling on The Accordion
Saturday, December 14th & 28th
German Saturdays in the dog friendly Biergarten of the Old Stein Inn with Sylvia strolling on The Accordion.
Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade
Saturday, December 14th
A magical night illuminated by boats adorned in thousands of colored lights cruising the waters of the Annapolis Harbor.
Bob Ross Paint Night at Heavy Seas
Saturday, December 14th
Grab your crew and grab your pup and join Heavy Seas in their dog friendly Taproom. First come first served while supplies last. One per customer. PLUS $5 cheese pizzas on Mondays!
Maine Beer Company Tap Takeover at Chesepiooc
Thursday, December 19th
A Tap Take Over with Maine Beer Company and #DrinkforaCause. A collection box will be on-site accepting much-needed items for the Anne Arundel County SPCA shelter for the winter.
Eleventh Hour
Thursday, December 19th
A Historic Downtown Annapolis holiday tradition. Walk with your dog in a Winter Wonderland full of holiday charm and character. Stroll along Main Street, West Street, Maryland Ave, State Circle, Main Street, Market Space, Randall Street in support of local businesses.
Disney Trivia
Thursday, December 19th
How well do you know your Disney movies? Grab your crew and grab your pup and join Heavy Seas in their dog friendly Taproom for a magical night of Disney Trivia hosted by MR Pub Games! PLUS wood-fired pizza from Pieces of Eight.
Fat Whiskey Band
Friday, December 20th
Local Friday night music in the dog friendly Biergarten of the Old Stein Inn with Fat Whiskey Band.
Mike Surratt & The Continentals
Saturday, December 21st
German Saturdays in the dog friendly Biergarten of the Old Stein Inn with Mike Surratt & The Continentals
3 of a Kind Band
Friday, December 27th
Local acoustic music in the dog friendly Biergarten of the Old Stein Inn with Three Of A Kind
Pet Related
FAMILY FUN
Wagging Tales Reading Hour
Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 10th & 17th
The Maryland SPCA’s humane education initiative that helps both children and pets. A reading hour for kids ages 6-12 years, featuring reading themes that promoting animal kindness, strengthens reading skills without judgement and helps reduces stress for shelter pets.
Deck the Howl & Meows
Thursday, December 5th
Children ages 6-13 are invited to share the holiday spirit with adoptable pets at the Maryland SPCA. They can enjoy reading holiday stories to shelter pets, crafting a cat toy, decorating dog treats and participating in a special story time with Santa while enjoying cookies and punch.
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