Experience festive fun with your furry friend

Don't leave your furry family member out of all the holiday fun this year! Whether you're picking out pet-friendly hotels to relax with your fluffy cuddle buddy or looking to create lasting memories with your playful pup, here are the top pet-friendly activities in Montco this holiday season.

Dog at Elmwood Park Zoo

Dog Nights at Elmwood Park Zoo

Take your pup through the magical winter wonderland of Wild Lights at the Elmwood Park Zoo this season. Dogs are welcome to experience the lights on select Sundays from 5 to 9 PM. Capture the perfect holiday photo of your pet against the backdrop of beautiful holiday lights, and even have them pose for pics with Santa! If you can only catch the park in the daytime, Dog Days on select afternoons allow your pup can roam the zoo and see fellow animals of all shapes and sizes. Registration and applications are required for pet entry, so check the zoo website for details.

santa with dog

Santa Pet Photos at King of Prussia Mall

Santa’s no stranger to pets, having nine reindeer himself! Have your furry little friend meet the jolly old man at the King of Prussia Mall on Sunday, December 10th and get some photos snapped to make holiday memories that last forever. Register here to grab a photo featuring your pet with Santa Claus at the King of Prussia Court.

Holiday Shopping

Make shopping for holiday gifts a little warmer by bringing your favorite cuddle buddy along with you! Ardmore’s Suburban Square features a collection of shops big and small to peruse. The outdoor storefronts mean you can bring your dog to strut the festively decorated square. Catch Saturdays With Santa for a picture at the North Pole, a letter-writing station, a snow show in the afternoon, and handmade holiday gifts from local vendors.

The Philadelphia Premium Outlets boast 135 stores in their outdoor atmosphere, so you can make your shopping trip a one-stop shop with your pup. Feel free to bring your pet along but be sure to cover their eyes when you pick them up holiday goodies at outlet pet-store Ultimate Doggie Destination. Snap a photo of your pet by the outlets' holiday selfie wall, painted locally to get you into the holiday spirit. Make sure to check individual stores for their pet policies.


The days of cozy winter meals by the fire are here and you can enjoy them with your furry friend alongside. Grab some tried and true American classics with a local draft on the side at City Works at the King of Prussia Town Square. Their outdoor patio is dog-friendly with a fireplace and TVs. If you feel like sipping on some hot coffee while experiencing the winter air with your pup, stop by Be Well Bakery in Huntingdon Valley. Warm up with a wholesome breakfast sandwich and a hot latte at their outdoor picnic tables and benches. Gypsy Saloon in Conshohocken allows pooches are their heated patio so they can enjoy the occasional live music while enjoying eclectic fare. Find more pet-friendly restaurants here.

Pet Friendly Hotels

Pet-Friendly Hotels

In Montco, you don’t have to leave the most important family member at home while you travel for the holidays. With plenty of accommodations at various price points, you can find the best home away from home that welcomes your furry friend with open arms. The HYATT House Philadelphia/King of Prussia is right across from the King of Prussia Mall and offers comfort, convenience, and best of all, a complimentary breakfast buffet. At the Alloy King of Prussia, modern comfort meets historic luxury so you can rest with your pet in style. Find all your options for pet-friendly hotels all over Montco here.