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Pets don their festive best at annual Holiday Parade

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade
Bailey, a Yorkie, dressed as a San Diego firefighter during the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade in San Diego.
(Photo by K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Gaslamp Quarter hosts 12th annual procession that features a Holiday Pet Market from noon to 5 p.m.

Furry creatures and their handlers will jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter on Sunday at the 12th annual Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade. Costume contest judging takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m., and the parade steps off promptly at 2 p.m. from under the iconic archway at Fifth Avenue. A Holiday Pet Market will be open from noon to 5 p.m. featuring vendors, live music and festive activities. Entry in the pet parade is $15 per pet in advance online, or $20 on the day of the event. Day-of registration and check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. Following the parade, winners of the costume categories will be announced at the Pet Parade stage.

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade: 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. MLK Promenade Park, adjacent to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K St., Gaslamp Quarter. Free for spectators.

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