Pet Pictures with Santa 2023: the Season’s Cutest Photo Ops Are Taking Reservations Now

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It doesn’t matter if your pet has been naughty or nice; pet pictures with Santa are too doggone cute to skip. Christmas photos are indeed a tradition for most families, and that includes pets.

Here are some fun opportunities for your fur babies to get their photo taken with Santa during the 2023 Christmas season. Some are pet-specific, while others are pet-friendly family events. Most require advance registration, so don’t wait to grab a session!

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Pet Pictures with Santa in Chicagoland

Pet Photos with Santa (Yorktown Center, Lombard)
November 14, December 5 & December 12, 2023 | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Take a photo with Santa anytime during business hours, with a break from 3:00pm – 4:00pm.

Pet Photos with Santa (Schaumburg)
November 19, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
December 10, 2023 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Visit the Ice Palace in Grand Court at Woodfield Mall for a pet-friendly photo session. No reservations required.

Pet Pictures with Santa at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago (Rosemont)
November 20 and 27 and December 4, 2023 | 4:00pm – 6:45pm
Advance registration is encouraged; however, walk-ins are welcome.

Santa Pet Pictures at the Lawn (Oakbrook Center)
Mondays and Tuesdays from November 20 – December 5, 2023 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Reservations are encouraged.

Pet Pictures with Santa (Naperville)
November 27 – 30 and December 1 – 21, 2023 |
Advance registration is encouraged; however, walk-ins are welcome.

CILRA Pet Holiday Photo Fundraiser (Downers Grove)
December 2, 2023 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
No registration required. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Central Indiana Lab Rescue & Adoption. Photos will take place at the Happy Dog Barkery, 5118 Main Street in Downers Grove.

Photos with Santa Paws (Two Bostons Pet Boutique, Naperville)
December 3, 2023 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Visit their new location in Market Meadows Shopping Center for free photos.

Pictures with Santa Paws (Villa Park)
December 6, 2023 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Advance registration is required and must be completed by December 1st. Photos will be emailed after the event.

Santa Paws Pictures (Bloomingdale)
December 6, 2023 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Register in advance for a visit with Santa and a treat for your dog.

Pet Pictures with Santa (Oak Park)
December 9, 2023 | 9:15am – 1:00pm
Advance registration required. Registration is formatted in 15 minute increments; see website to select specific time slot(s).

Santa Paws (La Grange Park)
December 9, 2023 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Registration is required, your time will be emailed on December 6th.

Santa Paws (Palatine)
December 9, 2023 | 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Advance registration required.

Visit with Santa (Berwyn)
December 9, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 2:00pm
Advance registration required.

Santa Paws (La Grange)
December 10, 2023 | 11:00am – 11:45am
Registration is required (deadline is November 22nd). Photos will be emailed after the event.

Santa Paws (Elk Grove Village)
December 16, 2023 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Advance registration required.

Santa Paws (Pet Wants Naperville)
December 17, 2023 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Registration is required.

Know of another opportunity to bring your pets for a photo opportunity with Santa? Let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Guide to make holiday magic the easy and organized way, all season long.

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