Santa Paws

Santa posing with a labradoodle and its two owners
Santa and Mrs. Claus posing with a white dog and his owner

Join us for an evening of holiday fun with your canine friends. Bring your canine friend out to meet Santa and get photos with your pet! This event also includes a canine ugly sweater contest, holiday pet market, and canine food and toy drive.

Santa Paws

Friday, December 1, 2023
5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Durham Armory, 212 Foster Street

Event Attractions

  • Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Clause
  • Holiday "Pup-Up" Market
  • Ugly Sweater Contest 
  • Canine Food and Toy Drive

Food Vendors

Food vendors interested in attending Santa Paws should email Michelle Shaffer at

Non Food Vendors

Non-Food vendors interested in attending Santa Paws can register online here

Event Cancellation Information

Events may be canceled in the case of severe inclement weather.

  • Call the weather line at 919-560-4636 and press Number 8 for the status of the event.
  • Visit Facebook and/or Twitter

Event Contact

For event information, email Michelle Shaffer at or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27261.