Dog lovers came together for The Valley’s Christmas Dog Parade on Sunday 11th December in Evesham, Worcestershire.
Hundreds of people dressed themselves and their most prized family member, their dogs, in wonderfully wacky festive outfits, to join the parade at Evesham’s out of town shopping and leisure village.
Poodles dressed as elves, a Bichon Frise snowman and even a Santa Claus Pug came along in a custom made sledge!
The event was the brainchild of The Valleys marketing manager Phil Maclean, who set-up a Facebook event in the hope of attracting a few dozen entries, only to find over 200 dogs waiting to join in!
Commenting on the event Phil said, “We have over 100 acres of the countryside surrounding The Valley which attracts scores of daily dog walkers, so we thought the event might go down well”. He continued, “We were overwhelmed by the turnout and the effort people went too. It created a great festive atmosphere and showed the very best side of the good British humour.”
Following its success, The Valley are already planning for next year’s event, hoping to provide a stage, lighting and live music to entertain the pouches!