While your children can get their photos taken with Santa at the 2011 Fenton Jinglefest, so can your pets.
"We usually have quite a few people, usually dogs," said Serena Mercer, practice manager. "Sometimes it's hard to get them to stay still, but we have plenty of toys and biscuits and people making funny noises to get them to look."
There will be a small fee for the photos, with the proceeds donated to Puppies Behind Bars, a program through which inmates train dogs.
"It helps the inmates and the dogs," Mercer said.
If you don't own a pet but have one on your Christmas list, Fenton Adopt-A-Pet is hosting a Home for the Holidays event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at 13575 North Fenton Rd. People adopting pets will also be able to have their picture taken with Santa after the adoption process.
Adopt-A-Pet will also host Santa pictures with your pet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 18.
There are many other activities scheduled for the Fenton Jinglefest. The annual festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday with a talent show at the Fenton Community & Cultural Center and continues through 9 p.m. Saturday.
Here is a look at some activities not to miss.
Jingle Jam Talent Show at the Fenton Community & Cultural Center
5 p.m. — Middle school show.
8 p.m. — High school show.
All Day — Holiday Shopping Spree: Shoppers can pick up a punch card at the Fenton Regional Chamber of Commerce tent, Fenton Community & Cultural Center or participating businesses, visit local shops to get it punched and then enter it to win prizes. The grand prize is $500.
10 a.m. — Cookie walk at Fenton United Methodist Church.
Noon-4 p.m. — Santa Paws: Snap a picture of your pets with Santa Claus in front of the Fenton Community & Cultural Center.
1-4 p.m. — Ice sculpture carving throughout downtown Fenton.
4-9 p.m. — Make a delicious s'more by a fire in front of the Fenton Community & Cultural Center.
5 p.m. — Jingle Jog 5K Run.
6 p.m. — Lighted parade through downtown Fenton.
After parade — Lighting of gazebo with Santa.
After gazebo lighting until 9 p.m. — Pictures with Santa.
See the attached PDF file for a full schedule of events.