Pets Can Sit with Santa at Fenton Jinglefest

Fenton Jinglefest kicks off Friday with most activities taking place Saturday.

While your children can get their photos taken with Santa at the 2011 Fenton Jinglefest, so can your pets.

The will host its annual Santa Paws event from noon-4 p.m. Saturday in front of the .

"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.

The Animal Health Clinic's float in the Jinglefest Parade will feature two dogs dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus and four smaller dogs dressed as elves.

If you don't own a pet but have one on your Christmas list, Fenton 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 .

Noon-4 p.m. — Santa Paws: Snap a picture of your pets with Santa Claus in front of the .

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 .

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.

Jen Peters December 01, 2011 at 03:19 PM
There are lots of FREE kids activities at the FUMC Family Life Center and at the Community Center too! Christmas Crafts, Kid's Entertainment, and Inflatables in the Family Life Center; Letters to Santa, Cookie Decorating, and Story Time at the Community Center!
Jason Alexander December 01, 2011 at 03:33 PM
Saturday looks like its going to be full of fun! What part of Jinglefest are YOU looking forward to?


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