BlogSanta Paws and Mrs. Claws

Let’s get this holiday Pawty started! Santa Paws is making his way across the land to bring Meowy-ment and joy. To help rescue kitties find furever homes in time for Catmas, you can get your picture with Santa and cats! 

Weekend #1 of Pictures with Santa and Cats

Saturday, December 2, 2023


Baristocats Cat Cafe, Jefferson City: Ho Ho Ho!!  Santa Paws and Mrs. Claws will be welcoming families, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, & all comers for pictures from 10 am -1 pm. Suggested donation of $10 to benefit People Helping Paws Cat Rescue/Baristocats. 

Santa Paws and Mrs. Claws

Santa Paws and Mrs. Claws welcome all kinds of animals -from kitties to dogs, kids, moms & dads! Kicking off the Palidays at Baristocats in Jefferson City, Missouri on December 2 and also Decembe 9 at Premium Pets in Jefferson City, to benefit Baristocats. Photo: Santa Paws & Mrs. Claws/FB


Cattfeinated Cat Cafe, Greensburg: Cats, Santa, AND his friends the Grinch and Buddy the Elf! Fun way to kick off the Pawlidays while benefiting kitties. $20 donation covers one adult and a child to enjoy a 30 minute cat lounge visit, a small hot chocolate/coffee and a picture/visit with Santa & friends. 

Cattfeinated is an easy jump off of Route 30 and worth the 30 mile drive from Pittsburgh to see Santa!

Santa & Friends with cats

Sunday, December 3, 2023


PHX Cat Cafe, Phoenix: Santa Claws is coming to town! Come get your picture with Santa from 3 pm to 5 pm Sunday in the coffee shop portion of PHX. Photos are donation based and you do not need a reservation. There is word from the elves that there “might” be special adoptable kittens making an appearance! 

Be sure to book a visit in the cat lounge if you’d like the full kitty cat experience!

Santa Claws and cat

Get your picture with Santa Claws at PHX Cat Cafe in downtown Phoenix on Sunday, December 3rd from 3 pm-5 pm.

New York

Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe, Sayville: Come get your picture with Santa (11am-1pm) …or the Grinch (1 pm-3pm). For only $10 per family, you can choose your holiday mood. Oh yes, there are cats too! If you miss Santa on December 3, he’ll be at Shabby Tabby again on Sunday, December 10 from 11 am -1 pm!

Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe December Calendar

Long Island’s Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe has a full December of events, starting with pictures with Santa or the Grinch on Sunday, December 3.


Art City Vets & Urgent Care, Philadelphia: Hosting a Winter Wonderland Holiday Photo Event  to benefit Le Cat Cafe, which home to Green Street Rescue. 

The Winter Wonderland Photo Event Sunday 12/3 from 1-4 pm at the Art City Vets Wellness Center. You’ll get both a digital and printed copy of your photo.  Cats and dogs welcome. Donation based to benefit Le Cat Cafe/Green Street Rescue.

Holiday photo

How cute is this??! Get your holiday picture with your cat, or dog, and benefit Green Street Rescue in Philadelphia. Photo: Art City Vets/FB

Weekend #2 of Pictures with Santa and Cats (or Dogs!)

Friday, December 8, 2023


Tabby & Fidos Cat Cafe, Bowling Green: Santa Claus is making a special visit to Tabby & Fidos for a mini photoshoot from 5 pm – 7 pm! Photos will be taken by co-owner & photographer – Morgan Elizabeth Photography! There will be donuts + a hot cocoa bar! RSVP now to secure your spot! Walk-ins welcome if spots are available, Our cat lounge will also be open for reservations!

The event is free but donations are appreciated. 100% of the donations from this event will go directly to Tabby & Fidos Cat Lounge. All humans and furry friends are welcome!

Santa and dog and cat

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Tabby & Fidos as Santa arrives for pictures with you & furry friends on Friday 12/8 from 5 pm – 7 pm! Photo: Tabby & Fidos/FB

Saturday, December 9, 2023


Cat Cafe Kokomo, Kokomo:  Cocoa, Cookies, Coloring books, and pictures for kids with the Grinch! Sorry, no outside pets. Pictures with the Grinch are free, but donations are always welcome! Bring an item on the Christmas list to choose a free popcorn or cotton candy!


Christmas at Cat Cafe Kokomo

A full schedule of Christmas fun at Cat Cafe Kokomo! Donations always welcome.

Smitten Kitten Cat Cafe, Fishers: Visit & Picture with Santa from 2 pm -4pm on Saturday. Event with Santa is free, but a visit to the cat lounge requires a separate paid reservation.

Smitten Kitten Santa visit

Visit and Picture with Santa is no charge, but you do need to


Premium Pets Natural Pets Market, Jefferson City: The REAL deal Santa Paws and Mrs. Claws will be here from 10 am -1 pm to benefit Baristocats Cat Cafe in Jeff City! 

Santa Paws and Mrs. Claws

The Real deal! Santa Paws and Mrs. Claws are once again visiting mid-Missouri to benefit Baristocats Cat Cafe in Jefferson City. They will be at Premium Pets-Natural Pet Martket in Jeff City from 10 am – 1 pm on Saturday, December 9. Look for more dates up to Christmas!

Joplin Humane Society, Joplin: Holiday open house with Santa and donuts! Get your picture with Santa! 11 am – 1 pm

Jopline Humane Society open house

Get your picture with Santa, enjoy a donut, and visit with adoptable kitties, dogs.

 Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10, 2023

Rhode Island

Bajah’s Cat Cafe, Tiverton:  Sylvester the Cat is here spread holiday cheer and sell absolutely gorgeous wreaths to benefit the kitties! Happy to pose with you & the kids with your cell phone. Bajah’s is a full service cafe that serves wonderful drinks and  amazing breakfast sandwiches, more. Make a day of it!

Sylvester the Cat at Bajah's Cat Cafe

What could be more festive than Sylvester the Cat selling Christmas wreaths? Nothing! Go snap a pic with Sylvester, visit the kitties, and buy a wreath at Bajah’s in Tiverton, RI on 12/9 & 12/10!


Whiskers & Soda Cat Cafe, Dallas: A two day Catmass extravaganza as Santa Paws comes to Dallas. Get your picture with Santa and his Elf, savor café treats, and relax with our cats during a Christmas movie fest. 🐱 The purr-fect start to your holiday celebrations!

Saturday, 12/9  11am -3 pm

Sunday,   12/10 12pm -3pm

Sunday December 10


Sugar Kittens Cat Cafe, Liberty: Santa is coming! Come get your picture with Santa!

Santa and cat

Santa will be at Sugar Kittens Cat Cafe on Sunday, December 10! Photo: Sugar Kittens Cat Cafe/FB

New York

Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe, Sayville: Come get your picture with Santa (11am-1pm)!! Santa is also there on Sunday, December 3!



Weekend #3 Pancake Breakfast, Pictures with Santa Claws, More!

Thursday, December 14

North Carolina

Frabjous Cat Cafe, Wake Forest: 3 pm – 5 pm. Come get your picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus! For $10 per child, get your picture with Santa and make a craft! 

Pictures with Santa at Frabjous Cat Cafe

Have a Frabjous Christmas! Make a craft with Santa & Mrs. Claus and get your picture with Santa!

Saturday, December 16


Gibson’s Cat Cafe, Conway: Santa is coming! Santa Claws will be in the cat lounge from 10 am – 12 pm. Your entry fee into the cat lounge gives you a visit with kitties and Santa Claws!


Santa and cats

Get your picture with Santa! Cats! Then get a Boba tea and shop locally created good, cat themed gifts at Kitty’s Catfe in Washington Courthouse!

Kitty’s Catfe, Washington Courthouse: 12pm – 2 pm Santa is coming!! Kitty’s Catfe is collecting non-perishable goods, sundries, or monetary donation to have your picture with Santa! 

Sunday, December 17


The Caffeinated Cat, Jacksonville Beach: This may just be The Purrfect pawliday event! Caffeinated Cat is hosting a Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claws!  For only $10, you will enjoy a pancake breakfast and  get a picture with Santa Claws himself! This promises to be a jolly ole time!

11 am -2 pm. Reservations are not required.  Call Caffeinated Cat  for more info.

Santa Claws at Coffee shop

This may be the Pawliday event of the season! Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claws at Jacksonville Beach’s Caffeinated Cat on Sunday, December 17.


Dent County Animal Welfare Society (DCAWS): Santa Paws will be at the Rolla Petsmart from 1 pm – 4 pm. Come out and have your pictures taken with Santa and the Grinch with your cats & dogs, other pets. Also meet some cuties up for adoption!!

Rolla Petsmart holiday pictures

Come out to Rolla Petsmart to get your picture with Santa Paws and your pets! Meet cuties available for adoption from Denton County Animal Welfare Society!

North Carolina

Brews and Mews Cat Cafe, Lenoir:  Bring your pets to meet Santa Paws and have a family picture taken! $15 for up to 2 pets. 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Santa Paws is coming to Town

Santa Paws is coming to Brews and Mews on Sunday, 12/17. Bring your pets for a family picture with Santa Paws!



Santa at Whiskers & Soda

Santa will visit Whiskers & Soda Cat Cafe on Sunday 12/17 from 12 pm – 3 pm!

Whiskers & Soda, Dallas: Santa will be here from 12 pm – 3 pm!

Weekend #4: Countdown to Christmas with Santa Paws

December 23, 2023


Purrology Cafe, Lakeland: TWith just 2 days to Christmas, tell Santa Paws everything you want before he heads back to the North Pole! There will be Christmas carols, milk, cookies, and a Polaroid picture  of you with Santa 🐈‍⬛️🎅

Spots are limited and will sell out quickly!

Purrology Cafe

What could be better than cookies and milk with Santa Paws at Purrology Cafe! 2 days before Christmas? Get a Polaroid with Santa for the purrfect Catmass.


Did we miss any Picture with Santa and Cats events? Drop a comment & we’ll update the post!

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