Unleash the Holiday Cheer is the most FUN and most CHARITABLE family & pet friendly holiday festival of the year!
Entry and activities are FREE for all current military personnel and veterans with a valid ID and or documentation.
Only $10 entry for civilians which will be a donation going into our Pet Adoption Sponsorship Fund for military families who want to adopt a pet this year for the holidays. First 20 people to order tickets get a SPECIAL swag bag worth over $500!
Be part of something great and enjoy the day with the family with our pet costume contest, photos & presents from Santa for your kids AND pets, Gamez on Wheelz game truck & laser tag for kids of ALL ages, live entertainment by local dance team, musical artist Jerome Dean of Beverly Hills, craft activities, Holiday Drawing with over $8k in prizes, and a vendor village with the BEST variety of great products like handbags, scarves, jewelry and MUCH more!
Annually, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized. Since 2011 it has slightly improved due to the adoption of some of these animals, and new research from Tufts University shows that living with a dog or cat is especially positive for children from military families. Traci’s Paws saw the opportunity to bring the number of euthanized pets down even further and to bring joy to military families by uniting the two at Unleash the Holiday Cheer! All current military personnel & veterans with military ID who apply and are approved for a pet adoption at Unleash the Holiday Cheer, will have their adoption fee for a cat or dog with Helen Woodward Animal Center covered by funds generated from this event! Military families will also be given complimentary tickets for each item in the Holiday Drawing, as another way for Traci's Paws and our community to say thank you for their service.
In 2017 with your help, we raised $12,875 to cover adoption fees & supplies for 25 pets, and almost $9k in sponsored gifts for 37 military families!
Hope to see you there!