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Family Day - Santa at Southpaw!

This is a special Family Day at Southpaw! Santa will be stopping by for photos. Kingston Animal Rescue is hosting a Santa and kids photo fundraiser. Thank you to Santa and photographer Garrett Elliott for donating their time and talent!

You can choose to book your Family Day visit to include a photo with the big guy ($15 for photo - yes, that's him in the picture!) or you can just book for the cat room as with any other Family Day. First preference is given to those booking a Santa photo + a cat room visit. Cat room only visits will be added around Santa bookings. Follow the link at the bottom to reserve a space!

Santa photos will run 12 pm to 4 pm.
Photography is with children/people only. No pets allowed.

Some conditions apply, please continue reading.

To book a cat room visit + a photo with Santa, use the ticket link above to visit the Kingston Animal Rescue website. You’ll be able to select a 45-minute cat room visit, which will include approximately 10 minutes for a photo with Santa. Photos are $15. Full details on their site. Photos will take place outside of the cat room, so our kitties will not be part of the photos.

To book only a cat room visit (ie you do not want to pre-book a photo with Santa): PM Kingston Animal Rescue or send an email to with the number of people you would like to bring and the half hour time slot you'd like, i.e.: 11-11:30, 12-12:30, 12:30-1, 1-1:30, 1:30-2, etc. 4-4:30 is the final time slot. First preference is given to those booking both a Santa photo + a cat room visit.

Note: walk-ins are allowed for Santa photos but cannot be guaranteed. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee a spot.

As it is a family event, we are expecting higher volumes of customers than usual and due to our maximum occupancy of 30 patrons, we will be taking half hour reservation blocks between 11 and 4:30 for ALL customers.

These reservations are subject to availability of course and we will be honoring and enforcing them so if you're just planning on dropping by, you may leave disappointed if we are at capacity.

It probably goes without saying but as there is no cost for entry, if you are planning to bring in your little ones, we would also ask that you make a purchase before visiting with the cats. If you purchase a Santa photo, you are still required to make a food/drink purchase from Southpaw, as all the Santa photo money goes to Kingston Animal Rescue. We now have a simple kid friendly grilled cheese on the menu and if you're planning on ordering food we would encourage you to arrive 10-15 minutes before your time slot in order to get the most out of your time with the cats! 😼

We will fill up fast I'm sure so send us a message soon! As always we appreciate your patience and understanding!

Earlier Event: December 9
Yoga with Cats!