If you’re looking for a break from the traditional Christmas celebrations — the tree lightings, Santa parades, gingerbread bake-offs, etc. — the Hyde Park Sausage Walk taking place next month will be the perfect breath of fresh air. The Sausage Walk will gather hundreds of dachshunds dressed in their favorite holiday sweaters in London’s Hyde Park for a truly magical Christmas celebration. As you can see from previous years’ photos, the outfits of the dogs, as well as their owners, tend to get pretty creative as everyone is trying to get the prize for best dressed.
You can fling yourself headfirst into the festivities by dressing up and bringing your own dachshund, or you can just come to observe. The event will take place on Sunday, December 16, starting at Italian Gardens Cafe before proceeding to a larger space in Hyde Park where the dogs can play. It will run from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and admission is free.
For updated event details and pictures from previous sausage walks, visit the event’s official Instagram.