VEG Cares Holiday Pet Family Photography Event at Playland

Sun Dec 3, 2023
11:00am to 3:00pm ET
Age: All Ages & Pets are Welcome!
Price: $20 donation

‘Tis the season! To celebrate the holidays this year, Playland is partnering with VEG Cares, the philanthropic arm of the Veterinary Emergency Group, to introduce the first annual Holiday Family Pet Photography event for charity on Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 11am to 3pm, when visitors can dress up their pets – whether they are a dog, cat, or bird – in their holiday best for an adorable Winter Wonderland or Santa-themed shoot. The photo op will be available at Playland Beach Boardwalk, set along the backdrop of panoramic views of the Long Island Sound, while also giving back to the local community.

Available at $20 as a donation to VEG Cares, visitors and their furry (or feathered) friends can have their photo taken on the Playland Boardwalk, courtesy of Bryan Goldberg Photography, and receive one digital photo. All proceeds go directly to VEG Cares and will help local underserved pets in the White Plains area. The event is open to pets of all shapes and sizes, as well as families and individuals without pets looking to snap a holiday photo. All are encouraged to come in their most festive holiday attire, as VEG will be giving away merchandise to the best dressed pets and patrons. 

In addition, the photo event on 12/3 will be operated by VEG White Plains vets, nurses, and volunteers, giving pet owners the rare opportunity to receive expert veterinary advice while capturing the “paw-fect” holiday picture. Note at Rye Beach at Playland, all pets should be appropriately leashed.

Playland will also offer visitors the chance to win complimentary 2024 All Access Season Passes. Parking will also be free for both events. 

About Playland

Located in Rye, New York, Playland has been one of the nation's most iconic amusement parks since opening in 1928 with over 40 rides and attractions, creating lasting memories for generations of families. Entering its 95th year of operation as one of the only amusement parks designed in Art Deco architecture, new fun, food and family experiences await at the amusement park and NYC-metro area summer tradition. While guests will feel the adrenaline rush enjoying Playland classics such as the Dragon Coaster and the Derby Racer, several new additions are making a splash at Playland this summer. From new dining experiences such as Tiki Beach and Captain Lawrence Beer Garden to satisfy guests’ appetites and thirst, as well as the brand-new Playland Pool where families can keep cool, the scenic on-site Playland Beach with a new waterfront slide, The Boardwalk at Playland, and paddle boats available on Playland Lake, there’s excitement for everyone in the family to enjoy while loving the panoramic views of Long Island Sound.  For more information, visit and follow on InstagramFacebookTwitter and TikTok.  

About Veterinary Emergency Group

Established in 2014, Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) is a company founded on a single mission: helping people and their pets when they need it most. VEG's rapidly growing group of hospitals has revolutionized the pet emergency experience with a customer-centered approach, rapid response times, and a highly trained emergency-focused staff.  VEG currently has more than 60 hospitals nationwide. To locate a VEG hospital near you or for more information, please visit

About VEG Cares 

VEG Cares is VEG’s charitable program that helps underserved pets in local communities across the country. VEG Cares runs 100% on donations to provide life-saving care to pets in need at all VEG hospitals, including pets with families facing financial distress, animals displaced by natural disasters, police, service and fire animals, and animals under the care of a shelter or rescue organization. 





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