It’s a big day for the city’s pampered pups—and the very social humans who love them! The Santa Paws event at the Ink48 Hotel will give dachshunds and schnauzers alike the chance to bond with Kris Kringle and ask the jolly gift-giver, in woofs and whimpers, to bring that special collar on the 25th… Meanwhile, Gentleman Norman, a Pomeranian, is hosting a book signing in honor of “his” coffee-table book, Gentleman Norman: How to Be a Man. The dog is an expert on etiquette and could probably teach your mutt a thing or two about how to conduct himself at a fancy hotel. (The book signing is taking place at the Plaza Athénée—what, you expected PetSmart?)
Santa Paws, Ink48, 653 11th Avenue, 2pm, open to the public; Gentleman Norman tea and book signing, Plaza Athénée, 37 East 64th Street, 2:30pm, call (212) 606-4647 for tickets and information.