December 10, 2009

Christmas in San Francisco

The other night, I decided to take the cable car down to Union Square.   It was a Caroling Cable Car!  There is a group of people that bring Santa hats and caroling books and ride the cars through the city.  They pass out the hats and books and everyone gets in a festive spirit and sing carols as they ride along.  It was so much fun to sing Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Here Comes Santa Claus.  People at the stop lights can't help but smile and wave.  Not only does it make us happy, but it makes anyone within earshot happy as well.  That is how we go caroling here in the city by the bay!

Union Square is all lit up looking completely magical and Christmasy!



Macy's is all decked out with lights, huge wreathes and ribbons!


 Union Square also has an ice skating rink.

Store windows are fabulously done...

Neiman Marcus not to be outdone...

Westfield Centre just as festive inside as everything is outside....

Market Street gets into the act with huge snowflakes!

Embarcadero Center Buildings are all lit up as well.  The entire city is festive and bright!


And the Christmas season is not complete without seeing
The San Francisco Ballet's performance of
The Nutcracker!

Even without the snow, it is so festive here in San Francisco during the holidays, you'll feel the warmth of the season everywhere you go.

Happy Holidays!


  1. Ahhh, this is a sweet post, Lori. Makes me think of home, being a kid and those very sweet times. Thank you for sharing it with us. I can smell that SF air and feel it as well... think I hear the carols too ~ always a great thing!

  2. I use to take my daughter to the nutcracker every year. Not sure why we quit going. Maybe money, maybe because her friend Allison quit dancing in the nutcracker, just not sure why we did. All I know is a miss it and I need to do it again, never to old to watch the nutcracker.

    Caroling Cable Car, how cool is that? That is so neat. I would of loved being on that and singing songs with everyone.