Tuesday, December 12, 2017

San Francisco: Christmas lights and sights


I spent last Saturday around Union Square in San Francisco.  And oh what sights I did see!

the Neiman Marcus Christmas tree
2017 Christmas tree at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco
2017 Christmas tree at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco
2017 Christmas kitten window at Macy's in San Francisco
2017 Christmas kitten window at Macy's in San Francisco


Santacon participants out in full force
Santacon 2017 participants lined up at Sam's Cable Car Lounge in San Francisco
Santacon 2017 participants lined up at Sam's Cable Car Lounge in San Francisco


the CanStruction snowman at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square (this snowman is constructed from cans of food that can feed 1,300 people and will be donated to the local community after Christmas)
CanStruction 2017 at Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco
CanStruction 2017 at Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco


In fact, I spent the night staycation-style at the Hilton.  We packed our necessities in just one backpack, took BART too and fro, and enjoyed Union Square like a tourist.  We ate dinner at the hotel's Urban Tavern restaurant and enjoyed a nightcap and spectacular city view at the Cityscape Lounge on the 46th floor. 
backpack on bed at Hilton San Francisco Union Square
backpack on bed at Hilton San Francisco Union Square


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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the Christmas themed post. It certainly helps add to the spirit. We especially appreciated the canned goods display.

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  2. I had no idea Macy's had a kitten window! How adorable.

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  3. Hard to believe Christmas is just a week away! I'm praying that the world will enter 2018 with love and hope and leave behind the horrors of this past year. All the best to you, Carole.

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  4. San Francisco is fun to visit it anytime but you certainly made me want to visit during the holidays. The city is way more festive than I could have imagined.

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  5. Beautiful photos! Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

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  6. What a lovely reminder of Christmas! As we are now into summer and a hot one at that in Western Australia it was lovely to be reminded of cold weather and festivities!

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