City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks - San Francisco Celebrates

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City sidewalks, busy sidewalks

Dressed in holiday style,

In the air there's

A feeling of Christmas

SFCC sings at the Academy of Sciences, SF(San Francisco City Chorus caroling at the Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park)

Children laughing, people passing,

Meeting smile after smile,

And on every street corner you'll hear:

 

(Union Square, San Francisco)

 

Silver bells, silver bells,

It's Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling, hear them ring,

Soon it will be Christmas day*

Gingerbread house detail, Fairmont Hotel, SF(2-story, walk through gingerbread house baked fresh each year, Fairmont Hotel)

 

"Silver Bells" could have been written for San Francisco, for it captures the excitement and beauty of a major city during the holidays. From City Hall, to the shopping districts, grand hotels and museums decorations abound in San Francisco, bringing a sense of excitement and joy.

Decorated cable car, San Francisco

Another time we'll take a look at decorations in residential neighborhoods in San Francisco, but today, let's enjoy the hustle bustle of our city sidewalks/

 

*("Silver Bells," composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, 1950)

 

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Beautiful images of San Francisco decked out "in holiday style".

Dec 05, 2016 10:50 PM #7
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Gita Bantwal
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I love the photos and the post. I hope to visit San Francisco next year.

Dec 06, 2016 04:43 AM #8
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I thought the puppies and kittens put up for adoption that were in Macy's windows was pretty cool too.

Dec 06, 2016 05:00 AM #9
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Hi Lottie, nothing like Christmas decorations in cities like San Francisco, New York City... I grew up on going to see all the department store windows in NYC--B. Altman's, Macy's, Gimbel's, Lord & Taylor, Best & Co.... So many of these stores no longer exist and I miss the displays.

Dec 06, 2016 05:44 AM #10
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Lotte,

These are wonderful shots of holiday time in San Francisco.  Wishing you a delightful Tuesday.  A

Dec 06, 2016 07:30 AM #11
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Donna Foerster
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Lottie, it is very festive. Our little town's downtown area is festive as well. Now I know I need to find some time to get down there and take some photos!

Dec 06, 2016 08:33 AM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Lou Ludwig - the city does look festive this time of year

Debbie Laity - I thank you for encouraging us to post holiday pictures. It's fun reading others' posts and seeing great decorations. Puts us in the holiday spirit, right?

I agree, Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com - your area looks like many a Christmas card.

Dec 06, 2016 09:26 AM #13
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Hello Michael Jacobs - have you visited San Francisco during the holidays? It's quite something - two outdoor skating rinks, lights everywhere, festive hotel lobbies - even the cable cars get dressed up!

Good morning, Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 - thanks for your nice comment. Come on up and enjoy an afternoon or evening in the City.

Hello Joe Pryor - Macy's windows always gather crowds, and many puppies and kittens are adopted because of them. Nice!

 

Dec 06, 2016 09:29 AM #14
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Hi Gita Bantwal - I hope you do get to visit San Francisco next year. Let me know if you come; perhaps we could grab a cup of coffee or something and say hello in person!

 

Dec 06, 2016 09:30 AM #15
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We were in NYC last year at New Year's, Nina Hollander - I enjoyed the decorations there. When I was a little girl we always came to San Francisco each holiday season to enjoy the lights, department store windows, etc. It was magical!

Dec 06, 2016 09:33 AM #16
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I'm glad you enjoyed the shots of San Francisco, Ron and Alexandra Seigel - every office lobby, the Embarcadero Center, hotel lobbies - all gorgeous.

I'm looking forward to seeing your downtown all decked out, Donna Foerster !

Dec 06, 2016 09:35 AM #17
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Hi Lottie -- Yes, I have visited San Francisco in December many times and I'm definitely long overdue for another trip to one of my favorite cities.   In fact, in 2012 I caught this group of holiday revelers in Union Square.  Gotta love SantaCon:

 

SantaCon San Francisco 2012

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Lottie Kendall - San Francisco is such a great city whether driving over the Golden Gate Bridge or actually going into town to look at the Holiday decorations.

Dec 06, 2016 10:56 AM #19
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There's always something to see and enjoy in San Francisco, especially this time of year, Hella Mitschke Rothwell 

Dec 06, 2016 01:24 PM #20
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Hi Lottie

I thoroughly enjoyed this festive post about the City by the Bay. Lovely anytime, it's particularly wonderful during the holiday season, and your post made that oh-so clear! Thank you!!

Jeff

Dec 06, 2016 05:50 PM #21
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Hi Lottie - I agree.  Those pictures are a wonderful backdrop for the song Silver Bells.

 

Dec 06, 2016 07:58 PM #22
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I'm glad you enjoyed these pics, Jeff Dowler - we're having crisp, clear cold evenings this week, very fitting for holiday celebrations!

Silver Bells is a fitting song for an urban Christmas season, Grant Schneider . Now, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 could put together pics perfect for Walking in a Winter Wonderland. (I hope they do! )

 

Dec 06, 2016 08:33 PM #23
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How beautiful! Nicely done Lottie!

Dec 12, 2016 05:31 AM #24
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Thanks, Sharon Tara - Christmas in the city is beautiful and exciting. Have you seen the FB video of NYC that's making the rounds? It's superb!

Dec 12, 2016 06:38 AM #25
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Lottie Kendall - Thank you for giving me a glimpse of what it's like to be at the square in San Francisco. It's so beautiful and busy with fun things to do, like ice skating. With your ability to hike, the ocean, and city life it's a great place to live for both introverts and extroverts! How exciting San Francisco is any time of the year, but especially during the Christmas season! Everything looks so tasteful and clean too!

Dec 27, 2016 06:52 PM #26
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