Seeing San Francisco's Christmas Lights

About 3 year(s) ago by MediaConnect
Seeing San Francisco's Christmas Lights
As the holiday season approaches, San Francisco destinations, landmarks, and neighborhoods don their white and multicolored lights and decorations.  Nearly every corner nook of the city becomes illuminated with holiday lights in the night, from just outside or hotel's Union Square to Ghirardelli Square, apartment buildings in the Castro to even the Bay Bridge-you could spend a few evenings touring about and gawking at the festive creations.  It's a perfect way to spend an evening with friends.  There's just something about the atmosphere and aura that the decorations and lights give off.

The major decorations-must-sees-are located just a few blocks from The Inn at Union Square.  Of course, Union Square has its famed Christmas tree, a gift to the city from Macy's.  Union Street is likewise very picturesque with its charming shop window displays.  Ghirardelli Square has its own Christmas tree as well.  For something uniquely San Francisco, head to the water at Fisherman's Wharf, along Jefferson Street between Jones and Taylor Streets. Many of the boats of the fishing fleet decorated and lit up.  The combination of the lights against the stippled water is simply magical!

If the thought of creating your own tour seems daunting, or if you'd rather leave the curating to a local, you can always join a trolley tour of the city lights.  You'll make new friends cruising around the city, across the Bay Bridge, and out to Treasure Island-the only tour in the city, by the way, that travels out to there.  Tours begin at Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square, and are sure to be as much of a learning experience about the Fog City as they are fun and memorable.  Grab a few candy canes, some hot cocoa, and an open mind!
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