San Francisco Christmas and a holiday greeting

San Francisco Christmas and a holiday greeting

Christmas color at China Beach

Christmas color at China Beach

San Francisco Christmas and a holiday greeting

 

Where has the year gone I wonder?  I’m back in San Francisco visiting friends and family for the holidays and it’s both wonderful and strange to be celebrating Christmas so soon with end of the year passing through so quickly. Fortunately the rainy weather that has been a blessing for the California drought has cleared up with beautiful blue skies for the holiday season in the Bay Area. I love exploring the city especially dressed up for the holidays – this time I enjoyed using my cell phone which is not my typical way of capturing the city but it was easy especially when I just want to enjoy the views and quickly snap a few pics for any stories.

 

Here are some highlights of Christmas season in my favorite city by the bay:

 

 

Fishing for crabs in San Francisco

Fishing for crabs in San Francisco

I love being outdoors when I can spend some time around the beaches or coastal areas around the city. Baker and China beach are so close to where I typically stay and the San Francisco headlands are so stunning with views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

 

Catching crabs for Christmas at Baker Beach

Catching crabs for Christmas at Baker Beach

 

 

 

 Golden Gate bridge views are always stunning

 

 

Baker beach and the Golden Gate bridge

Baker beach and the Golden Gate bridge

 

It’s also fun to explore some of the Christmas discoveries around town

 

Enjoying Santacon day in San Francisco outdoors

Enjoying Santacon day in San Francisco outdoors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doggies dressed for Christmas

Doggies dressed for Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

Checking out the Christmas displays on Hayes Street

Checking out the Christmas displays on Hayes Street

Or dropping by Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill to listen to amazing Christmas music and see this amazing church

 

 

The festive interior at Grace Cathedral

The festive interior at Grace Cathedral

 

 

 

 

I loved this tree at the cathedral with the creation of the 1000 cranes and what it represents for the holidays and wishes for the New Year.

 

1000 cranes at Grace Cathedral

1000 cranes at Grace Cathedral

 

 

 

 

Of course Union Square is always festive for the Christmas season and shopping

 

 

Ice skating and Christmas on Union Square

Ice skating and Christmas on Union Square

 

 

 

 

 

The Christmas tree at Union Square

The Christmas tree at Union Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life size gingerbread house at the Fairmont

Life size gingerbread house at the Fairmont

 

 

 

Talking about ginger bread, sample anyone?

 

Gingerbread for sale on Chestnut Street

Gingerbread for sale on Chestnut Street

 

 

It has been a fantastic year filled with amazing traveling experiences for myself and the amazing new friends that I have met along my journeys.  I hope to always be connected with these new and old friends via our easily connected cyber world. Thank you for visiting my blog throughout the year and I truly hope you have a warm and wonderful holiday season with your loved ones and a beautiful and healthy New Years ahead for 2015!

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6 Responses to San Francisco Christmas and a holiday greeting

  1. Kathryn Burrington December 27, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    Looks like you are having a lovely Christmas. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, prosperous and travel filled New Year. … oh and Happy Birthday too 🙂

  2. Paul (@luxury__travel) December 27, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    Merry Christmas, Noel, and wishing you a successful 2015, full of lots great travel experiences! 🙂

  3. Marilyn Armstrong December 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    I love San Francisco 🙂 And I love your dogs. What kind of spaniels are those? They look too big for cockers. Clumber maybe? Merry Christmas!

  4. Muza-chan December 25, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    Merry Christmas!

  5. chan December 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    Just left that beautiful city…Nice to see your take on christmas there
    Merry Christmas Noel

  6. Renuka December 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Wow! Christmas spirit is in the air! I love that ginger bread. <3

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