San Francisco December 10, 2017
8 Nostalgic Photos Of Downtown San Francisco At Christmastime
As Christmas approaches, the festive spirit increases. Holiday memories of the past are also fun too. Take a walk down memory lane and check out these fascinating photos of the city from the last several decades. Do you remember these old photos of the city during the holidays?
1. Holiday Streetcar
The streetcar was originally built in 1923 and came to San Francisco from New Orleans, by way of Chattanooga. This is a holiday styled streetcar that was pictured in front of the Ferry Building around Christmas.
2. Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Christmas drinks at the The Starlite Roof on top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Photo dates from the 1950s or early 1960s.
3. Tom and Jerry’s House
Tom and Jerry’s House was a Christmas decor display on a steep Noe Valley street that is the most over-the-top festive house in the city. The Tom and Jerry’s House since the 1980s has been the wacky and popular house for unpredictable Christmas events. The tacky Christmas display is at 21st and Church Streets in Dolores Heights.
4. Union Square
Macy's in the not too recent past. Glimmering lights and old Christmas lights.
5. Hippie Christmas
The peace sign in the Western Addition area of San Francisco. This altruistic symbol represents the old spirit of San Francisco.
6. Civic Center
The yearly tradition at City Hall shows off Christmas spirit glowing red and green throughout the holiday season.
The Hyatt Regency in Downtown San Francisco on Battery Street used to have a grand holiday lights showcase. Photo dated from the early 2000s.
8. Christmas dinner
A regal Christmas dinner with a view of the bay in downtown San Francisco. Photo is dated from around the 1950s.
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