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Christmas in the City

The Union Square Christmas tree, sponsored by Macy's, is decorated with over 700 ornaments and 43,000 LED lights. The official tree lighting took place on Nov. 24, and the tree will remain up into the new year.

Olivia Mohun, City Life Editor

December 14, 2017

Home to hundreds of stores meeting most holiday shopping needs and a host of dining options from upscale restaurants to grab-and-go cafés, Downtown San Francisco offers an array of attractions. The downtown area is divided into multiple neighborhoods including Union Square, Market Street, and the ...

Skating into the holidays

Attendees skate around the annual Ice Rink in Union Square. Holiday music is played throughout the day and color-changing neon lights illuminate the rink at night.

Josephine Rozzelle, Senior Reporter

December 9, 2016

The tourist hotspot Union Square is adorned with holiday wreaths and garlands during the winter months, but locals are also attracted to the annual outdoor ice rink and 83-foot Christmas tree. “[The rink] is a fun, outdoor holiday experience that is beloved by all ages because it is something t...

Mostly organic boba tea shop perfects sweetened tea

Two girls pick-up their Thai boba tea orders at the 19th and Valencia St. location. The girls waited briefly and watched their drinks being made before getting them.

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor

November 5, 2015

Locals and visitors alike line up out the door and down the block outside of the self-proclaimed tea bar with the “highest quality boba in San Francisco,” drawing customers off the Mission’s populous Valencia Street. Patient patrons enter into a minimalist white-on-wooden motif tea bar to try Bob...

Adoption agency capitalizes on holidays

Adoption agency capitalizes on holidays

December 11, 2012

Elizabeth Smith Editor-in-Chief Kittens prance around in the decorative window displays, seemingly unaffected by the throngs of people, pressing their faces against the glass of the Macy’s windows. The San Francisco SPCA is marking its 26th annual holiday adoption spree at the Macy’s in Union...

Central Subway Project alters downtown traffic


November 10, 2011

Rebecca Lee Editor-in-Chief Construction surrounding Union Square and throughout downtown San Francisco could pose a problem to shoppers during the upcoming holiday season due to the $1.5 billion Central Subway Project, a light-rail connection of Chinatown to central Market Street and onto the 4th ...

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