So in my travels recently, I have been trying to find some Christmas cheer during this holiday season. The tourist area known as Pier 39 in San Francisco decided not to put up their giant tree because they didn't want to have a "public crowd"; Ghirardelli Square and The Cannery said "Nyet" to any public displays because of crowds. A bunch of Christmas tree lots in my area are not open. It is par of the 2020 course.
But even though I am limited in my travels and adventures I am always trying to find a little happiness and cheer in this season (Always social distancing and wearing a mask):
I went down to the Niles section of Fremont. The Niles section is where Charlie Chaplin filmed a bunch of movies over 100 years ago and considers itself this artsy and antique store area. One thing I like is their public Christmas Tree. They have used the same tree forever. It is a tree in public area and all they do is throw some lights on it. There is something about how simple it is to bring some cheer to an area:
Another place I found that some cheer was the City Hall of my city of Hayward:
And they had a great message on the windows:
As the holiday season goes on, we need to remember this key words:
I think you're finding all the things that are just still trying to get the cheer in the season. Its all so prettyReplyDelete
Lovely sharings. It is a strange season. Where I live they are still having the huge displays at the Zoo and in neighborhoods. I think you found some great photos to share. Merry Christmas and a great/better New Year to come. :)ReplyDelete
You found a very nice collection of holiday joy and cheer. Thank you for sharing them. Happy holidays!ReplyDelete
Amazing how a few fairy lights on a tree can bring a smile to the face.ReplyDelete
The fact that the displays are few and far between makes them all the more precious. I particularly like the minimalist tree in front of Hayward City Hall.ReplyDelete
Happy Holidays and have a great week.
I just love all of those, so creative and festive.ReplyDelete
all the cheer that I find these months is in nature, breathing with full lungs.ReplyDelete
That's a lot of pretty Christmas things. We have lots of houses around us that are decorated so beautifully.ReplyDelete
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Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Patrick. ☺
Well you found some lovely ones these look beautiful and sparkly :-)ReplyDelete
Have a baubletastic safe week 😷😷😷
Lovely holiday decor! I love that wreath - it's just what I wanted (and couldn't find).ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/12/kitty-at-zoo.html
I've decorated inside my home, but I never get out to shopping areas. We have drove around for several evenings to look at Christmas lights and decorations, and there is hardly anything to see. Really a subdued Christmas, as I guess is to be expected. Nice decorations in the city hall. Christmas cheer is more personal this year, and our home is filled with it, as I suppose yours is also. Wishing you a holiday season filled with warmth and love.ReplyDelete
I can see the "crowds of people" fear, but on the other hand, I think we need the lights more than ever this year. Rockefeller Center did a tree this year but did a reservation system and you are alloted only a few minutes to see it. That may not work for San Francisco. Some people here (New York State) are decorating the outsides of their houses where they never did.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Patrick! Thank you for sharing your Christmas cheer finds on Amanda's Books and More!ReplyDelete
A Christmas tree is always a happy sight. Have a great Christmas and let's hope for a great 2021 for the world.ReplyDelete
Christmas trees and lights are one of my fav things to see this time of the year! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 37 for Christmas Trees and Light Displays, open until December 27 at 12:05 am. Shared on social media.ReplyDelete
Terrific bits of cheer! I love the simplicity of the traditional tree you found.ReplyDelete
I appreciate your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for joining us!
It looks like you found a nice bunch of Christmas cheer, very pretty! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!ReplyDelete
You've definitely found some beautiful Christmas decorations to share, Patrick! They are harder to find this year!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Take care, stay well, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Beautiful photos, Patrick! I am glad that there are some places still decorating for the holidays. We do need that bit of cheer, for sure. Thanks for linking with me. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.ReplyDelete
You found some great spots! This has been such a strange year and I am hoping 2021 is better. Thanks for linking up.ReplyDelete
I love visiting different cities to see how they decorate and celebrate the holidays. You could tell that this year was a little different, but like you did, there was Christmas joy to be found! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!.ReplyDelete
It certainly looks like you've found some Christmas cheer. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.ReplyDelete
Good will to all indeed. Thanks for sharing these beautiful X'mas trees this #WW.ReplyDelete
Happy Yule my dear friend and loads of festive cheer! May 2021 be hopeful and kind. And yes, may the Good will to all keep spreading. Powerful words those.
Stay safe and be well, Patrick.
I'll be going live next week. :)
CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #AThemedLinkup 38 for All Things Crochet from my previous linkup for Christmas Trees and Light Displays, open until January 7.ReplyDelete