When I was a kid, the rooftop Winter Wonderland at Emporium-Capwell was THE place to be! You got Santa, Elves, reindeer, rides and fake snow! It was even better than FAO Schwarz, the up-scale toy store up the block.
As an adult, I try to avoid downtown and Union Square during the shopping season. The anti-fur protests in front of Neiman-Marcus don’t have the same holiday spirit.
Twenty-nine years ago, Macy’s started a tradition with the SF/SPCA (San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The Pet Adoption Display Windows is the best thing in the City during the holidays. Volunteer shift slots go fast for this event! Last year the organization set fundraising records to help care for all animals that need help, including those rescued during the recent wildfires fires.
The adorable dogs and cats are on display and available starting November 17th. They will be up for adoption through January, 2018. Who could be a Grinch while watching the puppies play and kittens snuggle in the window?