In 1911, the Dixon Family donated the first teddy bear to place on top of the annual holiday tree. Unfortunately, over the years, Teddy disintegrated and he was refurbished with a new outer layer in 1987. After a few huge storms in 1998, he had to be refurbished again. This is how Teddy looks today as he is getting ready to be hoisted to the top of the city's holiday tree by the local utility department.
Here is the beautifully lit tree. You can't see Teddy as he's waaaay up there.
This is the local middle school jazz band performing at the ceremony.
A few of Teddy's furry friends were also in attendance.
My photograpahic journey through San Francisco will be put on hold for now for photos more befitting for the season. Happy Friday!