Sunday, December 16, 2012

Union Square Holiday Fun

Union Square, a 2.6 acre park in downtown San Francisco, was established in 1850 where pro-Union rallies were held during the American Civil War.
Today, it is a popular park with a large Christmas tree in the middle of the square every year.
The 97 ft. monument next to the tree was dedicated to Admiral George Dewey who was victorious at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Close-up of the tree.

Every holiday season, an ice skating rink is placed in the park.
For $10 adults and $6 children, a family can enjoy 90 minutes of wintry fun.

For non-skaters, visitors can hang out and enjoy the sunshine.

- Karen

9 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That looks like the place to be this season.

cocomino said...

The tree is so large that you can enjoy the Chiristams a lot Happy holiday

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Ice skating looks like a blast!

bettyl said...

I thought it was NYC before I read your description. How strange to have ice skating with sun bathers looking on! Great post.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a nice time, seeing the Christmas tree and going ice skating. Great shots! Have a happy week ahead!

llandudnopictures said...

That's a big tree, looks like everyone was having fun!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Was there yesterday for SantaCon - it was a zoo, but lots and lots of fun

LifeRamblings said...

wow what a huge tree. its great to get a glimpse of skaters taking a spin on the ice during this joyous season.

Jana said...

fantastic Xmas tree!:-)