You’ve probably seen some dazzling Christmas trees, a two-story gingerbread house and stunning holiday light displays around SF, but have you seen these giant ornaments yet?
The Union Square Alliance has partnered with 8 local artists to design and paint these larger-than-life ornaments on display along Powell Street between the Cable Car turnaround and Union Square.
As part of the experience, participants can download an Ornament Trail booklet and mark the locations of the ornaments that they find along with other fun activities for kids, families.
Some of the artists behind the Ornament Trail sculptures include Laura Ann Trimble Elbogen whose blue and white ornament highlights holiday landmarks around Union Square including Maiden Lane, ice skating, the Cable Cars, and more.
Artist Jessica Anne Aquino opted to celebrate the season with a beautiful parol symbol (Filipino ornamental lantern) as a celebration of Christmas, coming together as a family, and as a symbol that someone is always waiting for them at home.
These beautiful ornaments are part of SF’s Winter Wanderland which has turned Hallidie Plaza, the sunken outdoor area just outside of Powell Station, into a whimsical fairytale land.
The area features local handmade gifts, holiday tree decorations, sweets, and warming drinks. Visitors can also expect live entertainment, a giant Snowglobe, and DIY crafts for both kids and adults.
You can visit the Ornament Trail along Powell between Market and Geary Streets. You can pick up an ornament map in person at the Union Square Holiday Village.
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