On the Night Before Christmas…
A friend and I ventured to Noe Valley to do a good deed. We were surprised to see the multitude of holiday lights sprinkled about on the Victorians. And some merry sould had even modified the Noe at 24th Street sign to read “Noel”.
But that was not the merriest holiday sight we saw.
On 21st, driving from Noe back to the Mission, over a few crests of the hill, we saw a large group of people milling about in the street, doubleparking, and the like. Turns out they were there to see the Christmas House.
This house didn’t just sport a few twinkling icicle lights in its windows. No, it was a full-on evocation of the North Pole, with a huge Christmas Tree, oversized presents including a Sponge Bob-esque and Hello Kitty-like couple that mesmerized several small children.
And Santa was even there, asking children what they wanted for Christmas.
Lest you think I was on the way home from a holiday party during which I ingested too much festive eggnogg, I snapped the below photo for you.