The holidays are here!

I love the holidays! The tree, the smells, the walks, the cookies, … even the drunk Santas! Fortunately, Chris and I remembered our small glimpse into Santacon last year and participated this year.

Jolly Santas!

Santacon is a pub crawl that goes from City Hall down Polk St to, I think, Fisherman’s Wharf. Santas split off and can be seen drinking pretty much anywhere in the city.

Polk St was a flood of Santas

After Santacon 2010, we made our way over to the Union Street…

... where they had this adorable monkey in a suit!

If you were a kid, you could get a ride on a donkey or pony.

The Union Street Festival of Lights is a holiday walk where they decorate the street (add lots of lights and turn parking meters into candy canes), have live music, and at 5:20 Santa comes! It’s really cute. :)

Later yesterday evening, we went to a Winter Wonderland Craft Bazaar with Kara and Eric – but I had been drinking and didn’t take any pictures you show you fine folks. They had a glass of mulled wine for $2! In any case, if you live in the city or are visiting, you should check out Urban Bazaar over on 9th Ave.

We ended the night making chocolate chip cookies and watching Home Alone 2 (that none of us made it all the way through).

Drunk cookies! Thanks Laura for the recipe!

Happy Holidays everyone! If you’d like to see more pics, click here.