See San Francisco’s cable cars get dressed up for the holidays


How did we get to December already? Our beloved cable cars got in the holiday spirit this weekend, getting all dressed up for the holidays. Muni rider Jeremy Whiteman sent over these wonderful photos of gripman Val Lupiz and his family decorate a cable car for the holidays, along with members of San Francisco Remembered.

We at Muni Diaries had the chance to partake in this very cool behind-the-scenes, super San Francisco activity a few years ago with Market Street Railway. It was definitely a treat to decorate cable cars and streetcars with lights, tinsel, ribbons, and boxes of trim.

San Francisco Remembered is a public Facebook group where you can see and share vintage photos of our city after 1907. Right now in the group, there are some wonderful photos of the City of Paris store and the ginormous Christmas tree under the dome (you know, that one that’s in today’s Westfield mall). It’s definitely worth checking out and getting to know your SF history.

Here are some more photos from decorating the cable car for Christmas last weekend:




Photos by Jeremy Whiteman

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