Photos of San Francisco looking gorgeous during the holidays

San Francisco knows how to get dolled up for the season. Here are our favorite looks from Christmas past and present.
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San Francisco is stunning at all times of the year (yes, even during #Hellastorm), but Christmastime really takes the cake. From light-laden palm trees to some of the best hotel displays, these wondrous snapshots are proof that the West Coast is brimming with holiday cheer.

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Christmas tree at giant gingerbread house at Fairmont Hotel

Christmas tree and giant gingerbread house at Fairmont Hotel
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/dmac55

Cable car with Christmas lights

Cable car with Christmas lights
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/TimeLapseBlog

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Christmas lights on Hayes Street

Christmas lights on Hayes Street
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/ShinyThings

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Christmas Lights at The Hyatt

Christmas lights at The Hyatt
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Rubin Abdi

SantaCon on Lombard St

SantaCon on Lombard Street
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/John Curley

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Christmas decorations at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

Christmas decorations at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Niall Kennedy

City Hall at Christmas

City Hall at Christmas
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Shawn Clover

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Christmas is Coming

Financial district
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Thomas Hawk

Union Square

Union Square
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/cococat

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Christmas lights in Union Square

Christmas lights in Union Square
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Shyam Subramanyan

Embarcadero Center Holiday Ice Rink

Embarcadero Center Holiday Ice Rink
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/KP Tripathi

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Union Square

Union Square
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Raman B

Nautical lights

Nautical lights
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Daniel Parks

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Decked out cable car

Decked out cable car
Photograph: Instagram/Sharon Wu

Rotunda at Neiman Marcus

Rotunda at Neiman Marcus
Photograph: Instagram/Nancy Wong

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Westfield San Francisco Centre

Westfield San Francisco Centre
Photograph: Instagram/Derek Tanguay

Adding some holiday cheer to downtown construction

Adding some holiday cheer to downtown construction
Photograph: Instagram/ginger_mimi

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