Snow in San Francisco — indoors
Every day looks like a white Christmas in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency
SAN FRANCISCO — Who says it never snows in the City by the Bay? Humbug. It snows every day throughout the Christmas holidays — just not outside.
In the Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s atrium lobby, snow will fall three times a day — at 1, 6 and 8 p.m. — until New Year’s Eve.
Take the tykes to meet Santa. They can sit in the lap of luxury near a 30-foot Christmas tree, beneath thousands of cascading lights draping the atrium.
My grandsons, 2 and 5, had breakfast with Mr. Claus at the miniature buffet. They feasted on fluffy scrambled eggs, Mrs. Claus’ cinnamon French toast sticks, chocolate chip and gingerbread pancakes, Krispy Kringle bacon, roly-poly sausage, fresh fruits and berries, and finished with Christmas cookies and chocolate milk.
Afterward, the boys tried catching the snowflakes gently sprinkling down. Santa patiently listened to the 5-yearold, who brought his gift catalog with all his requests circled.
Santa is available Dec. 17-18 during the hotel’s breakfast buffet, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $23.95 per person, $10.75 for children 4 to 12. Children under 4 are free when accompanied by an adult (one child per paying adult).
The hotel is in the Embarcadero area, near the Ferry Building. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, a fabulous showcase of local and regional foods, is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday outside the Ferry Building.
Through Jan. 8, nearby Embarcadero Center is the site of an outdoor ice skating rink.
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco; 415-788-1234.
The lobby of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is festooned in finery for the holidays.
Cascading lights drape the atrium of the hotel, and snow falls three times a day throughout the season.