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A Weekend For Holiday Shopping and Toy Giveaway

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

With less than two weeks until good old Saint Nick makes his around the world adventure, this weekend not much is stirring.

While there may not be a major event, there are still places to go and things to see. Review these event calendars to discover what’s going on near you: FunCheapSF, EventBrite, SF Weekly, and SFGate.

A cable car with festive decorations heads east on California at night with the Transamerica Pyramid in the background.

Glide Toy Giveaway
Saturday, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Get into the holiday spirit and help spread some joy and goodwill by volunteering to help distribute toys to the children of the Tenderloin and the surrounding neighborhoods at Glide’s annual toy giveaway. If you are unable to volunteer you can still partake by making a monetary contribution or providing an unwrapped toy. Donations for this event will be accepted at Glide until this Friday.

The 8 Bayshore, 27 Bryant, 30 Stockton, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary, 38R Geary Rapid, and 45 Union/Stockton routes will get you close to this event.

Muni service note: the 27 Bryant will have a re-route.

SF Made Holiday Gift Fair
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you still have some holiday shopping left to do, why not head to the SF Made Holiday Gift Fair this Sunday where every item for purchase will be stamped “Made in San Francisco”? Over 60 vendors will be on hand selling a range of locally made products ranging from jewelry to children’s toys to apparel and so much more.

If you would like to see what the fair has to offer, the 10 Townsend, 19 Polk, 22 Fillmore, and 55 16th Street routes will take you to the fair’s general vicinity.

Muni service note: there are no scheduled re-routes for this event.

Upcoming Holiday Service Schedule and Parking Enforcement Alert:

Observance of Christmas and New Year’s days will take place on December 26 and January 2 respectively.

On those days (both Mondays):

Muni will operate on a Sunday schedule and there will be no enforcement of parking restrictions for:

  • Seven-day street sweeping;
  • Parking meters (including those meters on Port of San Francisco property);
  • Residential parking permits;
  • Monday through Friday street sweeping;
  • Commute hour tow-away

For complete details visit the holiday enforcement schedule webpage.

Van Ness Construction Reminder:

All left turn lanes on Van Ness Avenue have been removed with the exceptions of those at Broadway (southbound), Lombard (northbound), and temporarily at Hayes (northbound).

In addition to the left turn removals, there will be a re-configuration of traffic lanes from three to two lanes in both directions.

For complete details on these changes, please revisit our November 4 blog post.

Ocean Avenue Construction Reminder:

Eastbound Ocean Avenue between Geneva and San Jose avenues now closed until mid-December due to the Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvements project. As a result of the partial street closure, three 29 Sunset and 49 Van Ness/Mission stops have been temporarily relocated.

For complete details on the stop relocations and traffic detours, please visit the project’s service alert page.

Temporary J Church and K Ingleside Service Changes Reminder:

Due to Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvement construction work, there are now temporary stop changes in effect for the J Church and K Ingleside lines at Balboa Park Station. These stop changes will be in place through the end of the year. For details, please read our September 1 blog post.

“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Wednesdays for a look ahead to the weekend.