The City of Alameda kicked off the holiday season with a festive celebration at City Hall last Saturday. City officials, the poets laureate and several musical performers entertained a festive crowd. Children enjoyed free candy canes and visits with Kris Kringle himself.
In contrast to the East End’s legendary Christmas Tree Lane, Sun staff stumbled upon a house on San Jose Avenue that has a distinctly understated holiday tree (top). We’re unsure if this is a work in progress, but no visible progress was taking place at the time of the photo.
Once again a one-block stretch of Thompson Avenue has magically transformed into the mythical “Christmas Tree Lane” through the end of the season. Local homeowners go all-out with elaborate holiday decorations that are not to be missed.
Well ladies and gentlemen, we’ve almost made it. Perhaps the worst year in anyone’s memory is heading for the history books just as fast as it can. With the arrival of 2021 we can look forward to reversing the damage 2020 did to our nation’s health and economy.