New Buon Natale, Festival Of Light Bring Twinkle To North Beach

Dec 07, 2015 783

by Holly Erickson

After last year's North Beach Christmas walk was rained out by the big storm and blackout of December 2014, North Beach Neighbors president Trish Herman and local merchants have decided to hedge their bets against another washout, especially given this winter's predicted El Niño rains. The result is the 2015 Festival of Light and Buon Natale, a 15-day extravaganza of holiday events designed to tear people away from their cyber shopping sprees to enjoy the unique shops of North Beach.

The event, funded with $10,000 in grants from the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development's Investment in Neighborhoods division, has been bringing people together in the wake of the contentious District 3 supervisorial race, which divided the neighborhood.

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