Everyone knows about Union Square and the decorations there. Macys has puppies and kittens in its windows. Tiffany has a fairy-tale in paper-sculpture. But our own local shopping village, West Portal, has Christmas windows too.
(“You keep writing about West Portal,” a friend said. It’s true. I go there nearly every day. It’s an easy place to run almost any errand, once you figure out the parking. The meters accept parking cards, and there’s street parking on the streets around. And it still feels sort of small-town… quite different than going to a mall.)
So, the windows.
Shaws, the confectioner’s, has giant nutcrackers turning their heads, and a funny reindeer.
West Portal Antiques has a lovely traditional tree and doll’s house, as well as toys on a sled and a silver candelabra.
Citipets has Christmas in one window, and Chanukah in the other.
But the one I thought was the most amusing was the Zombie Outbreak in the window of the hardware store Papenhausen. Santa Zombie Claus!
I only took pictures of a few – and if anyone wants to add their favorites, I’d be happy to do it.