Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…as long as it’s limited to one area of the city. The Mayor’s Office of San Francisco has the right idea with the 3rd Annual Free Holiday Snow Park at City Hall; surround San Francisco City Hall with tons of snow and make it look postcard-perfect, pack the snow into the shape of a huge snow hill with runs for the kids to sled down and create a festive holiday atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget all the other cool stuff like walking in a winter wonderland, making snow-people with button noses and 2 eyes made out of coal, and eating candy canes! There will be other family-friendly activities and entertainment to enjoy, too. And what makes this even better ? Traffic won’t get (more) snarled, plows won’t need to be called in from other cities and San Franciscans won’t need to worry about dirty, muddy black snow. (side note: After the kids are exhausted from running around in the snow and are ready for bed, it might be time for the adults to join in on the Santacon fun.) The unofficial details : San Francisco Snow Day 2012 Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, 2012, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Civic Center Plaza in front of San Francisco City Hall Free, but canned food donations are requested Please consider bringing non-perishable food items for the San Francisco Food Bank if you attend this event. The annual “Season of Giving” has started and the many local organizations that help San Franciscans and other organizations that are helping victims of Hurricane Sandy need donations. Donate, volunteer, spread the word about the Season of Giving.