SF SPCA & Macy’s 31st Annual Holiday Windows

By: DogTrekker Staff

Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Union Square for the 31st unveiling of the iconic Holiday Windows on Friday, November 17, at 5 p.m.

The window displays, which have become one of the most beloved symbols of the holiday spirit in San Francisco, will once again feature adorable – and adoptable – cats and dogs who need loving homes.

Macys + SF SPCA Holiday Windows
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San Francisco pastry chef Yigit Pura will partner with Snoopy to unveil the windows, and children from the De Marillac Academy Choir will provide the holiday soundtrack.

This year’s windows celebrate the bonds between family and friends. Titled “The Perfect Gift Brings People Together,” the theme centers on the joy of sharing holiday season festivities with those we love. Generations of visitors will delight once again, seeing the cuddly adoptable faces ready to share the holiday in a new home.

Macy's holiday season
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“Thousands of lives have been saved through the Holiday Windows event, thanks to our partnership with Macy’s,” explained Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA President. “Every holiday season the San Francisco community comes together to help our animals find new homes. This is our biggest event of the year, and the tradition truly brings out the magic of the holiday spirit.”

This year, the magic will expand beyond the windows with a special space on the 6th floor where visitors will be able to see more adoptable animals and even schedule time in the wildly popular SF SPCA Cuddle Experience. Cuddle sessions will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. – noon and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends.

On Thursday, November 30, visitors are invited to get their pet’s photo taken with Santa at the special Santa Paws event. Champagne and treats will be provided and visitors will also be able to mingle with a few members of the SF SPCA Animal Assisted Therapy program, including LiLou, the first-ever therapy pig, and mini horse Cocoa. Tickets will be available in early November at sfspca.org.

The windows will run through January 1, 2018.