Wha? Snow? Here? In Civic Center? Yep – this past Sunday afternoon was (still Mayor) Gavin Newsom‘s Holiday Open House and crazy kid party, which meant truck loads of “real” snow constructed into a sledding hill, toddler play area, and make-your-own snowman corner. Of course the food carts rolled up too. This Tenderblogger didn’t quite have the patience to wait in the line for the actual open house, which snaked AROUND THE BLOCK. (Seriously people? Can’t you go into City Hall, like, any day of the year?) Apparently Mr. Newsom himself was in attendance greeting citizens and spreading holiday cheer. I was fine to ride the sugar high from the Cupkates cart while soaking up the manufactured winter wonderland… mmm, red velvet…

> Update 12/14

The Civic Center blog has more photos of the holiday party at City Hall, including some of a smiling Mayor, as well as some info on who funded the whole thing.