Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy's for the 27th annual Holiday Windows event, where adoptable cats and dogs are showcased in Macy's holiday windows in Union Square. On November 22nd, at 5 p.m., the Windows will be unveiled on the corner of Stockton and O'Farrell Streets by cast members from Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon. Before the windows are unveiled, the De Marillac Academy choir will perform classic holiday songs. Last year, nearly 300 animals found homes during the Holiday Windows event and $80,000 was raised to support the SF SPCA's lifesaving programs.
"The Windows have become a true holiday tradition in San Francisco," said Jason Walthall, SF SPCA Co-President. "We are incredibly grateful to Macy's for their ongoing generosity and partnership. This event allows us to find homes for animals in need while also educating the public about animal welfare issues that impact San Francisco."
“Macy’s is proud to continue the annual tradition of the SF SPCA Holiday Windows,” said Rise Hixson, Visual Manager at Macy’s Union Square. “Every year there is a building excitement in our store in the weeks before we welcome the puppies and kittens into the windows. I fall in love with at least one pet every year. It's easily my favorite window display because of the joy it brings to so many."
In the spirit of the holidays, those looking to welcome a lovable furry friend into their home can meet an animal in need by visiting the SF SPCA Holiday Windows at Macy’s Union Square.
The Holiday Windows would not be possible without the help of volunteers. Last year more than 1,000 volunteers helped collect donations and greet the public. Volunteer shifts are only two hours and require no prior training. Groups are welcome as well. For details or to sign up, visit sfspca.org/holiday-volunteer or call 415-554-3008.
Each year the Windows have a new theme. Holiday 2013 will be a new spin on the 2012 Iconic Holiday Celebration Windows theme, which featured Thanksgiving Day parade floats, Union Square ice skating, and holiday gift giving.
If you can't make it to the windows, you can still watch the animals online! All of the windows are equipped with video cameras that stream to sfspca.org/holiday.
For those who can't make it to Macy’s, the SF SPCA will be waiving the adoption fees for animals adopted on weekdays from the permanent SF SPCA Adoption Center at 250 Florida Street.