San Francisco decorates cable cars for the holidays

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Passengers board cable car No. 26, decorated by the American Flag Co., for a trip up Hyde Street on Dec. 7, 2017.
SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area’s famous cable cars have been decorated for the holiday season. For more than a century, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, better known as MUNI, has decked out its cable cars with holiday cheer, with boughs of holly, garlands, wreaths, ornaments, glitter, and spangles. This week, five cars are decorated on the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde lines.

“It’s that time of year again when the air gets crisp, the nights get longer, and Muni's cable cars get festively decked,” says MUNI’s Jeremy Menzies.

MUNI officials say the cable cars were decorated for the holidays as early as 1910 and it has become a cherished holiday tradition ever since.

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