'Tis the season for crowded stores, pushy shoppers, and bell ringers. As much as we love the holidays, they can be overwhelming and drive us away from the festive centers of the city, like Union Square.
But don't scoff and roll your eyes if you are surrounded by this Christmas chaos. if you happen to find yourself waiting in long lines at the Westfield in downtown, then we suggest going to the fourth level of the seven-story mall and enjoy some free ballet under the dome.
The dome at the Westfield's San Francisco Centre is an iconic glass and steel vaulted ceiling, first unveiled in 1896, and sits at the center of the building that was once home to the former Emporium department store.