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Giant Tree's Tale: Gifts and Ornaments Grow With It

  

The Tale of Tom & Jerry's Tree:Tom Taylor and Jerry Goldstein's Xmas Tree & Holiday Spectacular in SF's Dolores Heights draws thousands of visitors. The tree is 65 feet tall. They use a crane to place oversized ornaments, presents, and stuffed toy animals. Why put on this extravagant display every December, for 20+ years now, at huge expense? It's one of their gifts to the city - and maybe a reason they've stuck together 41 years!  Tom & Jerry, active philanthropists, also founded the Diversity Foundation of San Francisco. Meet them, hear their tale and their tree's on Out in the Bay, 7pm Thursday, Dec. 11. Eric Jansen hosts.The tree and display are on view now through New Year's Day at 3560 - 21st Street. Santa Claus is there, with candy canes for the kids, every evening through Christmas Eve 6:30 - 9:30pm.  Don't plan to park on this steep block of 21st Street.  If you drive there, park a block or two away and walk to see this fantastic display.