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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's Gonna Snow at the Treasure Island Flea!

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:57 AM

click to enlarge It won't be quite like this. - ANNA-MARI WEST/SHUTTERSTOCK

Sun, fog, mist, and occasional rain — the weather in San Francisco is pretty routine, and snow is hardly ever in the forecast.

But if you're a San Franciscan who just can't enjoy winter without a dusting of the white stuff, make some sandwiches with the your Thanksgiving leftovers and head to Treasure Island on the weekend following Turkey Day. The final Treasure Island Flea of 2014 will take place on November 29-30, and is wrapping up its year with freshly made snow.

The 10 tons of snow will be made and sprinkled on the island, and it's probably a good idea to get there early (if it's sunny, the snow's not gonna stay fluffy for long); the Flea is also providing DIY snowman kits for those you who feel like releasing your inner sculptor, complete with carrots for noses.

They're following the theme by also offering a 2-for-1 deal on cocktail snowcones during Happy Hour (10 a.m.-noon), you know, for those of you who want a morning buzz before playing in the snow.

If snowball fights, snowmen, and alcoholic snowcones aren't your thing, the Flea will also be featuring its regular rotation of shopping and food offerings — so you'll be able to do some Christmas shopping without the Black Friday mobs that spill over into the weekend.

Treasure Island Flea (1 Ave of the Palms), November 29-30, admission is $3. 
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