Strange how globalism reveals new surprises, like the Perol Lantern. a star shaped Christmas decoration courtesy of the Philippines. There will be a whole parade of them on December 14 from 4-8 at Jesse Square which is across the street from Yerba Buena Park downtown. The parade is the centerpiece of a joyful festival which celebrates live music and exotic Filipino sweets. This is the 17th year of this event. Free.