As the weather turns colder, shopkeepers throughout The District begin planning for the annual Living Windows Festival. Shopkeepers move all the merchandise, out of their front windows and stage live holiday performances for onlookers. As the rest of us begin our holiday shopping, they're concentrating on sewing costumes, building sets, writing scripts and baking cookies for customers. Merchants go to great lengths to outdo one another--making each year's displays even more impressive than before. The night itself is a celebration of the holidays. The District features open houses, strolling carolers, holiday treats,and visits with Santa--all against a backdrop of holiday lights. The District is your place for unique and stylish shopping. It's the place to go for exciting nightlife or to meet friends for dinner. It's a lively mix of historic architecture, sidewalk cafes and street musicians.