Take a Winter Walk through Chinatown


Beginning this Friday, December 5, the streets of Chinatown will begin to look a lot (more) like Christmas. Eight downtown merchants will display decorated windows as part of the Arts District Merchants Association's inaugural Winter Walk Holiday Decorating Display and Contest.

“We're always looking for ways to bring excitement and crowds to the area," says association volunteer Miki Lee, “So, we thought we'd give it a try."

This year's suggested theme, Angels and Elves, is meant to spark creativity, but don't be surprised if you see other festive characters and scenes. The participants include Fishmarket Studios with Sergio Garzon, The Manifest, Hound & Quail, Next Door, Louis Pohl Gallery, Owens & Co., Madre Chocolate and Tin Can Mailman. And, the public is invited to choose their favorite window displays.

Vote by liking the photos on Winter Walk's Instagram account, or by using the hashtag #winterwalk808 on your own posts. These votes will determine this year's People's Choice winner that will be announced on December 22. The displays will be up for everyone to walk by and see through December 31.

“It's a good start of many things to come," says Lee.


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