A Wintry Window Walk

The first flakes of snow have fallen, and a crisp bite of wind has begun to set in the air. What better way to spend date night or Sunday Funday looking at the gorgeous Miracle on Farnam holiday window displays? The days may have gotten darker, but the shops at Midtown Crossing are festively lit from within to create a welcoming glow for window shoppers.

Whether you are going solo, walking with friends, or browsing with family, treat yourself to a day of leisurely shopping at Midtown Crossing before the Christmas rush sets in. Take the dog along for the ride to get some exercise and maybe a special holiday treat from Long Dog Fat Cat, where you will find a display of holiday portraits of cats and dogs alike.

For a day of family fun, start with an activity at Corky Boards to create a fun, DIY door sign that welcomes friends and family for holiday festivities after gaining inspiration from their creative Christmas window display. For inspiration, “Fontenelle Fantasia” by Rebekah Pilypaitis and Traci Long displays a wooden deer standing in a forest lit from within by white twinkle lights accompanied by a bright cardinal with the word “love” on its tailfeathers.

After some good old-fashioned retail therapy, take in the delicate snow flakes and winter scenery from the comfort of a warm tavern. Stop on your way into Leadbelly for a glimpse of Burke High School’s “Gogh Tell it on the Mountain,” complete with a “Starry Night” inspired skyscape lit with Christmas lights, while Santa and his reindeer ride into the night.

Just down the way, Julie Fjell’s “Merry & Bright” window installation features many of her painted mugs, bowls, and ornaments for the season.

Be sure to take breaks to warm up cold hands by stopping into shops periodically to browse and delight in new holiday merchandise. After taking in the view of Lauritzen Garden’s “Gnome for the Holidays,” a simple forest scene beckons viewer to take a second look.

While window shopping, arm yourself with a hot chocolate from Culprit Café that is sure to keep your hands and heart warm while perusing for holiday inspiration. On the way in, your sweet tooth will be tempted by frosted doughnuts and winter sweets in “Illumination of Sweet Love,” by Ronee Smith.

With such a walkable neighborhood, Midtown Crossing truly is a destination for window shopping. Including “Pinking of Christmas,” a Snowmannequin, and many other sights to see, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season. Whether you seek the perfect gift or ideas for your own hearth, visit Miracle on Farnam Street for a festive collective of creative wonders!


A collection of more than 20 dazzling holiday window displays, Miracle on Farnam lines Farnam Street from Turner Boulevard to 33rd Street. The displays are up through January 1, 2019. Attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite window online at MiracleOnFarnamOmaha.com.

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