The city's "Main Street" is a multifaceted treat.The heart of the shopping district boasts a fascinating variety along with an eclectic variety of restaurants. The street is lined with historic buildings (most of the ugly Soviet-era buildings have been demolished) as well as some of the very newest. Strolling the avenue is a treat, morning through late evening. The very best may well be Sunday afternoons, when traffic is blocked and the street becomes a promenade. Pedestrians abound, joined by skaters, rollerbladers, skateboarders, and bicyclists. Daytime sees crowds of pedestrians, mostly middle-aged and older. Many are serious, all-day shoppers. Night is when Khreshchatyk shows its magic. Decorative light displays year-round - especially at Christmas -- help keep sidewalks very well lit. Street performers ranging from jugglers to local music students will entertain you for tips. Other entrepreneurs, seeking more than tips, discreetly wander the well-policed area casually blending with the younger night crowds. Their potential customers, usually older men visiting on business, do not blend. The women rarely solicit, but the men might approach any well-dressed woman casually walking alone while trying to make eye contact with men. Non-working women would do well to be with friends, walk purposefully, and avoid eye contact.The strolling highlight is Sunday, when auto traffic is blocked off.