With winter right around the corner it can get pretty chilly on these city streets. Should you get caught outside without a coat, duck into the annual Logan Circle House Tour this Sunday from 1 to 5. The unguided tours begin and end at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 1308 Vermont Avenue NW, and will highlight the Victorian architecture of eight homes near the circle. tour kicks include a yuletide wassail and Victorian Christmas bazaar. Tickets are $10 on Sunday, $8 before; call 289-8959 for details on where to buy them.

The St. Albans Christmas House Tour is also this weekend. You can tour five swanky abodes in Northwest from 10 to 4 Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10. Shuttle buses will leave from St. Albans School at the corner of Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenue NW. Call 639-4635 for locations of homes and ticket information.

The annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of historic homes in Old Town should complete the house hopping. Three homes and Gadsby's Tavern will open their doors 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The unguided tour begins at the Ramsay House Visitors Center at 221 King Street. Tickets are $8, $5 for those under 18, free for kids under 6. 703/549-0205 for information.