Festive designs: Deck the halls with boughs of holly — and much more — at Mariani Landscape’s annual Holiday Shoppe now through Dec. 19. The shoppe will feature a selection of handmade holiday décor ranging from ornate wreaths to table and mantle arrangements. 300 Rockland, Lake Bluff; Marianilandscape.com
Highbrow: Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas has swung open the doors to the new Wax & Brow Bars — services include eyebrow and lip waxes, individual and full-strip eyelash extensions and men’s facial grooming. 900 N. Michigan; Tricoci.com
Window shopping: Through Jan. 2, check out the Art Institute of Chicago’s iconic window displays at eight Chicago locations, including Hotel Felix, Dana Hotel & Spa, Trump International Hotel and The Shops at North Bridge. Snap a photo of yourself in one or more of the displays and post to social media with the hashtag #Holidaywindowtour for your chance to win a prize from the participating property. For more info, email Amanda@oakstreetdesign.net or call (312) 944-5803.
Gift wrapped: Jayson Home is operating its first ever Pop-Up Shop, the Jayson Home Gift Box, in an all-glass cube in the center courtyard at Old Orchard Shopping Center. The gift collection will showcase textiles and throws, candles, bath and spa items, home accessories and more through Dec. 31. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 4999 Old Orchard, Skokie; for more information, email Info@jaysonhome.com or call (773) 248-8180.
Toy drive: ACME Hotel Company is loading up one of its suites with toys for its first 30-Day Suite Toy Drive in partnership with Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Though Dec. 15, Mercy Home will collect the toys and deliver them to more than 600 children within the organization. Planning a stay at ACME this season? Donate a toy and get a $10 discount off your bill. 15 E. Ohio; make donations to Crowdrise.com/suitetoydrive
Sparkle & shine: Stop by Lulu’s Vintage for a preview of Roni Blanshay’s holiday jewelry collection, hosted by Felicia Winiecki. Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m., 900 N. Michigan; Lulusvintagestore.com