The window walking tour is almost ready.
Window artist Margot Hallahan was putting the finishing touches on decorations Wednesday and Thursday so the displays will be ready for the holiday open house event in downtown Homewood on Friday evening.
The walking tour features the Robert Frost poem, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Eleven numbered window panels begin at 1953 Ridge Road, continue west about halfway down the 2000 block of Ridge Road and end at 18102 Martin Avenue.
Hallahan said there will be special window displays along the way, especially at the first and last stops in the tour.
Hallahan has decorated windows in Homewood in the past and also has experience doing visual merchandising for such Chicago stores as Marshall Fields and Crate & Barrel.
Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. downtown businesses will host open houses with wine tasting and other offerings as a way to kick off the local holiday shopping season.
The window displays will also be a featured part of Homewood’s annual winter festival, Holiday Lights, on Friday, Dec. 4.
Unwrap Downtown Homewood: Businesses offer residents incentive to shop local this holiday season (HF Chronicle, Nov. 10, 2015)
Homewood Holiday Lights festival to feature shimmering lights, holiday shopping and a frosting of poetry (HF Chronicle, Oct. 27, 2015)