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There’s no better place in Columbus to get a dose of holiday cheer than Easton Town Center. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, getting the squad together for a night out, taking the kiddos to see Santa, or planning the perfect date night, you’ll find exactly what you need at Easton.
In addition to the Holiday Happenings at Easton, there are so many wonderful things to do while you’re there, like engaging in public art, shopping, and more. Here’s how you can spend the perfect day at Easton.
Of course, the number one reason to go to Easton is to take advantage of the shopping available. There are so many wonderful stores at Easton, both local and national chains, where you can find the perfect gifts for your whole crew. In addition to the brands we’ve all grown to know and love at Easton, there are also some new shops to find and explore.
You can view a full list of shops by clicking right here.
Dining & Drinks
There are so many fantastic restaurants at Easton that it would take way too long to tell you about all of them right here. Easton has a great directory available that breaks down all of the best spots to eat, but we wanted to share a quick “must-visit” list with you.
For a night of delicious drinks and fun with the squad: Pins Mechanical Co.
For a besties brunch: RH Rooftop Restaurant
For the perfect date night: Beeline Bar
For dinner with the whole family: Melt Bar & Grilled
For a midday bite: Fay’s Crepes
For when it’s entirely too cold to sit outside: EEGLOOS at Easton
Easton’s constant evolution over the years has been so interesting to watch. By far, my favorite addition to Easton has been the infusion of public art. From brightening up walls to creating immersive experiences, there are some gorgeous pieces throughout Easton.
My favorite piece of art changes frequently, but I always come back to the Urban Hearth. It’s located in the new district at Easton, between Forbidden Root and Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce, and it’s spectacular. Urban Hearth was created by CCAD alum Tony Ball and it adds such a cozy, inviting vibe to this already beautiful brick alleyway.
Take a Carriage Ride
If you’re looking for a magical experience, take a horse-drawn carriage through Easton’s North District and Fenlon Square. Carriage rides are $10 per person, cash only. Kids under 15 ride for free with a paying adult and you’ll be picked up and dropped off outside of Zara on Gramercy Street. Carriage rides are available Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays from now through December 23. For more info, please click here.
Check out the Christmas Tree and the Holiday Train
When you stop by Easton, you’ll naturally be drawn to the massive Christmas Tree (topped with a 6-foot tall star!). But something smaller is tucked away nearby that you won’t want to miss. The Easton Holiday Train is a beautiful, timeless display that even features a gorgeous little waterfall and multiple bridges. It will be a big hit with the kids and it’s definitely worth swinging by.
Of course, you can’t visit Easton and not stop by their own little slice of the North Pole. Santa will be waiting to greet everyone, whether they’re naughty or nice! The North Pole is located in Easton’s South District near J. Crew. You can get your 5×7 for $5 or take a candid photo on your camera for no cost. There are both reservations and walk-up appointments available, however, reservations are strongly encouraged. Photos with Santa are available now through December 24. For more info, please click here.
However you choose to spend your time at Easton, we know you’ll have a great time. To start planning your next visit, please visit eastontowncenter.com.