Easton Set To Ring in The Holidays
The holidays may look a little different this year, but Easton’s not skimping on the holiday spirit. From the Easton Farmers’ Market Holiday Edition to a virtual Peace Candle lighting, Customized Santa Messages, free parking and more, find new ways to make memories with your family this year.
Peace Candle Lighting
The annual lighting ceremony event for the Peace Candle has been a family tradition for generations. Each year we look forward to welcoming you to Centre Square to kick off the holiday season and to support our small businesses.
Due to limitations on crowd size and group gatherings because of the ongoing pandemic, the City of Easton and the Greater Easton Development Partnership will not be holding a formal event for 2020. The plan is to share a video of the lighting ceremony featuring Mayor Sal Panto, Jr. and this year’s Grand Illuminator on the Easton Main Street Initiative Facebook page. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to resuming our annual tradition in 2021.
Easton Farmers’ Market Holiday Edition
From fa-la-la-la fresh produce to handmade artisan crafts and gourmet items, the Easton Farmers’ Market Holiday Edition (eastonfarmersmarket.com)offers a bevy of treats to choose from. This year, the market will be located at Scott Park with free parking at 101 Larry Holmes Drive, thanks to Riverstar Properties. Visit the market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays (Dec. 5, 12 & 19) and enjoy wood-fired warming stations as you shop from 20+ vendors, including; Apple Ridge Farm, Breakaway Farms, Cabbage Throw Farm, Fieldstone Coffee Roasters + Tea, Flour Shop Bakery, Haven Farmstead Table, Jersey Pickles, Phillips Farms, Pie+Tart, Primordia Mushrooms, Salvaterra’s Gardens, Scholl Orchards, Stagecoach Apiaries, Teels Hill Soapworks, Tolino Vineyards, AquaSprouts, Brady’s Botanicals, Fraktured Sauce, Heart Beet Studios, Mayamam Weavers, Mediterra and The Bubbly Goat. The Little Brass Band will perform on Dec. 5.
Free Holiday Parking Promotion
The City of Easton will again offer free metered on-street parking and surface lot parking during the holiday season. Free metered parking will start on Black Friday, Nov. 27, and continue on Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 28 through Dec. 20 in Downtown Easton. The promotion does not apply to city parking garages.
Extended Hours at Easton Public Market
Whether you’re after the centerpiece for your holiday meal, the perfect dessert or a local libation to share at the table, Easton Public Market has your holidays covered. Find local produce for all the sides, plus prepared fixings at Saylors & Co., fresh seafood at Silvershell Counter + Kitchen, and delicious bread and desserts from The Modern Crumb. Chocodiem has the chocolate that’s on everyone’s list, and Mercantile Outpost has flowers and gifts for those you can’t be with to celebrate. Easton Public Market offers online ordering and curbside pick-up to make your holiday shopping a snap. Or shop in person and enjoy a meal after you shop in the market’s outdoor, heated tent. The market is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday as well as 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday in December. Visit the market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. The market will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Individual vendor hours may vary – check vendor schedules on eastonpublicmarket.com.
Collectible Easton Ornament
Add a sweet memory to your tree this year. The 2020 collectible ornament features the Carmelcorn Shop, an Easton staple since 1931. Ornaments cost $20 (cash only) and are handcrafted in the U.S.A. Other ornaments that were featured in previous years, including the Easton Peace Candle, Easton Bugler, Easton Farmers’ Market, Cottingham Stadium and The State Theatre, can also be purchased for $20. The ornaments will be sold online at store.shopdowntowneaston.com and at the following locations within Downtown Easton:
- The Info Tent at Easton Farmers’ Market (10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays, Scott Park, Larry Holmes Dr.).
- Info Hut at the Winter Village (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – Nov. 27-Dec. 20, Downtown Easton)
- Carmelcorn Shop, 62 Centre Square (carmelcornshop.com)
- Connexions Gallery, 213 Northampton St. (connexionsgallery.com)
- Mercantile Outpost (inside Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St.)
Proceeds from sales go to support the events and initiatives of the nonprofit Greater Easton Development Partnership.
Gift cards give the receiver the gift of choice — all while supporting local shops and restaurants in Downtown Easton. Gift cards for the Easton Public Market or Downtown Easton are available at the gift card kiosk inside Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St. The kiosk takes credit or debit card payments. Both cards can be purchased in select denominations online at store.shopdowntowneaston.com. Cards can be shipped to the buyer or gift recipient.
The Easton Public Market gift card can be used at any of the market’s 14 vendors; the Downtown Easton card can be used at more than 40 locations in Downtown Easton.