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Polaris Fashion Place® and The Royce Team Up to Offer Private Igloo-Style Dining Experience in December

Polaris Fashion Place® and The Royce Team Up to Offer Private Igloo-Style Dining Experience

The Winter Park at Polaris Fashion Place provides guests with a safe, innovative way to dine


Columbus, OH (December 17, 2020) – Polaris Fashion Place® presents an all-new, safe way to dine with your inner circle, perfect for a one-of-a-kind winter experience:  Winter Park will feature nine heated igloo-style pods for outdoor dining, brought to guests in partnership with The Royce gastropub.


To celebrate the grand opening of Winter Park on Friday December 18, The Royce will host live holiday music and free hot chocolate for all guests from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. The hot chocolate will be served from the new Cocoa Chalet, a walkup hot chocolate bar located just outside of The Royce patio area. Winter Park is located directly outside of The Royce, where the Splash Pad is located during the summer months.


Each heated ‘igloo’ is styled with comfortable seating, rustic décor and ambient lighting to provide the ultimate winter outdoor dining experience. The igloos can seat a private party of 2 to 6 of guests. Outside of the igloos, guests can keep warm around the Winter Park firepit and central seating area.


“We are thrilled to partner with The Royce to bring this new and innovative dining experience to our guests at Polaris Fashion Place,” said Tamra Bower, General Manager of Polaris Fashion Place. “This is a truly unique and memorable way to enjoy a delicious winter meal in the privacy of your very own igloo.”


A polished gastropub and family-owned restaurant, The Royce offers a globally inspired, locally sourced menu. Culinary delights such as seabass with chamomile yogurt are among some of the elevated fare. Cocktails at The Royce are classically inspired with stately twists and “Royce originals.” The Royce will offer their full food and drink menu to guests dining inside the Winter Park igloos.


“Our new Winter Park igloo dining option is an exciting offering for guests who are more comfortable dining outdoors or who want a more private experience,” said Walter Carpenter, owner of The Royce. “Now, guests can try all of the delicious food and soak in the ambiance that The Royce has to offer within their own ‘bubble.’ We’re so excited to bring this winter wonderland to life and we can’t wait to see everyone this winter!”


Prior to 4 p.m., igloos will be available on a first come first serve basis without a minimum purchase.  After 4 p.m., parties of 2-4 can reserve 90 minutes time slots with a minimum $150 purchase.  Parties of 5-6 can reserve for a minimum $200 purchase. There will be a 15 minute time frame in between parties to allow for a full cleaning prior to the next reservation. Guests can make reservations by calling The Royce at (614) 468-1313.


Winter Park will remain open until Spring 2021. For more information about The Royce, please visit or call (614) 468-1313 for more information.

Polaris Fashion Place remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, as evident in its Code of Conduct and rigorous cleaning practices. For additional information on Polaris Fashion Place, please visit

About Polaris Fashion Place®

Polaris Fashion Place® is Central Ohio’s premier shopping destination offering market-exclusive brands and locally-owned specialty shops to locals and tourists alike. Polaris Fashion Place® also hosts more than 75 events a year including: Polaris Live, KidX Club, Mommy Mile, Made Local Marketplace, the Easter Bunny and Santa Photo Set. The town center is home to more than 170 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options. A dynamic offering of things to do along with things to buy keeps guests engaged and returning often. For more information, please call (614) 846-1500 or visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @PolarisFashion and Instagram @PolarisFashionPlace. Polaris Fashion Place® is a registered trademark of Washington Prime Group Inc.