Situated northeast of Columbus, Westerville is a great place to live, work, play or visit. With over 580 acres of park land in 46 locations, Westerville is, indeed, a City Within a Park. And there’s more! In August 2014, Ohio Magazine named Westerville one of it's five Best Hometowns! Come enjoy our attractions, historic sites and year-round events.

Tickets Available For Christmas Concert

The member churches of the Westerville Habitat Partnership are sponsoring a candlelight progressive concert to be held Friday, December 12th from 6:30 – 8:45p.m.  Costumed guides will lead participants on a tour of three historic churches in the Westerville Uptown District

First Presbyterian, 41 W. College Ave.
Church of the Master, 24 N. Grove St.
Church of the Messiah, 51 N. State St.

where they can enjoy the seasonal decorations and Christmas music provided by the member churches. 

Tickets are $10/person (children are free) and can be obtained at the Westerville Visitors Bureau at 20 W. Main St. in Uptown Westerville during regular business hours or by contacting partnership churches - those listed above as well as Grace Lutheran and Central College Presbyterian. 

This event is planned as a walking tour; however, transportation between churches can be provided upon request.  All money from ticket sales will go toward Habitat for Humanity building projects.

Please consider participating in this festive evening event.  It is a wonderful way to kick off your holiday celebration and, at the same time, give back to your local community.

For more information contact the Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau at 614-794-0401.

Registration Open for Christmas Parade

Westerville Sertoma is now accepting registrations for the 2014 Children's Christmas Parade and Rudolph Run set for December 7th. Information is now available about both the parade and the race at

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the release of the song "Up on the Housetop", by Westerville's own Benjamin Hanby, Pam and Jim Allen will be the grand marshals of the parade. The Allens are caretakers of the Hanby House which is owned by the Westerville Historical Society. For more information about the history of "Up on the Housetop", Click Here!


Ohio Magazine Features Westerville

You might recognize the white trestle on the front cover of this month's issue of Ohio Magazine. It is one of the entrances to Alum Creek Park North on W. Main St. All central Ohio editions of the magazine's November issue feature a Westerville family at Alum Creek Park North. Inside the issue, you'll find an article highlighting several Uptown businesses and an attractive ad on the back cover.

"We're delighted that Westerville was chosen as one of Ohio Magazine's Best Hometowns for 2014-2015," says Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau Executive Director Jeff Hartnell. "We are so happy to reach a new audience to show everything Westerville has to offer."

Hartnell says there will be more articles in the coming months.

Uptown on Main
Elaine Reid
64 E. Main St.
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 890-2400

Many people ask "Where is the Blue Turtle?" Now the answer is Uptown on Main! After 3 years with The Blue Turtle Tea And Spice Co. at 64 East Main Street, I will be making some changes and realigning the business. The business will now be called "Uptown On Main" in the same location and still selling the same Blue Turtle teas and spices as well as local Latshaw Honey. In addition, we will  carry the following new product lines:

Evil Queen Confections - homemade fudge and barks plus confections like Belgian chocolates and European licorice.

English Manor House tea cakes - a delightful blend of spices and fruit in a pancake/cookie form.

Gourmet Salt Blends - "wet-cured" culinary sea salt blends using natural pure sea salt and organic ingredients.

Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness - bread, pancake and pizza dough mixes.

All are local businesses with great, quality products! We want to spread the word about these wonderful products available right here in Uptown Westerville! When you support local businesses, you support the community! Hours will be extended in November and December to: Wednesday through Saturday from 12 - 5 pm.
Plus I am usually in the showroom Monday - Friday from 10 - 6 pm so people can still stop in anytime I am here. There will be more news coming . . . the new Goddess Blend tea will be available soon plus more information on the new product lines. So, sign up for the weekly newsletter, watch for the updated website coming soon, "Like" us on Facebook
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