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.

Events Uptown Mark Home For The Holidays

It’s that time of year, join the Westerville Uptown Merchant’s Association, and come Home for the Holidays! Throughout the month of December there will be events every week that are fun for the whole family, and will get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Home for the Holidays kicks off on November 28th with Small Business Saturday, which will have extended hours for the shops in Uptown Westerville.

On December 4th the city tree lighting will start at 7pm and Uptown merchants will put out luminaries and extend their hours to 8 or 9pm. The Hanby House open house will be December 5th and 6th from 1:30-4:30pm with refreshments and special music. The Rudolph Run 5K run/walk will be held December 6th at 1:30pm, followed by the Westerville Children’s Parade which will arrive in Uptown around 2 pm.

The Progressive Christmas Concert will start at 6:30pm on December 11th, and go through Uptown until 8:30pm with luminaries out and shops open late. On December 12thstarting at noon participating stores will be hosting a children’s activity, meanwhile Santa will be strolling around town from 1-3pm, along with carolers in Uptown from 2-4pm.

The final weekend of Home for the Holidays will include the start of the ice sculpture tour on December 18th at 3pm, with shops open until 8 or 9pm. The ice sculpture tour will continue on December 19th, with a strolling musician from 1-3pm and a final visit from Santa from 2-4pm. 

Pancakes With Santa on Dec. 5

The Westerville Central Music Boosters is proud to host their annual breakfast with Santa. This year’s event will be held December 5th from 8:30 am-noon at the Westerville Central High School Commons. Tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance for $7 for adults and $4 for children. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, and orange juice will be served, and live music will be performed by Central students.

Sign Up Now for Children's Christmas Parade

The Westerville Sertoma Children's Christmas Parade and the Rudolph Run 5k will return Sunday, December 6th to not only bring joy and joyful sounds to Westerville, but also to bring awareness to hearing health.

"Sounds of the Season..can you hear them?" will be this year's theme and ll runners will receive a pair of ear protection so they can run in silence and experience first hand the difficulty of hearing loss, courtesy of Sertoma and SafeEars. Runners will also know how far along the race trail they are with kilometer markers sponsored by Farmers Insurance, Janosik Family Agency. And they'll also receive refreshments courtesy of Papa John's.

The Parade welcomes Santa back, who will ride on a different kind of sleigh this year courtesy of the Westerville Fire Department. Marching bands, dance troupes, community groups, police and fire departments and much more will bring the sounds of the season to life traveling through historic downtown Westerville.

Entries for the Rudolph Run will be accepted through race time. For more information Click Here!


Goldfish Swim School Comes to Westerville

Goldfish Swim School has announced it will expand its Central Ohio presence early next year with a new location in Westerville. The 9,700 square foot state-of-the-art facility will be located at 765 Brooksedge Boulevard in Westerville. Classes will start in early 2016 and families can pre-register for classes now at

Goldfish Swim School offers developmentally appropriate water safety and swim lessons, and classes are offered mornings, evenings and weekends in a safe, kid-friendly and fun environment. The Goldfish team prides itself on teaching children ages four months to 12 years to swim in a unique, tropical setting with highly trained and certified instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), 90-degree pools and a state-of-the-art chlorine generation system. The swim school also offers weekly family swims and birthday party packages. 

Families can pre-register now to receive priority class scheduling and information for Goldfish Swim School in Westerville by Clicking Here! or sending an e-mail to Registrations for the Westerville location will begin after the New Year and classes will begin in early 2016. For more information about Goldfish Swim School, visit

Uptown On Main-
Blue Turtle Tea & Spice Co.

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

The Blue Turtle Tea And Spice Co. is now part of Uptown On Main at 64 East Main, just 500 ft east of State Street. Uptown On Main sells these exceptional loose teas and spices as well as products from other local Westerville businesses. Those products are premium chocolates and other confections, tea cakes, gluten free pancake, pizza and bread mixes as well as gourmet salts.

Luxury loose teas brew the very best cup of tea and with over 80 types of teas and tisanes offered, everyone can find a favorite! The teas and spices are bought from experienced suppliers and blended and/or packaged here to ensure flavorful, quality products. A good recipe always tastes better with the very best spices! And a great cup of tea always tastes special! Get these teas and spices right here in Uptown Westerville.

The showroom is open 12 -5 pm Wednesday through Saturday and for Uptown special events. Special events can be arranged. Watch our website for updates or e-mail to be added to the newsletter. DRINK MORE TEA!!

Amish Originals Furniture Co.
38 N. State St.
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-891-6257
Fax: 614-523-7427

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Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am-8pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Closed Sunday
Amish Originals Furniture Co. has been helping customers create beautiful homes since 1992. Handcrafted by our Ohio Amish partners, furniture is built for both beauty and durability. Solid American hardwoods ensure that your one-of-a-kind furniture will be a beautiful addition to your home. Using time honored methods of construction like mortise and tenon, doweling and dovetailing, the Amish craftsmen build each piece to last for generations. Dining, bedroom, office and entertainment groups are built to order to reflect your personal style. personalize further with something from our wide seletion of wall art, lighting and personalized accessories. Amish Originals Furniture Co., a tradition of quality.

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