By Nick Dekker
Posted On: Dec 12, 2021
It's hard to beat the charm of Old Worthington during the holiday season. The trees lining High Street are wrapped with bright lights, there's a big Christmas tree lit on the village green, and all the shops and restaurants have their windows decorated with fun holiday displays.
It's a cozy and welcoming little neighborhood that's perfect for spending an entire day, going from shop to shop, checking off some of your holiday shopping, sipping coffee, getting lunch or dinner or a snack or even drinks at the end of the day. Here are some of highlights for enjoying the holidays when you visit this neighborhood!
"It's a Wonderful Window" display at Highline Coffee
Start with almond croissants at La Chatelaine. On a chilly winter day, nothing beats walking through their door, hearing a welcoming "Bonjour!" and smelling the fresh baked goods. Next, stop by Highline Coffee for a cappuccino and to admire the local artwork on the walls.
You also can't miss the model train in the Denig Jewelers window. While you walking, stop into Fritzy Jacobs for one-of-kind gift items. Or head over to Branchline Leather Co. for handmade leather goods and custom designs. For something creative, check out AR Workshop, where you can sign up for all sorts of DIY classes (you can make everything from signs to pillows to wood boxes!).
"It's a Wonderful Window" display at La Chatelaine
Getting hungry? Try any of the restaurants in Old Worthington, from signature French dishes at La Chatelaine, American classics at Old Bag of Nails, authentic Nepali, Tibetan & Indian dishes at Everest Cuisine or pizza at Dewey's or Jet's. A local favorite is the Whitney House. It's both casual and approachable, while also offering upscale takes on classic comfort foods.
Later, grab dozen sweet treats at Peace, Love and Little Donuts or a scoop of ice cream at Graeter's. End the day with a pint at The Pub Out Back, or a glass at House Wine (then pick up a bottle or two to take home).
It's lovely all the time in Old Worthington, but it's especially magical around the holidays.
There are gift ideas from cards and crafts to classes and projects, bikes and jewelry, wine and ice cream, not to mention a great collection of dining options! You can do even more holiday shopping at Igloo Letterpress, Worthington Mall or by shopping small businesses. And don't forget to check out their Holiday Gift Guide!
*Photos courtesy of Experience Worthington