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The Olde Worthington Holiday Musical Tour of Homes promises a relaxing respite from the hassles of the holidays.

On Sunday, Dec. 4, nine Old Worthington homeowners will open their doors to visitors. Not only will the old homes be decorated for the holidays, but classically-trained young musicians will play Christmas music.

This will be the third holiday tour, but it is the first time that the entertainment is being provided, picking up on the positive response of people who took part in the previous tours.

“We’re finding people really like the music, it really adds something to the usual house tour,” said Kathy Cordray, whose daughter plays in the Chamber Music Connection (CMC).

The CMC students who will play in each home range in age from 7 to 18. They learn and practice chamber music each Friday night at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Worthington.

The young musicians come from all over central Ohio for the program, which is designed to instill passion to partake and preserve the art of chamber music in education and performance. They play piano, woodwind, or string instruments.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at or from Worthington merchants, including House Wine, Fritzy Jacobs, The Candle Lab, and on tour day at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Also at the township hall, visitors will be served hot chocolate and cookies and can meet Debbie Price, CMC founder and artistic director.

From the church, those with tickets will be escorted to the houses on the tour by a free trolley.

Participating houses are located at 72 E. Granville Road; 680 and 580 Hartford St.; 49, 98, and 182 E. New England Ave.; 48 and 141 E. South St.; and 675 Morning St.