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Easter 2013 — on the Northwest Line

The Northwest Suburbs have a lot to offer to your Easter Celebration. Below are some family friendly events to help you celebrate this Easter.

Easter in Harvard:

Saturday, March 16th – Visit the Easter Bunny Woman for Harvard is hosting this event at the Harvard Diggins Library, (one mile from the Metra station) 900 E. McKinley Street, from 9:00 am to 11am. 

Easter in Crystal Lake:  

Lunch With The Bunny

Saturday, March 30th- Lunch with the Bunny: Bring the family and have a great time visiting with the Easter Bunny while enjoying music, entertainment, a hot buffet lunch, games, prize drawings and a gift for each child as well as a free photo with the Bunny. Visit the Bunny at the Old Towne Hall from 11am till 1pm, 54 Brink Street.

 Tickets are $12* and are available Online at or at Dalzell Jewelers – 41 N. Williams (815/455-3600) and Heisler’s Bootery – 50 N. Williams Street, 815/459-0171

*Children 2 and under do not need a ticket

Easter in Barrington:

Breakfast with the Bunny

Thursday, March 28th– Saturday, March 30th – Visits with the Easter Bunny, Noon – 3:00 pm Don’t miss your chance to visit with the Easter Bunny, head to the Ice House Mall, where you can visit and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny in his Spring Garden. So don’t forget camera! 

Saturday, March 30th – Breakfast with the Bunny: Have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Chessies. Enjoy some time with your kids at Chessies’ Spring Buffet Breakfast, Free Photos with the Easter Bunny, Spring Giveaways, Balloon Artist and Face Painting from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Located in the Ice House Mall. Reservations required 847-382-5020

Anderson's Candy Shop

Anderson’s Candy Shop, Daily – Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 218 W. Main Street: Anderson’s newly opened a 2nd location in Barrington is the place to go for your Easter Basket treats. They have been making chocolate the same way for almost 100 years. For Easter they make solid chocolate Easter bunnies, cream eggs and marshmallow eggs and all sorts of other chocolates and treats.

Easter in Palatine:

Saturday, March 23rd – Easter Egg Hunt and Visit with the Bunny at Towne Square at 10 am: The Palatine Jaycees will be enterhosting children up to nine years old, starting at 10 a.m. with an Easter Egg Hunt at Towne Square on Palatine Road in Palatine. Where over 3,000 Easter Eggs filled with candy and prizes will be hidden in the grassy area of Towne Square. Children who wish to participate will be divided  into groups by age. The youngest group will be for kids up to two years old, the next group will be three to five year olds, then six and seven year olds and finally for eight and nine year olds.  Adding to the festivities, the Easter Bunny will be there to visit with the children. Bring your camera, children will be able to have their pictures taken by their parents with the Easter Bunny for a small donation.

Salt Creek Rural Park District’s events: Note use Arlington Park Train Stop

Flashlight Egg Hunt on March 27th & 28th7:45pm; $5/person,  Lunch with the Easter Bunny on March 29th , Egg Hunt on March 30th, 10am; FREE for residents.  For more info For more information please call Andrew at 847-934-6050 ext. 201 or go to

Easter in Mt. Prospect:

Sunday, March 24th – Capannari Ice Cream’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, at 10 S. Pine Street at Noon. Over 5,000 eggs will be “hidden” in the park. Come with your bonnet and basket . The Easter Bunny will be there too so once again bring your camera.

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