How to make the most of Easter in Elsternwick Village

How to make the most of Easter in Elsternwick Village

From gifts and fresh produce to a photo with the Easter Bunny himself, Elsternwick Village has everything you need for Easter.

The smell of hot cross buns wafts through the air, the shelves are stocked with chocolate and the kids are itching for the school holidays – it must be Easter time.

From gifts and fresh produce to a photo with the Easter Bunny himself, the traders at Elsternwick Village have everything you need for the long weekend.

Here’s how to make sure you have an egg-cellent Easter in Elsternwick Village.

Meet the Easter Bunny

There’s something magical about a floppy-eared, snuggly soft creature that hides chocolate all around the house and garden.

Your heart will melt when you see your little ones’ faces light up as they meet the folkloric figure who leaves them all those colourful, foil-wrapped Easter eggs.

The Easter Bunny and his fairy helper will visit Elsternwick Village on Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 from 11am to 2pm. On both days they will roam the precinct and greet shoppers from 11am to 1pm. Then from 1.15pm to 2pm the Easter Bunny will be stationed in Elsternwick Plaza to take photos with visitors.

Organise your Easter feast

Whether or not you observe Easter as a religious holiday, the long weekend is a time for family and no family gathering is complete without food.

Planning to serve the traditional spread of seafood on Good Friday? Get your salmon or snapper from Kosher KingdomHunter & Co DeliColes ElsternwickTrialto Meats and Tommy Ruff Fish Bar.

Stock up on breakfast supplies including traditional hot cross buns, bagels and other baked goods at Aviv Cakes & BagelsBagelicious, Glazed Gluten Free Patisserie and Bakers Delight.

Then head to Dirito’s Quality Fruits and Coles Elsternwick for fresh fruit and veg.

And while you’re at Coles Elsternwick, don’t forget chocolate eggs, bunnies and other treats to fill up the kids’ Easter baskets.

Find a special gift

Make sure your place looks and smells great for visiting guests with flowers or plants from Crabtree & Weeks, fresh linen from Linen House and the latest homewares from fourth-generation independent retailer Dalgarno’s of Elsternwick.

Easter gifts don’t have to be limited to chocolate. Have a book lover in the family? Give them the gift of the printed page with a new paperback or hardcover from the award-winning Avenue Bookstore.

Or build a beautiful gift hamper with the wide range of brands at Ruby’s Gifts. They have everything from candles, jewellery and fashion accessories to photo frames, gadgets and tableware.

Enjoy the Easter holidays in Elsternwick Village

After you’ve found all the Easter eggs and eaten your third (or fourth) hot cross bun, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the rest of the long weekend.

Treat the family to an afternoon at Classic Cinemas to see one of the school holiday releases such as Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Rabbit Academy or Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Meet a friend for brunch at one of the shopping precinct’s local cafes, followed by a beauty treatment at Cesar Hair Studio, Elsternwick Beauty Lab, Salon Riddell or Sapphire Nails Space & Beauty.

Or stay in and spend some quality family time playing a board game or completing a puzzle from ToyworldHot Potatoes Super $2 Shop or Perfect Gifts and Homewares.

Whatever your Easter holiday plans, you’ll find everything you need at Elsternwick Village.

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