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Easter Fun at Essex Station!

Saturday, March 31, 2018
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

The Easter Bunny is hopping into Essex Station for a fun-filled weekend for both kids and adults on March 31st and April 1st!

On Saturday, March 31st, bring your little ones to the Essex Steam Train's Bunny Breakfast and enjoy a family meal with the Easter Bunny in River Valley Junction. The Easter Bunny will visit each child and give them each a small gift. But that's not all! Enter the "Count the Jellybeans" contest and enjoy other family entertainment and fun arts & crafts.

The Bunny Breakfast Buffet offers scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potato cakes, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, fruit, cereal, coffee, & juice and the whole experience is $22/adult, $18/child (ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free). Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the breakfast buffet begins at 9:00 a.m. This event is indoors in the River Valley Junction building at Essex Station and does not have a train component.

For those looking for a more refined celebration, hop on the elegant Essex Clipper Dinner Train on Sunday, April 1st for the special Easter Lunch or Dinner Train! Board at 10:45 a.m. for the 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. three-course lunch excursion, complete with complimentary mimosas and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $55/adult, $25/child (12 and under. Children ages 3 & under are free). For a four-course Easter dinner served in beautifully restored 1920′s Pullman diners pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive, board the Essex Clipper Dinner Train at Essex Station at 3:45 for a 4:00-6:30 p.m. excursion. Tickets are $82.50/adult, $62.50/children (under 12).

Visit for more information, full menu details and to purchase tickets to each of the weekend events. Happy Easter!

Start Date:
March 31, 2018 - 8:30 AM
End Date:
April 1, 2018 - 6:30 PM
Family Fun , Festivals & Fairs, For Dads, For Moms, Holiday / Seasonal Events, Indoor Fun, Restaurant Specials, Weekend Events
Middlesex County
Price of Event:
$18 - 82.50
1 Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT 06426
Organization Name:
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT 06246
Contact Name:
Pam Amodio
Contact Phone: