Hundreds of visitors in downtown Naperville were springing for fun this weekend as merchants planned a happy “hoppy” time for all ages.
From 10AM-2PM, on Sat., April 7, balloons marked participating merchants and the Easter Bunny made a special appearance at the Main Street Promenade, located between Main and Benton along VanBuren Ave., right next to Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House.
Children and several dogs lined up to have their pictures taken with the friendly floppy-eared creature in the Promenade’s archway. Balloons, stickers, and other free giveaways also sweetened the youngsters’ Easter baskets, and families entered a drawing for special prizes.
One family photo that caught the eye of PN’s camera included a canine Cubs fan with the Easter Bunny.
The Mad Hatter (on stilts) and the Queen of Hearts were guests of the timeless rabbit throughout the event. Kids were loving the balloon art created by the Mad Hatter.
The Easter festivities were cosponsored by the Main Street Promenade shops, BBM Incorporated, the Downtown Naperville Alliance, and Wolf Camera. Wolf Camera took family photos at the Promenade, providing a free 4 x 6 photo to families.
Several downtown Naperville restaurants, including Hugo’s Frog Bar, Catch 35 and Heaven on Seven, are accepting reservations for Easter brunches. Be sure to click on the beautiful daffodil on this Web site for some good ideas.