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Celebrate Easter in Salem, Massachusetts

The Easter Bunny

Celebrate Easter in Salem, MA by going out for brunch or enjoying something sweet with locally made Easter candies. Find a new outfit or Easter greeting cards in our downtown stores, and organize a visit with the Easter Bunny himself to make the most of the holiday in Salem.

In the weeks leading up to Easter, be sure to stop by Coffee Time Bake Shop for their Paczki! This traditional Polish pastry is available during Lent, and each one is individually hand-rolled, fried, double sugared and filled generously with premium fillings and real whipped cream.

Easter Brunch

Join the Salem Waterfront Hotel for their annual Easter Brunch Buffet. Enjoy all-you-can-eat brunch right by the waterfront and be sure to grab a photo with the Easter Bunny while you’re there! Brunch runs 11 am-3 pm. Contact the hotel for reservations at 978-619-1128.

Easter Candies & Chocolate

Harbor Sweets has been crafting their milk and dark chocolate bunnies since 1973. Chocolate bunnies are sold individually, perfect for filling Easter baskets, and as part of their spring collection of gift boxes. Order Harbor Sweets online from wherever you may be at harborsweets.com, or stop by their Salem location on Leavitt Street.

For chocolate bunnies, truffles, turtles, and more, head to Maria’s Sweet Somethings on Front Street. Their Easter candy selection has everything you need to put a basket together, alongside the store’s whimsical Salem gifts, ice cream, and more.

Prefer jelly beans to chocolate? Popped! Gourmet Popcorn has a jelly bean wall with loads of flavors, so you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for outside of chocolate eggs and bunnies. The store also has lots of flavors of homemade candy coated popcorn, perfect to add to your assortment of Easter Sunday treats. Visit their store on Pickering Wharf, or order online at poppedstores.com.

Easter Bunny Visits

Salem Food Tours organizes at-home, physically distanced Easter Bunny visits for locals! The visits are a collaboration between Salem Food Tours and local candy shops, including Harbor Sweets, Kakawa Chocolate House, and Ye Olde Pepper Companie. Learn more and reserve your visit at salemfoodtours.com.

For More Easter Fun:

Moody’s Home & Gifts and Coon’s Card & Gift Shop have beautiful cards for Easter, Mother’s Day, and more for every holiday and season. While shopping downtown, Moody’s is a great place to shop for gifts made by local creators and artists from around the world, while Coon’s offers a large selection of Salem souvenirs, plus tarot cards, candles, and more.

If you’re looking for an outfit to dress up this Easter, browse the spring collection at Modern Millie, in-store on Central Street or online at modernmillieshop.com. And find accessories to complete your look inspired by art at the Peabody Essex Museum Shop or find jewelry crafted by local makers at Hive and Forge.

Spending Easter weekend in Salem? Check out our Spring in Salem post to find things to do this April downtown, and find a list of places of worship in Salem here.

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