Well, the dandelions peeking up through your lawn let you know that Easter isn’t far off. So where can you go to show off your new Easter bonnet? Here are some old time favorites, and a few new events, to help you celebrate Easter in Chicago.
EASTER EGG HUNTS
If you have little ones, then this is probably a must do. While there are plenty of neighborhood hunts in Chicago parks like McKinley and Sheridan, there are a few notable egg events in the city proper.
A Chicago tradition, the Easter egg hunt at Lincoln Park Zoo always draws a big crowd. The Egg-Stravaganza is held on Saturday morning, April 15th, at the zoo, with a vast array of activates. There are egg hunts for different age groups, craft activities, photos with the Easter bunny, as well as rides on the carousel and the Lionel Train Adventure. There will be a breakfast buffet and music that all ages can enjoy. There will also be a cash bar for mom and dad to steady their nerves.
While the Lincoln Zoo egg hunt is a Chicago tradition, Maggie Daley Park is holding the inaugural Great Chicago Easter Egg Hunt on April 14th from 10 to 2. Medieval Times joins with Maggie Daley to create a King Arthur Easter. There will be plenty of medieval theme events and activities for the kids.
For the more energetic among you, the Bunny Rock 5K benefits the Red Door Animal Shelter. For $45, runners get bunny ears, sunglasses, a dri-fit t-shirt and goodie bag. After the 5k at 9 am, there will be an egg hunt, for kids ages 2-8 at 10:15. Kids can also visit the Petting Zoo, which of course includes, bunnies!
But hey, you don’t have to let the little ones have all the fun. Longman & Eagle is holding its annual adult Easter egg hunt throughout Logan Square on Easter. Treats include prize baskets with not only chocolate but also your favorite Easter libations and other goodies from Chicago’s top retailers. The hunt will take place from noon-2 p.m., after which, the block party and prize giveaway will begin. There will be music and food until 4 p.m.
Those who want to get an early start on Easter eats can have breakfast with the Easter bunny and his furry friends at the Brookfield Zoo from 9 and 11 on Saturday, April 15th.
For something a little different head down to the Morton Arboretum’s for Easter brunch and combine it with a walk through the arboretum afterward. The brunch will be hosted by the arboretum’s Ginkgo Restaurant and will have three seatings, at 9 am, noon and 3 pm. There will a visit from the Easter Bunny during the meal and you may see some of his helpers as you walk around the grounds.
Another brunch at one of Chicago’s fine public institutions is Easter brunch at the Botanical Gardens. Brunch will be on the hour from nine to one. There will also be an egg hunt at the Krasberg Rose Garden after brunch. If the weather does not cooperate, you can still enjoy the beautiful greenhouses before or after brunch.
As many of these events have limited seating, you should consider making your reservations as soon as possible. If you are flying in for the holiday to O’Hare or Midtown, take advantage of our Chicago airport shuttle service to get you in and out of town comfortably and stress-free. Our Chicago car service professional chauffeurs can also take you to all the different events happening around town while you sit back and relax.
If you find yourself in New York for Easter, we recommend the blog published by our New York limo service friends at Majestic. They have an interesting article on Easter activities that are worth considering while in the city.
Also published on Medium.