Easter is just around the corner! Celebrate the holiday with a skate party with the Easter bunny, an Easter egg decorating workshop, or aboard a Philadelphia ship. Here is your comprehensive guide to all things Easter in the City of Brotherly Love!
Please note that we are doing our best to update all articles to reflect cancellations due to COVID-19. But you should still double check all events.
Family & Community Events
Buttercream Egg Decorating Workshop
When: Thursday & Saturday, March 26 & March 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Shane Confectionary, 110 Market Street, Philadelphia
This Easter, hop on over to Shane Confectionery to decorate your own classic buttercream egg, all while learning tips and tricks from the confectioner! Register here.
Easter Family Fun Day
When: Sunday, April 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia
Introduce your little ones to Swedish Easter traditions. Easter Family Fun day includes Swedish Easter crafts, face painting, Easter witch dress up, and an Easter egg hunt! This event is free for members and children 2 years and under and $10 for non-members.
Philadelphia’s 89th Annual Easter Promenade – CANCELLED
When: Sunday, April 21, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: South Street Headhouse District, Philadelphia
Philadelphia’s oldest and largest Easter celebration returns! Promenade down one of America’s most famous and colorful streets in this grand tradition that dates back to 1931. Master of Ceremonies Henri David, who has been at the forefront of the promenade for nearly 40 years, will return dressed from head to toe in his signature “mile high” and over-the-top Easter finery. Festivities include live music, dancing the Bunny Hop, appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail, photos with the Easter Bunny, and famous best dressed contests. Children, adults and even pets can enter in more than a dozen categories to be named best dressed and best “razzle dazzle.” Celebrity judges include well-known names in fashion, radio and television. The parade itself kicks off at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of South Street and Passyunk Avenue, with judging until approximately 2 p.m./ 2:30 p.m. in Headhouse Square at 2nd Street. After the parade, enjoy brunch at restaurants throughout Queen Village, Society Hill and Bella Vista. Festivities are free!
Skate with the Easter Bunny
When: Sunday, April 12, noon to 9 p.m.
Where: Rolling Thunder. 7017 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
It’s the biggest party of the year at Rolling Thunder! Pay $13 for admission, unlimited skating and skate rental. Just $4 more also includes unlimited rides. There will also be Meet & Greets with the Easter Bunny and friends!
Easter Egg Hunts
Easter Egg Hunt at Penn Treaty Park
When: Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m.
Where: 1301 N. Beach Street, Philadelphia
The Great Egg Hunt at Seger Park
When: Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Seeger Park, 1020 Lombard Street
Search for hundreds of eggs at our free, community egg hunt! Bring the whole family – there will be opportunities for even the littlest hunters to find eggs.
Annual East Passyunk Easter Egg Hunt and Photos with the Easter Bunny
When: Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (1430 East Passyunk)
Free and open to the public
Hop on down to East Passyunk for the South Philly neighborhood’s annual Easter tradition!Kids will decorate egg-collecting bags, pose for photos with the Easter Bunny, enjoy music and then hunt for eggs filled with toys and candy. Be sure to check for special golden ticket eggs, too! They’ll be filled with gift certificates and prizes for kids and parents alike. Turn in those Golden Tickets at the prize table by 1:15 p.m. Egg times are staggered by group, suggested arrival time is 15 to 30 minutes before your age group:
4 and under: 11 a.m.
5-7 years: 12 p.m.
8-10 years: 1 p.m.
Philadelphia’s Largest FREE Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Gorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia
With over 35,000 candy filled eggs, this is one hunt you won’t want to miss. Your kids will love the face painting, pictures with the Easter bunny, petting zoo, sack races, inflatable slides, and more! The $5 pony rides are the ONLY activity with a charge! Egg hunts every 10 minutes, for each age group. Register your kids here for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!
The Stenton Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
4601 N 18th St
This is a family fun day at Stenton. While the event is free, donations are appreciated This event includes the egg hunt, natural egg dyeing, crafts, and games! The hunt begins at exactly 1:00p.m. Register here.
The Great Reading Terminal Market Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 11, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 51 N 12th Street, Philadelphia
This free event at Reading Terminal Market features an egg hunt around the market, pictures with the Easter Bunny, storytime in the Book Nook, and egg dyeing in City Kitchen. Be sure to arrive early and bring a basket for the egg hunt. Egg hunt starts at 8 a.m. and only lasts until the eggs are gone!
Easter Egg Hunt at New Covenant Church of Philadelphia
When: Saturday, March 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New Covenant Church, 7500 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
New Covenant Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt with food, face painting, crafts and music. This event is free and open to all. Register here.
Grand Easter Brunch at Twisted Tail
When: Sunday, April 12
Where: 509 S. 2nd Street
The Twisted Tail will be serving a decadent Easter Brunch Buffet with a cornucopia of seasonal brunch items. Highlights include multiple Chef stations: carved Porchetta, Spring Leg of Lamb, omelets, and waffles. Displayed food will include Bagels and Breakfast Pastries, Smoked Salmon, Shrimp cocktail, Spring vegetables, Fresh Fruit, and Mini Desserts. Pricing is $48 per person, $25 for children ages 3-10.
Easter Sunday Brunch & Dinner Cruises
When: Sunday, April 12 at noon (11:30 a.m. board) and 6 p.m. (5:30 board)
Where: Spirit of Philadelphia, 401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Celebrate Easter in style aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise (2-1/2 for dinner), with spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline. Cruise includes a 3 course buffet-style brunch or dinner, onboard entertainment, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Click here for pricing and reservations.
Philadelphia Zoo’s Easter Bunny Brunch
When: Sunday, April 12 at 10 a.m. and noon
Where: 3400 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia
Look what’s HOPpening at Philadelphia Zoo! Celebrate Easter and the spring season with everyone’s favorite floppy-eared creature, the Easter Bunny! Head to Philadelphia Zoo on Easter Sunday for a brunch buffet, live-animal encounters, activities, and photos with the Easter Bunny! After brunch, enjoy a day filled with animal adventures and explore all the wonders of the Zoo. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seatings are at 10 a.m. and Noon. All seating is social and assigned in groups. Attendees who wish to sit together should make a single reservation. Member pricing is $34.99 for adults 12 and up, $27.99 for children two to eleven, and free but ticket required for children under two. For public, pricing is $42.99 for adults 12 and up, $35.99 for children two to eleven, and free but ticket required for children under two. Public prices include Zoo admission. Purchase tickets here.