Easter is just around the corner! Celebrate the holiday with a skate party with the Easter bunny, a trip to Sesame Place, or aboard a Philadelphia ship. Here is your guide to 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. Several events are awaiting official date announcements and are notated as such whenever possible.
Family & Community Events
Easter Family Fun Day
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.
Skate with the Easter Bunny
When: Wednesday, March 31st, noon to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 6 p.m., 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Rolling Thunder. 7017 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
It’s the biggest party of the year at Rolling Thunder! Pay $5 per person for admission. There will also be Meet & Greets with the Easter Bunny and friends!
Easter Family Skate
When: Sunday, April 4, 2021 from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Millenium Skate World, 1900 Carman Street, Camden, NJ
$10 admission including skates, plus bring a camera for pictures with the bunny.
Easter Egg Hunts
Easter Egg Hunt at Penn Treaty Park
Where: 1301 N. Beach Street, Philadelphia
The Great Egg Hunt at Seger Park
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.
Elmo’s Eggstravaganza Easter Celebration at Sesame Place
When: March 27-April 18, on select dates, 10am-5 or 6pm depending on the day, to be reserved online with ticket purchase (children under 23 months are FREE!)
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Join your favorite furry friends and characters for a safe and socially-distanced celebration! Chock-full of fun and exciting events, this year’s celebration is slated to be more thrilling than ever with numerous offerings available for the first time! All new this year are photos with the Easter Bunny in the new picture patch, described as an oasis! Bust a move and belt out a tune at the all-new Furry Friends Bunny Hop Dance Party, a physically-distanced and interactive event. Also take part in the Easter Egg Hunt, where children will hunt for six giant Easter eggs and complete activity sheets in exchange for a prize. Complete your visit and delight in various character shows and even surprise mini parades!
Annual East Passyunk Easter Egg Hunt and Photos with the Easter Bunny
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
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 Block Church Egg Hunt
When: April 3, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: 7200 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, Limited Parking
This free event will be a safe, family environment with masks required and temp checks at check-in for children from age 1 to 11. Registration is required. To reserve your spot, please select the ticket option that corresponds with your child’s age group. Each age group has 9 time slot options.
Reading Terminal Market
Where: 51 N 12th Street, Philadelphia
The Egg Hunt has not been announced for 2021, however there are ongoing Easter specials going on at the market and it is open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4: p.m. with several participating merchants. Masks are required by all visitors.
Calvary Christian Church of Philadelphia
When: Saturday, April 3, from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: 6000 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
This event is open to the public. Each session will allow the kids to hunt for 15 minutes on the church lawn. The hidden eggs are plastic and filled with treats and toys. We have Easter baskets, too! We invite you to come out and be sure to wear your masks!
Easter Bunny Brunch at The Elmwood Park Zoo
When: March 20, 21, 27, 28 & April 3, 4 at 10am, 11:15am, & 12:30pm
Where: Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown
Celebrate Easter with breakfast & brunch favorites with a side of the Easter Bunny and various animals! Tickets start at $79.95 for a table of two, $129.95 for a table of four, $189.95 for a table of six. Delight in quiches, omelets, Danish pastries, cinnamon buns, carved roast beef, stuffed pork loin, various beverages and a cash bar. In addition to enjoying a sweet & savory meal, participate in an Easter Egg scavenger hunt, snap a photo with the Easter Bunny and interact with select zoo animals! Tickets include zoo admission, Easter egg scavenger hunt, and a photo with the Easter Bunny. Reserve online here and also review the full brunch menu: https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/easter-brunch/
Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise
When: Sunday, April 4 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 freshly prepared brunch, onboard entertainment, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Click here for pricing and reservations.
Easter Dine with Elmo & Friends
When: March 27, 28, 31 & April 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 4:30pm; park admission is required & reservations are required, plus $32 for adults, $15 for children 24 months and older
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Delight in a full Easter buffet of sweet and savory favorites in accompaniment of favorite furry friends! Also enjoy a special Easter story time and photo opportunities with characters, such as Elmo, Abby Cadabby and even the Easter Bunny, himself! Paid park admission, plus an additional dining fee and reservation is required for this character dining event; mask wearing is required except when eating or drinking.
Breakfast with the Bunny at Hard Rock