Have a hoppin’ good time at these Easter celebrations throughout suburban Chicago. For a complete calendar of events in Chicago’s suburbs, visit Pioneer Local’s calendar.
Flashlight Egg Hunt, 8 p.m. April 11, Lake Bluff
Children ages 9-12 should bring a basket and a flashlight for this nighttime event. Lake Bluff Recreation Center, 355 W. Washington Ave. Free.
Breakfast with the Bunny, 8:30 a.m. April 12, Skokie
Kids and families can enjoy visiting with the Easter Bunny over a Maggiano’s breakfast that includes pastries, fruit, eggs, sausage and assorted beverages. A cash bar is available. Maggiano’s Little Italy Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Center. $15.95 for children ages 3-11, $21.95 for adults.
Park Center ‘Eggstravaganza’ and Breakfast with the Bunny, 8:30 a.m. April 12, Glenview
Park Center provides some “eggcitement” when children of all ages can participate in an old-fashioned egg hunt. Before the hunt, have breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Lakeview Room from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Cereal, fruits, bagels, pastries and other treats are on the menu. Registration for breakfast is required. Glenview Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. $7-$9.
Egg Hunt, 9 a.m. April 12, Lake Bluff
Head over to Blair Park for this family-fun event. kids ages 8 and younger can collect eggs and see the Easter bunny. Bring a basket. Lake Bluff Recreation Center, 355 W. Washington Ave.
Hoppin’ Holiday Hunt, 9 a.m. April 12, Vernon Hills
Celebrate Easter at this fun family event for parents and kids 8 and under. Activities include an egg hunt, a magic show, a visit from the Easter Bunny and a continental breakfast. Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive. $5-$9.
Easter Egg Hunt and Magic Show, 9:30 a.m. April 12, Lake Forest
Enjoy a day of family-fun that includes games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt and a magic show. Remember to bring a basket. Deerpath Community Park, 400 Hastings Road. Free.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 9:30 a.m. April 12, Wilmette
Head the fountain for an Easter egg hunt with a special appearance from the Easter bunny. Plaza Del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Road.
‘Eggstravaganza’ Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. April 12, Morton Grove
Celebrate Easter with an outdoor hunt for colorful eggs. For kids ages 3 to 10. Participants should bring their own basket. Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster St.
Doggy Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. April 12, Winnetka
Plastic eggs are filled with dog treats and hidden all over the park. Dogs get to keep the eggs they find and every dog receives a giveaway. All dogs must be leashed. Registration ends April 9. Centennial Park in Winnetka, 225 Sheridan Road. $10-$15.
Earth Month Fair: Plants, Pollinators and People, 11 a.m. April 13, Northbrook
Celebrate Earth Month with this family-fun event that includes a recycled art station, a worm composting demonstration, egg dying, a spring treats hunt and more. Proceeds benefit the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Whole Foods Market, 840 Willow Road. $5 donation.
Easter Bunny Baskets, 3 p.m. April 16, Lake Forest
Parents can create an Easter basket to be delivered to their children at home by the Easter bunny. Lake Forest residents only. Lake Forest Recreation Center, 400 Hastings Road.
Breakfast/Lunch with Bunny, 9:30 a.m. April 19, Skokie
Enjoy a meal and seasonal craft with the Easter Bunny. All ages. Registration required. Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St. $10-$15.
Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. April 19, Winnetka
This family-fun event includes the annual egg hunt, pictures with EB the bunny, special surprises for children 8 and younger and a “Bunnies-in Training” pen for children 3 and younger. Bring a basket. West Elm Park, 1155 Elm St.
Egg Hunt ‘Egg-Stravaganza,’ 10 a.m. April 19, Highland Park
Hunt for eggs filled with toys and surprises in the park. One egg will hold a family pass to Hidden Creek Aqua Park for summer 2014. Photo opportunities with the Bunny afterward. West Ridge Park, 636 Ridge Road. Free.
Spring Egg Hunt and Hound Hunt, 10 a.m. April 19, Glencoe
The family is invited for an egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. followed by Biscuits, Bones and Bunnies: Hound Hunt beginning at 11:30 a.m. Bring a basket for the egg hunt which includes the egg hunt, crafts, games and photos with the Spring Bunny. Stick around for the hound hunt, where pups can search for eggs filled with doggie treats and pose for pictures with the Spring Bunny. All dogs must be on a leash during the event. Food is available for purchase. Call for more information on the events or in case of inclement weather. Watts Park, 300 Randolph St. Free.
Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. April 19, Skokie
Search for Easter eggs in Oakton Park. Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St. Free.
Bunny Hop, 11:30 a.m. April 19, Wilmette
Celebrate spring with the Easter Bunny. All ages. Linden Square, Fourth Street and Linden Avenue. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. April 19, North Chicago
Celebrate spring with an egg hunt and story time. North Chicago Public Library, 2100 Argonne Drive. Free.
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, 4:30 p.m. April 19, Winnetka
Use a flashlight to search for hidden eggs in the dark. The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St. Free.
Easter at St. Augustine’s, 9:30 a.m. April 20, Wilmette
The Holy Eucharist followed by a festive reception and an Easter egg hunt. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 1140 Wilmette Ave.
Easter Egg Brunch, 10 a.m. April 20, Glencoe
Celebrate spring with a tasty brunch and Easter egg hunt in the Rose Garden. Participants should bring their own basket. For kids ages 3 to 12 and an adult. Tickets required. Additional programs at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road. $24-$38.
Easter Brunch, 11 a.m. April 20, Highland Park
Silverado invites immediate family members and friends to celebrate Easter with live music and brunch. Silverado Senior Living- Highland Park, 1651 Richfield Ave. $5-$10.
Lunch with the Bunny, 11 a.m. April 10, Libertyville
Eat lunch with the Easter Bunny. Adler Memorial Park, 1500 N. Milwaukee Ave. $2-$10.
Easter Bunny’s ‘Egg-stravaganza,’ 9 a.m. April 12, Norridge
Children can hunt for candy-filled Easter eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. Children are separated into age groups. Ages 3 and younger begin at 9 a.m., ages 3-5 begin at 9:30 a.m. and ages 4 to 10 begin at 10 a.m. Registration ends April 4. Norridge Park District, 4631 N. Overhill Ave., Norridge. $5-$6.
Spring Egg Scramble, 9:30 a.m. April 12, Niles
Hunt for hidden Easter eggs. For kids ages 1 to 8. Participants should bring their own baskets. Registration required. Golf View Recreation Center, 7800 N. Caldwell Ave. $8-$10.
Breakfast with the Bunny, 10 a.m. April 12, Park Ridge
Enjoy a catered breakfast buffet with the Bunny as well as an egg hunt. Each child has an opportunity to meet with the Bunny. For ages 2 and up, registration required. Maine Park Leisure Center, 2701 W. Sibley St. $17-$22.
Easter for Kids, 1 p.m. April 12, Lake Zurich
A one-day Vacation Bible School that features lessons about each of Jesus’ Easter appearances. New Life Lutheran Church, 910 S. Old Rand Road. Free.
The Big Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. April 12, Schiller Park
Celebrate Easter at the community egg hunt. For kids ages 4 to 12. Participants should bring their own baskets. Registration required. Schiller Park Public Library, 4200 Old River Road. Free.
Post Easter Sunday Luncheon and Dance, 1 p.m. April 13, Park Ridge
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3579 hosts a lunch and dance. Park Ridge VFW, 10 W. Higgins Road.
Good Egg, 6 p.m. April 16, Schiller Park
Make edible crafts to celebrate Easter. For kids ages 6 to 11. Additional program at 6:45 p.m. for kids ages 12 to 17. Registration required. Schiller Park Public Library, 4200 Old River Road. Free.
Flashlight Egg Hunt, 7:30 p.m. April 16, Niles
The event features pizza, an Easter egg hunt, ice cream and goodie bags. Participants should bring their own flashlight and basket. For kids 8 and up. Registration required. Golf View Recreation Center, 7800 N. Caldwell Ave. $10-$15.
Flashlight Egg Hunt, 7:45 p.m. April 16, Palatine
Bring a flashlight and a bag for a nighttime egg hunt with prizes. For kids ages 5 to 12. Registration required. Twin Lakes Recreation Area, 1200 E. Twin Lakes Ave. $5.
Night Owl Egg Hunt, 8 p.m. April 16, Buffalo Grove
Bring baskets and flashlights to this unique egg hunt in the dark. Parents must accompany children during the hunt. Registration required. Willow Stream Park South, 651 Old Checker Road. $5-$6.
Easter Bunny Pot Luck Lunch, 11:15 a.m. April 17, Norridge
Bring a treat or dish to share at this Easter event. Donations are also accepted. Registration ends April 10. For ages 18 and older. The event fee is $5 for attendees who bring a dish and $7-$9 for attendees without a dish. Norridge Park District, 4631 N. Overhill Ave.
Lunch with the Easter Bunny, 11 a.m. April 18, Palatine
The family-fun event includes a visit from the Easter Bunny, lunch, a coloring contest, egg decorating and crafts. A second event begins at 1 p.m. Registration required. Twin Lakes Recreation Area, 1200 E. Twin Lakes Ave.
Egg Dip in the Pool, 11:15 a.m. April 18, Park Ridge
Times vary by age. Call 847-318-5200 for more information. Park Ridge Community Center, 1515 W. Touhy Ave.
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, 8 p.m. April 18, Des Plaines
Bring a flashlight for this nighttime egg hunt. For ages 10 to 12. Dee Park, 9229 Emerson St. $1.
All-Around Easter and Easter Egg Hunt, 9:30 a.m. April 19, Lake Zurich
Families visit the Faith Station and learn the Easter story. After, an egg hunt will be held on the church lawn. For more information, contact Beth Christianson at 847-526-4221 or email@example.com. St. Peter United Church of Christ, 47 Church St. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. April 19, Des Plaines
Kids can participate in the egg hunt and meet the Easter bunny. Registration required. Children ages 3 and 4 begin at 10 a.m. and children ages 5 and 6 begin at 10:30 p.m. Dee Park, 9229 Emerson St. $1.
Holiday Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. April 19, Wheeling
Bring a swimsuit and a basket for an aquatic egg hunt. Adults must accompany children in the water. Hunt for 2-3-year-olds starts at 11 a.m., 4-5 at 11:15 a.m. and 6-8 at 11:30 a.m. Open swim begins at 11:45 a.m. Wheeling Park District, 333 W. Dundee Road. $3.
Lunch with the Bunny, 11 a.m. April 19, Crystal Lake
Children can visit with the Easter bunny and take a photo with him. The event includes a buffet lunch, gifts for children, entertainment, music, games and prize drawings. Old Towne Hall, 54 Brink St. $12.
Spring Skate ‘Bunny Hop,’ noon April 19, Niles
The event features festive skating games for all ages. $5 admission, $3 skate rental. IceLand, 8435 Ballard Road.
Easter Sunday Worship, 7 a.m. April 20, Lake Zurich
Featuring a sunrise service at 7 a.m., Easter breakfast at 7:45 a.m., Easter worship at 9 and 10:30 a.m. St. Peter United Church of Christ, 47 Church St. Free.
Easter Sunday, 8 a.m. April 20, Libertyville
Join worship beginning at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Easter Breakfast is served by the High School Youth Group from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 29700 N. St. Marys Road.
Easter Breakfast Youth Fundraiser, 8:30 a.m. April 20, Libertyville
For middle and high school youth groups. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 29700 N. St. Marys Road.
Easter Buffet, 10 a.m. April 20, Barrington
Enjoy an Easter buffet with a carving station, vegetables, eggs, bacon, seafood, salads and desserts. Reservations suggested. Chessie’s 111 Grille, 200 Applebee St. $29.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids.
Easter Brunch, 10 a.m. April 20, Mundelein
Enjoy Easter brunch with the whole family. Choices include salad, a carving station with prime rib and ham, seafood, an omelet station, a variety of hot dishes and desserts. Children under 5 eat free. Reservations are recommended. DoubleTree by Hilton of Libertyville-Mundelein, 510 E. Route 83. $29.95 adults, $13.95 children, free for ages 5 and younger.
Easter-Potluck Brunch, 11 a.m. April 20, Wauconda
Following Easter service. Church of the Holy Apostles, 26238 N. Highway 59.
Bunny Story Time, 4 p.m. April 10, Elmwood Park
Bunny stories, songs and crafts for children ages 4 to 8. Elmwood Park Public Library, 1 W. Conti Parkway.
Egg Mania, 4 p.m. April 11, Lombard
Learn how to decorate eggs in different ways. For kids ages 11 to 15. Registration required. York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave. $8-$10.
Flashlight Easter Candy Hunt, 8 p.m. April 11, Franklin Park
Search for hidden candy throughout the park. For kids ages 8 to 12. Participants should bring their own flashlight. Registration required. North Park, 10040 W. Addison Ave.
Flap Jack Bunny Hop, 8:30 a.m. April 12, Oak Park
Friends of West Suburban Special Recreation Association and the public are invited to the annual WSSRA Flap Jack Bunny Hop. The event includes a pancake breakfast, children’s games, craft stations, an egg hunt and pictures with the WSSRA bunny. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice will be served. Gluten-free pancakes will be available. Ascension Church, 808 S. East Ave. $1 for children ages 12 and younger, $5 for ages 13 and older.
Egg Hunt, 9 a.m. April 12, Oak Park
Celebrate Easter with egg and bunny-themed activities. For ages 3 to 10. Tickets are required. Carroll Center, 1125 S. Kenilworth Ave. Free.
Hop to It! Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30 a.m. April 12, River Forest
Join in for games, balloon animals, arts and crafts, raffles and a bake sale. Proceeds go to West Suburban PADS. The events start at 10:30 a.m. and the egg hunt starts at 11:15 a.m. and will be divided in age groups up to 10 years. River Forest United Methodist Church, 7970 Lake St., River Forest. Free.
Bunny Brunch, 10:30 a.m. April 12, Lombard
Enjoy pancakes, an egg hunt, games and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Registration required. York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave. $5-$10.
‘Rio 2′ Family Charity Event, 11 a.m. April 12, Naperville
In honor of “Rio 2,” Hollywood Palms is working with HAPPE Parrots Rescue to bring awareness to proper treatment of birds with a family event featuring some of the real-life birds in “Rio 2.” Prior to the screenings, there will be kid activities in the lobby including face painting, a craft table, a meet-and-greet with more than 20 birds, a silent auction for adults, a photo booth with bird props and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 S. Route 59. Free.
Egg Decorating, 11 a.m. April 12, Oak Park
Decorate a hard-boiled egg using dye, crafting materials and imagination. Registration required. Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave. Free.
Pictures with the Easter Bunny, 3 p.m. April 12, Naperville
Celebrate Easter with an egg hunt and giveaway. Attendees can also take professional photos in front of a green screen with up to four different background choices, or hop into a photo booth with props and costumes. Decorative Easter cookies baked by Sifted Sugar are available for purchase. Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 S. Route 59. Photos are $5-$10.
Bunny Creations, 3:45 p.m. April 16, Lombard
Make and decorate Easter chocolates, including a chocolate bunny. For kids ages 6 to 12. Registration required. York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave. $10-$12.
‘Egg-Citing’ Egg Coloring, 11 a.m. April 17, Lombard
Decorate six eggs. For kids in preschool or kindergarten. Registration required. York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave. $8-$10.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. April 18 and 19, Lisle
Hop on over for a tasty springtime buffet, featuring a visit from the Easter Bunny. This program is available at 9 a.m. April 18 and 19. Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL-53. $28-$42.
Story Time & Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. April 18, Franklin Park
Sing, play and read in this special story time, then join in to hunt for Easter eggs. Registration is required. The hunt will take place outside, weather permitting. For all ages. Franklin Park Public Library, 10311 Grand Ave. Free.
F.A.C. Event for Teens, 7 p.m. April 18, Morton Grove
An Easter egg hunt “with a twist” for kids in fifth to eighth grade. Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster St. $3-$5.
Flashlight Egg Hunt, 7:30 p.m. April 18, Oak Park
Search for the golden Easter egg outdoors. For kids ages 11 to 18. Registration required. Longfellow Center, 610 S. Ridgeland Ave. $10-$15.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. April 19, River Forest
Eat breakfast and visit with the Easter Bunny, then participate in the free Easter egg hunt. For kids ages 2 to 11 and their parents. Registration required. River Forest Park District, 401 Thatcher Ave. $8-$10.
Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. April 19, River Forest
Search for Easter eggs in Keystone Park West. For kids ages 2 to 11. River Forest Park District, 401 Thatcher Ave. Free.
Egg Hunt Extravaganza, 10 a.m. April 19, River Forest
Follow the Easter Bunny’s trail as you hunt for hidden eggs in the Children’s Room. For ages 2-7. River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave. Free.
Easter Brunch, 9 a.m. April 20, Lisle
Enjoy Easter brunch and the early spring blooms at the arboretum. The event includes a visit from the Easter Bunny. Reservations available at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 20. Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL-53. $34-$58.
Easter at the Mansion, 10 a.m. April 20, Naperville
Families can enjoy an Easter brunch followed by an egg hunt throughout the day. Meson Sabika Pavilion, 1025 W. Aurora Ave. $42.95 for adults, $17.95 for ages 7-12, free for children 6 and younger.
American Girl Easter Party, 6 p.m. April 10, Western Springs
Children can bring their American Girl Doll to decorate a two-piece Easter outfit and purse. For children ages 3 to 10. Ages 3 to 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Western Springs Recreation Center, 1500 Walker St., Western Springs. $34-$44.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 8:30 a.m. April 12, Clarendon Hills
For children 9 and under accompanied by an adult. Ticket price includes a doughnut, beverage, face painting, balloon animals, prizes and The Paul Lee Magic Show. For more information, call 630-323-2626. Clarendon Hills Park District Community Center, 315 W. Chicago Ave. $5.
Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m. April 12, Western Springs
Bring a basket for the egg hunt, followed by pictures with Hoppy the Bunny. Tower Green, 914 Hillgrove Ave.
Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. April 12, La Grange
Kids ages 3-8 are invited to search for eggs at the park. Kids ages 3 and younger search for eggs at 10 a.m., ages 4 and 5 search at 10:10 a.m. and ages 6 to 8 at 10:20 a.m. Take pictures with the Easter Bunny prior to the hunt at 9:45 a.m. Call for more information. Sedgwick Park, 9600 E. 47th St. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. April 12, La Grange Park
Bring a basket to Memorial Park to participate in the Easter egg hunt and meet the Easter Bunny. For children 8 and younger. Community Park District of La Grange Park Recreation Center,1501 Barnsdale Road.
Clarendon Hills Park District Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. April 12, Clarendon Hills
Boys and girls ages 3-5 hunt for hidden plastic eggs at 11 a.m., while children ages 6-8 join in at 11:30 a.m. Ages 9-11 participate at noon. Many of the plastic eggs will have hidden prizes tucked inside. Prospect Park, 299 W. Chicago Ave. Free.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. April 18, Oak Brook
Children can search for eggs filled with prizes in the pool. Children are divided into age groups beginning between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. according to the appropriate swimming areas. Following the egg hunt, parents and children are invited to stay and swim and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Children should arrive in swimming attire. Parents are encouraged to accompany younger children. For children ages 12 and younger. Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road. $5-$7, free for members.
Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Bunny, 9:15 a.m. April 19, Hinsdale
Enjoy a breakfast with family and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, hash browns, French toast, doughnuts and fresh juice and more. Register at www.thecommunityhouse.org. After breakfast enjoy a free egg hunt in Robbins Park. The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St.
Pancakes and Pajamas, 9:30 a.m. April 19, La Grange
The whole family is invited for a pancake breakfast, a pajama contest, an Easter egg hunt and crafts. First Congregational Church of La Grange, 100 S. 6th Ave.
Bunny Brunch, 9:30 a.m. April 19, Western Springs
A family-friendly event that includes brunch, Easter activities and the Easter bunny. Presbyterian Church of Western Springs, 5250 Wolf Road.
Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30 a.m, April 19, Hinsdale
Hunt for candy-filled eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. The event includes crafts and entertainment for the whole family. Egg hunt for ages 11 and younger. Bring a basket. Robbins Park, West Seventh Street and South Vine Street. Free.
Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m. April 12, Oakbrook Terrace
Bring a canine friend to the park to search for doggie treats. There will be prizes, treats and much more. Dogs must be leashed and wearing a collar with tags at all times. All ages welcome; registration required. Terrace View Park, 1 Parkview Plaza. $5 per dog.
Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. April 12, Oakbrook Terrace
Children have the opportunity to stuff their Easter baskets with eggs that contain tons of prizes. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance to take pictures with participants. Registration required. Terrace View Park, 1 Parkview Plaza. $5.
Bunny Breakfast, 10:30 a.m. April 12, Oakbrook Terrace
Activities will be moved indoors at the completion of the Easter Egg Hunt. Take a picture with the bunny and enjoy some Easter-themed activities. Breakfast will be served. All ages are welcome. Oakbrook Terrace Fitness Center, 1 Parkview Plaza. $15-$20; free for kids 2 and under.
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