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Easter Events for Kids in Chicago

Updated on August 3, 2015
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Rose is a full-time freelance writer who frequently writes about education, special education, DIY projects, food, Milwaukee, and more.


This Easter think about getting out in Chicago with your family for a fun event that everyone will enjoy. There are a number of options throughout both the city and the suburbs. Chicago has something for every family. Check out Easter bunny breakfasts, Easter egg hunts, egg decorating sessions and more as well as family friendly restaurants with Easter brunch, lunch, and dinner specials.

Easter Egg Hunt Tradition & AWESOME Prize Basket

Easter egg hunt.
Easter egg hunt. | Source

Addison Park District

2015 Events

Teens' Flashlight Egg Hunt. Friday, March 27. Search by flashlight for eggs. You win a prize if you find the golden egg. Register by March 26.

Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast. Saturday, March 28. Breakfast: 8:00 to 11:30 a.m., Easter bunny photos: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m, Easter egg hunt: 10:30 a.m.

The all you can eat pancake breakfast features pancakes, sausage, and beverages. The Easter egg hunt is open to children ages 10 and younger and is free for participants.

Alsip Park District

2015 Events

  • Flashlight Egg Hunt. Friday, March 27, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sears Park at 123rd & Trumbul. Participants will have a chance to hunt for candy, plastic eggs, and glow-in-the-dark items. Register early. Don't forget to bring a flashlight and a basket and to dress accordingly for the weather.
  • Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 28, 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Park. The hunt is geared for children ages 11 and under. They will be split into age appropriate groups for the hunt.
  • Easter Bunny Breakfast. Saturday, March 28, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m, ARC/Gymnasium After the egg hunt, join the Easter bunny for a breakfast buffet and Easter activities. $6 for residents, $9 for non-residents.Pre-registration is required. The deadline is March 14 or until the event is fill.

Chicago French Market
Chicago French Market | Source

Chicago French Market

2015 Event: Saturday, April 4, free

Don't miss the opportunity to take a ride on the Bunny Train between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and enjoy all of the sights at the market. The Easter Egg Hunt takes place at 1:30 p.m. Eggs filled with candy and toy surprises will be hidden at over 30 different market vendor stalls. The Easter bunny will be circulating the market throughout the day. Take advantage of market-wide tastings all day on Easter.

Oakbrook Terrace Park District

2015 events: All of these events take place on Saturday, March 28. Pre-registration is required for both of the egg hunts. For more information, visit the park district website linked on the right or call (630) 627-6100.

  • Doggy Easter Egg Hunt, 9:00 a.m., Terrace View Park. The dogs will be searching for doggy treats. There will be treats, prizes, and more. All dogs must be on leashes and wearing collars during the entire event.
  • Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m. Many of the eggs in the hunt contain prizes. The Easter bunny will be making an appearance at the hunt. Don't forget to bring your own basket.
  • Bunny Breakfast, 10:30-11:30 a.m. After the egg hunt is over, the festivities will move inside. Everyone can enjoy pancakes and sausage while spending more time with the Easter bunny.

Kooky Kids

Kooky Kids, a locally-owned children's boutique, is hosting the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 21 and 28 and April 4, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Photos are free and no purchase is necessary.

A markerKooky Kids -
520 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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3rd floor of the Northbridge Mall

Old Orchard

2015 Event: Spring Garden Party, April 4

The main event features an egg hunt, cotton candy, face painting, a petting zoo, a live performance with Miss Jamie's Farm, and a visit from the Easter bunny. The festivities take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the north end of Old Orchard near Bloomingdale's and the PlaySpace. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. General admission check-in will be just outside of Banana Republic with egg hunt check-in is near Bloomingdale's.

After the main event, there will be at Rooftop VIP party from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Admission is $15 per person. Children under 2 years of age get in for free. All children must attend with an adult. The party includes a light lunch, beverages, smoothies from Peeled Juice Bar, and a live magician. Check-in for the Rooftop party is near Athleta.

Schaumburg Park District

2015 Events

  • Family Egg Decorating Night, Thursday, March 26, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bock Neighborhood Center. Bring your whole family and a dozen hard-boiled eggs. The egg decorated supplies will be provided. Participants can enjoy a flashlight egg hunt in the park while the eggs dry. ($7 for residents, $9 for non-residents)
  • Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 28, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley. Hunt for Easter eggs in a gorgeous wooded environment near Merkle Cabin. Participants will also have a chance to dye their eggs. Ages 3 and up. ($15 for residents, $20 for non-residents)
  • Bunny Bash, Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Community Recreation Center. The event features both indoor and outdoor activities including photos with the Easter bunny, egg hunts, craft projects, games, concessions, moon bounces, a petting zoo, and pony rides. (Pre-registration: $12 per child, day of registration: $15 per child. Parents and children age 1 and under get in for free. Includes everything but concessions.)
  • Chocolate Bunny Building, Sunday, March 24, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley. Parents must attend with registered children. The fee includes both the parent and a child. Geared for ages 5 through 8. ($12 for residents, $18 for non-residents)
  • Bunny Visits, Tuesday, March 31, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Arrange for the Easter bunny to make a special surprise visit to your own home. Families can opt to leave a basket of gifts on their front porches for the bunny to bring inside. The bunny visit will last approximately five minutes. Pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is March 30 at 5:00 p.m. or whenever the bunny's schedule is full.
  • Bunnies, Chicks, and Eggs, Oh My. Thursday, April 2 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Community Recreation Center. Children can make a craft with the Easter bunny and his friends, participate in an egg hunt and enjoy treats, games, and free play. Geared toward ages 3 to 6. $10 for residents, $15 for non-residents.

The Drake Hotel holds an annual brunch in the Gold Coast Ballroom.
The Drake Hotel holds an annual brunch in the Gold Coast Ballroom. | Source
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A markerPrairie Grass Cafe -
601 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA
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B markerElate -
111 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
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C markerDrake Bros': Drake Hotel -
140 East Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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Dollar store Easter crafts


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    • randomcreative profile image

      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Very nice! Yes, for sure. :)

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image

      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I went to Chicago the year before last. Cool place!

      It looks like there's so many fun things to do for Easter celebration. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • randomcreative profile image

      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      That's great, Carol! Thanks. :)

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I lived in Chicago many, many years ago so this was fun to read. Great job as always...

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      If you're ever back that way, hopefully you'll get the opportunity. It's a neat area.

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Guess I didn't make it there - thanks!

    • randomcreative profile image

      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      It's from Millennium Park. :)

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Where is that first photo? I've only been to Chicago twice, but I'd like to think I'd remember such a crazy structure!