Easter is coming early this year, and Philadelphia is celebrating with dinners, brunches, Easter egg hunts, and parties. Whether you’re looking for a nice, quiet evening or an exciting day out with the kids, there’s something for everyone in in the city this year. Check out these Easter events in Philly and celebrate this fun spring holiday your way.
Lunch with the Easter Bunny
Glen Foerd on the Delaware
5001 Grant Ave, Far Northeast Philadelphia
Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m.
Enjoy a light lunch at the historic estate of Glen Foerd on the Delaware, then snap a photo with the guest of honor: the Easter Bunny himself. Tickets are $20 per person.
Easter Workshop and Egg Hunt
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave, South Philadelphia
Sunday, March 24, 2-4 p.m.
Easter in Sweden is similar to Halloween in America, with children dressing in costumes such as “Easter witches.” This year, your kids can put on their own Easter witch costumes and enjoy making Easter crafts, face painting, and an egg hunt at the American Swedish Historical Museum. Tickets are free for museum members and children under two years old; $8 for non-members.
Stenton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
4601 N 18th St, North Philadelphia
Saturday, March 30, 1 p.m.
Visit the historic Stenton estate for a day of Easter fun for the whole family. Children can fill their own baskets with eggs and chocolate goodies at the Easter egg hunt, then dye eggs with all natural dyes made from flowers, vegetables, and animal products. Enjoy fun games and crafts too. This event is FREE to the public, but donations are appreciated.
Easter Lunch and Dinner Cruises
Spirit of Philadelphia
Departing from Penn’s Landing
Sunday, March 31, 12:30 or 5 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious meal while you cruise around Philadelphia on the beautiful Spirit. Choose your lunch or dinner from a Grande Buffet, celebrate with music and dancing, and take in the dazzling sites in a magical nautical setting. Tickets start at $49.90 for adults and $29.95 for children 12 and under.
OpenTable Easter Brunch Specials
Sunday, March 31
Several fine Philadelphia restaurants have partnered with OpenTable.com to offer Easter Sunday brunch specials. Participating restaurants include Bourbon Blue in Manayunk, Fork in Old City, M in Washington Square, Popi’s in South Philly, and many more. Best of all, you can conveniently make your reservations online at OpenTable.com.