Hippity Hoppity! Easter is on its way and everybody's favorite bunny is hopping on down to Chicago. It's time to put on your bonnet and smile for a fun picture with Peter Cottontail, or even better, join him for brunch or discover the colorful eggs his hidden around the Lincoln Park Zoo. Here are five of the best places to find the Easter Bunny in Chicago.
Hoppy Easter Extravaganza at Dylan's Candy BarStart your Easter celebrations early on Sunday, March 20, with a sweet bash at Dylan’s Candy Bar, one of Chicago's best candy emporiums. Make Easter-themed crafts, play fun games and even have your picture taken with Chocolate the Bunny, then go crazy and grab a full pound of candy to take home and enjoy.
Where: 445 N. Michigan Ave.
When: Sunday, March 20, 9:30-11am
RSVP: Purchase tickets online at giltcity.com/chicago/dylanscandybar
The Lincoln Park Zoo Egg-stravaganza
Join the animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo for an egg-cellent Easter weekend celebration featuring a delicious full breakfast with the Easter Bunny, spring-themed crafts and a fun egg hunt. While you're there, you'll also enjoy visits with your favorite animal friends and complimentary rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure.
When: Saturday, March 26, 8am-1pm
Where: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St.
RSVP: All tickets are available for purchase at lpzoo.org/events
Note: Tickets will not be available at the door on day of event; This event is rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable.
More info online at lpzoo.org/easter-egg-stravaganza
Brunching with Bunny at The Langham Chicago
This is one of the fanciest bunny brunches in town and is a splurge you won’t forget. While you indulge in a decadent brunch spread, with options including a bountiful ocean seafood station, a caving station and a Bloody Mary bar, a live jazz band will keep the festivities hopping. The Easter Bunny will present at each seating, and a kids will enjoy a live magician and balloon animal artist.Where: 330 N. Wabash
When: Sunday, March 27, with seatings at 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 3pm
More info online at langhamhotels.com
Elegant Easter Brunch with the Bunny at The Drake Hotel
Celebrate Easter at the Drake Hotel’s Gold Coast Ballroom, where you’ll be serenaded with live music by the Steve Biossat Trio as you enjoy the swanky hotel’s signature brunch. Step into the Drake Room for face painting, caricatures and balloon twisting, as well as photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Kids ages 5 and under dine free.
When: Sunday, March 27; 10am-3pm, with seatings every half hour
Where: 140 E. Walton Pl.
RSVP: 312-787-2200 or email Shaun.Rajah@hilton.com
More info online at thedrakehotel.com
Brunch Cruise with the Bunny on the Odyssey
Hop aboard the Odyssey, Chicago's very own luxury ship, for a delicious brunch with the Easter Bunny. Twirl around on the dance floor, catch a photo opp with the Easter Bunny and take in the scenic Chicago skyline views.
When: Sunday, March 27; 12:15pm boarding; cruise lasts from 1pm-3pm
Where: Docks at Navy Pier
More info online at odyssey.com