Spending Easter in Chicago this year? Grab your baskets, grab the kids, and get ready to search high and low for eggs, run onto Soldier Field, enjoy a delightful Easter brunch cruise or simply take advantage of a fun photo opp with the Easter Bunny. Here are three ways to celebrate Easter in Chicago with kids.
The Soldier Field Egg-Stravaganza (Sat., 4/12)
Step onto the playing field and test your candy-catching skills at Chicago's historic Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. The annual Soldier Field Egg-stravaganza is open to all kids ages 10 years and younger and parents fans are welcome to cheer from the sidelines. All the play-by-play action will be broadcast on the stadium's two super-sized 23' x 82' video screens. The South Courtyard will host a spring festival featuring large inflatables for all ages, face painters, a balloon artist, the Radio Disney Road Crew Show and much more from 9-11AM.
While the 10AM candy grab is free for all, before the candy grab, children will also have the opportunity to have breakfast with the Easter bunny and take photos at Soldier Field's United Club from 8:30 - 10AM.
Admission to the breakfast is $19 for adults, $13 for children under age 10, and free for children under age 3 with a paying adult. Reservations are required; call 312-235-7162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests are asked to park in the Waldron Garage for $10 and to enter the stadium on the south end at Gate O. For more information, call 312-235-7000 or visit soldierfield.net.
The Lincoln Park Zoo Egg-Stravaganza (Sat., 4/19)
Join the animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo for an egg-cellent Easter celebration featuring delicious treats, visits with the Easter Bunny, spring-themed crafts and a fun egg hunt. Weather permitting, guests will also enjoy free carousel and train rides! The fun begins on Saturday, April 19 at 8:30 a.m. Admission for adults and kids ages 12 and older is $20 ($15 for zoo members); ages 2-12: $40 ($35 for zoo members); Babies 1 and under are free! For more information, please call 312-742-2000 or visit lpzoo.org/events/calendar/easter-egg-stravaganza
Brunch Cruise with the Bunny on the Odyssey (Sun., 4/20, 12:15 p.m.)
Hop aboard the Odyssey, Chicago's very own luxury ship, for a delicious brunch with the Easter Bunny. The Odyssey sets sail at 12:15 p.m. from Navy Pier. On board, you'll have a chance to twirl around on the dance floor, catch a photo opp with the Easter Bunny and take in the scenic Chicago skyline views. To reserve your seats, call 866-305-2469 or visit odyssey.com.