Find a local Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Brunch, etc.

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parade, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in Essex County, New Jersey?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of those in Essex County, New Jersey, sorted by county. ALWAYS either see their website or call before you go to confirm the info, there are often last minute changes which they do not report to us!  If you have missed the Easter egg hunts in your area (or they were canceled), see this page about how to easily have your own backyard or local park Easter egg hunt.

If you know of one we missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!      There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.  

Updates for December 2023

Easter egg hunts are back! I'm updating the info every day. Unfortunately MOST wait until the last minute (often just a few days before) to publish their dates, times and details. I'm updating their information daily as it comes in., but there are thousands yet to check. When we CONFIRM an event for 2023, the date will be highlighted in pink, like this passage to make them easy to find as you scroll down the page. Orange highlights means it was definitely held last year, but we have not yet been able to confirm it for this year.

RELATED: You may also want to go to a local farm to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables; strawberries start very soon in most areas! Farms will be open, and it's quite safe out in a field, where people are not close to each other!
And if you are looking to save money on children's clothes, toys, books, etc, find a local children's consignment sale, also often held by churches in the Spring and Fall, click here!

ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute cancellations, postponements or changes to locations due to weather (like heavy rains) or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year. Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, or simply never respond to email, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, Facebook pages and calendars. Besides egg hunts, there are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!
If you need to add your egg hunt or update your existing information, click on these links.


Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings

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Essex County

  • Easter Bunny Express- train ride,
    The Easter Bunny Express departs the Whippany station, Whippany, NJ. Phone: (973) 887-8177. Email: Event date and time:  The Easter Bunny Express departs the Whippany station on Saturday, a week before Easter AND also that Sunday AND the Saturday right before Easter at  1pm, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM, All trains run rain, snow or shine. We invite you to celebrate the return of Spring! Bring the kids, join in the fun and hop aboard the Easter Bunny's favorite train ride! Climb aboard our Historic Diesel-powered "Springtime Streamliner" as it rolls along the Historic route of the Morristown & Erie Railway. The Easter Bunny will be on board greeting everyone and handing out holiday treats for the kids. For more information, visit our online ticket sales website, e-mail us at or call our recorded voicemail box. See you soon!     
  • Skyline Church Bloomfield - Easter Egg Hunt
    Pulaski Park, Bloomfield, NJ. Email: Event date and time: When we checked last, there was no update for 2023 yet on their website - so CHECK IT AGAIN YOURSELF, it may or may not be held in 2023, if they DO hold it, based on past years, it would likely be on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 10 am to 1pm. Free. This Easter Egg Hunt is free for all and has games, face painting and bounce houses. The gates open at 10:00am and the hunt starts at 11:30am. We have over 10,000 eggs to be found. We provide a separate hunt area for special needs children who attend. It is held in a separate area so they can hunt without as much noise or pressure of so many other children. You must get a free ticket for every person in your party to attend the event. Click the Registration button below and use the password skylinehunt2018. We can't wait to see you there! We’ve got FREE games, crafts, and face painting. Bring your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny for you and your family to enjoy! We’ll be getting started at 10am and going till noon with the hunt starting at 11am! Bring your families, invite your friends and let’s share an amazing day together. The actual egg hunts will be divided by age groups. There will also be a separate egg hunt for families of children with special needs.**  This year you can also PRE-REGISTER your family on their website. 
  • Redeemer Montclair Easter Egg Hunt -
    Deleted by request of the church. Fear not, there are plenty of others in the are, See above!

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Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings