Your Chicago guide to Easter


Top Five Last-Minute Easter Ideas
in no particular order

With Easter just around the corner, it’s not too late to come up with some great plans. Lucky for us, Chicagoland has so much to offer – from famous Easter brunches to all sorts of family activities you could enjoy with the kids, or your loved ones.

Below are gathered those we feel are worth checking out. Have a happy and fun Easter!

What: Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Where: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago 60614

When: March 31, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Cost: Ages 13 and up $25; Ages 1-12 $35 (31.50 for members)

Celebrate Easter weekend at the zoo with a basket full of fun activities! Highlights include breakfast buffet, photos with the Easter bunny, multiple egg hunts for different age groups, free rides on the AT&T Endangered, craft making, as well as Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure.

What: Light The Night Community Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Praise Chapel Chicago, 3517 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60651

When: March 30, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Light the Easter night with this special Egg Hunt suitable for all ages! Enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo with pony rides, 5,000 eggs and variety of concessions (cash only).

What: Annual Easter Brunch

Where: Cindy’s Rooftop, 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

When: April 1, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

If you’ve never had brunch at Cindy’s Rooftop, there’s no better time than Easter. The rooftop of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel features a brunch menu with steak and eggs, quiche, chilaquiles, and much more. A special “Annual Easter Brunch” will be hosted at the White City Ballroom, located in the same building. If you’re bringing the little ones along, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is hosting a series events inspired by the Peter Cottontail stories. That will free you up to take advantage of Cindy’s considerable cocktail menu.

What: Easter Egg Brunch Chicago Botanic Garden

Where: 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022

When: April 1, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

There are meals galore around town celebrating Easter, however the festive Easter brunch at the Chicago Botanic Garden combines a number of spring traditions in one beautiful setting. Savor breakfast pastries, salads, classic breakfast items, a carving station and Chef’s Choice desserts. The Garden Delight Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Cranberry Champagne Cocktails (extra charge) will take the edge off if the kids are getting squirrely. Gather the baskets and head to Krasberg Rose Garden after brunch for an Easter egg hunt then explore the vivid colors and spring blooms. Consider booking a family portrait session with an award-wining photographer on site.

What: Bunny Photo Experience @ Woodfield Mall

Where: 5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL 60173

When: March 31, 10 am – 9 pm

Simon®, a global leader in retail real estate, is hosting its annual Easter celebration festivities at Woodfield Mall, offering families the chance to participate in traditional and unique seasonal events. One of the highlights is Bunny Photo Experience, open during all mall hours, will allow kids the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion. Families can save time and avoid the line with Bunny by Appointment, reserving magical moments with Bunny online at




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