20+ Ways To Celebrate Easter In Philadelphia This Weekend

Look forward to bunny bowling, parade promenading, egg hunt battles and brunches galore...

Eggs Benedict or egg hunt — how will you spend your Easter Sunday morning?

From multi-course brunches to competitive kiddo egg hunts, plenty of egg-celent events are set to unfold in Philadelphia this Easter.

This year marks the 86th edition of the annual Easter Promenade down South Street, along with other holiday traditions like Easter at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Meanwhile, Reading Terminal Market will host its first-ever egg hunt, and restaurants all over the city will serve up special Easter brunch menus for fueling up before or after events.

Read on for our top picks for Easter happenings in Philadelphia.

86th Easter Promenade

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Find Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail parading down South Street during the 86th annual Easter Promenade. The Sunday afternoon soiree also brings live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band, a Bunny Hop performance and treats for the kiddos.

86th Easter Promenade

When:Sunday, April 16, 12:30 p.m.
Where:86th Easter Promenade, Passyunk Avenue and South Street to 2nd and South streets
Cost:Free

www.southstreet.com

Great Reading Terminal Market Easter Egg Hunt

Reading Terminal MarketPhoto By J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia

Reading Terminal Market is one of the greatest public markets in the U.S., and this Saturday, it's celebrating Easter in a big way. Throughout the entire market, colorful eggs will be hidden as part of Reading Terminal's first Easter egg hunt, designed for those ages 11 years old and younger. Families can look forward to egg dying and storytelling sessions, too.

Great Reading Terminal Market Easter Egg Hunt

When:Saturday, April 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where:Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street
Cost:Free

www.readingterminalmarket.org

The Great Egg Hunt in Franklin Square

The Easter Bunny is planning a visit to Franklin Square this weekend to drop off a few candy-filled surprises for the kiddos. On Saturday, those ages 10 years and below are invited to join in the park's annual egg hunt. Registration for the free event begins at 10 a.m., so arrive early to ensure a spot.

The Great Egg Hunt in Franklin Square

When:Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where:Franklin Square, 200 6th Street
Cost:Free (registration required)

www.historicphiladelphia.org

Easter at the Philadelphia Zoo

Tickets are going fast for the Philadelphia Zoo's Easter celebration, featuring a brunch buffet, an egg hunt and photo session with the Easter Bunny. Act fast if you want to spend Easter among bunnies, bears, lions and other fascinating animals that call the zoo home.

Easter at the Philadelphia Zoo

When:Sunday, April 16, 9:30-11 a.m.
Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue
Cost:$32.99 for those 12 years old and up, $27.99 for those 2-11 years old

www.philadelphiazoo.org

Special Dawn & Evening Openings at the Skyspace on Easter Sunday

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Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting will open its doors — and its ceiling — twice on Easter Sunday for two special showings of contemporary light artist James Turrell's Skyspace. The permanent exhibition creates a 50-minute light-driven experience that harnesses the power of the sunrise and sunset.

Special Dawn & Evening Openings at the Skyspace on Easter Sunday

When:Sunday, April 16, 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Where:Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, 20 East Mermaid Lane
Cost:Pay what you want

www.chestnuthillskyspace.org

Bowling with the Easter Bunny at Revolutions

Strike up some Easter fun at Revolutions, which is hosting a special celebratory Saturday afternoon of bowling, egg hunting and more. An Easter lunch will also be available — as will selfie opps with Mr. Cottontail.

Bowling with the Easter Bunny at Revolutions

When:Saturday, April 15, 12-3 p.m.
Where:Revolutions at Penn Treaty, 1009 Canal Street
Cost:$15

penntreaty.revolutionsbowl.com

Spirit of Philadelphia Easter Weekend Cruises

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Spend Easter dining on the Delaware River with the Spirit of Philadelphia's celebratory cruises. Take your pick between brunch or dinner, both of which are accompanied by live entertainment, a narrated tour, awesome riverside views and, of course, special appearances by the Easter Bunny.

Spirit of Philadelphia Easter Weekend Cruises

When:Sunday, April 16, 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Where:Penn's Landing (Departure Point), 101 Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$73.90 plus tax and tip

www.spiritofphiladelphia.com

Awbury Arboretum Easter Egg Hunt

The picturesque Awbury Arboretum hosts a free Easter egg hunt across its beautiful, verdant grounds. Children need simply to show up with a basket or bag and be prepared to run around!

Awbury Arboretum Easter Egg Hunt

When:Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.-noon
Where:Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Road
Cost:Free

www.awbury.org

EASTER BRUNCH

Osteria

This Easter, Osteria will host a special brunch full of Italian classics and brunch favorites. Highlights include lobster and eggs with dill, "Eggs in Purgatory" with spinach, pancetta, spicy tomato sauce and charred polenta and buttermilk pancakes topped with a blueberry and elderflower preserve.

Osteria

When:Sunday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where:Osteria, 640 N. Broad Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.osteriaphilly.com

Sofitel Philadelphia

Every year, Sofitel Philadelphia hosts a lavish Easter spread. This year, diners can look forward to a raw bar, ham and prime rib carving station, an array of entree and dessert options and a glass of bubbly.

Sofitel Philadelphia

When:Sunday, April 16
Where:Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 S. 17th Street
Cost:$59

www.sofitel-philadelphia.com/

Ela

Score a delicious three-course meal at Ela this Easter, featuring dishes like house-smoked salmon on rye with red onion jam, salted toffee sticky buns with smoked raisins, peanuts and bacon and breakfast gnocchi with chicken sausage. And for dessert? How about warm cookie dough with vanilla ice cream and cookie crackers?

Ela

When:Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where:Ela, 627 S. 3rd Street
Cost:$25

www.elaphilly.com

The Little Lion

Not far from the start of the Easter Promenade parade, The Little Lion will serve up a special Easter buffet. Find glazed ham, buffalo chicken and biscuits, red velvet French toast, an eggs Benedict station and more.

The Little Lion

When:Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:The Little Lion, 243 Chestnut Street
Cost:$35 per adult, $15 for children 12 years old and under, free for those 6 years old and under

thelittlelionphilly.com

Whetstone Tavern

Bottomless mimosas, anyone? Whetstone Tavern hosts a special $25 brunch this Sunday featuring all the mimosas you could ever want along with breakfast classics bestowed with a twist, like Guanciale with a poached egg and bagel chips made from Philly Style Bagels and chilaquiles with Straciatella.

Whetstone Tavern

When:Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:Whetstone Tavern, 700 S. 5th Street
Cost:$25

www.whetstonetavern.com

Bud & Marilyn’s

Bud & Marilyn's soulful, retro-inspired menu will see a few special additions for Easter brunch. Head over to enjoy a hearty meal paired with one of the restaurant's signature cocktails.

Bud & Marilyn’s

When:Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:Bud & Marilyn's, 1234 Locust Street
Cost:Pay as you go

budandmarilyns.com

Moshulu

Hop aboard the Moshulu to spend Easter dining on the Delaware River. The restaurant is set to host a special buffet full of breakfast bakclassics, carving stations and desserts galore.

Moshulu

When:Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:Moshulu, 401 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$55 for adults, $25 for children ages 2-12 years old

www.moshulu.com

Urban Farmer

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Urban Farmer has a full feast planned for its Easter Sunday brunch. Find a range of food items in the following designated categories: finger sandwiches, hot entrees, chilled bites, soup and salad, cheese and chacuterie, omelettes, on the grill and dessert. Afterward, the restaurant will host an egg hunt and other family-oriented activities.

Urban Farmer

When:Sunday, April 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:Urban Farmer, 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$75 for adults, $22 for children 10 years old and under

www.urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com

Bridget Foy’s

Situated at 2nd and South streets, Bridget Foy's offers prime views of the Easter Promenade parade. Take in the spectacle while enjoying decadent dishes like ham with scalloped potatoes and red velvet donuts.

Bridget Foy’s

When:Sunday, April 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:Bridget Foy's, 200 South Street, Philadelphia
Cost:Pay as you go

www.bridgetfoys.com

Russet

Enjoy an a la carte menu on Russet comprised of baked French toast with maple whipped cream, braised baby lamb with Tuscan kale, green garlic and herbs and other sweet and savory delights.

Russet

When:Sunday, April 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where:Russet, 1521 Spruce Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.russetphilly.com

Davio's Philadelphia

Wake up with filet mignon at Davio's Philadelphia, which is hosting a special a la carte Easter menu on Sunday. Other decadent dishes include a lump crab cake Benedict and a bacon-infused frittata.

Davio's Philadelphia

When:Sunday, April 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:Davio's Philadelphia, 111 S. 17th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.davios.com

White Dog Cafe

White Dog Cafe is churning out some special additions on Easter on top of its seasonal menu filled with local ingredients. The restaurant focuses heavily on sustainability and sources produce and seafood from farms, ranches and fisheries all within 50 miles.

White Dog Cafe

When:Sunday, April 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:White Dog Cafe, 3420 Sansom Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.whitedog.com

Fine Palate

Rittenhouse Square's Fine Palate has an array of tasty Easter specials in store for this Sunday. Will you choose the coconut custard French toast, herb-crusted leg of lamb or potato galette with smoked salmon, crème frâiche and caviar?

Fine Palate

When:Sunday, April 16, 11-3:30 p.m.
Where:Fine Palate, 231 S. 15th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.finepalategroup.com

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