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Chicago’s Ultimate Easter Guide

By Urbanmatter Chicago @UMatterChicago

The onset of Spring means that Easter celebrations are on the horizon. Have you made plans yet? If not, there are countless things to do in the city. Whether you want to feast your way through a delicious brunch buffet or try your shot at filling a basket to the brim at an egg hunt, we’ve got you covered.

Check out everything that’s going on for Easter in Chicago.

Easter Brunch & Dinner

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Macy’s Bunny Brunch: Enjoy brunch at the Walnut Room at Macy’s on State on Saturday, April 8 and Saturday, April 15.

Easter Brunch at Pinstripes: Take your pick of carved prime rib, fresh seafood, waffles, made-to-order omelettes, salads, desserts and more on Sunday, April 16 from 9:30am – 3pm for $34, which includes one mimosa.

Easter Ticket Hunt at Revival Food Hall: Instead of eggs, search for concert tickets and restaurant gift cards from venues around Chicago, now until April 15.

Easter Brunch Buffet at Primehouse: Enjoy paczkis, herb roasted leg of lamb, maple chicken sausage, Greek yogurt and granola and more for $65 per person from 11am – 3pm on Easter Sunday.

Brunching in Baja at Dos Urban Cantina: Take an Easter vacation with Baja fish tacos, chilaquiles, Concha french toast, Choriqueso Quiche, and more from 10am – 2pm on Easter Sunday.

Easter Brunch Specials at Old Town Social: Enjoy Croque Madams with ham, breakfast burritos, and waffle sliders, while building your own bloody at the 99-ingredient Bloody Mary bar from 11am – 3pm on Easter Sunday.

Lamb Burgers at The Promontory: The Lamb Burger is back for Easter Sunday only, available during brunch and dinner for $16.

Easter Champagne Brunch at RM Champagne Salon: Treat yourself to strawberry champagne donuts, cherry pecan scones, bourbon sticky buns, Quich Lorraine, and a two-egg breakfast from 11am – 4pm on Easter Sunday.

Easter Brunch Under the Chandeliers at Nellcôte: The restaurant is hosting a special brunch menu, a pasty plate, and afternoon favorites like margherita and sunnyside-up pizzas from 11am – 4pm on Easter Sunday.

Rabbit Caldo Verde at Saint Lou’s Assembly: The chef is specially preparing this Portuguese dish with rabbit on Easter Sunday.

Easter Egg Hunts & Painting

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Easter Celebration at The Shops at Roosevelt Collection:  Go on an egg hunt, a candy hop from store-to-store, make arts and crafts, and meet with the Easter bunny on Saturday, April 8 from 10am – 2pm (free).

Easter Egg Dyeing Workshop at The Paintbrush: Design and take home your own Easter eggs on Sunday, April 9 from 1:30pm – 3pm and 3:30 – 5pm.

Easter Egg-stravaganza at Lincoln Park Zoo: Enjoy egg hunts, arts and crafts, an Easter bunny meet-and-greet and a brunch buffet on Saturday, April 15 from 8am – 1pm.

Eggstravaganza at Northcenter: Go on an egg scavenger hunt at various Northcenter businesses, followed by a party with the Easter Bunny and refreshments from 10am – 1pm on Saturday, April 15.

Easter Party at Kid City: Meet the Easter Bunny, join an egg hunt, and enjoy pizza, snacks, and crafts at Kid City in West Town on Sunday, April 9 from 1pm – 3:30pm.

Easter Egg Hunt at Pinstripes Chicago: Look for colorful eggs and win fun prizes for $5 on Sunday, April 16 from 9:30am – 10am, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society.

Chicago Park District Egg Hunts:

  • The Great Chicago Egg Hunt at Maggie Daley: April 14 from 10am – 2pm
  • Egg Hunt at Taylor-Lauridsen: April 7 from 5:30 – 7pm
  • Egg Hunt at Sheridan: April 8 from 10am – 12pm
  • Egg Hunt at Pasteur: April from 11am – 1pm
  • Lunch with Bunny at Hale: April 13 from 11am – 2pm
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Ken-Well: April 14 from 12pm – 2pm
  • Egg Hunt at Commercial: April 15 from 10am – 11am
  • Egg Hunt at Skinner: April 15 from 10am – 1pm
  • Egg Hunt at Cragin: April 15 from 11am – 1pm
  • Lunch with Bunny at Horner: April 15 from 11am – 1pm
  • Egg Hunt at Palmer: April 15 from 12pm – 2pm
  • Meet and Greet with “The Bunny” at Smith Playlot: April 15 from 12pm – 4pm
  • Egg Hunt in the Pool at Sheridan: April 7 from 5pm – 7pm
  • Flashlight Egg Hunt at Sheridan: April 7 from 8pm – 10pm
  • Egg Hunt at Mayfair: April 8 from 10:15am – 11:30am
  • Egg-stravaganza at Blackhawk: April 8 from 11am – 1pm
  • Easter Arts & Crafts at McKinley: April 15 from 10am – 12pm
  • Egg Hunt at Haas: April 15 from 10am – 10:30am, 11am – 11:30am
  • Egg Hunt at Armour Square: April 15 from 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Mr. Hippity Hop at Loyola: April 15 from 11am – 12pm
  • Hop Into Spring at Park 571: April 15 from 12pm – 2pm
  • Doggie Egg Hunt at Horner: April 15 from 1pm – 3pm

Other Fun Stuff

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Photo Credit: Bunny Rock 5k

Bunny Rock 5k Run/Walk: Meet other runners at 9am at Montrose Harbor for a festive 5k set to 80s music, followed by an egg hunt on Saturday, April 15.

Hop on the Bunny Train at Chicago French Market: Travel on an Easter-themed train around the French Market from 11am – 2pm, then meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs on Saturday, April 15 (free).

Easter Celebration Aboard Odyssey: Enjoy an Easter cruise that includes dinner and music on Sunday, April 16.

Community Clean-Up: Join the Thalia Hall staff and St. Procopius Church on Sunday, April 9 to help clean up the neighborhood, followed by an egg hunt and prizes.

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