Miami's packed with family-friendly Easter activities
Miami has plenty to do this Easter weekend, March 30 - April 1. Whether you’re looking for a tasty Easter brunch, a sunrise church service, an Easter egg hunt or the Easter Bunny itself, Miami is full of family-friendly things to do during this pastel-splashed holiday.
Family-Friendly Easter Egg Hunts
Easter means three things: Easter baskets, the Easter Bunny, and egg hunts. This Easter, grab the whole family and combine all three at some of the Miami's coolest eggstravaganzas.
Egg Safari Presented by Nicklaus Children's Hospital at Zoo Miami
Head to Zoo Miami with your kids 12 and under for its Egg Safari, the greenest Easter egg hunt you will find. Here the little ones can hunt for more than 100,000 eco-friendly, 100-percent biodegradable eggs, all filled with palm oil-free and sustainable palm oil candy. On top of that, they can take pictures with the Easter Bunny, play games, win prizes, and watch zoo animals search for their own special holiday treats as well. Egg Safari entry is included with the zoo admission and zoo membership. Start the hunt early at 10 a.m. Adult admission tickets are $22.95 and kids get in for $18.95. Children 2 and younger are free, so bring the whole family.
Bunny Palooza at the Miami Seaquarium
At Miami Seaquarium, celebrate the holiday with Bunny Palooza, a fun-filled Easter festival with egg hunts, rides, slides, five acres of bounce houses, Kids Foam Zone, the Easter Bunny and the largest Easter parade in South Florida. Taking place all Easter weekend, this event will run from Friday, March 30 to Sunday April 1, 2018. Get your tickets in advance and save at $24.75 for both adults and children.
The Little Farm Annual Charity Egg Hunt
Want to fuse your Easter holiday with a good cause? On Saturday, March 31 The Little Farm will celebrate Easter with its Annual Charity Egg Hunt. Divided into two-hour increments, beginning at 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., this hunt will thrill your kids with a petting farm, pony rides, a farm tour and an Easter egg hunt. You can buy hot dogs, chips and soda there or bring your own snacks. Reservations are required, and entry is priced at $20 per child and $10 per adult. Bring your camera and a container or decked out basket to hold all your family’s collected eggs.
Easter Eggstravaganza and Parade at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo
The Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo hosts a variety of family-friendly indoor and outdoor events, with an Easter Egg Hunt on April 1st and the parade starting at 4 p.m. There will also be an ice show, a circus and so much more. It's the largest fair in Florida and includes more than 90 carnival rides, livestock and agricultural competitions, live concerts and more. Tickets start at $12.
Spring Eggstravaganza at North Shore Open Space Park
Easter comes a little early on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at North Shore Park in North Beach. Join in on the Spring Eggstravanganza fun at the annual spring fest where you and your clan can embrace arts and crafts or photos with the Easter Bunny. The free Easter egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. for children 10 years old and younger. There will also be carnival rides and refreshments for sale to keep everyone high on thrills and treats.
Take Home Easter Memories
Bunnyville at the Dolphin Mall
It's Easter at Miami's Dolphin Mall, where you can not only buy an Easter bonnet for your baby, but you can also pose them in it with the Easter Bunny for a memorable photo that will make grandma smile. This Easter, join in on the fun with face painting, balloon artists, and a chance to spin and win some cool prizes March 9 - 31, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stop by Kona Grill while you're at the mall and enjoy an Easter brunch the whole gang will love. Try the Mauna Kea Sunrise, Banana Pancakes, King Eggs Florentine and Peanut Butter Torte - all available Easter Sunday only.
Your pet's photo with the Easter Bunny at the Mall
What's better than a photo of your furry best friend? Your furry best friend with the Easter Bunny, of course! On March 25 there are two places to bring your furry companion to the mall and meet the Easter Bunny for a memorable fun photo you will want to share with all your pet-loving friends. Register in advance and head out to the Center Court at The Falls Shopping Center for photos with the Easter Bunny from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. You can also bring Fido to Miami International Mall from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Great Easter Brunch Spots
Spend Easter Sunday at Quinto La Huella at the EAST, Miami Hotel. Running from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This Uruguayan-inspired buffet brunch will have options like fresh sushi, quinoa salads, Entrecôte, Pesca del Dia and special desserts prepared just for Easter. Brunch is priced at $75 per adult and $25 per child under the age of 12, with bottomless rosé and mimosas priced at an additional $25.
Do you want to take your Easter brunch up to an eleven? The Mandarin Oriental on Brickell Key offers a sumptuous brunch at La Mar by Gaston Acurio, available Sunday, April 1 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy Peruvian specialties like the Pescado Escabeche, Lomo Saltado, Fried Egg and Estofado de Pollo, Chaufa Aeropuerto for the table and unlimited brunch cocktails, select wines and Taittinger Brut champagne. Be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their Grand Easter Egg Hunt on Brickell Beach to find the "Golden Egg." Kids and families will enjoy a cookie decorating station, refreshing lemonade stand, a live petting zoo and a special visit from the Easter Egg Bunny so come dressed to impress. Prices range from $48 to $165.
Celebrate Easter with a soulful Jazz Sunday Brunch and sing along with Dave Attelan & The Magic Vocals at the the National Hotel, priced at $49 per person and $20 extra for bottomless mimosas. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. savor brunch favorites from Tamara’s Bistro that will include a full breakfast station with eggs, omelets, chicken apple sausage, croissants, pastries, a carving station, Italian dishes and a tasty dessert station with mini assorted flans, tres leches and chocolate mousse. Come hungry!
Sunrise Church Services
People like to celebrate Easter with a sunrise church service in Miami. It’s one of the many perks of coastal living in South Florida.
If you’re staying farther south, head to the historic Deering Estate, in Palmetto Bay, for a traditional Catholic mass that looks right over Biscayne Bay. That’s right, an outdoors Easter service. Hosted by Holy Rosary - St. Richard Catholic Church, this Easter mass will take place at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday.
Just down the road, Christ Fellowship will host its sunrise service at the idyllic Thalatta Estate in Cutler Bay. This service will take place at 6:45 a.m. and will be held outdoors on the grass, and because of crowds, it’s recommended that guests bring blankets or lawn chairs in the event that all seats are taken.
Farther north, Calvary Miami Beach will host its 25th-annual Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. right on the sand, at 73rd and the beach.
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