The Best Easter Celebrations in New Jersey

Celebrating Easter in New Jersey

Discover The Best Easter Celebrations and Events in New Jersey. They feature Easter Parades, Egg hunts, and Farm Festivals

This Year Easter Falls on Sunday, April 9, 2023

Over the years Easter has become more secular in spirit, though it has it's celebrations based on both pagan and Christian underpinnings.

Pagan Spring festivities following the dark cold days of winter, were bright and celebratory. With the onset of warmer, lighter days, and the birth of new life that nature thrusts upon us, many of the current Easter symbols and events evolved from pagan Spring and equinox celebrations.

In Medieval Europe, eggs being viewed as the symbol of life, were hung on trees and Maypoles during pagan spring or equinox festivals. In ancient Egypt, Persia, Greece, and Rome, during the equinox festivals, eggs were colored, used as decorations, eaten, and were sometimes used as gifts.

The Easter bunny, representing the fertility of the rabbit, has become a secular Easter symbol. It was the German immigrants and their children that are believed to introduce the Easter Bunny and the colored eggs in the U.S.

Note: Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

Northern NJ 2023 Easter Events

Annual Easter Bunny Express
Trips run March 26, April 1, 2, 8, 2023
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza,
Whippany, NJ
(973) 887-8177‎
Celebrate the return of Spring with a fun themed train ride through northern New Jersey! The Easter Bunny and helpers will be on board greeting everyone during the 45-minute round-trip ride along the historic Whippanong Trail. Your train ride departs from and returns to the Whippany Railway Museum site in Morris County, NJ. You'll enjoy the comfort of heated passenger coaches as the Easter Bunny makes his way through to visit with you and your child.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Four Sisters Winery

April 1, 2023; 11am - 4pm
Four Sisters Winery
783 North Bridgeville Road
Belvidere, New Jersey 07823
[email protected]
Event Cost: $20 per person plus tax
There's a Kid in all of Us! Now’s the time to capture a bit of your youth . . .  Yes, Four Sisters Winery will once again be hosting an Adult Egg Hunt in the Vineyard.  It’s just for fun and no there’s no competitive edges needed.  Enjoy a Formal Wine Tasting, tour, a chance to win tickets to a barefoot grape stomping or murder mystery along with other prizes, and a souvenir glass with any bottle purchase!
Two sessions are available, 11am to 1pm, or 2pm to 4pm.

Easter and Springtime Family Fun

Saturday, April 1- 16, 2023:10am - 4:30pm
Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24)
Chester, New Jersey
Cost: $16.99
Enjoy unlimited learning and fun at our Easter & Springtime Fun on the Farm:There is so much to see and do! Your admission ticket includes:– scenic hay wagon rides around the farm, – visit our adorable baby farm animals, – feed our friendly farm animals(animal feed bag included), – enjoy our farm-wide touchless Easter Egg Hunt, – have fun exploring the farm with our scavenger hunt:, (complete the card and children will receive a bag of goodie filled eggs; adults will receive a prize of their own), – the Easter Bunny will be here for a visit and photo - and much more Delicious food and beverage options as well as pony and wagon train rides will be available for an additional purchase. Live entertainment will be available on weekends from 11 am – 4 pm.

Heaven Hill Farm Easter Festival
April 1, 2, 7, 8, 15, 16, 2023: from 10am – 5pm.
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route 94
Vernon, New Jersey 07462
Web Site
(973) 764-5144
Admission: $12 On-line or $16 at the gate, Children under 2 are always free!
Activities include hayrides, pedal carts, touring carts, farm animals, Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, and much more. Follow the trail to collect the colored eggs, find them all and turn them in for a special prize. Scavenger hunt is open to all children 12 years and younger. Also available, for an additional fee, carnival rides, pony rides, paint ball, face painting and sand art. Make sure to stop and visit with hopper the Easter Bunny for the perfect photo!

Hoboken Grace: Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 1, 2023; 9:30 - 2:150pm
Mama Johnson Field
Fourth Street and Jackson St.
Hoboken, NJ
Registration Each slot has a maximum capacity and will be filled on first come basi
The largest Easter Egg Hunt in Hudson County. Over 30,000 eggs in celebration of The Hoboken Grace annual Easter Egg Hunt bringing together our communities in the spirit of celebration, family and fun. Plenty of security will be on hand to ensure a safe event for all our families.

Phillipsburg Easter Bunny Train and Egg Hunt Ride
Trips run April 1, 2, 8, 9, 2023
99 Elizabeth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ
Cost: $14 per child, $20 per adult
This is fun family event. Ride the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train. Your ride will wind along the scenic Delaware River leaving from the Historic District of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The train will travel along the river to Carpentersville and our destination will be the site of the historic Lime Kilns. In front of the 150 year old Lime kilns is a beautiful little glade filled with Easter eggs! Once we arrive you can get off the train, take a picture with Mr. Bunny and gather 4 Easter eggs! On the train enjoy our banjo playing Hobo and a Juggler!

The Great Flashlight Egg Hunt
Thursday, April 6, 2023 at dusk (Rain date: Saturday, April 16.)
Reinheimer Park on Bloomfield Avenue across from the Recreation Annex Building
Nutley, NJ .
For children grades 2 through 6 are invited to bring a flashlight along for this fun event!
More than 3,000 toy and candy-filled eggs will be scattered throughout the park. A golden egg will be hidden and the lucky winner will receive a large chocolate-filled basket. Parents are encouraged to stay with the children during this event.
This event is open to NUTLEY RESIDENTS only.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum
Saturday, April 8, 2023; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT (Rain or Shine)
Liberty Hall Museum
Kean University
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ
Fee: $10.00 for 1 child, Adults are $5.00 each Reservations required.
Children will explore the grounds of Liberty Hall, searching for plastic eggs hidden throughout the landscape and filled with holiday treats. A surprise visit from the Easter Bunny caps off the event. Space is limited to 100 children per session.

Brookhollow's Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt
April 8th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 2023 (Rain date/ tentative add on date) The farm will be open from 10am to 4pm
Brookhollow's Barnyard
301 Rockaway Valley Rd
Boonton, NJ 07005
Cost: Adults prices $6.50 (Admission to enter the farm) Children age 2 and older prices $12 (This includes admission into the farm, a brand new feeding bucket, 10 easter eggs and carrots to feed the animals) Children under 2 years old who want to participate in egg hunt $6 (This includes a bucket, carrots to feed the animals and 10 easter eggs)
Egg hunt times: -10:30am -11:45am -3:00pm Eggs will be filled with any of the following: nut free candy, toys and tickets for train/tractor.
Photo shoots: $20 for 10 minutes with a baby animal and a photo area. Please bring either a camera or a nice phone to take your pictures there. They will have an attendant helping with the animals who can also help take your pictures for you.

Easter in the Park
Saturday, April 8, 2023 (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM) outside weather permitting
Memorial Park at Van Neste Square
Ridgewood, NJ
Cost: Free
Join their House Band For a Fun Family Friendly Spring Event. Rock the Bunny with their House Band. Thy will have an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Ben & Jerry's. Listen to amazing rock music.

NYC Harbor Easter Dinner Cruise
Sunday, April 9, 2023; Board: 5:30PM | Cruise: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
City Experiences
1500 Harbor Blvd,
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Cost: $135.90, Kids Free (Ages 2 and under)
Easter is a beautiful opportunity to gather your family and friends for a celebratory New Jersey Easter Signature Dinner Cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers. While onboard their vessels, you'll enjoy a signature holiday buffet, classic cocktails, and New York's most incredible views. Make your Easter unforgettable with dining and dancing from their climate-controlled interior, or savor the spring air with a picture-perfect backdrop from the outdoor decks.

Central NJ 2023 Easter Events

The 2nd Annual Daffodil Days Festival
March 25 – April 2, 2023
Sensi Park & Downtown, Allentown, NJ
Full Calendar OF Events
The Festival is full of family-friendly events set amongst 5,000 daffodils planted by volunteers all across town.
A parade at noon on Saturday March 25th kicks off a full slate of more than 30 activities (many free) and boutique shop specials.
Meet King Alfred Daffodil and his court amongst the blooms of Sensi Park with free activities for children. Join in the "Welcome Spring Gala" at 6 pm for an elegant evening in the Olde Mill set to the music of the McAllister Trio. From awe-inspiring tales of colonial times to chocolate making, walks through Allentown's Heritage Park to enjoy a timeless story of Spring, and even the Easter Bunny -- there's something for everyone. Local merchants, crafters, and restaurateurs will be waiting to serve you their finest offerings in celebration of the season.

Belmar Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 25, 2023; at 11am Sharp! . In case of rain, event will be moved to April 1st at 11am. noon.
2nd, 3rd, & 4th avenue Beach entrance
Belmar, NJ
There will be over 2,500 eggs placed in the sand for the children to find and one golden egg in each age group with a ticket for a prize. Come out and meet the Easter Bunny tooI
Ages 1-3 at the 4th Ave entrance Ages 4-5 at the 3rd Ave entrance Ages 6-7 at the 3rd Ave entrance Ages 8-9 at the 2nd Ave entrance.
If you would like to Volunteer, please contact the Recreation Office at 732-681-3700 ext. 211 or email [email protected]

Sea Girt Easter Egg Hunt,
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 11:00am (Rain date is April 1)
The Plaza
Sea Girt, NJ
Cost: Free for all ages. No registration required
Enjoy the hunt for amazing prizes, face painting, live animals on site so meet Monmouth County 4-H animal clubs, and take a picture with the Easter Bunny.

Easter Bunny Express
Wekends beginning Sunday, March 26th, ending Saturday, April 8th, 2023
Black River & Western Railroad
33-99 Stangl Rd
Flemington, NJ
Web Site
Event Cost: Approx. $20 per person
Get out of the house, hop aboard the train and enjoy the annual Easter Bunny Express event, featuring a train ride and egg hunt. Meet Peter Cottontail aboard the train for a brief photo-op.
The round-trip train ride from Flemington to Ringoes includes an egg-hunt at Ringoes picnic grove (weather permitting). Please limit children to approximately 5 eggs. Please bring a bag or other container to collect your eggs.|
This train operates rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, eggs are distributed on board the train instead of an egg-hunt.

Easter Egg Hunts on the Farm
April 1st, 2nd, and 7th, 8th, 2023
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr,
Robbinsville, NJ
Cost: Farm Admission: $12 per Child (Between ages 1 to 12 years old) $8 per Adult
Egg Hunts run from 10:30am-3:30pm The Farm and FunZone are open from 10am-4:30pm
There will also be the Easter Bunny and Friends avaliable for Pictures Wagon Ride around the Farm Photo Opportunities located around the farm Festival Foods, Desserts & Apple Cider Donuts. Visit all of our animal exhibits, and take a hop threw their new Bunnyville Town.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Battleview Orchards
Saturday, April 1, 2023: at 1 p.m. ( rain date is Sunday, April 2nd)
Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Rd
Freehold, NJ.
Cost: Admission is free with a non-perishable food item donated to the local food bank or a monetary donation. Register at the country store between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. the day of the hunt.
For children ages toddler through 10 years old.
Door prizes will be given immediately after the hunt in the orchard. Complimenting the egg hunt will be an Easter coloring contest also for toddlers through 10 years old. Coloring sheets are available at the country store.

Jackson Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 1, 2023; 10am - 11:15am (raindate - April 2)
John F. Johnson Jr. Memorial Park
200 Kierych Memorial Dr.
Jackson, NJ
Website for Scheduled times
Bring a basket and a camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny

Sonny the Bunny returns for the 2023 Colossal Carrot Adventure!
April 1, 2023; 10am-12pm
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728
Event Cost: FREE to you and your family
You have the opportunity to take photos with Sonny the Bunny, hop along the bunny trail to collect eggs filled with treats, enjoy fun activities and a photo booth. Plus, enter the raffle to win prizes including an iPlay America Mega Birthday Party and a piece of diamond jewelry for the adults!
Pre-registration is required by Thursday, March 30.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 2, 2023; 1pm - 3pm
Seaside Heights
The Seaside Heights Egg Hunt will feature their high tech Easter Eggs, and entering to win prizes. Every entrant will win at least one prize!

Jenkinson's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 2, 2023: @ 1pm
Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Leave your beach toys at home, you'll only need your hands to dig away and find the eggs! The fun is open to children up to 10 years old, age groups will be in the following locations:
0-4 years – on the beach in front of the Aquarium
5-6 & 7-8 – on the beach in front of Frank's Fun Center
9-10 – on the beach in front of the Amusement Park
Accessible/Special Needs Egg Hunt at Adventure Lookout Ropes Course (No Age Limit). Limit 3 eggs per child.

19th Century Easter Celebration
Saturday, April 8, 2023; 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Historic Village at Allaire Chapel
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $8 per person, 2 & under free. -- Day of Tickets: $10 per person, 2 & under free. Tickets MUST be purchased in ADVANCE!
Enjoy the day in the park while you visit with live chicks, bunnies and animals, a Spring flower stilt walker, bonnet decorating, egg games on the green, storytelling, a village scavenger hunt, historical Easter egg dying demos, and more! The Easter Bunny will be roaming the Village throughout the day! Easter selfie stations, live music, a few surprises and more! Two food trucks on site for the event. Sweet treats available at the Bakery and Bring your own Easter basket to collect eggs at special stops throughout the village. Plus enjoy learning about life in the early19th century industrial village; witness a variety of 19th century demonstrations such as blacksmithing, woodworking, hearth cooking, and more!

Bunny Chase
Saturday, Sunday, April 8, 9, 2023; 10am - 4pm
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Note: All entry to farm on Cold Soil Road, including winery & farm store must purchase admission tickets.
The Bunny Chase is a non-competitive event perfect for children 2-10 years old especially, but enjoyable for all ages. Follow hand-drawn clues around the farm in a self-guided treasure hunt. At the end of the hunt, children can choose to do bunny themed craft activities and meet Terhune's own real bunny rabbits Ginger and Spice. Enjoy the sights and sounds of our farm waking up for spring, with greenery emerging all around, farm animals frolicking in the barnyard and the sounds of chirping birds coming from the trees. Stroll along the farm trail for an up-close view of nature.
Enjoy live music on the farm from 11:30am – 3:30pm. On Saturday, listen to the tunes of Brian & Sam Bortnick and on Sunday, Chickens N Such.

Easter Brunch at Laurita Winery
Sunday, April 9th, 2023; Two seatings, 10am and 2:30pm!
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ
Cost: Price is $52 for adults, $30 for children 6-12 plus tax and gratuity. Kids 5 and under are FREE
Bring the family and enjoy a delicious buffet that has something for everyone!

Jenkinson's Annual Easter Parade
Sunday, April 9, 2023; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On the Boardwalk
Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach
Registration runs from 11:30am to 12:30pm in front of Joey Tomatoes.
Easter Parade will begin at 1pm. Categories Include:
Cutest Girl: 0-3, 4-6, 7-10 years old
Cutest Boy: 0-3, 4-6, 7-10 years old
Float, Multiples, Bonnet

Southern NJ 2023 Easter Events

Egg Hunt Hayride
March 24 -April 8, 2023; Weekdays 10 to 1 & 3:30 – 4:30 Weekends and Good Friday 10 to 4.
Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055
Cost:Weekday Pricing $10.00/Egg Hunter $5.00/Non-Egg Hunting Rider. Weekends and Good Friday Pricing $12.00/Egg Hunter $6.00/Non-Egg Hunting Rider
Egg Hunters and their families will take a wagon ride around our farm to see spring arriving in our fields and orchards. The wagon ride will stop at our Egg Hunt location where Egg Hunters will hear a quick story on how all Peter Rabbit's eggs got left in the field. Egg Hunters will then venture through our beautifully decorated egg hunt area collecting eggs. A great photo opportunity! Egg Hunters will then hand in their eggs and receive a fun filled goodie bag! After your Egg Hunt stop back to the Farm Market for a visit with Peter Rabbit.

Coombs Barnyard Egg & Veggie Hunt
Saturday & Sundays. March 25, 26, April 1 & April 8, 2023: 1pm-4pm
Coombs Barnyard
20 Route 77
Elmer, NJ 08318
Phone: (609) 364-2520
Cost: Cost is $20/child and $5/adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Cash or credit card is accepted.
This event features a hayride, a visit with their Barnyard Animals, participate in our Egg & Veggie Hunt and visit with the Easter Bunny. (Collected Eggs will be empty but will be turned into the Easter Bunny for an EGGcellent and tasty surprise!)
Also available will be barrel train rides and egg decorating stations..
(Takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete all activities)

Easter Egg Hunt in Pennsauken
Saturday, April 1, 2023: at 10 a.m. Children should be at the sports complex no later than 9:45 a.m. (Raindate is Saturday, April 8)
Walt Nicgorski Sports Complex
Powell and Collins Avenues.
(856) 665-1000 x151
The Easter Egg Hunt is open to children up to age 9. There will be three separate egg hunts broken down by age groups. Each hunt will feature special eggs. A child that collects one of these eggs will win special prizes, courtesy of Kiddie Junction. In addition, family members should bring their cameras or cell phones to take free pictures with the Easter Bunny, who will be joined by several other costumed characters in a special photo area.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt
Saturdays, April 1 & April 8, 2023, 1PM - 3PM
6th to 14th street along the boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ
Stop by participating stores from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (while supplies last) along the entire boardwalk to get your eggs.

Saturday, April 1, 2023; 10 am - 2pm
Cape May County Park and Zoo
707 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ
This annual special free event will feature a visit by the Easter Bunny. Visitors will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with the popular rabbit – so bring your camera.

Celebrate Easter at Storybook Land
April 1, 2, 7, 8, and 10, 2023
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322)
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 646-0103
Join Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny for an Easter Egg Hunt,at Storybook Land! Included with each child's admission, Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny meet & greet runs from 12:00-4:00. Park hours are 11:00-5:00.

Somers Point Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 1, 2023: 10 a.m. (Rain date is Sunday, April 2)
JFK Park
Somer Point, NJ
For kids up to age 10.
Bring your own bag or basket and search for candy and prize-filled eggs. The first 250 people will receive a free bag.

Easter Eggcitement Eggtravaganza Atlantic City 3 Day Weekend
April 7, 8, 9, 2023
801 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Cost: $25 - $175
This Easter family weekend features 5 amazing events; A pizza pajamer party, an exclusive kids brunch buffet with the Easter bunny & DJ Annie Red, a kids fashion show, A Glow Concert, and an Easter Day event with " That Girl Lay Fay & Friends live"

Cape May Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8, 2023; @10am - 11am. No Rain Date.
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave,
Cape May, NJ
Children will hunt for hidden Easter eggs containing Easter treats. Special prizes for each age group that finds the Golden Egg. Age groups are Toddler to age 10.

Easter Kegg Hunt at Historic Cold Spring Village
April 8th, 2023; 12pm - 4pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9 South
Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: Free Admission
Hop on over and sign up to play! Start at the Brewery and ask a tasting room server for your answer sheet. Follow the directions to explore Historic Cold Spring Village for eggs. When you find an egg open it up and answer the question to move to your next clue. At the end, put your answers inside the Easter Kegg. One lucky winner with the correct answers will be drawn! This lucky winner will get a Free Cold Spring Brewery Growler! (Fill it with the Cold Spring brew of your choice! Fill fee applies.

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 12 PM (Rain date is Sunday )
On the beach at Lincoln Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
Children ages 1-12 are invited to dig for eggs buried in the sand. Each egg contains a toy and a golden egg is worth a bigger prize.

Cape May Easter Fashion Stroll
Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023; @ 1pm (registration begins at 12pm)
Rotary Park
Cape May, NJ
Taking place just off the Mall.
Judging categories and age groups include ages 3 and younger, 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 and older, best dressed lady, best dressed man, best dressed couple, best dressed family, best youth Easter bonnet, and best adult Easter bonnet. Prizes will be awarded to winning participants.

Easter Parade in Historic Smithville
April 9th, 2023
Historic Smithville
1 North New York Road
Smithville NJ
The Easter Parade is an event you do not want to miss! Put on your Easter best and stroll the Village in style. Awards are given for best outfits and the parade begins at the Smithville Inn.

Ocean City Easter Fashion Stroll
Sunday, April 9, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In front of the Music Pier.
Ocean City, NJ
Come dressed in your Easter's best for our Fashion Stroll and meet the Easter Bunny. Judging begins at 1 p.m. Prizes awarded for Best Dressed Children, Teen, Adults and Family.

Easter Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt at Renault Winery
Sunday, April 9th, 2023; Multiple seating times
Renault Winery
72 North Bremen Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ
(609) 965 2111
Cost: Adults $60. Kids (Ages 2 to 10) $19.99. Children 1 year and under Free
Celebate Easter with a grand buffet in their Champagne Ballroom for an elegant and traditional Easter Brunch. The Easter Bunny will be present and will have an Easter Egg Hunt in their Champagne Ballroom Courtyard for all children attending.