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 17, 2022


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 2022 Easter Events

Easter and Springtime Family Fun
April 2 - 19, 2022; Weekdays: 11-3pm & Weekends 10-4pm
Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24)
Chester, New Jersey
Website
Cost: $19.99
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 socially distanced 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.

Annual Easter Bunny Express
Trips run April 3, 9, 10, & 16, 2022
Departing:
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza,
Whippany, NJ
(973) 887-8177‎
Website/Tickets
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.

Brookhollow's Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt
April 9th, 10th and 16th, 2022; The farm will be open from 10am to 4pm
Brookhollow's Barnyard
301 Rockaway Valley Rd
Boonton, NJ 07005
Website
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 Bunny Brunch

Saturday, April 9, 2022; 10am Sharp (Rain Date - Sunday, April 10th) 2:00 PM Sharp)
Crestwood Lake
Allendale, NJ
Web Site
This family event is for kids ages 12 & under with a special egg hunt for mother's. Music and special appearance by Peter Cottontail!

Heaven Hill Farm Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday & Sunday: April 9th – April 10th & Friday, April 15th, Saturday, April 16th, 2022
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route 94
Vernon, New Jersey 07462
Web Site
(973) 764-5144
Admission: $10 On-line or $14 at the gate
They will not be having the hunts this year; the Easter bunny will be handing out Easter eggs. Join us for a fun-filled day with the Easter Bunny at Heaven Hill Farm. They are ready to see the smiles at our outdoor Annual Easter Festival. Your children will enjoy the Hayride, Hippity Hop Village, visiting with our Farm Animals, and so much more!

Hoboken Grace: Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 9, 2022; 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 9,10, 16, 17, 2022
99 Elizabeth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ
Website
Cost: $13 per child, $18 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!.
Special COVID precautions are in place.

Scotch Plains Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 9, 2022 :at 10:15 a.m. sharp (Rain date is Saturday, April 16)
Brookside Park
1225 Hetfield Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ
Website
908-322-6700 Ext. 223.
Open to children ages 8 and under
Bring a basket. There will be balloon artists, activities and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

The Great Flashlight Egg Hunt
Thursday, April 14, 2022 at dusk (Rain date: Saturday, April 16.)
Reinheimer Park on Bloomfield Avenue across from the Recreation Annex Building
Nutley, NJ .
Website
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 16, 2022; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT (Rain or Shine)
Liberty Hall Museum
Kean University
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ
Website/Tickets
908-527-0400
Fee: $10.00 for 1 child & 1 adult; additional 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.

Easter in the Park
Saturday, April 16, 2022 (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Memorial Park at Van Neste Square
Ridgewood, NJ
Website
201-445-2600
Wear you Easter Bonnet for the Easter Family Parade, bring the kids, puppies, friends, mom & dad, and grandma & granddad: Parade starts at 12:30pm.
Meet the Easter Bunny on the west and east side of Ridgewood's business district.
Join in at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square for music, dancing, chalk & walk, arts & crafts.

Easter Dinner Cruise
Sunday, April 17, 2022; Board: 5:30PM | Cruise: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Spirit Cruises
Sailing from Lincoln Harbor
1500 Harbor Boulevard
Weehawken, NJ
Website
Cost: $120.00 +
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 ther vessel, 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 the climate-controlled interior, or savor the spring air with a picture-perfect backdrop from their outdoor decks.




Central NJ 2022 Easter Events

Belmar Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 2nd, 2022; at 11am Sharp! . In case of rain, children will get to meet the Easter Bunny inside the Recreation Gym from 11am to 12 noon.
2nd, 3rd, & 4th avenue Beach entrance
Belmar, NJ
Website
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 btrogu@belmar.com

Easter Egg Hunts on the Farm

April 2nd and 3rd, 9th and 10th, 15th and 16th, 2022
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr,
Robbinsville, NJ
609-818-1140
Website
Egg hunts on the Farm- 10am- 4pm, last ticket sold at 3:30pm
Egg Hunts run cuntinuously during those times Multiple zones for all ages, and no need for reservations $12 per Egg Hunter *12 Eggs per participant and no need to bring a basket, we will provide you with an Easter Bag for your Egg Hunt $5 per Non-Egg Hunter Admission gives you access to our FunZone, Picture opportunities with the Easter Bunny and Friends, a Wagon Ride around the Farm to see the Animals and some of the new things we are offering this year!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Battleview Orchards
Saturday, April 9, 2022: at 1 p.m. ( rain date is Sunday, April 10th)
Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Rd
Freehold, NJ.
Website
732-462-0756
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.

Sea Girt Easter Egg Hunt,
Saturday, April 9, 2022: at 11 a.m. (Rain date is Sunday, April 10)
The Plaza
Sea Girt, NJ
Website
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 Egg Hunt
April 10, 2022; 1pm - 3pm
Seaside Heights
800-732-7467
Website
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!

6th Annual Helicopter Egg Drop
Sunday, April 10, 2022: 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m ( Rain date is: Saturday, April 16)
Life Church
2245 Route 130.
South Brunswick Township, NJ
Website
Free event and fun for the entire family.
The helicopter swoops in and drops 5,000 candy filled Easter eggs in front of the kids.

Jenkinson's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 10, 2022: @ 1pm
Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
732-892-0600
Website
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. Please note that coupons in the eggs will have a 2020 expiration date but will be honored this year.

19th Century Easter Celebration
Saturday, April 16, 2022; 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Historic Village at Allaire Chapel
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ
732-938-5524
Website / Tickets
Cost: $8 per person, 2 & under is free. Tickets MUST be purchased in ADVANCE!
Celebrate Easter at Allaire! Participate in a plethora of Spring and Easter activities such as an egg roll competition, egg toss, bonnet decorating, story-telling, a village scavenger hunt, Easter egg dying, and more! Visit the Garden Bubble Fairy (performances throughout the day!), Easter selfie stations, live music for entertainment, and MORE! Check back for a list of updated activities that make this one of our MOST popular and family-friendly events of the year!

Bunny Chase
April 16 & 17, 2022
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Website/Tickets
Cost: $11 Ages 3 and Older. Admission is Valid for Three H0urs
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.

The Easter Bunny Fly-In at Solberg Airport
Saturday, April 16, 2022: Gates open at 1:30-2:00 PM, Easter Bunny arrives at 3:00 PM, Hot-Air Balloons at 6:00 PM.
Solberg-Hunterdon Airport
39 Thor Solberg Road |
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Website & Information
908 -534-4000
Admission: Free
Note: This event is weather permitting. High winds, rain or soggy fields may cause the cancelation of the event.
The Easter Bunny flies into Solberg Airport to visit with local children and adults every spring. Attendees will get to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. There will also be airplane rides, static aircraft displays, walk-through hot-air balloons, face-painting, sand-art, a cookout, and much-much more.

Jackson Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16, 2022; 10am - 11:15am (raindate - April 23rd)
John F. Johnson Jr. Memorial Park
200 Kierych Dr.
Jackson, NJ
Website for Scheduled times
732.928.1260
Bring a basket and a camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny

Asbury Park Annual Easter Day Parade
April 17, 2022; Easter Sunday @ 1pm
Asbury Park Boardwalk
Website
"In your Easter bonnet, with the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade". Get dressed up in your Sunday best and stroll the boardwalk at this legendary celebration!

Jenkinson's Annual Easter Parade
Sunday, April 17, 2022; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On the Boardwalk
Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach
Website
732.295-4334
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

Easter Brunch at Laurita Winery
Sunday, April 17th, 2022; Two seatings, 10am and 2:30pm!
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ
Website 
Cost: Adults $58, kids 6-12 $30 - plus tax and gratuity - Kids 5 and under are FREE!




Southern NJ 2022 Easter Events

Egg Hunt Hayride
April 1 - 16, 2022; Weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Weekends and Good Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055
609.654.8643
Website
Cost: Weekday pricing: $9 per egg hunter and $5 for non-egg hunting riders Weekends and Good Friday pricing: $10 per egg hunter and $6 for non-egg hunting riders
Egg hunters and their families will take a wagon ride around the farm. The wagon will stop at an egg hunt location where children will first hear a quick story of how all of Peter Rabbit's eggs got left in the field. After collecting eggs, children will hand in their eggs and receive a goodie bag. Be sure to visit Peter Rabbit at no extra charge. There will also be a cookie-decorating activating for just $8 per kit. You'll get two cookies and all the fixings to create the most delicious cookie.

Celebrate Easter in Historic Smithville

April 8th & 9th & April 15th, 16th, & 17th, 2022
Historic Smithville
1 North New York Road
Smithville NJ
Website
The Colonial Easter Bunny will be strolling the village from 12-5
The Easter Parade will be on Sunday, April 17th. Awards are given for best outfits --- the parade begins at the Smithville Inn.

Coombs Barnyard Egg & Veggie Hunt
Saturday & Sundays. April 9th, 10th, 16th, 2002; 1pm-4pm
Coombs Barnyard
20 Route 77
Elmer, NJ 08318
Phone: (609) 364-2520
Website
Cost: $20/child and $5/adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door
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)

EggstravaganZoo!

Saturday, April 9, 2022; 10 am - 2pm
Cape May County Park and Zoo
707 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ
Website
609-465-5271
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.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt
Saturdays, April 9 & April 16, 2022, 1PM - 3PM
6th to 14th street along the boardwal
Ocean City, NJ
Website
1-800-BEACH-NJ
Stop by participating stores from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (while supplies last) along the entire boardwalk to get your eggs.

Celebrate Easter at Storybook Land
April 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17, 2022
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322)
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Website
(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.

Easter Egg Hunt in Pennsauken
Saturday, April 9, 2022: at 10 a.m. Children should be at the sports complex no later than 9:45 a.m. (Raindate is Saturday, April 16)
Walt Nicgorski Sports Complex
Powell and Collins Avenues.
Website
(856) 665-1000 x151
Hunt is open to all kids up to age 9.
Each hunt will feature special eggs. Whoever collects a special egg will win a special prize. Bring your own basket and feel free to take a picture with the Easter Bunny too. 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 a special prize. In addition, family members should bring their cameras or cell phones to take free pictures with the Easter Bunny, who will be in attendance throughout the event.

Somers Point Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 9, 2022: 10 a.m. (Rain date is Sunday, April 10)
JFK Park
Somer Point, NJ
Website
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.

Cape May Easter Egg Hunt
April 16, 2022; @10am
Lafayette Street Park (Cape May City Elementary School)
921 Lafayette St
Cape May, NJ
Website
Cost: Free
Age Group:Toddler through 10 Years Old
The Kiwanis Club of Cape May presents their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children in the age groups are awarded prizes for finding the Golden Egg. Come out to meet the Easter Bunny! This is an annual traditional event for the club. 

Easter Kegg Hunt at Historic Cold Spring Village
April 16th, 2022; 12pm - 4pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9 South
Cape May, NJ 08204
Website
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 16, 2022 at 12 PM (Rain date is Sunday )
On the beach at Lincoln Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
609.729.5501
Website
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 17, 2022; @ 1pm (registration begins at 12pm)
Rotary Park
Cape May, NJ
Website
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 Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt at Renault Winery
Sunday, April 17th, 2022; 10am & 1:30pm seating
Renault Winery
72 North Bremen Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ
(609) 965 2111
Website
Cost: $25 – $62
Celebate Easter with a grand buffet of sweet and savory delights in the Champagne Ballroom. Special guest, the Easter Bunny, will be happy to pose for photos. Bring your basket and join in the Egg Hunt that will take place in the Courtyard during each brunch. It's an Easter Egg-stravaganza at Renault!

Lucky Snake's Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 17, 2022; 8am - 12pm
Showboat Atlantic City
801 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Registration
Free Event
Egg hunt times and age groups:
1-5 years old from 8 am - 9 am
5 years + 10 am - 11 am

Ocean City Easter Fashion Stroll
Sunday, April 17, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In front of the Music Pier.
Ocean City, NJ
Website
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.