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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 4, 2021


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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





Northern NJ 2021 Easter Events

Easter and Springtime Family Fun
March 27 thru April 3, 2021 – Open 10 am – 4 pm
Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24)
Chester, New Jersey
Website
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 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. The Tomasello Winery Outdoor Patio will be open for tasting and purchases. Live entertainment will be available from 12 pm – 5 pm on weekends.

Easter Bunny Brunch
Saturday, March 27, 2021; 10am Sharp (Rain Date - Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 2:00 PM SHARP!)
Crestwood Lake
Allendale, NJ
Web Site
This family event is for kids ages 12 & unde--- r with a special egg hunt for mother's. Music and special appearance by Peter Cottontail!

Hoboken Grace: Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 27, 2021; 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
Mama Johnson Field
Fourth Street and Jackson St.
Hoboken, NJ
Website
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. All social distancing guidelines will be observed.

Phillipsburg Easter Bunny Train and Egg Hunt Ride
Trips run March 27, 28, and April 3, 4, 2021
99 Elizabeth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ
Website
Cost: $12 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.

Heaven Hill Farm Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, 2021
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route 94
Vernon, New Jersey 07462
Web Site
(973) 764-5144
Event Cost: Free Admission
This event features a celebration of the Easter saason wirh an Easter Egg Hunt. Join the Easter Bunny for a fun-filled day. The fields will be filled with eggs and with kids running wild. Also available carnival rides, hayrides, face painting, gym mining, sand art, pony rides, and more. Find the special Golden Egg and win a prize!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum
Saturday, April 3, 2021; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT (Rain or Shine)
Liberty Hall Museum
Kean University
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ
Website/Tickets
Fee: $10.00 for 1 child & 1 adult; additional adults are $5.00 each Reservations required, call 908-527-0400
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 Lunch Cruise
Sunday, April 4, 2021; Boards: 12:20 PM, Departs: 12:30 PM, Returns: 3:00 PM
Spirit Cruises
Sailing from Lincoln Harbor
1500 Harbor Boulevard
Weehawken, NJ
Website
Two and a half-hour buffet lunch cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers Buffet lunch with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water Spectacular views of the city skyline and local landmarks, including world-famous sights like the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and more Live DJ Entertainment Guaranteed table for your party size





Central NJ 2021 Easter Events

The Easter Bunny Will Visit Belmar & Lake Como Families To Deliver A Special Treat
Saturday March 27th, 2021: at 11am
Belmar, NJ
Website
The members of the police department, public works and recreation will be traveling south from 1st Avenue to all the households with children who register for this special visit. To be eligible for this visit, all you need to do is email police@belmar.com with your Belmar/Lake Como address and the number of children who reside. To keep everyone safe and comply with the orders set by our governor, the Easter Bunny and his special helpers will be dropping off the treat to the front porch of these homes. Please register by email no later than 3:00pm Thursday March 25, 2021.

Easter Egg Hunts on the Farm
March 27 & 28. April 2 & 3, 2021: (10am - 4pm)
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr,
Robbinsville, NJ
609-818-1140
Website
Funzone will be open Photo ops Hole in head photo ops Come see our farm animals. (Ducks, chickens, cow, mini ponies, goats). 10AM-4PM, last tickets sold at 3:30PM Egg hunts run continuously from 10AM to 4PM Multiple zones for all ages Ages 2 and under Ages 3 to 5 Ages 6 and up No need for reservations $12 per participant which includes: 12 eggs per participant, funzone admittance, photo ops with the Easter bunny and friends.
No need to bring your baskets we will provide you with a box/ basket for gathering up your eggs!

Easter Egg Hunt
March 27, 28, & April 3, 4, 2021; 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!

Jackson Easter Egg Hunt
March 27, 2021 (rain Date March 28th)
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

Easter Egg Hunt at the Historic Mathis House
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Mathis House a Victorian Bed & Breakfast and Tea Room
600 Main Street
Toms River, NJ
Adults are $20, kids are 10 and children 5 and under are free. Call 732-818-7580 for your tickets.
Bring the kids in their best Easter Attire for pictures with the Easter Bunny and an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt. After the hunt, relax at a table indoors at the Mathis House for Tea, Scones and a coloring contest. Take out scones are also available if the event sells out and seats are not available inside due to capacity issues. Please remember to social distance and wear your masks.

19th Century Easter Celebration
Saturday, April 3, 2021; 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Historic Village at Allaire Chapel
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ
732-938-5524
Website / Tickets
Tickets MUST be purchased in advance! Tickets are limited! $8 per person, 2 & under is free
Help celebrate the opening of the village for 2021 and experience the villagers welcoming the Spring Season! Visit each of our historic buildings and witness a variety of 19th century demonstrations such as blacksmithing, woodworking, hearth cooking, Easter egg dying, and more! Also, participate in a plethora of Spring and Easter activities such as an egg roll competition, bonnet decorating, a scavenger hunt, and more!. COVID-19 VISITOR RULES • ALL VISITORS MUST WEAR A MASK inside the historic buildings and throughout the village grounds.





Southern NJ 2021 Easter Events

DiDonato's Easter EGGspress
Saturday March 13, thru Saturday April 3, 2021
DiDonato's Family Fun Center
1151 S White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Website/Tickets - see all dates & times & tickets
Cost $10.95+
Take a ride on the festive train all decked out for Easter. Your ticket includes a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, Easter prizes, plus exploring the brand new Spring Hedge Maze, racing down the giant slide, and more. Tickets must be reserved online in advance. Safety protocols are in place.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday March 27 & Saturday April 3, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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.

Smithville Easter Bunny Stroll& Parade
March 27th and 28th and April 3rd & 4th, 2021
Historic Smithville
615 E Moss Mill Rd
Smithville, New Jersey
Website
March 27th and 28th and April 3rd & 4th: Colonial Easter Bunny will be strolling the village from 12-5

EggstravaganZoo!

Friday, April 2 thru Sunday, April 11, 2021; 10 am - 3pm daily.
Cape May County Park and Zoo
707 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ
Website
609-465-5271
This daily free event will feature:
Spy Easter Eggs Adventure through the walking paths behind our zoo to spot the over-sized Easter Eggs hanging from the trees. This "Egg Hunt" is self-guided and starts at our carousel. After you think you have 'spied' all of the eggs, submit your total count at the Zoo entrance to be entered for a chance to win a gift certificate for a giraffe encounter for 4 people. The drawing for this contest will take place on Sunday, April 11th.
HOPstacle Course Follow the obstacle course in our courtyard for a hopping good time. This 'course' begins just out front of the entrance to the zoo, at the large Park & Zoo sign. Follow the instructions marked in chalk on the sidewalk as you make your way to the Zoo Entrance.
Easter Scavenger Hunt Pick up a clue card at the Zoo Entrance to join the Easter themed 'egg hunt' in the Zoo and learn some animal facts along the way. Turn your completed card into the gift shop for a special treat. Easter Shout Outs.

Celebrate Easter at Storybook Land
April 2, 3, 4, 5, 2021
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322)
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Website
(609) 646-0103
Storybook land is an exciting venue for children's entertainment and educational activities. Visit with the Easter Bunny on April 2, 3, 4. Go on the "Bunny Trail Hunt" on April 2, 3, 4, 5 - included with each child's admission (age 2 and up)

Easter Kegg Hunt at Historic Cold Spring Village
April 3rd, 2021, 12pm-8pm
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 on Easter, Sunday, April 4th. This lucky winner will get a Free Cold Spring Brewery Growler! (Fill it with the Cold Spring brew of your choice! Fill fee applies.) Buy any Cold Spring Brewery loyalty pint glass get $2.00 off your first fill and 1.00 off subsequent fills! You have our glass you'll get a 1.00 off! Thanks for being a loyal visitor, thanks for being you!
While at the Village we are requiring all guests to wear masks. Exception for children under 2 years of age.

Atlantic City Easter Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Steel Pier
1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Website / Tickets
This event features the Steel Pier's Annual Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Bring your smiles for picture taking opportunities. The fun does not stop at breakfast! Children 12 years old and under that purchase a breakfast will receive a FREE RIDE WRISTBAND valid from noon until closing on April 3 only. Children must be present to receive the Ride Wristband. Some rides require an adult rider to accompany the child if the child does not meet the height requirement to ride alone. Adults will need to purchase tickets to ride. NO EXCEPTIONS. A Breakfast ticket will be issued when you arrive at Steel Pier, so please make sure everyone in your group is present to receive the tickets and wristbands for children. Please print your confirmation and bring it with you, along with your ID. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, powdered donuts, cold beverages, and coffee. Breakfast will be served from 11:00am until 12:30pm. Adults must accompany children during breakfast and will need to purchase a separate breakfast ticket. We are adhering to all social distancing guidelines.

Sweets & Songs with the Easter Bunny & Belle
Saturday, April 3, 2021 : 11 am and 1pm
Surflight Theater
Beach Haven
Long Beach Island, NJ
Website Tickets are limited and may be purchased by calling 609 492 9477 or online
Join the Easter Bunny, Belle, Aladdin and friends for songs and dance at a lovely Easter Tea Party at on. The tea party takes place outside in a tented patio venue.