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, March 31, 2024


Easter is a time of celebration and joy, and New Jersey offers a wide range of events and activities to make the most of this special holiday. Whether you're looking for family-friendly activities or adult-oriented festivities, there's something for everyone in the Garden State.

One of the highlights of Easter in New Jersey is the abundance of Easter egg hunts and festivals. These events are perfect for children and families, providing a fun and exciting way to celebrate the holiday. From traditional egg hunts in local parks to larger-scale events at farms and zoos, there are plenty of opportunities to search for colorful eggs and enjoy the thrill of the hunt.

In addition to egg hunts, many towns and communities in New Jersey host Easter parades and festivals. These events often feature live music, entertainment, and delicious food, creating a festive atmosphere for all to enjoy.

For those looking for a more unique Easter experience, New Jersey also offers special events such as Easter brunches, wine tastings, and even Easter-themed train rides. These events provide a different way to celebrate the holiday and create lasting memories with loved ones.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Easter in New Jersey, you're sure to find an event or activity that suits your interests.


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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 2024
Easter Events

Annual Easter Bunny Express
Trips run March 23rd, 24th, and 30th 2024; At 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM
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.

Easter and Springtime Festival
Saturday, March 23rd thru Sunday, April 7th, 2024:10am - 4:30pm
Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24)
Chester, New Jersey
Website
Cost: $24.99 - $36.99
Enjoy unlimited learning and fun at our Easter & Springtime Festival on the Farm. Attendees will get to enjoy Scenic hay wagon rides around the farm – Visit with adorable baby farm animals – Feed the friendly farm animals – Participate in the farm Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Trail Maze – Visit the Easter Bunny with photo opportunities, and more.

Eggstravaganza
Saturday, Sunday, March 23, 24, 2024 (rain Date March 3oth)
Bergen County Zoological Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ
201-634-3112
Website & Registration
Cost: Tickets will be $5.00 for everyone 2 and up.
This event features a walk around and collect eggs, treats, and prizes!
You will need to choose an hourly time slot to arrive. Tickets must be purchased in advance - walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Hoboken Grace: Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23rd, 2024; 8:30 - 11:30AM
409 14th St.
Hoboken, NJ
Registration Each slot has a maximum capacity and will be filled on first come basis.
Children up to 9 years old are invited to participate.
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.

Phillipsburg Easter Bunny Train Ride
March 23, 24, 30, 31, 2024: 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm
99 Elizabeth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ
Website
Cost: $14.00 Child, $20.00 Adult and Lap Sitter (2 and under)$4.00
This is fun family event. Ride the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. 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!

Heaven Hill EGGstravaganza
March 29 & 30, April 6, 7, & 13, 14, 2024: from 10am - 5pm.
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route 94
Vernon, New Jersey 07462
Web Site
(973) 764-5144
Admission Cost: Online, Children under 2 are always free!
Included with admission: Visit with Hopper the Bunny, search for Easter Eggs in an exciting Easter Egg Scavenger hunt, enjoy a hayride, visit Hippity Hop Village, see farm animals, enjoy pedal cars, touring cars, giant sling shot, giant straw pyramid, baseball speed throw, and so much more!
For an additional fee: paint ball range, carnival rides, food concessions, kettle corn, homemade apple cider donuts, ice cream, bakery, and beautiful Easter flowers will all be available.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum
Saturday, March 30th, 2024: 12:00 pm 1:30 pm (Rain or Shine)
Liberty Hall Museum
Kean University
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ
Website/Tickets
908-527-0400
Fee: $12.00 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.

Easter in the Park
Saturday, March 30, 2024 @11am
outside weather permitting
Van Neste Square
Ridgewood, NJ
Website
201-445-2600
Cost: Free
A family friendly event with an Easter Egg Hunt. Meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. Local vendors will offer treats and other goods. A great way to spend the Saturday before Easter!

NYC Harbor Easter Dinner Cruise
Sunday, March 31st, 2024; Board: 5:30PM | Cruise: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
City Experiences
1500 Harbor Blvd,
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Website
Cost: $135.90, Kids Free (Ages 3 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 2024
Easter Events

Belmar Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 16th, 2024; at 11am Sharp! In case of rain, event will be moved to March 23rd.
2nd, 3rd, & 4th avenue Beach entrance
Belmar, NJ
Website
[email protected]
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.

Easter Bunny Express

Wekends beginning Saturday, March 16th, ending Saturday, March 30th, 2024
Black River & Western Railroad
33-99 Stangl Rd
Flemington, NJ
Web Site
908-782-6622
Event Cost: $20.99 Adults (Coach), Ages 12 and up $19.99, Children (Coach) Ages 3 - 11, Children under age 3 are free when riding on an adult's lap
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.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Battleview Orchards

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024: at 1 p.m. ( rain date is Sunday, March 24th)
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.

Easter Celebration at Historic Allaire
Saturday, March 23, 2024; 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
The Historic Village at Allaire Chapel
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ
732-938-5524
Website /Tickets
Cost: $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!

Easter Egg Hunts on the Farm
March 23, 24, 29, 30, 2024; 10 am - 4 pm
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr,
Robbinsville, NJ
609-818-1140
Website
Cost: Farm Admission: $15 per Child (Between ages 1 to 12 years old) $8 per Adult
Egg Hunts run from 10:30am-3:30pm.
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, and the Fun Zone.. Visit all their animal exhibits, and take a hop threw their new Bunnyville Town.

Sea Girt Easter Egg Hunt,
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 11am - 12pm (Rain date is March 24))
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 Bunnny.

Sonny the Bunny Returns for the Colossal Carrot Adventure
Saturday,March 23, 2024: 10 am - 12 pm
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd
Freehold, NJ
Registration
Event Cost: Free
Sonny the Bunny Returns for the Colossal Carrot Adventure! This free event includes a photo opportunity with Sonny the Bunny, a bunny trail you can hop along to collect eggs filled with treats, holiday themed photos with Selfie Snapshots, and raffle prizes that include an iPlay America Birthday Party!
Pre-registration is required by Thursday, March 21. Online registration only.

Jenkinson's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 24th, 2024: @ 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.

Seaside Heights Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 24, 2024; 1pm - 3pm
Beach & Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ
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!

Bunny Trail
Saturday, Sunday, March 30, 31, 2024; 10am - 4pm
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Website
The Bunny Trail 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.
Stroll along the farm trail for an up-close view of nature. Take a hop in the Hippity Hop Corral and race the ducks in the Duckie Race. Have fun with children's games and children's play area in the barn yard. Have a pony ride around the pasture. After all that hopping, visit Farm Food Tent for a snacks or lunch. It will be filled with farm fresh homemade goodies like apple cider donuts, pies, cookies, fresh pressed apple cider, soup, chili, hot dogs and much more. Enjoy live music on the farm from 11:30am – 3:30pm. On Saturday, listen to the tunes of Brian & Sam Bortnick and on Sunday, the Barbara Lin Band.

Easter Brunch at Laurita Winery
Sunday, March 31st, 2024; Morning and afternoon seatings
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ
Website/Reservations
Cost: $60 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, March 31st, 2024; 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

Southern NJ 2024
Easter Events

Egg Hunt Hayrides
March 15 -March 30, 2024; 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
609.654.8643
Website
Cost:Monday – Friday (ex. Good Friday) $14.00/Egg Hunter, $8.00/Non-Egg Hunting Rider Saturday, Sunday and Good Friday, $16.00/Egg Hunter, $9.00/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
Satudays, March 23 & 30 and Sunday, March 24, 2024
Coombs Barnyard
20 Route 77
Elmer, NJ 08318
Phone: (609) 364-2520
Website
Cost: Cost is $20/child and $10/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, March 23, 2024, 2023: at 10 a.m.
Walt Nicgorski Sports Complex
Powell and Collins Avenues.
Website
(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, March 23rd & 30th, 2024; 1PM - 3PM
6th to 14th street along the boardwalk
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
March 28, 29, & 30, 2024:
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 Eggcitement Eggtravaganza Atlantic City 3 Day Weekend
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 29, 30, 31, 2024; 7pm - 10pm
Showboat
801 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Website/Tickets
Cost: $30 - $200
Join in for the most egg-citing event of the year at the Showboat Atlantic City & its brand-new water park. This Easter weekend features 7 fun filled events filled with laughter, dance, fashion, games and much more.

EggstravaganZoo!
Friday, March 29th - Sunday, April 7th, 2024; 10 am - 2pm
Cape May County Park and Zoo
707 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ
Website
609-465-5271
his ten day event will feature an array of exciting activities that promise a day filled with laughter, adventure, and, of course, a touch of springtime magic. Visitors will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with the popular rabbit, so bring your camera.

Atlantic City Easter Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, Sunday, March 30, 31, 2024; 11am - 12;30PM
Steel Pier
1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Website
609-345-4893
This event features the Steel Pier's Annual Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.
Bring your smiles for picture taking opportunities. $14.95 for adults and children, and children 12 and under receive a wristband that allows free rides.

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30th, 2024; 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.

Somers Point Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30, 2024: (:30 - 11 a.m.
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 Fashion Stroll
Sunday, March 31, 2024; 1PM, Registration begins at 12PM.
Rotary Park
400-498 Lafayette St,
Cape May, NJ
Website
Judging will be done in the following categories: 3 and younger, 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 & older, Best Dressed lady, Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Family, Best Easter Bonnet.

Easter Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt at Renault Winery
Sunday, March 31st, 2024; Multiple seating times
Renault Winery
72 North Bremen Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ
(609) 965 2111
Website/Tickets
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.

Easter Parade in Historic Smithville
Sunday, March 31st, 2024
Historic Smithville
1 North New York Road
Smithville NJ
Website
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 -- Meet & Greet with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, March 31, 12 pm - 12pm
In front of the Music Pier.
Ocean City, NJ
Website
Come dressed in your Easter's best and meet the Easter Bunny for a photo in an Ocean City Lifeguard Boat.