By Melissa Kaufman

As days become longer amid the blossoming assortments of vibrant flowers, the Spring and Easter season is underway, with pastel colors, bunnies and Easter eggs making their anticipated return. Whether it is dyeing eggs, baking sweet treats, posing for photos or enjoying a meal with the Bunny, Easter in Montgomery County is sure to please the taste buds and preferences of most with many offerings returning this year, after a brief hiatus last year when many restrictions were in place. Prepare your Easter baskets, bonnets and festive holiday attire and celebrate the season while enjoying exciting egg hunts, hearty meals, sweet treats and many other plentiful holiday options at some of these favorite and/or exclusive Montgomery County spots:

Egg Hunts and Bunny Spotting

Easter Egg Hunts

As one of the most anticipated and exciting activities of the Easter season, many area locations are once again offering outdoor Easter Egg Hunts for all to enjoy. Be sure to check each location’s website, social media pages, or call before heading over or schedule in advance, as offerings and schedules are subject to change.

Horsham VFW Post 9788 Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 3, 11am-1pm

Where: Horsham VFW Post 9788, 324 Sawmill Lane, Horsham

Join the Horsham VFW Post 9788 as they host a traditional Easter Egg Hunt from 11am-1pm, open to all children aged 12 and younger! As a free event, a $3 donation per child is requested. All children should bring along their own baskets to collect eggs. Visit the event’s Facebook page for the latest updates and information: https://www.facebook.com/events/horsham-vfw-post-9788/post-9788-easter-egg-hunt/1302151746787414/

Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, March 27, 11-11:30am

Where: Pennypack Trust Headquarters, 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley

Pre-register for this event, open to children ages 2-9 and bring along your own basket to collect eggs and to be filled with goodies after the hunt! Also visit with the Easter Bunny, himself, as well as his friend, Easter Skunk! Visit their event page for more information and to register as it becomes available here: https://pennypacktrust.org/event/easter-egg-hunt/

Egg Scramble with The Bunny at The Greater Plymouth Community Center

When: Saturday, March 27, 9-10am

Where: The Greater Plymouth Community Center, outdoors on the pavilion, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

Open to children of all ages, pre-register for this event online via website: https://www.plymouthtownship.org/greater-plymouth-community-center/monthly-events/20th-anniversary-celebration/ or by phone (610) 277-4312 for $5 for residents and $7 for nonresidents. Bring your own basket and hunt for colorful eggs with the chance to win a prize! Be sure to bring your own camera along, as the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance! Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information and updates: https://www.facebook.com/plymouthtownship/

Upper Dublin Township Bunny Hop

When: Saturday, March 20, 1-4pm

Where: Parking lot at Upper Dublin Township, 801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington; drive to the designated locations to “hunt” for eggs from the comfort in your vehicle!

Open to children ages 1-12, sign up online for $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents and partake in a Bunny Hop via car! Explore Upper Dublin Township utilizing a map with clues, where there will be giveaways at each stop (10, in total!) There will also be the special chance to spot the township’s own Bugsy O’Hare; keep your eyes peeled as he’ll be hoppin’ around town all afternoon! Register to participate online here: https://upperdublinrec.net/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C2770

Easter Bunny Search at Norristown Farm Park

When: Thursday, April 1, 11am & 1:30pm

Where: Specific Event Location to be disclosed upon registering for this event

Open to children ages 3-12 for $3 (fee covers craft supplies), join Norristown Farm Park on an Easter Bunny Search to see if you can find all the hidden bunnies! In addition to searching, children will create a fun Easter craft to take home and will receive surprise eggs! Wear sturdy walking shoes for this event and be sure to register soon, as limited space and craft supplies are available. Call (610) 270-0215 or email: [email protected] to register!

Dragon Egg Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival by Summer Quests Day Camp

When: Saturday, April 3, 12-4pm, Tickets (advance tickets are $5, tickets at the door are $8) are required for purchase and reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited space capacity.

Where: Camp Delmont – Musser Scout Reservation, 5505 Upper Ridge Road, Pennsburg

Open to those of all ages, but recommended for children ages 6-12, come in your best costume (costumes not required, but encouraged!) and enjoy a woodland egg hunt, prizes plus medieval games & activities and choose your start time (Noon-1pm; 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm).  For more information and the latest updates, continue to check the event’s Facebook page. NOTE: Many of the start times are now waiting list only, however, additional spaces may be added!

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Bunny Pictures

Whether indoors or outdoors, many locations throughout the county are offering exclusive photos with Easter’s favorite bunny! Many require reservations, so be sure to check for the latest updates & requirements and to reserve your spot. Don festive holiday attire and pose with the Bunny to commemorate the 2021 Easter season with family & friends at some of these area locations:

Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Stanbridge Street Park

When: Friday, April 2, 10-11am, 11am-12pm

Where: Stanbridge Street Park Clubhouse, 2501 Stanbridge Street, East Norriton

Pre-register online here: https://eastnorriton.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=306  and plan to showcase your best smiles for photos with the Easter Bunny, offered during two sessions on Friday, April 2! All registrants will receive a goodie bag and don’t forget to bring along your own camera!

Bunny Times, Easter Photos at Coventry Mall 

When: Wednesday, March 10-Saturday, April 3, at various times

Where: Coventry Mall, 351 W. Schuylkill Road, Pottstown

Practice your brightest smiles and dress in your Easter best for photos with the Coventry Mall Bunny! Photo packages start at $10, Easter Baskets start at $10.99 and other goodies will be available for purchase, as well in the event space. Be sure to check the event’s Facebook pages for specific details, registration and other pertinent information as it becomes available.

Pictures with The Easter Bunny at Gordon Orthodontics

When: Saturday, March 20, 10am-1pm

Where: Gordon Orthodontics, Fairland Village, 545 N. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler

Reserve your space online.  FREE event (donations are encouraged and accepted for John Shapiro Superheroes 5K Foundation) where a professional photographer, Nate Weidner Productions, will be on-site to snap photos of children and families with the Easter Bunny!

Willow Grove Park Mall Photos with the Bunny

When: Friday, March 19-Saturday, April 3; Monday-Thursday: 11am-7pm; Friday & Saturday: 11am-8pm; Sunday: 11am-6pm, reservations are required and can be scheduled online

Where: Willow Grove Park Mall, in Macy’s Court, 2500 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove

Dress in your finest Easter attire and reserve a time online to pose with the Bunny at Willow Grove Park Mall and for $29.99 receive digital downloads of all your images sent directly to your email!

Montgomery Mall Easter Bunny Photo Experience

When: Thursday, March 18-Saturday, April 3, Monday-Saturday: noon-7pm; Sunday: noon-6pm; reservations are strongly encouraged.

Where: Montgomery Mall, 230 Montgomery Mall, North Wales 

Don festive Easter attire and head to the Oxford Valley Mall for their annual Easter Bunny Photo Experience! All guests are required to wear masks and the Bunny, himself, will be wearing a concealed mask. Walk-up visits are permitted when time allows and while not required, reservations are strongly encouraged.

Other Events and Community Celebrations

Beyond traditional Easter egg hunts and bunny photos (some of these below also offer bunny photos!), many communities throughout the county are also offering unique and versatile events and celebrations to commemorate the Easter and Spring season. Whether it is a virtual baking session, an in-person food fest, holiday painting session, train ride with the Bunny, or other creative activities, the festivities are plentiful and are sure to satiate appetites and provide enjoyable opportunities to suit many interests.

DIY Bunny Décor Crafting Event at Coventry Mall

When: Saturday, March 20, 4-7pm

Where: Coventry Mall, 351 W. Schuylkill Road, Pottstown

Offered at $10 per person, with reservations required. Participants will receive all the materials needed to craft a special Bunny craft to add to your holiday décor! Enjoy a fun evening of painting, gluing, assembling and flexing one’s creativity to fuel the spirit of the Spring season and Easter holiday!

Easter Egg Painting Special at Color Me Mine

When: Monday, March 15-Sunday, March 21, each day, 12-6pm, registration required as spots are limited.

Where: Color Me Mine, 801 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales

Indulge your inner artist and create commemorative Easter eggs for $25 per guest, to add to your holiday décor! Reserve your table online via website  and receive 3 eggs for each guest, plus a special-themed Easter goody bag! In addition, if you’d like to paint additional pieces, a 20% discount will be applied, plus the additional studio fee is waived! For more information and updates, check out the event’s Facebook page.

Easter Bunny Bounce at BounceU of Collegeville

When: Tuesday, March 30, 10-11:30am (Toddler Bounce for children 7-years old and younger); Thursday, April 1 & Friday, April 2, 9:30-11am session and 11:30am-1pm session, both for all ages

Where: BounceU of Collegeville, Trappe Center, 130 W. Main Street, Collegeville

Join BounceU for their special Easter themed jumping event, open to all ages (NOTE: March 30 event restricted to those 7 and under). For a $17 registration fee, each child will be able to jump for one hour, visit with the Easter Bunny, receive a snack and drink, as well as a small Easter treat! A very limited number of tickets are available, given strict safety and health guidelines. Parents and children must wear socks and masks must be worn for those over age 2.

Easter Food Fest at The Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center (UECC)

When: Saturday, March 27, 12-4pm

Where: UECC, 700 Cedar Road, Jenkintown

Delight in homemade, authentic Polish cuisine this Easter season all made with care and expertise! No dine-in is permitted, but pre-orders are now being accepted until March 20, for pickup the day of the Fest on March 27.

Family Night Easter Cupcake Decorating at The Barn at Providence Forge

When: Thursday, March 25, 5pm or 6:45pm; each occasion lasting roughly 1 hour each

Where: The Barn at Providence Forge, 217 Providence Forge Road, Royersford

Pre-register for this special holiday cupcake decorating event and receive snacks, light refreshments, a giveaway opportunity, and of course, 6 cupcakes, plus all supplies necessary to decorate (buttercream filled piping bags, toppings and a take-home box!) Classes and registration fee is open to 1 adult and 1 child for $45, plus a fee of $3.50. A second attendee and extra set of cupcakes can also be added for $20 additional. Check out the event’s Facebook page for more information and updates.

Easter Centerpiece Workshops at Floral & Hardy of Skippack

When: Tuesday, March 30, 6:30-7:30pm; Wednesday, April 1, 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Floral & Hardy of Skippack, Outdoor Tent Area, 4007 Skippack Pike, Skippack

Create your own custom-designed Easter Centerpiece for a fee of $49. Pre-registration is required to reserve your space. Included with the registration fee is a decorative white basket, where participants will plant a variety of annuals inside! Choose from pansies, viola, primrose, ranunculus, bellis and ivy, then add moss & stones. All included is the container, plants, soil mix, as well as decorative items! The event is held in the outdoor tent and is open to a limited number of participants to maintain social distancing.

DIY Easter Cookie Kits from Lochel’s Bakery

When: Availability to be determined – check their Facebook page for the latest updates and to place a pre-order!

Where: Pick-up the DIY Cookie Kits at Lochel’s Bakery, 57 S. York Road, Hatboro

Host your own cookie decorating session from the comfort of home and pick up a special Easter cookie decorating kit for $25! Available to pre-order, kits come with pre-made cookies and all you need to craft the ultimate treat, dressed to the nines for the holiday!

Colebrookdale Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express

When: Saturday, April 3, 10am, 1pm, 4pm; Sunday, April 4, 10am, 1pm, 4pm

Where: Colebrookdale Railroad, 64 S. Washington Street, Boyertown

Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express and enjoy an adventurous excursion with Peter Cottontail on board and the Easter Bunny, outside in the open car, himself! Purchase advance tickets. Prices vary according to age (toddler through senior) and seating and starts at $15 through $70.  All children will receive an Easter-themed coloring book, 10 pre-filled Easter eggs and will be treated to the story of the Velveteen Rabbit read aloud throughout the journey.

Easter Brunches and Dinners

Easter Brunch

Wake up & fuel up with the Bunny for breakfast or brunch and enjoy festive holiday favorites such as waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, ham and other delectable goodies and savory bites at some of these establishments & pop-ups throughout the county:

Lochel’s Bakery 

When: Ongoing through the month. Check their Facebook page for pre-order and pickup information as it becomes available.

Where: Pick up Sweet Treats, Fresh Breads/Rolls and Baked Goods at Lochel’s Bakery, 57 S. York Road, Hatboro

Create a decadent, sweet and flavorful Easter Breakfast with an assortment of baked goods and offerings from Lochel’s Bakery, which include: various fruit-filled danishes, donuts, cinnamon rolls, fresh breads and many more. Enjoy them on their own or utilize them to craft your own breakfast/brunch favorites, such as French Toast!

Easter Buffet at The SunnyBrook Ballroom

When: Sunday, April 4, 11am-3:30pm

Where: The SunnyBrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown

Reserve your table ($39.95 per adult and $19.95 per child, ages 5-12, plus 20% gratuity & sales tax, children under 4 are FREE) via phone (484 )300-4681 or online via website and enjoy a full buffet chock-full of seasonal and holiday favorites, including: a breakfast station comprised of omelets, pancakes, sausage and more; hot entrees comprised of sliced ham & sauerkraut, vegetable penne primavera, and more, plus a pasta & risotto station, chef carving station, soups, sides, desserts and a kids’ buffet station!

Easter Bunny Brunch at The Elmwood Park Zoo

When: March 20, 21, 27, 28 & April 3, 4 at 10am, 11:15am, & 12:30pm

Where: Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown

Celebrate Easter with breakfast & brunch favorites with a side of the Easter Bunny and various animals! Tickets start at $79.95 for a table of two, $129.95 for a table of four, $189.95 for a table of six. Delight in quiches, omelets, Danish pastries, cinnamon buns, carved roast beef, stuffed pork loin, various beverages and a cash bar. In addition to enjoying a sweet & savory meal, participate in an Easter Egg scavenger hunt, snap a photo with the Easter Bunny and interact with select zoo animals! Tickets include zoo admission, Easter egg scavenger hunt, and a photo with the Easter Bunny.

Spring House Tavern Plated Easter Brunch Dine-In & Take-Out

When: Sunday, April 4, Brunch: 10am-1pm

Where: Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike, Spring House

Enjoy a plated, holiday brunch or choose a take-out option for Easter from Spring House Tavern! Reservations are required and curbside pickup is also available; call (215)646-1788 option 1 for reservations & option 3 for take-out, to place an order/reservations or for more information. Visit their website and Facebook page for more information and holiday menus as they become available.

Seasons 52 Easter Sunday Brunch

When: Sunday, April 4, 10am-2pm

Where: Seasons 52, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia

Reserve your table online here and enjoy a full Easter Sunday brunch in the dining room at Seasons 52! Start off your holiday meal with choices such as Avocado Toast, Strawberry Spinach or Field Greens Salad, Lobster Bisque or Potato Leek Soup, and choose from entrees which include: Crab & Cheddar Quiche, Apricot Glazed Spiral Ham, French Toast and more. Also available are sides, such as Crab Polenta, Applewood Smoked Bacon and others, plus specialty cocktails such as Mimosas, Sangria & Rose Lemonade!

NaBrasa Italian Steakhouse Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 4, 9am-1pm, Reserve a table (maximum of 8 people per table!)

Where: NaBrasa Steakhouse, 680 Easton Road, Horsham

Enjoy a full Easter Brunch at NaBrasa! Offered at $49.95 per person, reserve a table in advance and delight in Chilled Lobster Tail, Bottomless Mimosas/Bloody Mary’s for $12.50 and other Brazilian delicacies to commemorate the holiday.

Iron Abbey Gastro Pub Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 4, 9am-2pm, Reserve a table (maximum of 8 people per table!)

Where: Iron Abbey Gastro Pub, 680 Easton Road, Horsham

For $29.99 per person, enjoy a full, all-inclusive, buffet-style Easter Brunch! Reserve a table online or by phone and enjoy Easter favorites in an all-you-care-to-eat platform. Offerings include: omelet stations, waffle stations, salads, baked goods, cheeses, French Toast, fruit station and more!

Joseph Ambler Inn Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 4, 10:30am-2pm, reservations are suggested

Where: Joseph Ambler Inn, 1005 Horsham Road, North Wales

Enjoy a full, three-course Easter Brunch crafted by Executive Chef Todd Blackney, at the Joseph Ambler Inn on Easter Sunday! For $35 per-person, delight in choices which include starters: Baby Arugula or Caesar Salads, Philly Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Yogurt Parfaits, and more, entrees: Crab & Asparagus Omelet, Balsamic Marinated Prime Pork Tenderloin, Kobe Beef Burger, Panko Crusted Maryland Crab Cake and others. Cocktails such as Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and various bottled beers are also available for additional fee. A children’s menu is also available which includes Chicken Fingers, a Cheddar Cheeseburger, Petite Filet Mignon and more, plus milk, juice and ice cream.

Easter Sunday Dinner

Commemorate the holiday with a relaxing and flavorful evening meal amongst family and friends while dining at one of these establishments, opt to take-out a prepared meal to be enjoyed from the comfort of home or even pick up seasonal, local ingredients to prepare your own holiday meal from scratch. Whichever route you choose, at these county locations, the result is sure to be a flavorful and bountiful one, leaving bellies full and satisfied:

Merrymead Farm Lancaster County Hams

When: Prior to Easter, check website merrymead.com for the latest information and updates.

Where: Pre-order and pickup at Merrymead Farm, 2222 South Valley Forge Road, Lansdale

Create your own Easter fest from the comfort of home featuring one of the county’s most flavorful, local hams! Pre-order and pick-up a Lancaster County Ham by Stoltzfus Meats offered old-fashioned style or spiral ham; hams are offered in whole or half sizes and are natural, hardwood smoked, MSG & gluten-free. Call to place an order: (610) 584-4410. Also, end your holiday meal on a sweet note with Merrymead pies (apple crumb, cherry and lemon meringue, to name a few!), cinnamon buns, butter cakes & cookies, plus an assortment of Easter chocolate candies are available, as well.

William Penn Inn Complete Easter Dinner for Four Take-Out Special

When: Pre-order complete holiday take-out meals by March 26 at 12pm, on Tues-Sunday, 10am-3:30pm, order early – limited availability. Pick up meals on either Saturday, April 3, 11am-4pm or Sunday, April 4, 9am-4pm.

Where: Pick up pre-ordered meals at William Penn Inn, 1017 Dekalb Pike, Ambler

Prior to March 26 at noon, pre-order a fully-cooked and assembled Easter dinner for four! Choose from three different packages: Applewood and Hickory-Smoked Ham for $140; Braised Lamb Package for $170; or Land and Sea package featuring shrimp, crab cakes and filet mignon for $200. All meal packages come with a first course, main course, sides, a dessert, as well as a loaf of their famous Zucchini Bread and loaf of French bread!

In addition, a la carte sides (serving 4) for $15, are also available for order and pickup and include options such as: au gratin potatoes, grilled asparagus, balsamic roasted carrots and many more. Various desserts can be ordered to-go, as well, such as a candy-filled chocolate smash Easter egg, chocolate heaven cake, carrot cake and more. Even jazz up your Easter table with an Easter floral arrangement available for $60.

Spring House Tavern Plated Easter Dinner Dine-In & Take-Out

When: Sunday, April 4, Dinner: 3-7pm

Where: Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike, Spring House

Enjoy a plated, holiday dinner or choose a take-out option for Easter from Spring House Tavern! Reservations are required and curbside pickup is also available; call (215)646-1788 option 1 for reservations & option 3 for take-out place an order/reservations or for more information. Visit their website or Facebook page for more information.

Seasons 52 Easter Dinner Green Box To-Go

When: Friday, April 2 & Saturday, April 3 for Easter Green Box pickup

Where: Pickup at Seasons 52, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia

Reserve online and choose a pickup day as either April 2 or April 3 and enjoy a warm and serve fully cooked, Easter dinner, serving either 2 or 4-6 people, comprised of a salad, side, entrée & mini indulgence for dessert! Choose from entrees including: Apricot-Glazed Spiral Ham (starting at $55), Whole Side of Cedar-Plank Roasted Salmon (starting ay $75) or Wood-Grilled Beef Tenderloin (starting at $100). Also available are side items to share, serving 4-6 people, including: Crab Polenta, Mac ‘n Cheese, Roasted French Green beans and more. For dessert, a flight of signature Mini Indulgences is also available.

Izenberg’s Catering Easter Dinner To-Go

When: Pre-order in advance for pickup

Where: Izenberg’s Catering, 401 Fayette Street, Conshohocken

Enjoy the flavors of the Easter holiday through ordering catering from Izenberg’s.  Offering a plethora of options including: hors d’oeuvres such as mini quiche, deviled eggs, frittata bites, chilled salads such as spring mix, caprese salad, entrees including spiral baked or honey glazed ham, rosemary rack of lamb and more, plus side dishes which include: bunny rolls, steamed asparagus with hollandaise and many more. Top off your meal with desserts such as lemon mousse, chocolate-dipped “carrot” strawberries, coconut macaroon nests with candy eggs and numerous others.

NaBrasa Italian Steakhouse Easter Dinner

When: Sunday, April 4, 2-9pm, Reserve a table (maximum of 8 people per table!) online

Where: NaBrasa Steakhouse, 680 Easton Road, Horsham

Enjoy a full “Rodizio” Easter Dinner at NaBrasa! Offered at $54.95 per person, reserve a table in advance and delight in Grilled Shrimp and other Brazilian delicacies to commemorate the holiday.

 

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