What’s new for Easter this year?
A lot, in fact. In-person secular events that cater to children and adults include egg hunts, but also bottomless Bloody Mary bars. Most restaurants, resorts, churches and parks are offering updated activities, including the Pueblo Christian Center’s Saturday, April 16 Egg Hunt at Lea Gonzales Park â possibly the largest in the state with 20,000 hidden eggs , bouncy houses and more free fun starting at 10 a.m. (pueblochristiancenter.com/events).
But since there really are hundreds of events, here is a slice of unusual, large-scale, or just plain beautiful events to celebrate the holidays. See more Easter activities at denverpost.com/calendar and visit dpo.st/3uAI84v for our roundup of metro area Easter brunches.
Free Easter Bunny Photos
The Aurora Southlands Outdoor Mall is offering free photos with the Easter Bunny, by reservation, from Thursday April 14th to Saturday April 16th. Claim your spot on shopsouthlands.com/eventprograms/easter-bunny-photos and be sure to bring a camera, as there is no photographer (i.e., use your own). It operates from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the Tour de l’Horloge Customer Service.
See dozens more, including churches and parks, but also Colorado Mills, Park Meadows Mall, Mile High Flea Market (all with varying prices and packages) by visiting Mile High on the Cheap, our partners who write the Denver Post’s Cheap Checklist column. Most are free: milehighonthecheap.com/easter-egg-hunts-denver.
Slide Egg Hunt at Four Mile Historical Park
This 21+ event, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at Four Mile Historic Park, is hosted by Lala Queen and her royal friends, with a search for golden eggs, bingo drag -queen and a story hour, and craft booths to design bunny ears. Take a photo with Queen Coco Bardot and take part in the best-dressed contest “for those who wear their best spring egg hunt outfit”. Food trucks, themed treats and a full bar too. $45 to $50. fourmilepark.org/events/events-calendar
Right after that, Four Mile is having its Family Egg Hunt, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, with music, tractor rides, crafts, photo ops with the Easter Bunny and a food truck. $18 to $25; children 3 and under free. fourmilepark.org/events
Easter celebration at the Brown Palace
The centerpiece of this upscale event is the unparalleled brunch buffet, but few Easter chowdowns in the metro area can boast kids’ activities and live music in a beautiful historic atrium (which goes great with your church vestments). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. $35 to $90. Make your reservations by calling 303-297-3111 or emailing email@example.com. brownpalace.com/things-to-do/hotel-events
Mount Princeton Hot Springs
What’s more in Colorado than celebrating Easter in a natural hot spring? Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, just southwest of Buena Vista, hosts a brunch feast from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mary Murphy Steak House; free pony rides from Mountain Princeton Riding Stable (11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for children 60 lbs. and under); and a 1 p.m. Easter egg hunt on the lawn. All activities take place on Sunday April 17 and are open to the public. mtprinceton.com/easter
Gaylord Rockies Resort Spring It On
The ongoing Spring It On program, open to the public since March, includes âPaint Me a Fairytale,â a Mother Goose-themed show; decoration of spring cookies; the Spring-A-Long scavenger hunt; and (most relevant) the meeting of Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. The latter is free and ends on Sunday, April 17, but all the others run until May 8. Admission: $7 to $13 per event. bit.ly/3uACP4V
Granby’s Grand Eggstravaganza
The Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden may be quiet for Easter this year, but the Moffat Road Railroad Museum in Granby more than makes up for it with 10,000 eggs hidden throughout the property, including golden eggs worth prizes. At 10 a.m., the Easter Bunny comes by for photos and tours, and model trains will run everywhere. Everything is free. There’s also a $6 lunch and live band to watch at the River Run RV Resort. All to all! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday April 16. destinationgranby.com
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