3 non-brunch family Easter celebrations in Chicago


By Linda Marsicano


There are so many cool ways to celebrate Easter in Chicago with the kids that don't involve an over-priced breakfast just to get a glimpse of an Easter Bunny impersonator. Here are some options that come with a great price tag: they're free.

1 Egg Hunt and a Movie

Hop over to Wicker Park for a hip egg hunt followed by a viewing of the Easter Bunny-inspired movie Hop. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30; 1425 W. Damen, Chicago. (312) 747-7553.

2 It's Raining Candy!

The mother of all candy grabs in Chicago is March 23 at Soldier Field starting at 9 a.m. The festivities include face painting, inflatables, balloon artists and more. (312) 235-7000.

3 Trick or Treating Without the Costumes

Bounce from store to store in search of treats from Northcenter businesses, followed by a party in the town square where the Easter Bunny himself will be on hand for pictures with his fans. 10 a.m. March 30. Northcenter Chamber of Commerce, (773) 525-3609.

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