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Top Ten Easter Celebrations
Easter is an excellent family celebration, especially when it coincides with your children's spring break. Throughout the country there are Easter celebrations which involve dyed eggs, Easter egg hunts, lots of candy and delicious food. Here are ten of the best Easter Celebrations you can find throughout the country in 2012.
San Francisco Spring Celebration & Easter Parade, San Francisco, California
Visitors to San Francisco on Easter Sunday, April 8, can enjoy the Spring Celebration and Easter Parade on Union Street. The parade features a variety of floats and creative displays celebrating Easter and the beauty of spring. Children will love the many different activities, from pony rides to face painting and train rides. Visitors looking for a creative outlet can enter the Easter Bonnet Contest.
Easter Surfing Festival, Cocoa Beach, Florida
For the adventurous Easter travelers the Easter Surfing Festival is the ideal celebration to attend. From April 6-8 there are surfing competitions for people of all ages. These competitions take place at Cocoa Beach Pier and Shepard Park. All winners of surfing competitions receive a trophy.
The Great Metrozoo Egg Safari, Miami, Florida
Miami's Metro Zoo has exciting Easter festivities planned on April 7 and 8. Children will enjoy a variety of fun Easter activities, including music, games and of course egg hunts. Even more exciting for the family is watching the animals enjoy their Easter treats. The whole family can watch the lions, elephants, otters and many more animals enjoy their special Easter treats.
French Quarter Easter Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana
Each year on Easter Sunday the Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade travels through the French Quarter of New Orleans. Although not as wild as the New Orleans Mardi Gras festivities, this parade is filled with the fun and creative spirit of New Orleans. Visitors to New Orleans can see the floats, marching bands and more as it travels through the French Quarter.
Biltmore Estate Easter Egg Hunt, Asheville, North Carolina
Each year the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina holds its annual grand Easter Egg Hunts, this year the Egg Hunts will be held on April 8. The stunning estate has a wide variety of activities beyond the egg hunt. Your children will love the magic shows, storytelling and the Easter Bunny. If you can plan your vacation to the amazing Biltmore Estate over the Easter Holiday don't forget to bring baskets for the Children so they can collect as many eggs as possible.
Colorado's Largest Easter Egg Hunt, Copper Mountain, Colorado
Copper Mountain Resort holds Colorado's Largest Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 8. The Mountain holds a big kids hunt and a hunt for little kids, and there are numerous opportunities for the kids to see the Easter Bunny around the resort throughout the day. This is a great place to enjoy top notch Easter celebration and a great ski experience at the same time.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Each year the Atlantic City Aquarium holds an Easter Brunch. Attendees not only get a delicious breakfast, but they also get to participate in a fun Easter Egg Hunt, as well as other Easter crafts and games. The Easter Bunny also attends this event with the Aquarium mascot.
Easter Sunday Train, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Visitors to Santa Fe, New Mexico can take the Easter Sunday Train on the Santa Fe Southern Railway. This special event is held on both the Saturday before Easter and Easter Sunday. The Saturday train travels the scenic route to Lamy, New Mexico. The Easter Sunday train travels to the rim of Galisteo Basin. Children will love this event with the Easter Bunny in attendance.
Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival, New York, New York
New York City is filled with fun, family friendly Easter Celebrations. The Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival takes place along Fifth Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets. This celebration is animal spot to enjoy some truly extravagant Easter Bonnets. Visitors to New York can celebrate Easter with New York City in their most fun and festive spring and Easter wear.
White House Easter Egg Roll, Washington, DC
Perhaps the most well know and iconic Easter Egg activity in the United States is the White House Easter Egg Roll started by President Hayes, in 1878. Each year children are chosen by lottery to participate in the roll. This year will be the 134th year of the event and it will be held on April 9. Every year the event has a theme and the activities and events center around this theme.