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Dayton Area guide to Easter {2018}


 It’s that time of year again! Buds are on the trees, birds are singing and Easter Eggs are everywhere. Plan ahead for one of many Easter events in Dayton. 

Easter Bunny @ The Dayton Mall

March 9th – 31st
Centerville, OH

  • Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Visits with the Easter Bunny are complimentary; professional photo packages are available for purchase. 

DMB Mom Tip: No egg-stra wait! Purchase a FastPass! Visit website for details. 

Easter Bunny @ The Greene

March 16th – 31st
Beavercreek, OH

The Easter Bunny is at The Greene! Bring your furry friend to visit the Easter Bunny too – see website for more details. 

  • Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 8pm 
  • Friday & Saturday:  10am – 9pm
  • Sunday:  12pm – 6pm

Family Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt @ Kettering Recreation Complex

March 23rd 
Fee: $4/Kettering resident; $6/non-resident. For more information, call 296-2587.
Kettering, OH

Grab your flashlights and bring your family for this special egg hunt! The evening begins with a small craft and once it’s dark, start the hunt! Eggs collected will be turned in for prizes and a goodie bag. Easter eggs may contain coupons, candy, or other goodies. Golden eggs have a raffle ticket to enter into a GRANDE PRIZE Easter giveaway. All eggs will be redeemed for a goodie bag. Finish the night with a light snack. Open to ages 3 and older; children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Every person attending must register and pay in advance.

Night Easter Egg Hunt and Stargaze @ Sackett-Wright Park

March 24th
Residents are free; $5 non-resident.
Bellbrook, OH

Join us for a fun and egg-citing night at our 4th Annual Night Easter Egg Hunt! Grab a partner and “catch” the fun that spring weather brings, by participating in a real egg “egg toss”. We will then get down to business locating plastic eggs in the dark of night from that sneaky Bunny! After all of the eggs are collected we will be joined by local astronomy experts who will set up telescopes available to the public near a campfire to toast marshmallows under the stars. Prizes are awarded to winners in each age group and egg toss champions. Register early because we will have limited spaces.

Easter Bunny Express, LM&M Railroads

March 24th & 25th; March 30th & 31st, April 7th 
Lebanon, OH

Hop aboard the LM&M Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express! Enjoy a train ride to the LM&M Junction for a special visit with the Easter Bunny. All children will receive a special gift and have the opportunity to take part in an Easter Egg Hunt! Can’t find your Easter Baskets? No worries! LM&M will provide each child with a bag to use during the Easter Egg Hunt!

DMB Mom Tip: Block out an hour and 45 minutes for the train ride. Visit website for departure times and schedule around nap times! 

Easter Egg and Playtime

March 23rd
10-11:30 am & 12:30-2 pm
$6 per child (free for adults)
Miamisburg, OH

The Easter Bunny is hippity hopping to the recreation center, so bring your basket to collect eggs that can be redeemed for trinket prizes. Enjoy a holiday snack, pose for a photo with the Bunny himself, and finish up with play time on our preschool gym equipment. It will be an “egg-cellent” time for all! For ages 1-6 with parent/caregiver.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny @ SCENE 75

March 31st
Tickets: $7 (children 2 and under are FREE)
Dayton, OH

The Easter Bunny is stopping by Scene75 for breakfast  from 8-10am for a delicious breakfast buffet with the Bunny. During the breakfast the Bunny will be hopping around visiting with guests and taking pictures (remember to bring your camera).

Helicopter Egg Drop at Impact Church – Lebanon

March 31st 
Lebanon, OH

This is a free event and is open to everyone. We highly recommend getting a free ticket through Eventbrite. Every child, grades 4 and under, will get in who has a ticket. Tickets will be limited to 2000 children. Adults DO NOT need a ticket. 

DMB Mom Tip: Egg Drop starts promptly at noon, so plan ahead so the kiddos don’t miss the excitement! 

Breakfast with the Bunny in Moraine

March 31st
$3 per person
Moraine, OH – Gerhardt Civic Center

Enjoy crafts, breakfast and lots of Easter fun before the Easter Egg Hunt! This is a great event to enjoy breakfast and have one on one time with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget your cameras for the photo with the Easter Bunny.

Vandalia Community Egg Hunt

March 31st 
Vandalia, OH – Vandalia Sports Complex 

FREE community event and no registration needed. Age: 10 years & younger 

DMB Mom Tip: Bring your own basket! 

Easter Sunrise Service @ Carillon Park

Dayton, OH

The Easter Sunrise Service is Carillon Historical Park’s oldest event. Since 1942, this powerful display of faith has continued, unbroken—a ceaseless tradition in an ever-changing city. Free admission and parking. 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Young’s Jersey Dairy

April 1st 
2:00pm – Ages 4 and Under
2:20pm – Ages 5 to 7
2:40pm – Ages 8 to 10
Yellow Springs, OH

A Young’s Dairy tradition, we will hard boil and dye over 7,000 eggs for our Easter Egg Hunt. There is no charge for this fun event. Event is held rain or shine! 

DMB Mom Tip: Arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your age category, so you have time to find the line and get ready to go!

Easter Brunch @ the Caroline

April 1st 
$26 for adults; $13 for kids 12 and under; free for kids 5 and under
Troy, OH

A great option for Easter Brunch! Visit the website to check out the mouth watering menu. Call for reservations: (937) 552-7676

Easter Brunch @ the Hilton Garden Inn

April 1st
Beavercreek, OH

Traditional and lavish Sunday brunch buffet with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Call 937-458-2644 for reservations

Miamisburg East Egg Scramble 

March 31st 
Miamsburg, OH

Over 15,000 eggs will be scattered over Beachler Field in Miamisburg for this annual, free egg “scramble” – fun for everyone in the family! All children ages 12 and under are welcome to participate. You can learn more about our annual event and preregister here. Registration is NOT required. 

Easter Egg Hunt, Puppet Show, & Lunch 

March 24th
Fairmont, OH – Fairmont Presbyterian Church 

Bring your basket for a FREE Easter Egg hunt followed by a puppet show and lunch! Be on the lookout for the Easter Bunny. 

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One Response to Dayton Area guide to Easter {2018}

  1. Kelly March 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

    The kettering egg hunt is adults only and already sold out