It’s the Easter holidays, and we at Elixuer are delighted to bring you fun activities that the whole family can take part in. From the popular egg hunt, to building your own cuddly at the Easter market, we have it all covered. The GTA and environs are usually filled with Easter-themed events this season, and this year is no exception.
- Vintage Easter parade
This popular Easter event takes place in various venues, and is hosted by various organisations as well. Last year, the Kingsway Easter parade returned after a two-year hiatus. The parade is a fun family event where everyone gets to take part in many fun activities tailored for the whole family. For starters, there’s a photo shoot with the Easter Bunny, followed by gifts for the whole family. Then, there’s face painting for the little ones, easter eggs hunts, and balloon twisting and much more. The Pickering Easter Parade for 2023 is themed ‘the Legion’s Last bunny hop’; the yearly event hosted by Branch 606 of the Royal Canadian Legion will take place along the usual route of Bay Ridges. Afterwards, a free meal will be provided, and families will get to take part in some more fun activities. See here for more details.
- Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt is one of the most common Easter-themed events the whole family can partake in. Some events organizers of this annual event have indoor locations to accommodate any sudden change in weather. In Mississauga for instance, the Amazing Adventures Playland have hosted this event in the past. The hunt comprises placing plastic eggs in various spots around the venue where the fun seekers can easily find them.
- Easter Exhibitions
This exciting Easter event involves a lot of unique fun activities for the whole family. The event is usually free to attend, and comprises children of any age, as well as adults, engaging in decorating their own Easter eggs with their colours of choice provided by the organizers. Thereafter, they get to showcase their decorations in an exhibition for prize competition. Spring-themed activities tailored for the outdoors are also in the offering. Fun seekers will plant their own plant to take home with them. There’s also a walking trail where people will fish for eggs, toss games and a whole lot more.
- Easter Events at Farms
Easter weekend at farms is another Easter-themed activity that’s bound to be fun for the whole family. This series of events involves a variety of activities in farms around the GTA. Authors are invited to read from their Easter-themed books for the little ones. There’s time for crafts, egg hunt and drop off, and face painting. The Easter Bunny is usually the special surprise as he arrives bearing gifts and treats for everyone.
- Easter Markets
Easter markets are one special Easter event as the whole family tends to visit special set-up markets where Easter specialties and novelties are on display. The Bayview Wildwood Market is a fun one where participants get to build a “Bayview Buddy” they can take home. This special fun activity involves choosing from a kit of various furry animals at the Bayview Wildwood Market for $30 each. There’s also a scavenger hunt where the whole family works as a team for fun prizes. You can see more details here.
- Easter Brunch
You can either have Easter brunch at home or at special event venues. The Pingles Easter-ific Egg Hunt & Brunch is a good one to be at this year; comprising Easter- inspired and a variety of mini-egg-themed baked goodies, fresh out of their bakery. Also, Easter eggs are hunted and collected with the Bunny. The main event of the brunch takes place in the Pingles Greenhouse where friends and families are treated to some delicious meals. See here for more details.
- Easter Festivals
The annual Easterfest is a day of fun for the whole family. Comprising playtime with baby animals, crafts, face painting, egg scramble, wagon rides, pony rides, jumping castles, train rides, food trucks, and a whole lot more. There’s one taking place at The Markham Fairgrounds from April 7-10. See here for more details.
- Live Performances
Looking for a nice outdoor music event this Easter? Koerner Hall at Opera Atelier is your best bet. There will be stage performances like Handel’s The Resurrection. See more details here.
Chinenye Emezie | Staff Writer