One thing about Washington DC is that there is always something going on somewhere. The District is a great place to spend time together as a family. Easter time is no exception. Whether you’re looking for something fun and loud or more low key and quiet (or maybe a mixture of both), you have plenty of options to choose from.
You can start the weekend off, either Friday, April 6th or Saturday, April 7th with the “Eggstravaganza at Tudor Place”. This event is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and consists of an Easter egg hunt, where the kids collect as many hidden Easter eggs as they can find, and an Easter egg roll, which is where the children race each other while pushing an egg through the grass with a spoon. After the games, you can take a self-guided tour through the property and decorate your own egg and create your own Easter basket. You must bring your own hard-boiled egg, spoon, and basket to this event. The cost is $7 per child for members and $10 per child for nonmembers. Accompanying adults are $3.
There are many restaurants and hotels that offer brunch on Easter Sunday. Whether you’re looking for American, French, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Mediterranean, or just about any other type of cuisine, you’ll find it. The prices range from an affordable $24.95 per person to a more expensive, but well-worth it $110 per person. No matter what your budget is or what type of cuisine you like, there’s something for everyone.
The famous White House Easter egg roll is on Easter Monday, April 9th from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The White House Easter egg roll consists of an Easter egg hunt and Easter egg roll on the White House lawn, but that’s just the beginning. There will also be sporting events, musical entertainment, cooking classes, storytelling, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Easter Monday is also “Celebrating the African American Family Tradition” day at the National Zoo, although all families are invited to join in the festivities. The doors are open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt, animal demonstrations, live entertainment, relay games, and a visit from the “Easter Panda”. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival. The Cherry Blossom Festival is a national city-wide event that displays the 3,000 cherry blossom trees that were a gift from Tokyo to the United States 100 years ago. The celebration generally lasts for two weeks, but in honor of the 100th anniversary it is a five week-long celebration this year from March 20 – April 27, 2012. The festival consists of many international performances and special events, as well as a stroll through the beautiful scenery.
Living in, or even visiting, the nation’s capital is a very fascinating experience with a lot of exciting prospects always around the corner. Easter time is a great opportunity to get out and see all that DC has to offer.