Got eggs? From eggs filled with treats, decoupage eggs, eggs buried on the beach - even "golden eggs" - there are plenty of ways to hunt for Easter family fun in South Jersey this holiday weekend.
Easter in Ocean City
Come for the eggs, stay for the parade and the bunny in Ocean City. The resort's annual great Easter egg hunt will take place on the beach between 11th and 14th streets 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The egg hunts will be divided into five age groups. Children 2 years old and younger and children between 3 and 4 years old will hunt for eggs on 11th Street in separate sections. Children ages 5 and 6 will hunt at 12th Street in separate sections, and 7-year-olds will hunt at 13th Street. Only children 2 and younger may have an adult accompany them into the egg hunt area.
Ocean City's annual sunrise Easter service will be held 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Music Pier, located at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Easter fashion promenade competition begins at 1 p.m. in front of the Music Pier. The Easter Bunny will be present to pose for photos and present chocolate bunnies to children.
Egg Hunts, Easter in the Wildwoods
The Wildwoods are celebrating with an Easter weekend filled with family events Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, families can choose between two Easter egg hunts both starting at noon. On the beach in North Wildwood at 19th Avenue, children 11 and younger can hunt for eggs and gather candy and prizes during the Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Just a few blocks down on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood, children under 12 can participate in the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt for eggs containing toys by digging in the sand to find them. There will be one "golden egg" which will contain a bigger prize. The rain date for the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday.
On Easter Sunday, Ed's Funcade Easter Egg Hunt will take place 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the boardwalk at 23rd Avenue. Children 12 and younger can hunt for eggs and will have the chance to win prizes.
Morey's Piers will host its opening day and Easter celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. All of the Wildwoods boardwalk eateries, shops, games and arcades will be open for a full weekend of fun with rides, food and entertainment, including strolling stiltwalkers and jugglers, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny at the Parent's Pavilion. "Pick an Egg," taking place on Morey's Pier, will feature a large basket filled with plastic Easter eggs for children 12 and under to open for a chance to win prizes. Kids can also help design and color Morey's monster mural.
For more information, call 800-992-9732 or go to WildwoodsNJ.com.
Easter 'Eggstravaganza' in Hammonton
The Noyes Museum Shop in Hammonton will celebrate Downtown Hammonton's Easter Eggstravaganza with decoupage Easter eggs 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 29. Children can decorate Easter eggs with colorful tissue paper, meet the Easter bunny, have storytime, go on a scavenger hunt and dance the bunny hop.
Call 609-561-8006 or go to NoyesMuseum.org/Hammonton.
Cape May Easter Egg Hunt
The Kiwanis Club of Cape May will sponsor the annual Easter Egg Hunt in conjunction with the City of Cape May 10 a.m. Saturday. The hunt takes place on the grounds of the Cape May Elementary School playground on Lafayette Street in Cape May.
There will be two categories - preschool to kindergarten and first to second grades. Special prizes will be awarded to finders of the "golden eggs."
Call the Cape May City Department of Tourism, Recreation and Civic Affairs at 609-884-9565.
Laureldale Fire Company Egg Hunt, Flower Sale
Enjoy a family egg hunt and purchase holiday flowers to support the Laureldale Fire Company. The volunteer fire department's annual Easter egg hunt will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, at the fire house, located at 2657 Route 50 in Hamilton Township. The egg hunt is for children 10 and younger and all participants receive a goody bag. The department's Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual Easter flower sale on Friday and Saturday. Call 609-965-4639.
'Living Last Supper' at O.C. Tabernacle
St. Peter's United Methodist Church, in conjunction with Ocean City Tabernacle, will present a live dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci's painting, "The Last Supper," 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, and Friday. The drama will be held at the Ocean City Tabernacle, located at 550 Wesley Ave., Ocean City. Admission is free.
With 13 living characters, the cast remains "frozen" in their positions, duplicating the famous painting. One by one, each disciple breaks his "freeze" and speaks his mind in light of the words he has just heard Jesus speak. Seth Bazacas, a 2005 graduate of Ocean City High School, will portray Jesus. Eric Hitchner, youth minister at the Tabernacle and at Coastal Christian Church, reprises his role as Judas.
Call 609-399-1915 or go to OceanCityTabernacle.org.