Did you receive an email recently from “Unsuccessful Lottery Notification” informing you that you did not win coveted tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll? If so, there’s no need to despair.
Try as I might to win tickets every year, I know that the White House event is not all it’s cracked up to be (pardon the second bad pun but I couldn’t resist). I secured tickets two years ago and the wait to enter the White House lawn was atrocious. I recall that the ratio of minutes spent waiting in line to minutes spent egg rolling was about 30-to-1. There are several egg hunting opportunities closer to home and if the scenery is not quite as exciting as the White House lawn, I guarantee that it’s all the same to your toddler.
Easter Egg Hunt
This annual event always sells out, so purchase your tickets in advance. Children can collect eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy other special crafts and activities.
Saturday, April 7: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 8: 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per child, $3 per chaperone. This is a rain or shine event. RSVPs are being accepted and can be made by calling the museum at 703-548-1789.
Sponsored by the National Community Church, this annual event requires no ticket or registration. Two egg hunts, visits with the Easter Bunny, face painting, a moonbounce, and all kinds of family fun.
Saturday, March 31: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
6625 South Van Dorn Street
Alexandria, VA 22315
Easter Egg Hunt at
1503 Mount Vernon Avenue
Saturday, March 31: 11 a.m.
For more information, call 703-837-0500.
Saturday April 7: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The monthly Storytime Tea with Mrs. B will include an egg hunt.
$28 per child, $38 per adult
For more information, call 703-838-8000.
Eggstra Special at
Saturday, April 7: 4 p.m.
It’s not an egg hunt, but if you could use some help setting your Easter table, consider signing up for this workshop. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to create and take home fabulous centerpieces and learn tips and tricks for easy entertaining. $95