Northern Virginia Magazine features a great list of some fun holiday events happening around our area! There’s even a fun event for your fur babies. Let us know what your plans are. Are there other fun public events you like to share with your family over Easter and Passover? What traditions make this time of year special for you?
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
March 24, 8-10 a.m.
Though food is included, breakfast isn’t what makes this event exciting for little ones. Find a petting zoo, balloon artist, the Easter Bunny and an opportunity to search for eggs at this family-friendly event, free for children under 2, $5 for 3-12 year olds and $10 for adults. // Uptown Alley: 8300 Sudley Road, Unit A-7, Manassas
Sully Historic Site’s Easter Egg Hunts
March 24, 10 a.m.-noon; March 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Featuring an egg roll and egg carry, this egg hunt is inspired by its venue’s Easter traditions. Little ones can meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, plus make crafts and go on a wagon ride for an additional $2. // Sully Historic Site: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly
March 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Little ones can join in on Easter festivities at Ben Lomond Historic Site and Pat White Center with a day filled with egg hunts happening every hour, games, crafts, hands-on activities and visits with animals. // Ben Lomond Historic Site: 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas
Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt
March 24, 1 p.m.
This Easter let your dog have some fun hunting for their own treats. Dress them up for a costume contest and let them look for treats until they can hunt no more. Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old, and a small dog area will also be available. // Memorial Park: 1401 Kenmore Ave., Fredericksburg
March 24, 3 p.m.
For children ages 1-6, this hunt features eggs filled with treats and prizes, plus animal meet and greets. If the weather does not cooperate, the event will be rescheduled for March 25. // Frying Pan Park: 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon
Young Family Passover Event
March 25, 10 a.m.-noon
Before Passover begins on Friday, March 30, little ones can learn more about the upcoming holiday through songs, stories and crafts. There will also be traditional Seder foods for attendees to taste. Registration is required. // Agudas Achim Congregation: 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria
Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Fairfax Park
March 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
For this registration-required event, age-specific races for children 1-6 will occur every 30 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. // Lake Fairfax Park: 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston
March 25, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Ebenezer Church hosts an event for the whole family that will include a color dash, scavenger hunt, lunch, a book fair and games. // Ebenezer Church: 161 Embrey Mill Road, Stafford
Dinosaur Egg Hunt
March 25, 1-4 p.m.
For an Easter egg hunt that’s different than most, consider one that’s dinosaur themed. Make a craft and look for eggs outdoors every 45 minutes. // Hidden Oaks Nature Center: 701 Royce St., Annandale
7th Annual Beeping Egg Hunt
March 25, 2 p.m.
For children who are visually impaired, this is an event where they can search for eggs hidden all around the grounds of Gari Melchers Home and Studio. The eggs beep, allowing for easier discovery. // Gari Melchers Home and Studio: 224 Washington St., Falmouth
March 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
During the season of bunnies, Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum is taking a day to teach children all about them and responsible pet ownership during its annual event. Children and families can also take the time to explore the exhibits at the museum, including being a farmer for the day in the Claude Moore Children’s Farm, strolling through the Waxpool General Store where they can play shopkeeper, experiencing a pre-WWI-era kitchen and the full museum exhibit showcasing 10 generations of Loudouners and how they lived. // Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum: 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling
Chocolate Passover Seder
March 28, 7-9 p.m.
Taking a different approach to the traditional Seder, this free event will star dessert and wine. // Moishe House Northern Virginia: 804 N. Cleveland St., Arlington
Egg-Streme Night Egg Hunt
March 29, 7-9 p.m.
Egg hunts aren’t only for young kids. At Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center, youths ages 10-14 can hunt for eggs during a glow-in-the-dark-themed event. There will also be an obstacle course and a moon bounce. // Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
Passover Seders at Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington
March 30, 31, 8 p.m.
Register by March 27 to reserve your spot at two catered Passover meals that include four cups of wine. Those that register by March 22 will pay $40 for adults and $20 for children, after which point the price will rise for $45 for adults and $25 for children. You can also order matzah online. // 5140 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria
March 31, 10 a.m.-noon
What is Easter without an egg hunt? Strong Tower Live is hosting a day where kids ages 1-9 can hunt for thousands of eggs, and those 10 and 11 years old can take a turn on obstacle courses. There will be candy for all and Easter basket giveaways. // 234 Ferry Road, Fredericksburg
Family-Friendly Shabbat, Passover Service and Matzah Brei Brunch
March 31, 10 a.m.
Register by Monday, March 26 if you want to celebrate Passover by eating matzah brei, fruit, yogurt and macaroons, to name only a few edible options. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. // Temple Rodef Shalom: 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church
Rippon Lodge Easter Egg Hunt
March 31, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Each hour children can hunt for eggs among trees, bushes and vines at the Rippon Lodge. And when they’re done the search, they can enjoy crafts and games and tour the historic home. // Rippon Lodge Historic Site: 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge
March 31, Noon-4 p.m.
Visit Sky Meadows State Park for a day of fun focused solely on eggs. You can witness free-range chickens lay eggs in the chicken walk, discover how bird, reptile and amphibian life cycles start, learn how to cook eggs or dye an egg using natural wax and dyes. // Sky Meadows State Park: 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane
Second Night Community Seder
March 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This pot luck style (Kosher) family-friendly event will feature multiple hands-on activities. // Kol Ami: Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community: 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington
Easter Egg Hunt
April 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Children can enjoy a fun day of Easter egg hunting while parents enjoy their favorite Narmada wines. There will be additional activities and light refreshments for children. // Narmada Winery: 43 Narmada Lane, Amissville
Always feel free to reach out to your Honorable Service Realty Group for ideas on what’s happening locally!
-Meg, Renee & Abby