Albuquerque Area Easter Celebrations

Egg Hunts, Parades, and Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Easter enrichment at the ABQ BioPark Zoo
••• Easter enrichment at the ABQ BioPark Zoo. Courtesy of ABQ BioPark

Looking for a place to hang your basket? Here are some details on some fun community events for you to enjoy during the Easter season. Celebrate with a delicious Easter brunch, take the kids out on an egg hunt, or hop out for some baseball fun.

Updated for 2016. Dates, times and information subject to change.

Easter Celebrations

Easter Brunch
Find a special place to enjoy Easter brunch at a family friendly event.

Brunch options range from casual to elegant. Many place, younger kids eat free.

Eggs N' Beggin Dog Parade and Costume Contest
Pooches and their owners will hit the park dressed in Easter themed gear. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the costume contest takes place after the parade. Winners in each category get a prize. Categories include "Best Pet/Owner Look Alike", "Best Little Dog", and "Best Big Dog".
Where: Cabezon Park, Rio Rancho
When: 10 a.m., Saturday, March 19
Cost: Free parade; costume contest.

Easter Eggstravaganza
There will be an egg hunt, jump house, crafts, treats and more. It's all free.
Where: Heights Cumberland Church, 8600 Academy NE
When: March 19

Easter Eggstravagana
The Easter fun includes an egg decorating station, interactive booths on the miniature gold course, visits with the Easter bunny and a hunt for Easter eggs and candy. The Eggstravaganza is free.
Where: Hinkle Family Fun Center, 12391 Indian School NE, on the Mini Golf Course.

When: Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Easter Enrichment at the Zoo
Zoo animals will get special papier-mache toys, egg shaped cereal bars, treats and hard boiled eggs. Come see the primates, hoofstock, carnivores and elephants get their Easter treats.
Where: ABQ BioPark, 903 10th Street SW
When: March 27, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free with regular admission.

Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny
Visit with the bunny or get your child's photo taken.
When: March 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
What: Get your pet's photo with the Easter Bunny while looking for that special Easter outfit.
Where: Cottonwood Mall

Photos with the Easter Bunny
Kids can visit with the Easter Bunny and get their photos taken with him.
When: March 4 - 26
Where: Coronado Mall, Sears Court

Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny will have an egg hunt for kids of all ages.
Where: Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd.
When: March 23, 4 p.m. sharp

Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny will have an egg hunt for kids aged 1 - 14.
Where: Los Padillas Community Center, 2117 Los Padillas Road SW
When: March 23, 4 p.m. sharp

Los Ranchos Egg Hunt
The village of Los Ranchos will hold its annual egg hunt for village kids up to age 12. Kids are divided into age groups. In addition to plastic eggs filled with toys and candy, there will be six golden eggs. Those who find them can turn them in for an Easter basket at the end of the hunt.
Where: Hartnett Park, 6718 Rio Grande NW
When: March 26 at 10 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt
A community egg hunt begins at noon, hot dogs will be at 11 a.m. Free fun for the whole family.

Egg hunt is for children ages 0-12. Bring your own basket.
Where: Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th Street NW
When: March 19, 11 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny will have an egg hunt for children 3-12 on the soccer field.
Where: Vista Grande Community Center, Sandia Park
When: March 20, 2 p.m.

Los Lunas Easter Egg Hunt
The free egg hunt takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., with the first egg hunt starting at 4:30 p.m. 
Where: Daniel Fernandez Park, 1103 Highway 314
When: March 23, 4 p.m.

Mama's Minerals Easter Egg Hunt
Kids will find eggs filled with tumbled stones, beads, fossils and minerals. There will be free face painting and presentations by the New Mexico House Rabbit Society. Kids can bring their own baskets for collecting. Meet the Easter Bunny. A ticket is required, cost is $4 per child.

RSVP; space limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be three sessions, at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
Where: 800 20th Street NW 
When: March 26

Easter Egg Hunt
Old Windmill Dairy had its first Easter Egg hunt in 2012, and it was such a hit, they've continued it every year. Have the kids hunt for eggs and then have some artisan cheese. Visit the baby goats. Costs range from $9 to $12.50; tickets can be purchased in advance.
Where: Old Windmill Dairy, 52 Paso Ranch Road, Estancia
When: March 26 and 27