Easter (April 4) will be here before you know it! Plan now for Easter festivities in Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. Enjoy fun for all ages with exclusive events and activities throughout Easter week. These events tend to fill up fast, so be sure to grab your tickets soon.

Hop on down the Bunny Trail…

Easter Bunny Express

The Easter Bunny is set to hop aboard the Wilmington & Western Railroad for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland. Make plans to enjoy a beautiful day out on the rails with the whole family. The bunny will be ready for his close-up, so don’t forget your camera!

Event dates: March 27 & 28 and April 2 & 3

Departure Times: 12:30 & 2:30 PM rides on each date

*Reservations are required, and there will be assigned seating.
 
Easter Egg-stravaganza at Marshall Steam Museum 

Grab the family for an egg-cellent day out at the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights. Enjoy socially distant train rides, an Easter themed craft and scavenger hunt, popcorn and, admission to the Marshall Steam Museum. Although there will not be an egg hunt this year, the museum has added an interactive story “Hoppy Lost Her Hop: A Bunny Trail.

Tickets are on sale now!

*Due to public health restrictions the museum will be operating at 40% capacity

 

Newark’s Annual Egg Hunt

This year, the annual Newark Egg Hunt is sending the springtime family tradition to your home! Don’t miss out on the fun. Register for your at-home Egg Hunt kit – here. Each registered child will be given an age-appropriate kit with candy and pre-filled eggs, crafts, activities, and springtime goodies.

 

Easter Weekend Dining…

Whether eating in or taking out, there are lots of options for Easter feasting in Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley.

This year celebrate Easter from home with the help of Deerfield. Let Deerfield do the shopping for you! Each takeout meal comes ready to cook (and serve) with detailed instructions to feed four guests. Enjoy an appetizer, salads, New York strip, crab cakes, dessert, and more. Order your dinner here - https://deerfieldgolfclub.com/product/easter-take-home-dinner/ 

If you’re looking for a dine-in brunch or dinner option, look to the HOTEL DU PONT and its Le Cavalier at the Green Room. This year, they have created both brunch and dinner menus. Make your reservations today!

Easter Brunch: Chef-Partner Tyler Akin has a festive brunch menu planned for Easter Sunday. Enjoy a three-course menu beginning with an abundant pastry basket for the table served with spreads of fluffy clotted cream, sweet jam, and Vermont Creamery butter. Main course options include highlights from French toast topped with blackberries, brown butter whipped cream, and maple syrup; Prime Bavette steak and eggs; and jumbo lump crabcakes, all served with a side of herbes de Provence crispy potatoes. For dessert, the table will feast on petit fours, including a Meyer lemon tartelette, the iconic HOTEL DU PONT macaroons, and petit eclairs.

Easter Supper: Le Cav’s evening menu features a three-course aromatic feast. Small plate options for course one includes Little Gem Caesar topped with avocado and lemon garlic croutons; Soupe a l’Oignon, and a delicious foie gras mousse with a side of toasted brioche. Entrée choices include Duck a L’Orange served with fennel-grapefruit salad, Prime Bavette steak fites, and whole branzino topped with blistered herbs, pistachio dukkah, Calabrian chili and lemon. Decadent dessert choices are Tarte au Fromage Frais and an irresistible chocolate-rye cake topped with hazelnut butter icing and raspberries. All tables receive an order of heavenly, fresh-baked Parker House rolls.

BONUS! Easter Bake Sale: Spark up your holiday with fresh-baked treats from the Spark’d Easter bake sale. HOTEL DU PONT’s executive pastry chef, Leah Steinberger, has combined both decadence and creativity in her Easter menu. A 6” toasted coconut Easter Bunny cake, hot cross buns, personalized egg sugar cookies, and vanilla creme Easter lamb cake are but some of Leah’s hand-crafted creations.

*All orders must be placed 48 hours in advance for pick up.

For even more local brunches and dinners check out Harry’s Savoy and Grill, providing dine-in and take-out options between 12-8pm; Krazy Kat's Restaurant dine-in Easter brunch from 8-2:30pm and dinner from 5-8pm and Columbus Inn dine-in Easter brunch from 10-1pm.   

Reservations are highly recommended for all events and dining options.

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