With Easter Sunday (March 31) swiftly approaching, it's time to start planning for a memorable celebration! If you're seeking the ideal setting for capturing precious family moments, look no further than Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley. This charming region offers a plethora of opportunities to make Easter truly special for everyone involved. From  photo opportunities in scenic gardens to mouthwatering brunch offerings at local eateries to a variety of family-friendly activities, there's something here to delight every member of the family.

So, why wait? Start planning your Easter festivities in Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley today! 

Hop on down the Bunny Trail…


Join in the Easter excitement as the Easter Bunny hops aboard the Wilmington & Western Railroad for an enchanting 1½-hour round-trip ride.. Gather the family and make plans for a delightful day out on the rails, surrounded by scenic views and festive cheer. Don't miss the opportunity to capture precious moments with the bunny himself. Be sure to bring along your camera for those unforgettable snapshots! 

Event Dates: March 23, 24, 29 & 30   
Departure Times: 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.  
*Reservations are highly recommended.   



Get ready for an egg-citing adventure at the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights! Gather the family for a day filled with fun activities including an egg hunt, thrilling train rides, engaging themed crafts, tasty popcorn, and access to the fascinating exhibits at the Marshall Steam Museum. Plus, don't miss the chance to snap  adorable photos with the hopping bunny himself. It's bound to be an egg-cellent day out for everyone! Tickets go on sale March 4th.  

Event Dates: March 29 & 30 
Times: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.  
*Pre-registration is required.  


Newark’s Annual Egg Hunt

Join in the beloved Newark Egg Hunt, a cherished springtime tradition for families of all ages! Mark your calendars for March 23rd and head to White Clay Creek State Park for an egg-citing adventure. Don't miss out on the fun-filled activities planned for the day. For more information and event details, visit The Newark Partnership's website. (Rain date: March 24th at 2:00 p.m.) Get ready for an egg-ceptional day of Easter fun! 

Hunt Schedule: 
Walking - 2 years: 10 a.m. 
3 & 4 year olds: 10 a.m. 
5 & 6 year olds: 10:30 a.m. 
7 - 9 year olds: 10:30 a.m. 

Easter Parade in Historic New Castle  

Join the New Castle Hundred Lions on the Green in Historic New Castle Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m. for an Easter parade! There will be candy, fun and prizes for all to enjoy.     

Easter Bunny Photo Op   

Get ready for some Easter magic at the Christiana Mall! The Easter Bunny is making a special appearance, spreading joy as he hops around the mall and strikes a pose for unforgettable pics with the kiddos. Don't miss your chance to capture the enchantment of the season! Book your photo session today.  

Easter Weekend Dining…

Easter Brunch at Le Cavalier at the Green Room – March 31st 

Le Cavalier will be celebrating Easter with a lavish three-course, prix-fixe menu featuring the best of the season. Start with an array of sweet and savory pastries and breads. Then, choose from several entrées like crabcake with bearnaise, a Belgian waffle or steak and eggs, and end with a dessert to dream about. For the full menu and to make your reservations, click here.   

Easter Sunday Buffet Brunch & Dinner at Harry’s Savoy Grill – March 31st  

A classic Greater Wilmington restaurant is taking your Easter meal to the next level. Whether you brunch with family and friends or take the first part of the day to start in on the candy in your baskets, and would rather grab dinner, Harry’s Savoy has you covered. The brunch buffet will be in the ballroom from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with featured items like Harry's award-winning Prime Rib Au Jus. Dinner seatings will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with an a la carte menu. Reserve your spot today

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Christiana Hilton – March 31st  

It’s time to put all your eggs in one basket at the Christiana Hilton’s annual Easter Brunch buffet. Enjoy featured dishes like honey citrus glazed salmon and short rib bolognese to bananas foster cheesecake stuffed French toast, all while create lasting memories surrounded by family. Seating begins at 11:00 a.m. and goes on to 4:00 p.m. (last seating is at 3:00 p.m.) Make your reservations today!    

Easter Buffet at Deerfield – March 31st  

This year, Deerfield is playing host to a buffet full of tasty treats. From the breakfast corner with omelets and Millionaire Bacon to the seafood station with entrees such as coconut shrimp and clams with garlic butter down to the entree section with teriyaki glazed salmon and bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, this buffet will leave you in a food coma. Reserve your spot today.   

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at Park Café – March 31st  

Hop into spring at Park Café for an Easter Sunday Brunch like no other. Complete with an exquisite omelet station, a full carving station, pastries, desserts and more – this brunch is sure to leave you enjoying delicious delights and time well spent with your crew. Book your seating now – 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.   

Easter Brunch Buffet - March 31st 

Get a jump on your Easter plans with the HOTEL DU PONT's Easter Brunch Buffet. The lavish brunch buffet includes an array of delectable stations ranging from charcuterie, breakfast with made-to-order omelets, seafood featuring oysters on the half shell and grilled octopus, carved meats, vegetarian and HOTEL DU PONT dessert display, all prepared with the finest seasonal ingredients. Gather your loved ones and head to the Gold Ballroom for an Easter celebration that promises to be egg-ceptional. Two seatings available at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Reserve your seating today. 

Reservations are highly recommended for all events and dining options as Easter is a prime time to #VisitWilm. While you’re out exploring, snap some pictures! We’d love to feature you on our social channels. Tag us using @visitwilmingtonde or #VisitWilm.