Safe and Hoppy Easter Celebrations Around Bergen County, NJ

It’s time to get creative when celebrating Easter this year, and although it may look a bit different than previous year, celebrations are very much a go. There are plenty of ways for kids and their families to have a hoppy Easter, from photographing memories to safe activities both in-person and virtual. The time to plan starts now, so hop to it!


Easter Bunny Photos and Farm Fun

Westfield Garden State Plaza It’s time to teach kids how to smize (smile with their eyes), because the popular Bunny is ready to make its official appearance on March 18th. Masks and social distancing will apply. (Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, open Monday-Saturday March 18- April 3, 11 am-8 pm)


The Shops at Riverside The Easter Bunny is arriving soon for photos of the whole family. Come for a socially-distanced short visit with the bunny and put on your biggest smile (and biggest smile mask) for a fun and safe photo. (The Shops at Riverside, 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, dates and times to be announced soon)


Paramus Park Capture this Easter to remember with a contactless, socially-distant snap with the Easter Bunny. The set up will include space between the bunny and the children. Have a favorite pet you want to include? Cats and dogs are invited for special photo nights too. Be sure to reserve your spot in advance. (Paramus Park, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus, Thursday March 18-Saturday April 3, 11:15 am-6:30 pm; pet photos Mondays March 22 and March 29, 5 pm-close)


Alstede Farms Ring in spring and celebrate with Alstede’s Springtime and Easter fun on the farm. Hay rides, animal visits, a farm-wide Easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny visits, scavenger hunt, mazes and pony rides and much more, plus live entertainment on the weekends. (Alstede Farms,  One Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, Saturday March 27-Sunday April 11, 10 am-4 pm weekends, 11 am-3 pm weekdays)


Heaven Hill Farms Visit the Easter Bunny and spend the day having plenty of hoppy fun on the farm. Day-long activities include one of North Jersey’s biggest Easter egg hunts, carnival rides, gem mining, pony rides, sand art and an Easter bonnet contest. Homemade apple cider donuts and ice cream are also available to top off the day. (Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon, Friday April 2-Saturday April 3, 11 am-4 pm)


Easter Fun at Home

Win at Fun Let Mr. Fuzzy pay your family a visit. Enjoy photos with the Bunny, festive music and plenty of fun. Each visit can be customized, with wrapped Easter baskets available to be left at your doorstep, as well as an Easter egg hunt with the Bunny in your yard for a longer and more active experience. Owner Winter Gabriel is also spreading some goodwill and happiness by visiting families in need for free. (Win at Fun, contact 646-644-9466 or


The Masked Bunny Bring the celebrations to you with a socially distanced yard visit and egg drop with the Easter Bunny. The bunny spends 10 minutes with your family posing for pics and leaves colored eggs on your lawn for a fun egg hunt before they hop away. (The Masked Bunny, Saturday March 27-Sunday April 4, various time slots available when you book)


The Cupcake Carriage For delish desserts and eggciting celebrations, sign up for The Cupcake Carriage's Bunny in a Box. Handmade treats wrapped elegantly include a cakepop, Easter cupcake, sugar cookies, Easter puzzles, Easter friendship bracelet and crayons. Plus, each box is personally delivered by the Bunny. Cookie kits are also available. (The Cupcake Carriage, 201-238-8265, 


Bergen County Easter Bunny The Easter Bunny is making its way around Bergen County with a special visit to families. Each 5-10 minute slot includes a visit with the bunny, surprise egg for each child and a time for photos with the whole family. (Bergen County Easter Bunny, 201-661-4942, Saturday March 27: Westwood, Hillsdale and Township of Washington; Sunday March 28: Midland Park, Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus; Saturday April 3: Paramus, Emerson, Oradell, New Milford and River Edge; 9 am-1 pm)


Princess Dreams Bunny Telegrams are an egg-cellent way to bring some happiness to your Easter celebration. Each visit includes a boy or girl bunny visit to your door, plus music, dancing, pictures, and a filled Easter basket. You can also get in on the breakable chocolate trend and add it to the fun. (Princess Dreams, contact 908-425-0295 or


Treat Me Sweet Cookies Treat yourself (okay, and the kids) to some Easter fun at home. Treat Me Sweet Cookies offers plenty of customizable options including cookie decorating kits with bunny-, egg- and carrot-shaped cookies; paint your own cookie boxes (think: a coloring page but edible), gift boxes and more. (Treat Me Sweet Cookies, Fair Lawn, contact 201-962-0323,

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