Easter Eggstravaganzas in St. Louis

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Friday, March 8, 2013

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Spending Easter in St. Louis this March? Grab your baskets, your kids and your appetites because we have a list of great Easter Festivities that include brunches and egg hunts!

Easter Egg-Citement – March 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, & 30
Hop on down the bunny trail and fill your basket at Eckert’s Orchards in Belleville, one of the biggest Easter Egg hunts in the Metro East. Easter Egg hunting isn’t the only fun for kids. There are also baby chicks, bunnies, face paintings and visits with the Easter Bunny and plenty of Easter Treats. The cost $10 per child.

Breakfast with the Bunny – March 16, 23, 24, 30 at 9 and 11 a.m.
Hop into spring, and bring your family to enjoy Breakfast with the Bunny at the Saint Louis Zoo’s McDonnell Center at River Camp. As you enjoy your delectable breakfast buffet, meet the Easter Bunny himself and pose for a photo. He’ll even have surprises in his basket: a gift for children and free parking for parents. Zoo Friends Members: $20/adult; 2-12 and Non-members: $22/adult; $20/child. Children under 2 are free

Hunt for a Cure – March 23
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosts a huge egg hunt at Central Field in Forest Park from 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will hide more than 50,000 eggs for kids to find. The Easter Bunny will arrive by helicopter to greet everyone and for photo opportunities. The egg hunt is $5 per family and you have to register. You can register the day of the event at 11 a.m. or online

Enrichment Eggstravaganza – March 31
Everyone loves a food treat, and the Saint Louis Zoo animals are no exception! On March 31 visitors can watch while the Zoo’s animals hunt for eggs and enjoy special Easter treats. Visitors who buy a Safari Pass, animal adoption or membership on Easter Sunday will also receive a bag of candy. For a schedule of Eggstravaganza at the different animal exhibits click here.

Breakfast with the Bunny – March 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, & 30
Did you know the Easter Bunny’s favorite meal is scrambled Easter eggs with a side of fresh fruit? Join the Bunny for breakfast at Eckert’s Country Restaurant from 8 a.m. until 11am for a hearty country meal to start a fun-filled day. Reservations are recommended.

The Magic House Egg Roll – April 1 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Magic House is on a roll – an egg roll! In the great tradition of the White House, The Magic House is inviting children 12 and under to roll up their sleeves and participate in an “egg-citing” race using large spoons to roll their eggs across the finish line. Other activities include egg decorating, making “Medals of Eggsellence,” a special story time and even an opportunity to meet a very special guest – The Easter Bunny! Cost: Free with museum admission

Eggs-cellence of the culinary kind is bountifully displayed at Easter brunches all over St. Louis. Here is a list of some of the top spots for a great dining experience:

Missouri Botanical Garden Easter Brunch at Sassafras
Diners can feast on ham, roast beef, french toast, pasta, salads, desserts and more. There are three seatings at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $27.95 for adults and $13.95 for children ages 5 through 12. Children under 5 are free. To make a reservation, call 314-961-7588.

9th Street Abbey Easter Brunch
Diners can feast on several stations including Carving stations, breakfast station, flat bread station and more! Brunch is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $40  for adults and $18 for children ages 12 and under. To make a reservation, call 314-621-9598

The Cheshire Easter Brunch
Sunday brunch at the Cheshire has been apart of life in St. Louis for more than eight decades. Diners can enjoy an incredible selection of sweet and savory brunch along with a unique assortment of brunch cocktails from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. To make a reservation, call 314-932-7818

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
Feast on a delicious breakfast buffet filled with seasonal fruits, made to order omletes and many more delicious breakfast items! Brunch is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $28.00 for adults and 15 for Children 12 and Under and Free for Children 5 and under. To make a reservation call 314-863-0400 ext 7355

Mosaic Restaurants
Enjoy an Easter Sunday Brunch at Mosaic Restaurants at either the Des Peres or Downtown locations. Brunch is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The cost is $29 for adults and $12 for Children 12yrs. For reservations call 314-621-6001 for Downtown location or 314-394-2323 for Des Peres location.

The Four Seasons – Cielo Resturant and Bar
There are more than 50 delicious reasons to join the Four Seasons – Cielo Resturant and Bar this Easter that includes buffet with oysters, carved prime rib, pasta and noodle action station plus childrens’ activities (face-painting and custom animal balloons). Brunch is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The cost is $78 for Adults, $25 for Children 12-5 and Free for children under 5. For reservations call 314-881-2105

 Vin de Set
A breakfast buffet. Brunch is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is 35.99 for Adults, 17.99 for Children 12-5 and free for Children 5 and under. For reservations call 314-241-8989

The Missouri History Museum – Bixby’s
A breakfast buffet filled with delicious brunch favorites! Brunch is at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is $32 for Adults, 15 for children 12 and under and Free for kids under 3. For reservations call 314-361-7313