The lyrics of the well-known song by Gene Autry capture the excitement that, soon, the Easter bunny will be making deliveries around the world.
The annual rite of passage for youngsters brings visions of ooey-gooey sweet treats from pink and yellow peeps to long-eared chocolate bunnies amid a basketful of brightly-hued eggs.
“Try to do the things you should
Maybe if you’re extra good
He’ll roll lots of Easter eggs your way…”
In southern Denton County and surrounding areas, there’s plenty of opportunities to join in the fun and maybe even find a prize egg or two.
“Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day
Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day”
Double Oak – From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, all Double Oak families are invited to a Pancake Breakfast at Town Hall at 9:00 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice will be served, cooked by club members. The price for breakfast will be $3 per adult and $1 per child. Admission to the Easter Egg Hunt will be one dozen filled plastic eggs per child, please (or $3 each if they don’t bring eggs). Sign in at breakfast so the eggs can be hidden while your family eats and be sure to bring a basket.
Lewisville – Carnival games, a petting zoo, and four egg hunts are part of Lewisville’s annual Funny Bunny Festival from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park at 1301 S. Railroad St. The egg hunts will be at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon with one hunt per child allowed and a special designated area for kids ages 2 and under.
Grapevine – The 40th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., from 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. includes thousands of eggs, tractor-drawn wagon rides, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and more.
Highland Village – The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 10 a.m. at Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Boulevard. Rain date is April 4. Call 972-371-7430 for more information.
Flower Mound – The 32nd Annual Easter Egg Scramble is set for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Jake’s Hilltop Park, 4975 Timber Creek Drive. The free event features thousands of eggs for the hunt which begins promptly at 2:30 p.m. along with lots of candy and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.
Grapevine – From 2 to 4 p.m. at Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, a bunny hop is planned along with Easter door ornaments, an egg toss contest and more. Cost is $5 for membership to the Kidgits Club. Membership includes a pair of Easter bunny sunglasses and a special character egg.
Dallas – Easter fun at Reunion Tower is planned on March 28-29 and April 4-5 from 12 – 4 p.m. with a balloon artist and a special appearance from the Easter bunny hopping to the top. Get a photo with the Easter bunny (for purchase), enjoy a free balloon artist, free activities for kids and some special Easter treats at Cloud Nine Café.
Denton – For the teens in the household, a special Teen Twilight Egg Hunt is set at the Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St., in Denton beginning at 8 p.m. As the sun goes down, teens can hunt for eggs using flashlights and enjoy an evening with friends along with a chance to win door prizes.
Highland Village – Highland Shores Big Bunny Trail will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Community Center Blvd. with lots of games and activities for the children along with giveaways. Call 972-317-5139 for more information.
Argyle – The 2nd annual Argyle Community Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Argyle High School will include food trucks, inflatables, Easter Bunny games and more. A free kid’s meal is available with a donation of a canned good. All donations will be given to the Argyle Food Bank.
Denton – An Easter Eggstravaganza will offer plenty of egg hunting and even a magic show for toddlers through fifth graders at the Denton Civic Center at 515 N. Bell Avenue. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with a bounce house and arts and crafts. A magic show begins at 10:45 a.m. and the hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. The park will be divided into age groups and color-coded to allow families to find the right areas. Concessions also will be sold at the event.
Flower Mound – An Underwater Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon is set for the Community Activity Center, 1200 Gerault Road. Arts and crafts, games and a visit with the Easter Bunny is also available. Cost is $5-$6 per child.
Flower Mound – RockPointe Church at 4503 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound is planning their annual 5,000 Easter Egg Hunt and pizza after the 5:30 p.m. Saturday service.
Fort Worth – At the Fort Worth Stockyards, find a Texas-sized Easter Celebration with an egg hunt for kids ages 12 and under at noon at 130 E. Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth. Afterwards, meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, a balloon animal maker and more. After the hunt, children ages 12 and up go to the Stockyards Stables for the Hunt for the Golden Horseshoe. All events are free.
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