Hopping to sunrise services and Easter egg hunts


One of the holiest of holidays for Christians is Easter when the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated with many churches holding sunrise and other spiritual services. It’s also become an anticipated time of the year for children and the young at heart who enjoy searching for treasures at Easter egg hunts.

One of the area’s biggest sunrise services takes place at Stone Mountain Park at 7 a.m. on April 1. Non-denominational Easter services are held simultaneously at the top of the mountain and the base of the mountain on Memorial Lawn. Many people come to the park in the early morning hours bundled against the cold and with flashlights to begin walking to the top of the mountain. Others pay to ride the Summit Skyride to the top, while other individuals set up portable chairs at the mountain’s base. Produced by the Stone Mountain Sunrise Association, both services will feature sign language interpreters.

The park’s gates and Summit Skyride open at 4 a.m. Vehicle entry to the park is $15 for a one-day permit or $40 for annual permit. Church vans and buses enter free. Skyride fees are $12 for round-trip and $8 for one-way. There are no fees for the walk-up trail to the top of the mountain.

For more information, call https://www.stonemountainpark.com/Events/Easter-Sunrise-Service.

Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Decatur Business Association Easter Egg Hunt returns at 11 a.m. March 24, with the bunny arriving at 10:30 am. Don’t be late, organizers say the hunt begins at 11 a.m. sharp with staggered releases based on age groups. The activities take place on the front lawn of First Baptist Church or Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. in Decatur. Rain location is the lower level of Decatur First Baptist Church parking garage. For more information, go to https://decaturdba.com/events/easter-egg-hunt/

Easter Egg Hunt

Mount Carmel Christian Church is promising that 10,000 eggs will be distributed on its front lawn for its Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon on March 24. The free event includes inflatables, games, music and concessions. Mount Carmel is located at 6015 Old Stone Mountain Road in Stone Mountain.

 Easter Egg Hunt

Chamblee First United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on March 24 on the church’s front lawn. The church is located at 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Chamblee.


Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt

Thousands of candy-filled eggs (including three golden “prize” eggs) and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny will be featured on March 31 at Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt. Doors open at 8 a.m. with four hunts based on age starting at 9:30 a.m. for newborns to 1-year-olds in the hydrangea garden, 9:50 a.m. for ages 2 to 3 on the portico lawn, 10:10 a.m. for ages 4 to 6 on the front lawn and 10:30 a.m. for ages 7 and older at the amphitheater. Games, a LEGO station, face painting, and dance floor are also planned. Tickets are $5 for those older than 2.
Callanwolde is located at 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, but there is no onsite parking for this event. Parking is located at Emory Briarcliff property’s parking lot at 1256 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta for $5. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. For more details, go to http://callanwolde.org/eggstravaganza/

Easter Egg Hunt and Dog Parade

Those who love egg hunts and love their dogs may want to head to Avondale Estates for its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Dog Parade from 10 a.m. to noon on March 31 at Willis Park, 51 Darmouth Ave., Avondale Estates.
The egg hunt is for children 10 years of age and younger and is divided into four sections: ages 2 and younger, 3-4 years old, 5-7 years old and 8-10 years of age. Eggs are filled with toys and candy. The Easter Bunny is expected to make an appearance.

The dog parade takes place after the egg hunt and dogs in and out of costume are welcome.

Go to https://www.avondaleestates.org/DocumentCenter/View/1704 for more details and to register. All dogs must be registered to participate.

Awards will be given in the following categories:
• Best behaved
• Best costume
• Best owner/dog duo
• Most spirited/enthusiastic
Both events are free.

Brookhaven Easter Egg Hunt

Brookhaven Parks and Recreation will hold its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt 9:30-11 a.m. on March 31 at Blackburn Park. A light breakfast will be provided and the egg hunt is slated to begin at 10 a.m. The event is free. Egg hunters will be split into age groups 3 and younger, 4-6 and 7 and older. There will be separate hunting areas for each. Blackburn Park is located at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven.

Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt at All Saints Catholic Church takes place at 10 a.m. on March 31 in the church’s Social Hall. Food, drinks, crafts will be available as well as photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Cost is $5 for one or two children and $10 for three or more children. Activities begin at 9:30 a.m. All Saints Catholic Church is located at 2443 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody.

Easter Egg Festival

An Easter Egg Festival sponsored by Exousia Lighthouse International Christian Ministries is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on March 31. The free event includes games, food, face painting, bake-off and more. The church is located at 2562 Bond St., Lithonia.


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