Easter egg hunts across Central Florida

Bring a basket and enjoy the holiday with family and friends

By Kelly Pepperman - Producer

The Easter Bunny is preparing to hide colorful eggs ahead of Easter weekend.

If you and your family are looking for a way to change up your annual tradition and celebrate with the community, Central Florida has many options that will take your egg hunt out of your own backyard.

Sanford Easter Eggstravaganza

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The very first Easter baskets had the appearance of a birds nest, but baskets today come in all shapes and colors.

Bring your baskets to Fort Mellon Park along Lake Monroe Saturday, April 20 to collect eggs and other goodies. Children ages 12 and under are invited to join the fun and meet the Easter Bunny. The event starts at 10 a.m.

65th annual Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt

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Central Park West Meadow will be stocked with 14,000 eggs for the 65th annual Egg Hunt in downtown Winter Park. Children up to 10 years old are welcome to come fill up their baskets Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m.

Mount Dora Library Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny will be hitching a ride on a fire truck to the library in downtown Mount Dora. The W.T. Bland Public Library is hosting an egg hunt on the lawn, free book giveaway and other holiday entertainment Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m.

Easter Festival & Giant Egg Hunt

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Join the Easter fun, complete with face painting, balloons, games, relay races, prizes, food and bounce houses Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. True Life Church is hosting the free Easter event at Wickham Park.

Helicopter Egg Drop

Calvary Christian Center is hosting the annual Helicopter Egg Drop. More than 50,000 eggs will be up for grabs. Food vendors, games and bounce houses will also be set up at the Daytona Stadium Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. because space is limited. Registration for the event starts at 9 a.m.

Sense-Ational egg hunt

At Calvary Christian Center in Ormond Beach, families of children with special needs are invited to come out and have an egg hunt experience that can be enjoyable for all. The event will offer different centers that allow children to get the experience that makes them comfortable. Whether they're in a wheelchair and need a little extra time to search for eggs, or would prefer to create egg shakers that make calming noises, they'll have an activity that's easy for them to enjoy. There are also some eggs that offer prizes instead of candy for anyone who has allergies or is on a gluten-free diet. The event takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. and allows guests to come and go as they please.

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