Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and costumed characters
When: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Truett-McConnell College cafeteria, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland
How much: $7.50 per person
Egg hunt, for ages newborn to 10; 18,000 prize and candy-filled eggs
When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Truett-McConnell College, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland
How much: Free
When: Noon Saturday
Where: Downtown Cleveland square
How much: Free
Eggstravaganza activities, prize tent
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Babyland General Hospital, 73 W. Underwood St., Cleveland
How much: Free to attend, various costs for activities
You can don your favorite pastels this Saturday and head for Cleveland for the 21st Easter Eggstravaganza. Activities will be happening all over town, with an Easter egg hunt at Truett-McConnell College, a craft show and kids activities at Babyland General Hospital and a parade that will march through the downtown square.
Margaret McLean, Director of Corporate Communications for Babyland, said kids can even eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny and a few life-size Cabbage Patch Kid characters at Truett-McConnell’s cafeteria.
McClean said this year will be the last time the Eggstravaganza will be held at Babyland’s Underwood Street location. Next year, the event will be held at Babyland’s new location on Hulsey Road in Cleveland.
At the egg hunt, which will be on the lawn of Truett-McConnell, kids ranging from newborns to 10-year-olds can join in the fun.
“We do have two separate areas and it’s going to be very safe for the kids,” McLean said, adding that ages 6 to 10 will be separate from the younger children.
McLean said kids can claim prizes found in their eggs at the prize tent located on the Babyland grounds.
Cabbage Patch Kids and Kid-themed lunch pails, tooth brushes, backpacks and suitcases will be up for grabs in the egg hunt.
Pony rides, a rock-climbing wall and a dance floor complete with DJ will keep kids busy, and parents can browse the craft booths located on the lawn in front of Babyland.
“We’re going to introduce two new costume characters” in the parade, said McLean.
Frank Thomas and Leslie Anne, two red-haired Cabbage Patch Kids, will join the other characters for the march through town.
“We’re very excited that they’re going to come out and play and meet lots of people on Saturday,” McLean said.