Top 5 Easter Events: April 18–24

Though it’s a major, religiously significant holiday, Easter is sometimes overshadowed by the flashy lights of the Christmas season. But there’s a lot to love about Easter—beautiful spiritual services, chocolate eggs, and fuzzy bunnies, to name a few. This year, let’s give Easter some love. And here are a few ways to start:

1. April 20: Ancient Office of Tenebrae
Tune in to the sounds of Holy Week with Gregorian chants and choral music sung by the Cathedral Choir. Admission: free. Wed 7:30 pm. St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. Eight St., downtown, (513) 421-2222

2. April 23. Fountain Square Easter Egg Hunt
Set the kiddies loose to search for brightly colored eggs filled with chocolate, candy, or tickets to local family attractions. Be on the lookout for the special “golden egg”—its captor wins a special basket of goodies. Admission: free. Sat 1–2 pm. Check website for age group starting times. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine Sts., downtown,

3. April 23: Adult Egg Scramble
That’s right, kids aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy Easter egg hunts. Even if you no longer believe in the Easter Bunny (and it’s okay if you still do), you can hunt for eggs filled with grown-up prizes like gift certificates and watches. Admission: $2. Sat noon. Riverside Park, 3969 Roundbottom Rd., Anderson Twp.,

4. April 23: Easter Celebration at the Zoo
Stroll among treat stations throughout the park to enjoy Easter-themed kids activities and animal egg hunts. Plus, be on the lookout for cameo appearances by the Easter Bunny. Admission: $10–$14. Sat 10 am–2 pm. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, (513) 281-4700

5. April 24: Easter Sunrise Service
Celebrate the reason for the season with an inspirational service of music, readings, and an Easter message, followed by fellowship and refreshments. Admission: free. Sun 7–8 am. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, (513) 681-7526


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