Easter has come early this year even if the weather hasn’t yet. Easter is one of the best holidays to celebrate during the year. There is delicious food to enjoy, family to spend time with, Easter candy, Easter egg hunts, maybe some sunshine and much more. Easter is a celebration of spring, family and friends and Puyallup offers many ways to celebrate this holiday with your loved ones. Even though we are still hoping for some sun this weekend, there are plenty of activities in the city for both the young and the old.
One of the most family friendly events in the city is the Easter Bash on Saturday, March 29th from 11am until 2pm at the South Hill Mall. This fun activity at the mall is hosted in conjunction with the Puyallup Food Bank. There will be egg hunts, Easter activities and crafts, plus fun for the whole family! Registrations for the Egg Hunts begin at 10am in Center Court so make sure to sign up early. The egg hunt schedule for that day is as followings:
-Ages 3 to 4 year olds starts at 11am
-Ages 5-6 starts at 11:30am
-Ages 7-8 at 12pm
-Ages 9-10 is at 12:30pm
The Puyallup Food Bank will also be hosting a candy buffet with a raffle. For $15 to $20 participants will get a container that they can fill with as much candy as they want from the candy buffet as long the lid closes. There will also be a raffle held for some and all proceeds from the raffle and the candy bar go to the Puyallup Food Bank. For more information read this article from the News Tribune.
One of the best parts of Easter is taking photos with the Easter Bunny. Some of the photos are hilariously bad or just down right cute. The South Hill Mall will also be hosting photos with the Easter Bunny at the Target Court. Bring your whole family down to the court to get a picture taken all this week. The last day to take photos with the Easter Bunny is Saturday March 26th and photo packages start at $29.99. Make sure to get there early because the line can get really long! Here is a link to the mall website for hours and more information, http://www.southhillmall.com/events
Looking for something to do with your toddler aged children? For a fun pre-Easter weekend event for parents with toddlers, The Puyallup Public Library will be hosting the “Toddler Treasures Storytime” from 11:15am until 11:45am. The cost is free and the age recommendation is ages 1 to 3 years old. The Puyallup Public Library is located on South Meridian in Puyallup. Parents and their toddlers gather at the library to hear Miss Carol tell stories, sing signs and rhyme in order to help the young ones aid in their early learning development. It is a fun, learning oriented activity perfect for the young ones.
The Puyallup Recreation Center will also be hosting it’s own “Spring Eggstravaganza” event and carnival at their location at 808 Valley Ave NW. This Spring-themed carnival will feature an egg hunt, games, crafts, snacks, Peter Rabbit and much more. There is a special Bunny Barn for children ages 3 and under to search for chocolate eggs and the egg hunt for ages 4-7 will be held at 10:30am. For children ages 8 to 12 the egg hunt will be held at 11am. The event is on Saturday March 26th from 10am until 12pm. There is a cost for activity tickets in order to play the games and 4 tickets cost $1.
For a little non- traditional Easter fun, the Jordan World Circus is coming to town this Easter weekend from March 25th until the 27th at the Washington State Fairgrounds. This North American traveling circus is produced by Jody and Patsy Jordan of Las Vegas who both have extended backgrounds as aerialists and circus performers. The Circus will be hosted at the Paulhamus Arena on the Fairgrounds. Enter through the Green Gate on the fairgrounds to gain access to the arena. The show times are Fri – 4pm & 7:30pm, Sat – 11am, 3pm, & 7pm, Sun – 2pm & 5pm. Tickets are $18.00 for adults, kids ages 3-12 are $14.00, Military is $14.00 and kids under 3 are free. For more information check out the fair website.
No matter how you and your family decide to observe Easter, make sure to go out and celebrate with your city and your neighbors. Puyallup focuses on offering events to help create a better sense of community in the area. There are many family fun events to bring your children to this weekend so let’s hope the weather cooperates so we can also celebrate the beginning of spring as well! We would love to hear about your Easter plans or see your family pictures with the Easter bunny, so make sure to tweet us at https://twitter.com/puyallupcom