Spring Holidays in Chicago


As winter fades away, Chicago comes alive with a variety of festive celebrations for Easter, Passover, and Orthodox Easter. From religious services to egg hunts and family-friendly events, there’s no shortage of springtime fun in the city. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the best ways to celebrate these spring holidays in Chicago. Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town, be sure to check out these must-see events and attractions to make the most of your springtime visit to Chicago.

Easter Sunday Brunch

The Goddess and the Grocer

Chicago, South Loop and Wicker Park

Are you hosting Easter this year? The Goddess and the Grocer with all your catering needs. This year, The Goddess and the Grocer are catering delicious treats, entrees and appetizers from their Passover and Easter menus. Take some stress off and order options that the whole family will love. Trust the Goddess. Check out their dining options, or order here!

The Hampton Social

Chicago, River North

On April 9th, The Hampton Social will be hosting an Easter Sunday Brunch in River North. They will be offering some of their most mouthwatering, renowned brunch munches: Bananas Foster French Toast, Monkey Bread, Sunrise Beach Bowls, Crab Cake Benedict, and more! One is never disappointed with brunch at The Hampton Social, so reserve your Sunday spot soon. 

Hannah’s Bretzel

Chicago, River North

In Charge of Easter Breakfast? Don’t stress, trust Hannah’s Bretzel to feed the whole family. This year, Hannah’s Bretzel offers a breakfast sandwich tray, making it easy for anyone to customize their ideal morning pick-me-up. Fresh coffee and tea as well as fresh salad and fruit will be served, feeding up to eight people. Satisfy everyone’s craving at Hannah’s Bretzel this Easter! Preorders can be made on Hannah’s website here.


Chicago, Streeterville

Surround yourself with great music and great views at Lírica this Easter holiday! Located at Sable Hotel on Chicago’s Navy Pier, Lírica is offering a brunch bar overlooking the iconic sights of Lake Michigan on Sunday, April 9. Explore a menu that anyone in the family will enjoy! From a Chef-Carving Station with Spiced Honey Glazed Ham & Assorted Accouterments, Torrijas Greek Honey Yogurt, Arugula & Endive Salad, Soft Scrambled Eggs, Cheesy Potato and Pepper Hash, Bacon, and Chicken Sausage, and Sliced Fresh Fruit, with kids. Easter brunch add-ons are also available! Make a reservation today!

Price: $45.00


Chicago, Streeterville 

Bring your family to PinStripes this Easter Sunday for a widespread brunch buffet. From the waffle station to the carving station, PinStripes has Easter essentials covered. Bottomless mimosas and aperol spritzes will be served to satisfy the adults while the Easter Bunny will work to appease the children! Goodies and pictures will be offered.

Adult Price: $45.00

Youth Price: $15.00

Oaken Bistro + Bar

Chicago, Lake Forest 

Reserve your spot at Oaken Bistro on April 9th for a delectable brunch buffet. There will be separate stations for all brunch necessities: pastries, salads, and omelets. The general buffet will offer eggs, potatoes, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, and more! Oaken Bistro has all bases covered, even a complimentary photo with the Easter Bunny that is included with your ticket! View their menu here.

Adult Price: $75.00

Youth Price: $40.00

Prime & Provisions

Chicago, The Loop 

Head over to North Lasalle Boulevard to indulge in a grand-buffet-style brunch at Prime & Provisions. Aside from an inviting carving station and made-to-order breakfast offerings, there will be a ferris wheel of decadent desserts! Whether your brunch focus is French toast and Belgian waffles or maple glazed ham and prime rib, Prime & Provisions will not let you down this Easter Sunday. View their menu here.

Adult Price: $95.00

Youth Price: $35.00

Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Chicago, River North

Celebrate Easter Sunday with a Spanish-inspired spread at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba! Their delectable brunch tapas range from sweet and spicy to smoky and savory. Expand the flavors even further with their homemade sangria or the Lil’ Ba-Ba Bloody Mary. If Brunch isn’t your Easter priority, the eatery is also hosting an Easter dinner at night! Make your free reservation today!

Other Easter Dining Options

BLVD Steakhouse

Chicago, Fulton River District

Love great food? Of course, you do! What better way to spend the Easter Holidays than surrounded by the delicious tastes and drinks from BLVD Steakhouse? Join them on Sunday, April 9 while they highlight their a la carte brunch menu including steakhouse classics such as a Seafood Tower, Caviar Service, entree favorites including the French Toast Bread Pudding, Crab Cake Benedict, or their flavorful Steak & Eggs!  The brunch will be held from 9:45 to 1:45 p.m., Check them out!

Ill Porcellino

Chicago, River North

Craving an Italian-style Easter? Then you must visit Il Porcellino. From Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9, Il Porcellino is celebrating family with a variety of Easter specials and courses. With their décor focused on detail, Il Porcellino is sure to have you dining in a romantic, dimly lit environment, hosted by only the most hospitable staff. Celebrate with the Ill Porcellino famiglia this spring and reserve a spot here!

Robert’s Pizza and Dough Co.

Chicago, Streeterville

Enjoy an Easter Brunch at Robert’s Pizza and Dough Co. this holiday! This well-known pizzeria is hosting a brunch special that explores a variety of pizzas, omelets and so much more! The pizzeria is open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will hold its Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 9 during those hours. Check out some of their specials below!

  • Bacon, Egg, & Asparagus Pizza ($24)
  • Wild Mushroom Omelet with Gruyere Cheese, Hollandaise Sauce, and Duck Confit Hash ($22.95)
  • House-Cured Salmon with Green Beans, Marble Potato Salad, Pickled Radish, & Deviled Egg ($26.95)
  • Eggs Benedict with Detroit-Style Pizza Dough Muffin and Prosciutto Cotto ($17.95)
  • White Chocolate Martini

Rose Mary

Chicago, Fulton Market

Enjoy Easter at Rose Mary, and enjoy a special menu crafted just for the holiday season! Chef Joe Flamm has prepared a menu that will bring out the best tastes, compliments, and memories! Guests can enjoy Rose Mary’s Croatian and Italian-inspired menu, with special cocktail, beer, and wine selections available! And make sure to check out their incredible dessert menu, which will be included in the four-course meal! Make a reservation on Tock today!

Price: $55.00


Chicago, South Loop & Streeterville Areas

With about seven locations all throughout Chicago, Rosebud is holding a very special Easter celebration! Rosebud will be hosting Easter Brunch, Dinner, and Carry-out options. Take home the Holiday Take Home special to feed four with some of Chicago’s best cuisine. What better way to celebrate family than with the hospitable Rosebud crew? Preparing Italian food since 1976, The Rosebud reputation continues to create smiles, memories and even has guests planning their next visit. This holiday, check out Rosebud!

Price: $250 +

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

Locations all over Chicago

Looking for an Easter special that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no more because Stan’s has everything you’ll need! This year, consider Stan’s Easter Coconut Basket, which is Stan’s traditional coconut cake donut, soaked in coconut milk and coated in yellow-dyed coconut flakes, and topped with three chocolate eggs. Only available for a limited time, you won’t want to miss this sweet, carefully curated treat! And if this donut isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll have dozens of others to choose from!

Easter Family Activities

City Cruises Chicago

Chicago, Streeterville 

Spend Easter Sunday sailing on the Chicago River! Accompany City Cruises in their Easter Brunch exploit on April 9th. The two-hour escapade on the Chicago River includes expansive entrees, salads, and desserts. Aside from witnessing the city views from climate-controlled interiors, passengers are provided with onboard DJ entertainment; dance, dine, and destress!

Adult Price: $109.90

Youth Price: $89.90

Chicago Botanical Garden

Glencoe, Illinois 

Embrace spring faithfully by spending Easter Sunday at the Chicago Botanical Garden. On April 9th, the Garden will be hosting an Easter brunch for all ages. Stroll past the elegant flowers, visit the greenhouses, and meet the Easter bunny before or after dining! Classic breakfast, prepared salads, bakery treats, and various meats will be offered to ticket holders.

Adult Price: $53.00

Youth Price: $35.00

French Market

Chicago, Fulton River District  

Looking for a Chicago Easter event for the family? Check out French Market’s Easter Party on Saturday, April 8! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The French Market will be celebrating Easter with a variety of family-friendly activities. Get a picture with the easter bunny, make some crafts, and participate in the Easter egg hunt! Enjoy some incredible vendor specials and a kiddie train ride! So bring the family and celebrate Easter with French Market!

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, Illinois 

Visit The Morton Arboretum on April 7th or 8th to have Breakfast with the Bunny! A springtime breakfast buffet will be offered in the lively Ginkgo Restaurant, consisting of Crème brulee French toast, golden hash browns, and other classic brunch bites. Alongside a scenic view of Meadow Lake, ticket holders will be visited by the Easter Bunny, who will gift cookies and photographs to all children. Afterwards, guests are welcome to walk amongst the blossoming grounds and kids are encouraged to play in the Children’s Garden!

Adult Price: $50.00

Youth Price: $38.00

Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago, Lincoln Park 

Bring your family to an egg-citing extravaganza at Lincoln Park Zoo on April 8th! From 8 AM to noon, the zoo will be hosting an array of egg hunts amongst the estate. The hunts will be separated by age group, but united by the Easter Bunny and other spring characters! As the children scurry amongst the zoo paths searching for hidden eggs, there will be other various outdoor activities such as games, free carousel rides, and of course, exhibits of their favorite animals! Bring your wicker baskets and experience the youthful excitement of Easter!

Price: $35.00

Sloomoo Institute

Chicago, Near North Side

Show your family the wonders of Sloomoo this Easter! Whether you choose to experience the adventurous institute in person or collect the festive slimes for an impressive Easter basket, it is certainly worth checking out. The Chicago Sloomoo experience has been drawing the youth in since last winter, and with their brand new Easter/Passover slimes, the excitement is not to slow down! Click here for ticket information.

Price: $18.00

Dining for Passover

Summer House

Chicago, Mid-North District

Chef Ben Goodnick of Summer House will be serving up multi-course Passover meals on April 5th and 6th! The dinners will consist of traditional dishes like Braised Beef Short Rib, Potato Pancakes, and Matzo Ball Soup. If you are uninterested in dining it, Summer House has take-out options available for both dates from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM! View their menu here.

Adult Price: $55.95

Youth Price: $19.95

Osteria Via Stato

Chicago, River North

Celebrate Passover by indulging in Osteria Via Stato’s traditional al la carte selection of Passover favorites! Whether you prefer dine-in, carryout or delivery, this eatery has you covered. Whether it is with Slow Braised Beef Short Rib or Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons, Passover will be rightfully honored at Osteria Via Stato! View their menu here.

Adult Price: $68.95

Youth Price: $34.95


Wheeling, Illinois

Join Saranello’s in their Passover celebration on April 5th and 6th! Their multiple course meals range from Matzah and Beef Chopped Liver to Braised Beef Brisket and Broiled Whitefish. It does not matter if you would rather dine-in or stay-in, it’s cooked fresh either way! Their to-go Passover menu is packed cold with reheat instructions, so it is safe to say that Saranello’s has everything taken care of. View their menu here.

Adult Ticket: $44.95

Youth Ticket: $22.47

Dining for Páscha (Greek Orthodox Easter)


Chicago, Fulton Market

Head to the well-known and renowned LÝRA for an inviting Greek Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16th. Starting at 10 AM, brunch favorites such as breakfast pitas, short rib hash, and savory yogurt will be available to customers. Aside from these brunch specials, there will be lamb roasting and live music, so reserve your seat amongst the fun now! If you prefer a quieter holiday, LÝRA is also offering catering packages to go! View their menu here.


Oakbrook, IllinoisIn classic Violi fashion, its happenings reflect that of its big sister, LÝRA. Violi in Oakbrook will also be hosting a Greek Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16th. Fan favorite delicacies will be offered to customers and fabulous live music will ensue throughout the afternoon. Catering options consisting of breads and spreads, spinach frittata, bouzoukia potatoes, breakfast bougatsa, and more will be available for order! Enjoy a phenomenally precooked meal in your own home, set to be reheated and enjoyed for the celebration! View their menu here.

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