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Easter – whether one marks the day with reverence or frivolity – is in essence a celebration of renewal, of life starting anew with the arrival of spring.

Most Protestant and Catholic churches in Tulsa will hold special services that focus on the last week of Jesus’ mortal life, culminating in Easter Sunday services on April 17.

At the same time, local organizations and businesses will be offering a range of family-friendly activities associated with the equally ancient tradition of an oversized rabbit secreting unusually colored eggs throughout creation, for young and old to gather together.

Here are some of the Easter-related activities happening in the city.

Rabbit photo experimentWoodland Hills Mall, 7021 S. Memorial Drive

Woodland Hills Mall is once again hosting photo ops with the Easter Bunny, through Saturday, April 16. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily except Sunday, where hours are noon to 6 p.m. It is strongly recommended to reserve a specific time, as this will ensure a short wait for your photo.

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Easter Bunny PhotosBass Pro Shop, 101 Bass Pro Drive, Broken Arrow 918-355-7600, The Easter Bunny will be setting up for portraits at Bass Pro from April 9-17. The first 4×6 inch image is free, but special packages are available at an additional cost. All sessions must be booked in advance.

Easter egg huntAmerican Legion Post No. 1, 1120 E. Eighth St. The oldest continually operating American Legion post will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9. Hunts will be held for age groups, with 2 and under leaving at 11 a.m., 3-5 year olds at 11:30 a.m. and everyone else starting their search at noon.

Easter egg huntTulsa Animal Aid, 6811 E. 21st St. Unleash your inner sleuth at this event, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9. The hunt is aimed at young people aged 12 and under and will take place according to age groups, in order to give everyone a chance. A photo booth and make-up station will be available, as well as the Easter Bunny himself. The cost is $15, with all proceeds going to Animal Aid’s ongoing efforts to save sick and injured dogs and cats in the Tulsa area.

Easter Egg Hunt at Cascia HallCascia Hall Preparatory School, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave. 918-746-2600,

The annual Cascia Hall Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Cascia Hall Alumni Association, will take place beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 at the school. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for a photo or two.

for dogsReed Park, 4233 S. Yukon Ave. 918-596-4307, Bring your faithful four-legged friend to Reed Park for a special dog-only Easter Egg Hunt from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. All eggs will be filled with a dog treat or ticket. The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals will be on hand to provide a microchip for $10 and metal engraved dog tags for $5. Double D Delightful Dogs Rescue will also have a number of dogs looking for their forever home. All dogs must be kept on a non-retractable leash. (Please DO NOT bring aggressive dogs to the event.)

Family Easter Egg HuntReed Park & ​​Community Center, 4233 S. Yukon Ave. 918-596-4307, Bring your kids ages 2-12 to Tulsa’s Reed Park for a family Easter egg hunt at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. The Easter bunny will also be there.

Bikes and Balloons Easter EventWhiteside Park Community Center, 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave. 918-596-1525 This event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m., is aimed at ages 1-5, with Easter-themed crafts and activities, and the chance to get up close to real bunnies, thanks to Wind Walker Rabbitry. The cost is $1 per child, while adults are admitted free.

and egg huntBoston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave. 918-583-5181, Tulsa’s most iconic place of worship offers a mix of the sacred and the secular, with an interactive family service beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, featuring young people leading the congregation in songs and Bible readings that tell the story of the Resurrection, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt that will include appearances from real (miniature donkeys) and whimsical (Easter Bunny) animals, all of whom happily pose for photographs.

Easter egg huntBrookside Community Park, 3737 S. Peoria Ave. The Brookside Community Church will host its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, which will include bouncy houses, crafts, cookie decorating and games. The Easter egg hunt itself, which will have thousands of eggs filled with toys and candies to find, is for children up to grade five.

Easter egg huntSt. James Church, 5050 E. 111th St. South St. James’s Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, April 16, featuring some 10,000 hidden eggs, plus bouncy houses, crafts, a photo booth and more again. The hunt is for children up to year five and will be split into age groups, to give everyone a better chance of finding the treats.

Easter egg huntOklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks 918-296-3474, The Oklahoma Aquarium will hold an Easter Egg Hunt starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 in its riverside garden, where youngsters will search for eco-friendly bags of candy. The hunts will be done by age, up to 6 years old from 2 p.m. and children from 7 to 12 years old from 3 p.m. The cost is $13.95 for children and $17.95 for adults.

Easter egg huntChallenger Park 7, 3909 W. 41st St. Challenger 7 Park is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, which will include games, bouncy houses, Easter egg decorating, face painting and an egg hunt which will be conducted by age groups. There will even be a few “golden” eggs for adults to find.

Sweets and gourmet gifts3541 S. Harvard Ave 918-712-8785, Sweet Tooth is once again offering its “Build a Basket” promotion for Easter, which allows customers to create a personalized Easter basket either by selecting items in-store or ordering over the phone. Simply select the items you want to include in the basket, which must total at least $35, and the Sweet Tooth staff will assemble the gift, complete with cellophane wrap and a personalized bow. The deadline for ordering baskets is April 16.

Glacial crafting1902 Utica Place 539-424-5992, Glacier Confection offers a variety of Easter specials, including bunny-shaped gift boxes, chocolate truffle eggs and the ever-popular chocolate bunnies, as well as its perennial selection of high-quality handmade chocolates. The Easter selection ranges from $10 milk, dark and white chocolate bunnies, to a three-tier gift box tower with 42 truffles for $95.

Merritt’s Bakery3202 E. 15th St., 918-747-2301 4930 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow, 918-250-1607 9521-G S. Delaware Ave., 918-296-9000 Merritt’s offers a wide range of baked goods and treats, including bunny cakes, decorated cookies, hot rolls, Greek Easter bread, brownies and more. You can also have your order picked up at the Merritt’s point of sale nearest you.

Ludger’s Bavarian Pastry6527 E. 91st St. 918-622-2537, Ludger’s Bavarian Patisserie offers a range of Easter treats, such as its Easter Parfaits, which consist of three flavors of its Bavarian Cream Cheesecake, Cream Puff and Cupcake filling. One can also have a special Easter message applied to any line of cakes from the bakery for an additional $5.

New Chocolate205 Main St. S., Broken Arrow 918-258-2877, This shop specializes in handmade chocolates based on traditional Belgian chocolate recipes, and everything is done for Easter, with 4-inch and 8-inch bunnies, chocolate-covered decorated marshmallows, and Peeps dipped in chocolate.

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