Easter In Anchorage – Activities For All Ages

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Hop on an Easter experience this year with the family. If you are looking for Easter activities in Anchorage, you’ve come to the right place. Anchorage is a great city to visit to enjoy Easter weekend. As an exciting and friendly city, there is a lot to offer visitors.

If you are visiting Anchorage during the Easter celebration, Aptel Hotel is a great family and pet-friendly option that loves celebrating significant dates like these.

We are always happy to assist our guests and provide great recommendations of things to do. We know Easter is an exciting time, so we have put a list of fun in-town activities for all ages.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any specific or special requests! The hotel is also conveniently located close to main attractions. We are easily accessible, so no matter where you choose to go, your drive back will not be an issue.

As an extended stay hotel in Anchorage, we provide everything guests need for their visit. With a kitchenette in every room, families have a convenience advantage. A plus during this season, the hotel is located just a quick walk from JOANN Fabrics and Crafts. This means that if you are looking for some Easter decorations or DIY activities, you can walk next door to get it. Thinking of decorating your own hard-boiled Easter egg at the hotel? The kitchen is spacious enough to host the activity. There is also a sink so you can clean everything up with ease. Purchase the materials a the nearby Safeway supermarket and start the fun!

Exploring the city? There are several exciting Easter activities to choose from within the Anchorage/ Girdwood radius.

Alyeska Hotel: Easter Egg Hunt, On-Mountain Scavenger Egg Hunt, Easter Brunch

 Pond Courtyard Egg Hunt:

  • If you are looking for a day trip, visit Alyeska Resort for their free Easter Egg Hunt. On Sunday, April 21, kids can roam the hotel’s Pond Courtyard in search for some hidden treasures. It is also a great opportunity to enjoy the spring weather. The hunt begins at 9:45 a.m. and is followed by an Easter Brunch.

On-Mountain Scavenger Egg Hunt:

  • The hotel is also organizing an on-mountain Egg Hunt that will take place throughout the day on the mountain. It is an interactive scavenger hunt, and good for all ages. Clues will be given over the phone and the winner gets the final prize! More details are available on their website.

Easter Brunch:

  • Alyeska Resort is hosting an Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 21. They are brining on their Eater game and offering favorite holiday specials. Seatings are at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Adults pay $56, kids 4 – 12 pay $28 and children under 3 are free. Reservations are encouraged.

Alaska Railroad Easter Train: Music, Scenery, Food and the Easter Bunny

Hop on the Alaska Railroad for their special Easter Train on Saturday, April 20. It is great for all ages and features several entertainment options throughout the ride. Guests will receive treats, a magic show and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. This is a great option for kids to take pictures with the Easter Bunny and be entertained. Not to mention, the trip affords beautiful scenery as it travels down the Turnagain Arm to Indian. The full journey is 2.5 hours long and has two departures. The first train leave at 10 a.m. and returns at 12:30 p.m. The afternoon train leaves at 3 p.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Prices range from $71 for adults to $36 for children from 2-11. Under 2 years old who do not need their own seat are free. Tickets can be booked online or over the phone. Join their annual Easter Celebration!

Easter bunny at Anchorage 5th Ave. Mall: Easter Bunny fun

From April 8 to April 20 children can visit the Easter Bunny in the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. It’s a nice chance to snap some cute pictures of the kids with the Easter Bunny. Fast pass tickets are available online so you can avoid lines.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: Easter Bunny, Egg Hunt, Food, Puppet Show and Animal Visits 

Want to celebrate Easter and take the kids to visit some adorable animals? The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center has a day packed with Easter fun. They have events planned on April 21 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be food service offering breakfast and lunch. The Egg Hunt will take place at 11 a.m. and photos with the Easter Bunny will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. You and the family can also visit some animals and watch them as they enjoy their Easter basket. Included are the brown and black bears, wolves, porcupine, lynx, foxes and coyotes.

Earth Mama Fiber Studio: Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Who doesn’t love to paint their Easter eggs? On Thursday, April 18, the studio is offering a class focused on egg painting at South Restaurant and Coffeehouse. You will learn how to use natural dyes to paint the egg. The dyes can come from things you already have in your kitchen. Examples include cabbage, onion, beets and fruits. Here you can give your design a personal twist. You will leave class with unique, colorful eggs and knowledge on how to do it yourself at home. The class is ideal for children above the age of 12. Tickets can be found online.