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Easter Sunday 2014 in Denver

Denver is Hopping for Easter

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Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 20, 2014, with our top picks for Denver activities. The morning starts early with a sunrise service at Red Rocks, and there's plenty of fun events for children all day long. Some events are held the day before Easter on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

1. Sunrise Easter Service at Red Rocks

Red Rocks
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Early birds will appreciate the sunrise Easter service at Red Rocks on Sunday, April 20, 2014. The outdoor amphitheater hosts a non-denominational service at 6 a.m., with gates opening at 4:30 a.m. There is no charge for parking. If you feel like sleeping in, you can also just visit the restaurant at Red Rocks, the Ship Rock Grille, for Easter brunch. Either way, the views are guaranteed to be inspirational.

More: Photos from Red Rocks Park and Ampitheatre

2. Bunny Trail EggVenture

Children's Museum of Denver
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The Children's Museum of Denver hosts this "eggstravaganza" for kids of all ages on Saturday, April 19, 2014. From 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., children can dye eggs and create Easter-themed arts and crafts. Children and adults can also enjoy story time with the Big Bunny. Admission is $7 to $9 depending on age. Children under one year of age receive free admission.

3. CHUN Easter Egg Hunt

The Capital Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN) is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt at the Tears-McFarlane House located at 1290 Williams St., on the northern edge of Cheesman Park. The festivities begin on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. The hunt, which includes refreshments and prizes, is for children up to eight years old with adult supervision. Children should bring their own baskets.

4. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

The Downtown Aquarium hosts the Easter Bunny for breakfast on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The Easter Bunny will visit his friends from the sea and land from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The cost for the breakfast is $16.99 for adults and $10.99 for children 3 to 10 years old. Children ages 2 and younger receive free admission with a paid adult. Reservations are recommended for the event.

5. Copper Mountain Easter Egg Hunt

Copper Mountain hosts one of the largest Easter egg hunts in the state, with the Easter bunny dutifully scattering thousands of eggs throughout the village and the mountain. The event features different times for each age group from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event on Sunday, April 20, 2014, is free and open to the public as part of Copper's "Sunsation" festival.

6. Golden Bunny Classic Candy Hunt and Fun Race

Hop to the bunny slopes at Winter Park with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in this annual tradition for more than three decades. Young skiers age 10 and under with a valid lift ticket can hit the slopes for an Easter candy hunt. Non-skiers under age 5 can also search for candy at the base of the mountain. The Easter candy hunt begins at noon, and the festivities conclude with an Easter service at 12:45 p.m.at the top of the Zephyr Express chairlift. A Golden Bunny Fun Race will also be held at 12:15 p.m.

7. Easter Bunny Photos at Park Meadows

The Easter Bunny has to visit the shopping mall several times for all those chocolates. Catch the Easter Bunny in between shopping trips at Park Meadows Mall, and you can get photos with the erstwhile rabbit. The Easter Bunny will hop to the mall from mid-March through Saturday, April 19, 2014. Photo packages available.

8. Easter Brunch

Several restaurants around town offer special menus for Easter brunch, ranging from the traditional ham to the more exotic seafood fare at Ocean Prime. Reservations are recommended for most establishments on Easter Sunday. Restaurants offering special Easter menus include Panzano in downtown Denver, the Chinook Tavern in the Denver Tech Center and Willow Creek Restaurant in Evergreen, Colo. The Tavern, with three locations in the Denver metro area, is also offering a brunch buffet for $32 for adults and $12 for children from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

9. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Support local business by visiting one of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's locations in the Denver area for your chocolate Easter bunnies. The chocalatier started in Durango, Colo., in 1981, and now has more than 300 locations worldwide. Don't miss sampling the fudge, which is made fresh daily! The stores also carry a wide selection of caramel apples.

10. Colorado House Rabbit Society

The Colorado House Rabbit Society offers bunnies for adoption into good homes this Easter. If you do not want to adopt a bunny, you can sponsor a bunny at the shelter for a monthly donation. The Colorado House Rabbit Society is a non-profit staffed entirely by volunteers.

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