Easter 2020 is a little different than what we expected. But there are still ways to make Easter meaningful for the family and fun for the kids while staying at home.
You can find plenty of streaming Easter services and creative online events. Check out this list of unique ideas to celebrate Easter in Miami.
Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski’s Easter Sunday Mass
11 a.m. on WSVN-7
Pre-recorded broadcast of service at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on WLTV-23, in Spanish, from La Milagrosa Mission of Corpus Christi Church
Go to MiamiArch.org or Facebook.
Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens
7-8 a.m. on Facebook LIVE
Live stream of the 94th annual Easter Sunrise Service with Rev. Tim Nunez, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Wales, Fla., and sacred carillon music performed by Geert D’hollander.
Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope
Live on YouTube from the Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy. Free solo performance by Andrea Bocelli with a message of love, healing and hope to the world.
Local church services
Most churches have switched to virtual services on Facebook LIVE. Check your local church’s Facebook page for service hours.
EASTER EGG HUNTS & EVENTS
Decorate Easter eggs and hide them at home.
Have eggs in stock? Decorate some using items you probably already have at home. Check out these creative Easter egg ideas.
Virtual Easter Sunday Bunny Bingo
Once you register, you will receive an email on Saturday with instructions on how to play.
Easter Arts & Crafts: Virtual Event
Download the Periscope app and follow @ParkGroveFitness. Once you join a group of your choice and accept the invitation, a notification will alert you when the group broadcast is LIVE.
Get more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
EASTER DINNER AT HOME
Order out: Try one of many local restaurants that are open for curbside pickup.
Support a local farmer: Buy your produce directly from a local farm near you.
Order beer, wine & cocktails: Toast to the holiday with one of your favorites from local spots.
For dessert, splurge on local chocolate: Fill up your baskets with locally made chocolate treats.
- Bachour Bakery & Restaurant, 2020 Salzedo St., Coral Gables; 305-203-0552; antoniobachour.com
- Exquisito Chocolates, 2606 SW Eighth St., Miami; 786-558-4580; exquisitochocolates.com
- Fiola, 1500 San Ignacio Ave., Coral Gables. Fiola also has a full Easter meal menu available if you order by Saturday. Contact: 305-912-2639; fiolamiami.com
- Hoffman’s Chocolates, various locations; hoffmans.com
- Garcia Nevett Chocolatier de Miami, 7312 Red Road; 305-749-0506; garcianevett.com
SEND EASTER E-CARDS
- Turn your family into dancing Easter Bunnies with JibJab’s Easter Ecards.
- Customize and send free Easter greeting e-cards to friends and family at Punchbowl.com.
- American Greetings also has customizable Easter e-cards, including ones where you can turn your face into an Easter Bunny face and one where you can type out a message for a bunny to say out loud.
Certain stores will not be open on April 12. These include: Target, Trader Joe’s, Lowe’s and Aldi.
Information from our sister site, OrlandoOnTheCheap.com, was used to supplement this report.