Whether you’re new to Schertz or you’ve lived here for years, you probably know one thing: This city doesn’t scrimp when it comes to holidays. There are celebrations, festivals, parades and family-friendly events for just about every special day on the books.

And you know what? Easter is certainly no different.

This year, Schertz and the surrounding communities will play host to dozens of local Easter events. From egg hunts, special church services and breakfasts to visits from the Easter Bunny himself, there’s something for everyone in this bunch.

On the hunt for a great way to celebrate Easter with your loved ones? Here are just a few of your local options:

Easter Egg Hunts
There are quite a few places hosting egg hunts this year, including First Baptist Church of Schertz (located at 600 Aero Ave.) The big event will take place from 10 to 2 March 19 and will include several age-based egg hunts, a cake walk, a bounce house, face painting, food and more. The City of Selma (just a few miles down the road) will also host an egg hunt from kids aged 1 to 10, and it will kick off March 19 at 11 am in Stage Stop Park. If March 19 isn’t a good day, you can head to Live Oak Park (18001 Park Dr.) at 1:30 p.m. March 20 for an egg hunt, free snow cones and pictures with the Easter Bunny. On March 26, Schertz’ own Pickrell Park (703 Oak St.) will host the annual Easter in the Park celebration, which will include 5 different egg hunts, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, hundreds of prizes and more. On Easter day itself (March 27) Revolution Church (9360 Corporate Dr.) in Selma and the Olympia Hill Golf and Event Center (12900 Mt. Olympus) will both host egg hunts with prizes.

Easter Bunny
As we mentioned before, the Easter Bunny will be at the Live Oak Park and Pickrell Park egg hunt events, but that’s not the only place you can catch him in action. The big bunny will also be at nearby North Star Mall (7400 U.S. 281 Access Road) from now through Easter Sunday. Bring your little ones (or even your pets) to sit with him for photos and memories that will last a lifetime. If you pre-purchase on the mall’s website (www.northstarmall.com) you can even save 30 percent on photo costs!

Easter Brunch
Craving a good Easter breakfast? Head to nearby Los Patios (210 NE Loop 410), where you can enjoy a lovely Easter meal at the Gazebo Restaurant. A full buffet will be available, which will include sandwiches, salads, noodle dishes, fruit and cheese plates, veggies, soup, meat carvery and tons of dessert items. Champagne and mimosas will also be served, and children under 3 eat free. If a short drive doesn’t bother you, Fleming’s Steakhouse in nearby Alamo Heights (255 E. Basse Rd.) also has a killer brunch that includes three full courses and a special children’s menu.

Easter Church Services & Events
Local churches will, of course, be hosting special services and events for Easter as well. Oak Hills Church (814 Arion Pkwy.) has loads planned for the holiday, including a three instrumental services on March 25 and 26, and on March 27, an acapella service, two instrumental services and a Spanish service. The church will also host several Bibleland Easter reenanctment performances on March 19 and 20. Crosspoint Church (2600 Roy Richard Dr.) will host its Easter service on March 26, and free nachos and soda will be available in the coffee shop. Church of the Good Shepherd (1065 E. Live Oak Rd.) will hold an Easter Vigil on March 26, and on Easter Sunday, three masses will be available at 8, 9:45 and 11 a.m. At Revolution Church, there will be 6 Easter services, spanning the mornings and early afternoons of both March 26 and 27. At First Baptist Church, there will be a Good Friday Pre-Easter Youth Retreat March 25-27 and Holy Saturday services on March 26.

Easter Fun Abounds in Schertz
No matter how busy your schedule may be this month, Schertz surely has an Easter event that can fit into it. From delicious Easter brunches to fun, interactive egg hunts and celebrations, there’s something for every age and interest here. Do you have an Easter event to add to the list? Be sure to post it in the comments or share it on our Facebook page!