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Easter 2019: Glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunts near Atlanta 

Who says you have to go on an Easter egg hunt during the day? Here’s a look at five places hiding eggs in the dark, giving a new twist to a beloved holiday tradition: 

The Acworth Egg Hunt at Night 

Friday, April 12. Easter Bunny arrives at 7:15 p.m.; Hunt begins at 7:30. Free. Acworth Sports Complex-Baseball Fields, 4000 S. Main St., Acworth.

The Acworth Egg Hunt, a city-sponsored event, begins with the Easter Bunny parachuting into this event. And then the hunt for 50,000 eggs will begin. Before the hunt, you can enjoy face painting, balloon animals, inflatables, a photo booth and a petting zoo. Families are recommended to arrive early and by 6:30 p.m.

Go to acworthegghunt.com for any changes/weather cancellation. You can check if the event is postponed by calling 770-917-1234.

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Lawrenceville Illuminated Egg Hunt

Lawrenceville — Rhodes Jordan Park Soccer Fields (Easter egg hunt in the dark

100 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Free for parents, who must accompany children; $6 per person for ages 2-12. Experience the thrill of hunting for Easter eggs … in the dark! During the first half of this event, children will enjoy making themed crafts. Then the egg hunt for children ages 2-5 begins promptly at 8:15 p.m., ages 6-9 at 8:45 p.m. and ages 10-12 at 9:15 p.m. Be sure to bring your basket and a flashlight. Space is limited, so register early. You must pre-register by April 9 online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code RJP11625 or call 678-277-0890. 

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Glow-N-Dark Egg Hunts at these Georgia State Parks

F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain

Night Eggstravaganza, Friday, April 12. 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Enjoy a hamburger, games and a train ride before the 8:15 p.m. candy egg hunt separated by age group. Meet at Liberty Bell Pool on Highway 354. Tickets are $3 plus $5 parking. Games and train rides have additional costs. 706-663-4858.

Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton

Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 13. 8-9 p.m. Children ages 3-10 are welcome at this nighttime egg hunt. Those who find prize eggs will earn an extra treat. Parking is $5. 706-213-2045.

Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls

Sunset Easter Egg Hunt, Friday, April 19. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Children 12 and younger welcome in this celebration filled with popcorn, crafts and a sunset egg hunt. Parking is $5. 706-754-7981.

Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt, Friday, April 19. 7-10 p.m. Folks of all ages welcome. Enjoy $5 crafting, campfire s’mores and food. Parking: $5. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.

Laura S. Walker State Park – Waycross

Egg-stra Special Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 20. 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Bring your flashlights and Easter Baskets. There will be two Easter Egg Hunts by age group. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900. 

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