Easter egg hunts in the dark at these 4 places in metro Atlanta

A growing number of places are hosting night-time Easter egg huntsFILE ART
A growing number of places are hosting night-time Easter egg huntsFILE ART

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

The Acworth Egg Hunt at Night

April 7, 2017. Easter Bunny arrives at 7:15; 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 by 6:30 p.m

Check http://acworthegghunt.com/#about for any changes/weather cancellation. You can check if the event is postponed by calling 770-917-1234.


Lawrenceville Illuminated Egg Hunt

April 14, 2017. 7 p.m. Free for parents, who must accompany children; $6 per person for ages 2-12. Rhodes Jordan Park Soccer Fields, 100 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville

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 preregister by April 3 online at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/gwinnett-county-parks-recreation/catalog and use the code RJP11425 or call 678-277-0890.

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

April 8, 2017. 7:30 p.m. Advance registration is $5 per family; it’s $10 per family at gate. Tolleson Park, 3515 McCauley Road, Smyrna.

Children up to age 10 are encouraged to bring a flashlight and Easter basket for Smyrna's Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. Children will be divided into age groups. Youngest age group (children 5 and younger) will begin their hunt at 7:30 p.m. After the hunt, there will be a movie ("Secret Life of Pets"). Buy tickets in advance at Smyrna Community Center, or the Wolfe Adult Recreation Center. For more information, call 678-631-5541.

4th Annual Glow-N-Dark Easter Egg Hunt

April 15, 2017. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson, GAOver 5,000 glowing eggs will fill the High Falls State Park's day use area for children to find. Come before the hunt for food trucks, games, and s'mores. Space is limited, registration is required. $7 admission plus $5 parking (per vehicle). 478-993-3053.

Please note, we will update this list as we hear about more night-time Easter egg hunts.

Kids age 10 & under scramble for colorful prizes during the City of Avondale Estates Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Community Club on Lake Avondale on Saturday, March 26, 2016. (Video by Hyosub Shin / AJC)

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