Easter weekend in Vegas is an eggstravaganza

Easter weekend in Vegas is the one time of the year that the bunnies aren’t just appearing from magician’s hats … or dealing cards at the Palms. From candy-filled baskets to Easter bunny meet-and-greets, there are an array of  ways to celebrate this springtime holiday.

Put all your eggs (and candy)  in one basket (or several)

Peter's VIP Tub from Sugar Factory.

Keep your sweet tooth satisfied well into Halloween with an Easter basket from Sugar Factory, located at the Mirage, MGM Grand, Paris and in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Baskets range from $22.95 for the Little Peeps Box with a rainbow Peeps kabob, Jelly Belly speckled malt ball eggs, a chocolate-covered covered Easter Oreo and more to $160 for Peter’s VIP Tub with marshmallow Peeps, a bunny vanilla sugar cookie, salt water taffy, an Easter character lollipop, peanut butter toffee popcorn, jumbo swirl lollipop, marshmallow kabobs, aquamarine couture pop, milk chocolate bunny and more.

For the love of bunnies

EggStravaganza Celebration
Springs Preserve
Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate springtime at the Springs with an Easter egg and candy hunt,  photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, arts and crafts, food and live entertainment. You can even pet a live bunny.

Ethel Em's Easter Truffle Box.

Spring Spectacular
Ethel M
Friday, March 29, 1p.m. to 5p.m.; Saturday, March 30, noon to 5p.m.; & Sunday, March 31, 1p.m. to 5 p.m.

Take photos with the Easter bunny, get your face painted and enjoy balloon art.

While you’re there, be sure to tour the Henderson factory, 3-acre botanical Cactus Garden and choose from a variety of Easter treats, such as an Easter Truffle Box ($28) with eight hand-airbrushed chocolate eggs packaged in a pastel egg-shaped box or a Keepsake Truffle Tin ($22) with 12 pieces of gourmet milk, dark and vanilla truffles.

Meet the Easter Bunny
Las Vegas Premium Outlets South

Through March 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Meet the Easter Bunny in the food court by the information center. Photo packages are available from $16 – $37.

Easter chocolate — outside the box

The impressive Easter display at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand includes colorful chocolate sculptures of nearly 150 flowers, 120 eggs, 60 hens and more than 70 pounds of dark, milk and white chocolate. Designed by Executive Pastry Chef Kamel Guechida, the delectable creation took more than eight weeks to complete and will be available for viewing at the restaurant through Monday, April 1.

Another Easter-friendly chocolate attraction is the largest chocolate fountain in the world — the floor-to-ceiling 27-foot chocolate fountain at Jean Philippe Pâtisserie at Bellagio. Adults and kids alike are often mesmerized by the flowing dark, milk and white chocolate. You can also purchase a variety of Easter treats including candies and pastries.

Work off any chocolate calories you end up consuming by exploring the nearby spring display at the Bellagio Conservatory, featuring than 8,200 tulips, mums, poppies and other spring flowers, a 26-foot tall windmill and live music daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.