Everyone's been to an egg hunt, but have you ever been to one that required a flashlight?

That's the key requirement for these nighttime egg hunts that are currently dotting Illinois.

Full disclosure, I have never been on an Easter Egg hunt. I do not know if they're actually fun for kids. I was grossed out by hard boiled eggs when I was a kid and the vinegar based PAAS egg dyeing kit literally stunk and made a huge mess.

The disdain for arts and crafts was passed along to me by my parents. They sure as heck weren't going to be hiding eggs in the backyard.

Easter egg hunts seem to be big business these days. This is a list of about 50 different community Easter Egg Hunts that only covers the western suburbs of Chicago.

One thing I definitely noticed as I went through the list was the amount of nighttime egg hunts that require a flashlight. Now that sounds like fun.

I'm currently on the lookout for an adult nighttime egg hunt but in the meantime take the kids to one of these nighttime hunts. Don't forget the flashlight.

We are egg-cited to bring you this new twist on the traditional egg hunt! Children will hunt around Reed-Keppler Park for Easter eggs with flashlights, adults can enroll to participate in a special hunt too! The Easter bunny will be hopping around and will be available for pictures.

 

Bring your basket and flashlight and search for eggs in the dark! Check-in at the Bandshell by 8pm. Hunt will take place in the tree grove across the street.

 

Let’s take a hike through our natural area! Bring your flashlight in search of treat-filled eggs along the trail. Learn about different animals that lay eggs. Advance registration required.

 

Calling all tweens and teens! Join the BPD for the Fourth Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt where participants search for hundreds of eggs containing an assortment of prizes and goodies. Find one of the golden eggs containing a gift card!

 

Unlike most egg hunts, we will search under the cover of darkness using only flashlights to illuminate the way. Race agains the clock to find special eggs filled with prizes and as much candy as you can. Bring your own flashlight and Easter baskets or bags to hold all the goodies you collect.

 

Grab your flashlight and basket and head on over to the Mayfair Recreation Center to look for eggs flled with special treats. Look close for extra special eggs that can be redeemed for special prizes! We will meet inside the building and then sneak out into the park to see what we can find.

 

Let’s take a hike through our natural area! Bring your flashlight in search of treat-filled eggs along the trail. Learn about different animals that lay eggs.

 

Happy hunting!

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