Frequently Asked Questions
We created the Westfield Easter Egg Drop as a local event to serve our community. Our Westfield Pre-Registration begins March 28 and our Open Registration begins March 30. Event registration will close as soon as we reach max capacity. There will be no on-site registration. This year’s event will be limited to the first 1,600 children to register.
Every year the event fills up faster and faster (last year we maxed out just 12 hours after registration opened!) and there’s no good way of giving everyone a chance to get in without people getting left out. As we continue to grow we’ll add more spots.
There will be no on-site registration the day of the egg-drop.
Yes! A full size helicopter, compliant with all laws and permits, will drop thousands of plastic eggs onto the fields before the egg hunt! But don’t worry, everyone will be standing in a safe area away from where the eggs are being dropped. After the eggs are dropped, the kids (in age-appropriate zones) will be allowed to gather them up and redeem them for candy at our Candy Stations.
Yes, every child must be registered before the event begins.
There will be no on-site registration the day of the event.
You are absolutely welcome to bring your own basket. We will also have plastic bags on hand provided by one of our sponsors for children without baskets.
In the event of inclement weather, please check the web site for details about rescheduling and/or location change. If you are already registered, we will email you with any date or venue changes.
- ages 1-3
- age 4-6,
- age 7-10.
Each age group will be separated from the other age groups so younger children will be just fine. We will also have specific activities (such as the toddler zone inflatable) geared towards kids 3 and under.
No, there is no candy inside the eggs. To ensure each child receives equal candy, all gathered eggs can be redeemed for candy at one of two “Candy Stations.” Only children with event registration hand stamps will be able to redeem eggs for candy.
Yes, we will have little bags of goldfish or animal crackers available for your child if you prefer them not to get the candy. Simply let the volunteers know when you turn in your eggs after the event.
Only parents of 1-3 year olds will be allowed to help their children on the field.
Parents from the other age groups will be able to watch and encourage their children from the boundary lines, just a few feet from the actual egg hunt field.
Our amazing Egg Drop Volunteers will ensure your children stay safe and have fun during their hunt. (This will also ensure over-zealous parents don’t grab all the eggs and ruin the event for other children, wink wink).
We are staggering the hunt times for each age group by 10 minutes. This provides ultimate safety and ensures a parent can give full attention to their children in each age specific zone.
There is plenty of parking available at Grand Park. You can choose to park in the LOT F South parking lot (enter off of W 186th St) or the LOT E North parking lot (enter off of W 191st St).