Easter is great because it's the first sign of spring, and it's another excuse to eat chocolate. Plus, who doesn't love decorating eggs? There's also a ton of cheap (and free) Easter events happening in Buffalo within the next few weeks -- we even found an adult Easter Egg Hunt at a winery. Yes, please!

Here's a list of the egg-cellent, egg-stravagant and egg-citing activities:

McKinley Mall

March 16
Easter events happening all day
3701 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg
716-824-0462

Meet Max The Bunny at B is For Books

March 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Meet Max from the Max & Ruby TV series and enjoy Easter activities
6562 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park
716-667-2383

Breakfast With The Bunny at The Eastern Hills Mall

March 16, 10 a.m. in the Food Court
4545 Transit Rd., Williamsville
716-633-1600

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at The Buffalo Zoo 

March 23, 24 and 30, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Must purchase pre-paid tickets.
300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo
716-837-3900

Bunny Fest 2013 at Choco-Logo

March 23
Reserve your spot online
141 Broadway, Buffalo
716-855-3500

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Evangel

March 23, 10 a.m.-noon
Free and open to public. Meet in the Sanctuary.
8180 Greiner Rd., Williamsville
716-688-4941

Egg Hunt at Clearfield Community Center

March 23, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
730 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville
716-689-1418

Free Easter Show & Tea Party at Pullman Memorial Universalist Church

March 23, 3 p.m.
10 East Park St., Albion
585-589-7181

NYPA's Spring Eggstravaganza at Niagara Power Project Power Vista

March 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston
716-286-6652

Town of Tonawanda Egg Hunt at Lincoln Arena

March 23, 10 a.m.
1220 Parker Blvd., Tonawanda
716-833-7757

Easter Event at Woodlawn Beach State Park

March 24, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m.
S3580 Lakeshore Rd., Blasdell
716-649-7700

Make Your Own Bunny Rolls at Explore & More Children's Museum 

March 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora
716-655-5131

Spring Egg-Stravaganza at Tifft Nature Preserve 

March 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo
716-825-6397

Aquarium of Niagara Sea-ster Egg Hunt

March 30
701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls
716-285 3575

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

March 30, 11 a.m.
2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo
716- 827-1584 x204

21 Brix Winery's Adult Only Easter Egg Hunt

March 30, 11 a.m.
6654 West Main Rd., Portland
716-792-2749

Adventure Landing

March 30, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
2400 Sheridan Dr., Tonawanda
716-832-6248

Egg-cellent Easter Event at Herschell Carrousel Museum

March 30, noon-4 p.m.
180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda
716-693-1885

Easter Bonnet Parade

March 31. Parade runs noon-1 p.m., Easter activities follow until 3 p.m.
Parade begins at Unitarian Universalist Church (695 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo) and ends at St. John's-Grace Church (51 Colonial Circle, Buffalo). Prizes will be awarded for the best Easter bonnet in multiple categories.

Contributed by Dane Johnson and Katie Swaine