Thirty thousand people took part in this year’s Easter “EGGucation” Roll on Easter Monday. This included thousands of military families along with the crew members and families from the U.S.S. DELAWARE. Joining them were lucky guests from all across the country who received tickets through a free online lottery.
This Easter Egg Roll Twitter feed contains the best tweets from attendees, special guests, entertainers, volunteers, media and more. For the latest updates, follow @WHEasterEggRoll on Twitter.
The South Lawn was transformed into a school community featuring a School House Activity Area, Reading Nook, Talent Show,
Field Trip to the Farm, Picture Day, a Physical “EGGucation” Zone, a Cafetorium and more. And of course plenty of egg
rolling and egg hunts.
Here is the full program.
Each year, souvenir wooden eggs are given to children attending the Easter Egg Roll at the White House. These commemorative eggs are
also made available for purchase online as a 5-piece set.
Four of the eggs show the South Portico of the White House with Easter eggs out front. The special Biden Blue egg features an Easter Bunny with First Pets Commander and Willow.
You can purchase the wooden eggs here.
The easiest way to get to the White House is by taking
the Metro or using a rideshare app. The closest Metrorail stations to the White House are Farragut West and Federal Triangle which are both on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines
If you do decide to drive, you can find publicly available parking lots and garages at Colonial Parking, LAZ Parking, SpotHero, to name a few.
Be prepared to wait in long lines when you get there. Your ticket will say what time the line opens up for your group. You may want to get there earlier to get a better place in line. Past Easter Egg Roll attendees have written about their experience and have posted tips and advice for attending the big event. Here are some of the most helpful postings:
Watch these videos from the 2022 White House Easter Egg Roll
Easter Egg Roll tickets are free and were made available via an online lottery March 25-31. Lottery results were announced on April 7 via email.
To enter the lottery, participants are prompted to create an
account on the Recreation.gov website. The lottery page has a list of all of the available time slots and entrants can rank them in the order of preference.
Entrants also specify the number of adults/children on the ticket request screen along with their time slot choices.
There must be at least one child (age 13 and under) and one adult to apply with a maximum of two adults per application. Each household will be limited to one lottery application for a maximum of six tickets. The time slots available for the Easter Egg Roll (Groups A, B, C, D, and E) are:
Lottery results were announced on April 7. Email notifications from Recreation.gov were sent to the lottery winners with instructions for obtaining tickets.
This big event requires lots of dedicated volunteers. The deadline for submitting an application to volunteer at the 2022 White House Easter Egg Roll was on March 31st.
Take a hop back in time and view the Easter Egg Roll pages from whitehouse.gov from the Clinton, Bush and Obama years (1993-2016) by clicking on the screenshots below: