The White House has opened an online lottery for parents and guardians who want to
obtain tickets for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll, which is held on the Monday after
Easter on the mansion’s South Lawn. This year it will be Monday, April 1. The lottery
runs through the weekend and closes at 10 AM on Monday, February 25. Enter online.
The principal restrictions are that children must be 13 years of age or younger. Tickets
are free and cannot be sold.
The Easter Egg Roll is the largest event held at the White House each year, featuring
live entertainment, sports and cooking activities, storytelling, and celebrity appearances
along with the rolling of commemorative wooden eggs. This year’s egg will come in
four colors—purple, blue, yellow, pink—and be embossed with the signatures of the
President and First Lady.