Ticket Lottery for the White House Easter Egg Roll Opens Today
On Monday April 9, 2012, the First Family will host the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme is “Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move” and more than 35,000 people will be joining the First Family on the South Lawn for games, stories, singing, dancing and, of course, the traditional egg roll on the Lawn.
Once again, tickets will be distributed through an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate in a tradition that dates back to 1878. Starting on March 1 at 10 am EST, you can click here to enter the lottery and win a chance to join the fun (the lottery closes at 10 am EST on March 5, 2012). The event is open to children aged 13 years and younger and their families.
In addition to all the fun and games, the day's activities -- which will include sports courts and cooking demonstrations -- will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines, which are key pillars of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
Families and schools who can't make the trip to Washington, DC but want to participate in the festivities can enter the annual poster contest.
Learn more about the White House Easter Egg Roll