With Easter Sunday fast approaching this next weekend and roughly 80 percent of all Americans expected to observe the holiday in some way, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 13 metrics to determine the best and worst cities for Easter celebrations.
The metrics that were measured ranged from number of Easter egg-hunt events per capita and percentage of Christian population to Easter weather forecast.
Pittsburgh came in at No. 1 on the list, followed by St. Louis, Orlando, Cincinnati and Birmingham, Ala.
Here's how Orlando stacked up compared to other metros (1=best, 50=average):
- 5th: Number of churches per capita
- 1st: Number of brunch restaurants per capita
- 1st: Number of candy stores per capita
- 1st: Number of chocolate shops per capita
- 1st: Number of flower and gift shops per capita
- 20th: Easter egg-hunt events per capita
- 17th: Diversity of Christianity
And the worst city for Easter celebrations? That would be Hialeah, which came in at No. 100.
Interesting tidbit: According to the National Retail Federation, the average U.S. consumer will spend roughly $146 — the highest figure in the history of the NRF’s consumer trends survey— on Easter celebration expenses this year.