My Entire family is Protestant though we do not all attend the same denomination. I attend a non-denominational church.
Palm Sunday: Our family dosn’t do a lot on Palm Sunday… sometimes we make Easter eggs early. The Church always has palm Branches to hand out for during the service.
Easter: We all attend Church together and then go to someone’s (a relative) house for an Easter egg hunt for the kids. We use the ressurection eggs as well as let the kids color them. We generally write messages on them in white crayon before dying them (Stuff like “Jesus Loves Sami” or “Happy Easter!”) After the hunt we tell the Easter story using the eggs. there is always a big meal and lots of talking amongst ourselves all afternoon. We have made the ressurection cookies before but it’s not an every year tradition. the Church Service is often a Passion play that day and the childrens Sunday School can usually find a Tomb that is empty built for the kids to explore.
Christmas: We do several advent activities every year (A calendar, a wreath , a Jesse tree etc). I decorate like mad and we have a presant tree and a Jessie tree. I tell the kids around me stories about St. Nicholas. Christmas Eve we go to church. the Christmas eve service is Generally Christmas songs, prayer and Candelinghting (There is no sermon) and afterwards drive around looking at Christmas lights. It’s fairly common for the kids to fall asleep in the car because we drive around so long.
Then the next morning we go to my mothers house and just the immeadiate family opens gifts. We have a regular type Sunday dinner and listen to Christmas Music all day. We have the nativity set where Jesus arrives on Christmas as well. But we don’t attend Church on Christmas morning. For my own daughter she has the 12 days of Christmas early (The 12 days before rather than after) and every day she chooses one gift from hanging on the tree (Generally bracelets and lipgloss and tiny dolls) and on Christmas She gets one more Gift from Mommy and one from St. Nick. We usually have a shoebox gift for Operation Christmas Child or one our church does directly.
On New years Eve all the extended Family goes to my mom’s house and we hold the Christmas celebration all over again. New Years Eve we ring bells at midnight and then the next morning gather together to hear Grandad read the Christmas Story from the Bible and My Grandma reads the legend of the Candy Cane. Then we open presants (again) and have a HUGE feast. This set of presants varies between drawing names and stocking stuffers or just stocking stuffers and presants for the kids.
Birthdays: B-days are big in my Family we usually decorate really fancy (But not quite as much as Christmas) and have a party. Birthdays mean a change in responsibilities and privledges in my house… one each for each year. For example, Last year for privledges my dd chose being allowed to chew gum as one privledge and having to pick up the litter from our yard once a week as one responsibility.
Baby Dedications and Baptisms: While we don’t have a party we do plan special for these and invite many family and friends to attend our church that day to witness it. Generally people dress up more for the dedications. And the Church gives a certificate signed by the pastor and two or more witnesses.
First Communion: This is not celebrated by us the same as Catholics, but it is still recognized as an important day for the child. It is more of a private celebration and isn’t recognized in front of the church.
You asked what Church Services are like:
The focus is on the Worship and generally the music has begun before everyone arrives. After the worship there is a time of greeting to say hello to people who are attending, this is also supposed to be a last chance before Communion to get right with anyone you are having an issue with (Though there isn’t really alot of time for that!) Then we have communion. Next is the announcements and an offering is taken. After offering is a sermon followed by more worship music. During the last worship music people are invited to go to the front for prayer with someone if they are sick and in need of healing or having other problems or if they want to become a Christian. People choose to go to the early or later service and the other service is spent at a Bible Study or Sunday School lesson.