Easter in Los Angeles 2017

Easter Events Around LA and Orange County from Egg Hunts to Sunrise Services

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Parks, public gardens, churches, malls and other venues around Los Angeles and Orange County celebrate the Easter season in a variety of ways, from the purely commercial to the devoutly religious. You'll find events here to satisfy every interpretation of the holiday.

Easter falls on a different date every year. Here are some future dates for Western Easter.

April 16, 2017
April 1, 2018
April 21, 2019
April 12, 2020

Easter Events in Los Angeles

Pershing Square Community Egg Hunt

City of Los Angeles’ Park and Recreation hosts a free Pershing Square Community Egg Hunt in Downtown LA, including prizes, poetry and storytelling, arts and crafts, children’s entertainment and inflatables. Egg hunts will run in shifts by age group. Check the website for times. Food is available for purchase. Dozens of other LA Parks also have egg hunts on April 8 and 15, 2017. Check www.laparks.org/events for locations and dates.
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12 - 4 pm 
Where: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Cost: Free
Parking: Parking garage for a fee under Pershing Square
Metro: Red Line to Pershing Square
Info: laparks.org/pershingsquare

Bunny's Spring Fling at the LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Kids can make bunny ears, pet bunnies and have their photo taken (for a fee) with Big Bunny and other cartoon characters at this three-day event at the LA Zoo.

There will be crafts, face painting, music and more.
When: Easter Weekend, Fri-Sun 10 am - 4 pm
Where: LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA, in Griffith Park, off the I-5 and 134 Freeways
Cost: Check website
Parking: Free
Info: www.lazoo.org
Visitors Guide to the LA Zoo

Blessing of the Animals at Olvera Street

The Merchants of Olvera Street and a cow decorated with flowers lead a procession of gaily decorated animals past a priest delivering the blessing.

The procession begins at 2 pm. Free pony rides and petting zoo. Animals and their owners assemble on the north side of the Plaza.
When: Saturday of Easter weekend, noon to 5 pm
Where: El Pueblo Historic Park at Olvera Street
Cost: Free
Parking: For a fee in area lots
Info: www.elpueblo.lacity.org, (213) 625-7074, (213) 485-8372

Downtown LA Easter Fest at Grand Hope Park

New City Church hosts this outdoor festival at Grand Hope Park at W. 9th and Hope Streets in Downtown LA. The event includes Easter arts and crafts, face painting, races and games, a bounce house, food and drink and an Easter egg hunt with thousands of eggs.
When: Easter Sunday, 2 - 5 pm, no entrance before 2 pm
Where: Grand Hope Park at W. 9th and Hope Streets
Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family (up to 7 people), 2 and under free, (hardship assistance available)
Parking: Street parking is free on Sunday
Info: newcitychurchla.com/easterfest/

Sunrise Service on the Battleship Iowa

The Battleship Iowa in San Pedro is hosting a non-denominational sunrise Easter Service. The ship opens at 10 for regular guests. Those attending service can get a discounted $11 admission for that day only.
When: April 16, 2017, ship opens for boarding at 5:30 am, 6 am service.

Where: Battleship IOWA, Berth 87, USS IOWA BB-61, 250 South Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA 90731
Cost: Free 
Info: www.pacificbattleship.com
Note: The Iowa is NOT handicapped accessible.wear Closed, flat shoes to navigate the ship.

Easter Champagne Brunch on a Hornblower Cruise from Marina Del Rey

A 2 hour brunch buffet cruise with free-flowing champagne, live entertainment and photo ops with the Easter Bunny.
When:  April 16, 2017, Three boardings at 9:30, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Where: Hornblower Cruises, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey
Cost: $68.95 13 and up, $41.37 4-12, free for 3 and under. $6 discount for Seniors/Military
Info: www.hornblower.com/port/overview/mdr+easter
Note: Additional departures from Newport Beach

Easter Brunch on the Queen Mary

Easter Champagne Brunch in the Grand Salon aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach accompanied by live harp music.

Reservations also available at Sir Winston's and Chelsea Chowder House. This year, the Easter Bunny will be on hand for a special family photo-op. Complimentary afternoon programming on the picturesque Verandah Deck will include a prize-filled Easter Egg Hunt, Easter animal petting zoo, face painting station and traditional "backyard games". Add on any ship tour for $10.
When: March 27, 2016, 10 am - 3 pm, Egg Hunt until 6 pm (2017 details TBA)
Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: $69.95 adults, $24.95 children 4-11
Parking: $7 with validation
Info: www.queenmary.com/events/easter/

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The Passion Play at Shepherd of the Hills Church

This is not your typical local church production put on by the Sunday School class. Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch, at the very northern edge of Los Angeles, stages a professional production with some major Hollywood talent. There will be plenty of children and teens in the cast of hundreds, but also expect stellar voices and acting performances.

The tented outdoor theater will also host Easter services on Sunday.
When: April 6-15, 2017
Where: Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Cost: $10-$20
Info: www.passionplaylive.com, (818) 831-7880
Note: A sign-language interpreter will be provided. Call the ticket office for seating for deaf patrons, and for wheelchair or group tickets.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

This Easter and springtime celebration at Underwood Family Farms include photo ops with the Easter Bunny and Easter House, crafts, Easter Story Labrynth, Hay pyramid, Combine slide, animal shows and a tractor-drawn wagon ride in the price of admission. Additional activities, rides and games, including egg hunts, require separate tickets. 
When: April 1-17, 2017, 9 am - 6 pm
Where: 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, CA 93021
Cost: $6 for 3 and up
Info: www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com/Easter_on_the_Farm.html

Egg-ceptional Celebration at The LA County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

An Easter egg hunt and crafts for kids of all ages.
When: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 9 am - 12 pm, Arboretum hours 9 am - 5 pm
Where: LA County Arboretum, 310 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
Cost: General admission $9 adult, $6 students and seniors, $4 children 5-12, free under 5, plus $3 per child member/$4 non-member to participate in Easter event.

Info: www.arboretum.org, (626) 821-5897

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Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

Two weeks of Easter celebrations with daily egg hunts, visits from the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, train rides, cookie decorating and more. Each individual activity requires a ticket. The park will be open with regular park activities on Sunday, but the Easter activities will not be available.
When: March 25 - April 15, 2017, 10 am - 4 pm weekdays, 10 am - 6 pm weekends
Where: Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Cost: $5 per activity ticket, 15 for $60.

$10 Bunny photos, sign up for newsletter to receive coupons
Parking: $3 weekdays, $5 weekends
Info: www.irvineparkrailroad.com/content/easter-eggstravaganza

Ostermarkt Easter Bazaar and Easter Brunch at the Phoenix Club

A German-themed Easter bazaar with springtime vendors and German food will be held the weekend before Easter. A full Champagne Brunch will be served on Easter Day and includes visits with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt at 11:30.
When:  Market  April 9, 2017, 11 am - 4 pm; Easter Brunch April 16, 2017, seatings at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Where: 1340 Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
Cost: Market - Free, Easter Champagne Brunch $32.25 adult, $13.95 children under 10 (includes tax and service charge)


Celebrate Easter at Pretend City in Irvine

Kids learn about Easter through games and activities including egg hunting on a family fitness scavenger hunt, egg decorating, music and movement, and a meet and greet with Mr. Bunny.

When: Saturday,April 15, 2017, 11 am - 3 pm
Where: Pretend City, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Cost: $12.50 per person over 1 year old. $3 off for military families.
Info: www.pretendcity.org/event/celebrate-easter-3/


Easter Festival and Food Truck Brunch at the Orange County Marketplace

A treasure hunt, a puppet show, free face painting and free Bunny photos with your own camera at this annual event.

When: Saturday,April 15, 2017, 9:30 am-2:30 pm (to be confirmed)
Where: Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA
Cost: $2 or Free with coupon on the website, kids under 12 are free without a coupon
Info: www.ocmarketplace.com, (949) 723-6616

Easter Festival at Anaheim Marketplace

Family Easter celebration with an egg hunt, Easter Bunny, coloring contest, games and more.​
When: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 12-4 pm
Where: Anaheim Marketplace, 1440 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
Cost: Free
Info: Tickets at Eventbrite 

Easter Sunrise Service at Vista Hermosa Sports Park in San Clemente

Sunrise service hosted by six churches working together as One Church of San Clemente. Bring your own chair and a blanket.
When: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 6:30 am-7:45 am
Where: 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA 92673
Cost: Free
Info: Tickets at Eventbrite

Calvary Chapel Easter Sunrise Service at Pacific Amphitheatre

Sunrise service hosted by Costa Mesa Calvary Chapel. Bring a blanket.
When: April 16, 2017, 6:00 am
Where: Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair and Events Center, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
Info: easter.cccm.com, ocfair.com

Easter Champagne Brunch on a Hornblower Cruise from Newport Beach

A 2-hour brunch buffet cruise with free-flowing champagne, live entertainment and photo ops with the Easter Bunny.

When: April 16, 2017, Three boardings at 9:30 and 10:00 am, and 2 pm.
Where: Hornblower Cruises, Newport Beach
Cost: $68.95 13 and up, $41.37 4-12, free for 4 and under. $6 discount for Seniors/Military
Info: www.hornblower.com/port/overview/nb+easter 
Note: Additional departures from Marina del Rey

Easter Brunch at Newport Dunes

Newport Dunes will be serving an Easter Brunch Buffet in their waterfront Back Bay Bistro on Newport Back Bay with a crab cake station, seafood station, smoked fish station, hot grill, carving station and more.
When: April 16, 2017, 9 am - 2 pm (
Where: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cost: $79 Adults 13 and up, $38 children 12 and under.
Info:  www.newportdunes.com/back-bay-bistro, (949) 729-1144 

Pet-Friendly Easter Brunch with RUFF at Tivoli Too

Sociable pets are welcome at the brunch to benefit RUFF, Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends.

The champagne brunch with live entertainment will take place at the outdoor Tivoli Too restaurant in Laguna Beach.
When: April 16, 2017, 11 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Tivoli Too! 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA
Cost: $45 adults 12 and up, $15 children under 12
Info: www.ruffrescue.org, 949-494-6044

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