Whether your religious, observant or just like a good old Easter egg hunt, Los Angeles doesn’t have a shortage of Easter-based activities the whole family can enjoy. Check out our list that includes everything from in-person hunts, to RSVP-worthy restaurant brunches and special Easter-themed hotel stays to make this Easter weekend the best one yet.
Special Easter Events in Los Angeles
Blessing of the Animals
On Sat. Apr. 16, the annual event of The Blessing of the Animals continues again! This has been a part of Olvera Street since its founding in 1930, but its practice dates back to the 4th century, when San Antonio De Abad was named the patron saint of the animal kingdom and began to bless animals to promote good health. While the blessing is rooted in Catholic tradition, you do not have to be Catholic to participate. All animals (and humans!) are welcome!
Good to Know: The line to receive blessing begins at 1:00 p.m. on Main St. and will be in front of the Pico House—please follow signs and instructions from event staff.
Hours: Noon-4 p.m. (blessing takes place from 2-3 p.m. by the Archbishop Jose Gomez
424 N Main St.
Easter Egg Hunts in The Valley
Burbank Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
The city of Burbank is hosting Easter Egg scavenger hunts on Sat., Apr. 16 broken into age groups. Registration opens Mar. 16 at 9 a.m.
When: Sat. Apr. 16; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: Free for residents, $5 for non-residents.
1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Underwood Family Farms
If you’re searching for some swell family fun this season where you and your littles can really spread out across 50 spacious acres, Underwood Family Farms is definitely one of our top picks. From Apr. 2 – Apr. 24, their "Springtime on the Farm" event includes visits from the Easter Bunny, opportunities to feed the animals, petting zoos, egg hunts, tractor and train rides, egg dying, a story labyrinth, hay pyramids, slides, games, photo ops and tons of other festive activities. During your visit, don't forget to stop by the pick-your-own fields for some of the freshest and most delicious produce around. For the most up-to-date information on all events, be sure to check out Underwood Family Farms on Instagram.
Good to Know: On-line tickets are now required for weekend admission during all special events. No walk-ins on weekends or on Fri., Apr. 15 during the "Springtime on the Farm" event. Weekend tickets are non-refundable but can be used on another weekend day within the springtime on the farm schedule.
When: Apr. 2– Apr. 24; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Weekdays $10; weekends $14, parking and children under 2 are free.
Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Rd.
Easter Egg-Stravaganza The Big Egg Hunt
Go on the hunt to find 16 giant and 8 challenge eggs hidden in parks around Camarillo, between Apr. 8-16, just waiting to be found. Print out the bingo sheet found on their website, along with the parks map, to locate and record your finds. Visit as many participating parks as you can, find the eggs using the hints that are given, and write the code word from your bingo sheet. Then, turn in your bingo card at the community Easter Eggstavaganza that is taking place on Apr. 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hang out and enjoy this free community event where you can take your photo with the Easter Bunny, enjoy food, an inflatable obstacle course, music and activities in the park. Don't miss the raffle drawing for the completed bingo boards that begins at 1 p.m.
When: Apr. 8-16
Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center
1030 Temple Ave.
Easter Egg Hunts on the Westside
Culver City's Spring Egg-Stravaganza: For some silly socially distant fun this Easter, check out Culver City's Egg-Stravaganza digital egg hunt on Apr. 9 and Apr. 10 (families can only register for one day). Families use cell phones to search at their own pace through various Culver City parks for “Eggs” (QR codes on egg posters). In this friendly competition, only bragging rights are at stake because all hunters will end their quest at Veterans Park to collect prize baskets and enjoy a Mr. Bunny photo opportunity! The experience should not take longer than 2 hours.
Good to Know: Registration opened Mon., Mar. 14, 2022 and ends Thur., Apr. 7. Late registrations will not be accepted.
When: Apr. 9 & 10; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $10 per family
4117 Overland Ave.
Runway Playa Vista Easter Egg Hunt & Story Time: Register and then bring your own basket and enjoy a hunt for over 6000 eggs hidden all throughout RUNWAY Playa Vista—find the golden eggs for special prizes. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be a hopping fun interactive Easter themed story time presented by The StoryLady, Little Bunny Foo Foo and his uncle, The Easter Bunny. There will also be songs to sing, pictures to take and a super fun real live bunny helping to tell the tale of how "Little Bunny Foo Foo'' learned to be nice on Easter.
When: Apr. 10; The egg hunt will begin right at 10 a.m. sharp. We advise arriving a bit early to not miss out on the eggs!
12775 West Millennium
Easter Egg Hunts in Orange County
Irvine Park Railroad
Irvine Park Railroad always knows how to celebrate holidays any time of year. This spring, they’re hosting their Easter Eggstravaganza event from Mar. 26 – Apr. 15. Featuring more fun than you can shake a carrot at, families will enjoy Easter egg hunts, train rides, painting, carnival-style games, picture stands, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Activity tickets may be purchased at the train station upon arrival depending on what you’d like to do during your visit. If you’re crowd averse, we highly recommend planning your adventure for earlier in the season or going in the mornings.
Pro Tip: Check the website for when the Easter Bunny will be around for photo ops and if you are dye-ing to get in on the Easter egg hunt action, plan to arrive early to exchange your wristband for a specific hunt time.
When: Mar. 26 – Apr. 16; weekdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekends from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Entrance to the extravaganza is free but vehicle park entrance fees apply ($3 on weekdays, $5 on weekends, $7 on holidays). Activity tickets are $6 each or books of 15 are $80. Photos with the Easter Bunny are $15.
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Rd.
Eggstravaganza at Downtown Disney District
Dana Point Egg Hunt
Hop on down with your family and discover hidden treasure of candy and plastic eggs filled with goodies at our Spring time Egg Hunts for children up to 10 years of age. Easter Bunny visits from 9:00am to 10:00am with the egg hunts starting at promptly 10:00am. Make sure to bring an empty basket to pick up the candy and eggs. A pancake breakfast is available at both locations from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with proceeds benefiting Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary’s charitable efforts.
When: Sat. Apr. 16, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
The hunts are offered at two locations:
34942 Camino Capistrano
Sea Canyon Park
33093 Santiago Dr.
On Sun. Apr. 17th, Tanaka Farm celebrates Easter with an all-you-can-eat, farm-to-table buffet luncheon that includes a visit from the Easter Bunny, arts & crafts, games & activities, photo ops, and each child will receive a ticket to the Easter Egg Hunt in the festival area down below. RSVP required to reserve your spot.
Hours: The first seating is at 10 a.m., last seating at 3 p.m.
Cost: $69 (13+ years), $49 (4 - 12 years); children 3 and under are free.
5380 ¾ University Dr.
Easter Egg Hunts on the Eastside
The Sat. before Easter the Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighter's Association hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Memorial Park complete with eggs, candy and the Easter Bunny for children 12 years of age and younger.
Hours: Sat. Apr. 16, 10 a.m.
Sierra Madre Memorial Park
222 West Sierra Madre Blvd.
Special Easter Celebrations at Hotels & Restaurants around LA
Easter at The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Celebrate Easter weekend with a minimum of a 2-night stay at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel with their "Easter Brunch by the Beach" package. Egg-stra amenities include a $150 dining credit toward the grand brunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean, an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, Seaside Cinema with movies like “Hop’, and so much more.
Dates: Apr. 13-Apr. 20
1700 Ocean Ave.
Easter Brunch at Sofitel
Cost: $65 per adult, $45 per child aged 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. Optional additions include bottomless bubbles, mimosas, or Bellini’s for an additional $30 per adult.
Huckleberry Cafe Easter Brunch To-Go
To make life a little easier this holiday, Huckleberry is offering an Easter bunch to-go—tuck into Quiche Lorraines, market vegetable frittatas, Niman Ranch Bacon Platters, breakfast pastry platters and more. Rather have Easter dinner? There’s a bevy of options including honey ham, boneless leg of lamb and more.
If the Easter candy didn’t provide enough of a sugar rush, order their Chocolate Bird’s Nest Tart with a flaky kouign amann crust, chocolate cream and chocolate Easter eggs or for a fun, family-filled DIY, order the Easter Egg Cookie Decorating Kit (pre-order for takeout and delivery by Apr. 14 at 3 p.m.).
1014 Wilshire Blvd.
Bianca Restaurant Easter Brunch & Bake
Celebrate Easter with Bianca Restaurant—the bakery is offering a wide variety of Easter treats for pre-order, featuring specials influenced by our co-owners cultural roots. Enjoy a Rosca de Pascua, Hot Cross Bun or Carrot cake with the family—and don’t forget the Easter cookies and their signature 9” Chocolate Eggs with surprises inside. Pre-order by Apr. 12.
And if you're looking for something a little more substantial than treats, reserve a spot for Easter Brunch on Apr. 17 that has been inspired by this season’s ingredients and the Gianni and Fede's family traditions and influences from Italy, Argentina and France. Advanced reservations required.
Hours: Apr. 15-17;
8850 Washington Blvd.
Jenifer Scott, Jennifer O’Brien & Andie Huber