What is there not to love about Easter? The pastel colors, perfect Spring weather, overgrown Easter Bunnies and not to forget loads of chocolate are perfect reasons for celebrating. We’ve rounded up the best family fun Easter events in Los Angeles for you.
Easter Brunch – The Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Sunday: March 31st11am-3pm
This family favorite event at The Luxe hotel features a gourmet Easter brunch, live jazz music, Easter egg hunt, a “build a bunny” station ($10) and visits with the big bunny himself. Adults $56, Children (12 and under) $28. Reservations are required.
Easter on the Farm – Underwood Family Farm
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
Friday through Sunday: March 29th, 30th, 31st 9am – 6pm
Enjoy the sunny LA Spring weather at Underwood Family Farm. The Easter on the Farm will be chalk full of family fun activities such as wagon rides, animal show, face painting, egg hunt, Easter egg sling shot, balloon animals, games and more. Some activities require tickets. Admission is $6 per person ages 2 and up.
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling – Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Friday through Sunday: March 29th, 30th, 31st 10am -4pm
This free three-day family event is an annual favorite for Los Angeles Zoo lovers. Activities include bunny crafts and activities including the Bunny Discovery Zone, crafting bunny ears and petting bunnies. The Big Bunny will be there himself for souvenir photos for a nominal fee. This event is Free to GLAZA members and with paid Zoo admission.
Easter Fest – Grand Hope Park
Grand Hope Park (9th and Hope Street in Downtown Los Angeles close to Downtown Ralphs)
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Sunday: March 31st 12pm – 3pm
The very popular Easter Fest is completely free and open to everyone. Activities include gigantic Easter egg giveaways, bounce houses, face-painting, arts and crafts, pie eating contest, games, drinks, popcorns, and much more. Free.
Easter At The Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Sunday: March 31st 11am – 12pm
Celebrate the reason for the season at the largest Easter celebration in Los Angeles. Over 10,000 Los Angeles residents attend the Easter At The Hollywood Bowl service every year. Attendees with enjoy the majestic sounds of the Easter Choir, Modern Worship Band, and professional orchestra in the open air of the Hollywood Bowl. Free.
Easter Bunny Arrival – South Bay Galleria
1815 Hawthorne Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Saturday: March 16th 10am
The Easter Bunny Arrival kicks off the Easter celebration at the South Bay Galleria (The Easter bunny will be in the food court until March 30th). The March 16 event, which will take place in the South Bay Galleria food court, will feature a free McDonald’s breakfast and free gift for the first 300 children (ages 2-10) who arrive. Reservations required.
Blessing of the Animals at Olvera Street
El Pueblo Historic Park
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, March 30th 2pm
This centuries-old tradition of blessing the animals is a Los Angeles favorite. His Eminence Roger Cardinal Mahony presides over the celebration and individually blesses all animals ranging from house pets such as dogs and cats to more exotic snakes and iguanas. The Blessing is just part of a fun-filled day where you can enjoy music, a petting zoo, a colorful procession and cultural entertainment for the entire family.
Easter Brunch – Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Sunday: March 31st 10:30am –1:30pm
Spend Easter morning eating a gourmet brunch with the fishes! The Aquarium of the Pacific is serving up a gourmet meal for $48 per adult (12 year old and older), $38 per child (3-11 years old), this fee includes admission to the Aquarium, discount available for Aquarium members. There will be a cookie decorating station for the kids as well.
Easter Brunch at the USS Iowa
USS IOWA BB-61
250 South Harbor Boulevard
San Pedro, CA 90731
Sunday: March 31st 10:30am -1pm
Why not have Easter brunch aboard the USS IOWA Battleship? This family friendly event will include brunch and an Easter Egg hunt as well as other surprises. Includes all day admission to the USS IOWA.
Egg-ceptional Celebration – The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA, 91007
Saturday March 30th 10am – 2pm
The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is the perfect place to celebrate Easter. There will be kid friendly activities such as the Egg Scramble and Egg-Expedition as well as crafts, refreshments and prizes. Regular Arboretum admission fees apply, members are free.
American Girl Bunny Brunch – American Girl Place Los Angeles
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Sunday: March 24th 9am and Saturday March 30th 9am
The American Girl Place at the Grove in LA will be throwing a delightful springtime brunch for girls ages 3 and up. The Grove’s Easter Bunny will make a special appearance. Tickets are $22 per person, Reservations required.
Easter Celebration – L.A. LIVE
800 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Sunday March 31st 10am – 2:30pm
At 10am, LIVE Church LA will hold Easter Mass on Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. The church service will include a special “Metro Kidz Church” program for children of all ages. A free Easter Egg hunt for kids ages 1-6 years old will be held from 12-2:30pm as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny, balloon animals, face painting, crafts and prizes. Reservations required.
Egg Hunt – Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 North Arroyo Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103
Sunday March 31st 10am – 3pm
Hundreds of candy-filled eggs will be hidden throughout the Kidspace Gardens just waiting to be found. Egg Hunts are $4.00 per child in addition to museum admission. The Egg Hunts require reservations and are done by kids ages. 10am hunt for members only all ages, 11am hunt for ages 4 and under, 12:30 hunt for kids ages 5-10, 2pm hunt open to all kids ages.
EGG-Stravaganza – Grape Harbor Park
Canwood Street & Parkville Road
Calabasas, CA 91301
Sunday March 31st 10am – 12pm
Free Egg hunt and petting zoo, candy, crafts, games and more. Egg hunts are divided by childrens ages 10:15am hunt for ages 2 and under, 10:45am hunt for ages 3-5, 11:15am hunt for ages 6-8 and 11:45 hunt for ages 9 and up. $5 fee for Easter Bunny pictures.
Local Passover Events:
Italian Passover with Judy and Marvin Zeidler – Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90094
Thursday March 21st 7pm
Guests will enjoy gourmet four-course, not-so-traditional Italian Passover feast prepared by Judy and Marvin Zeidler. In between courses the highly acclaimed chefs will chat about Jewish Italian cuisine, Italy and Judy’s newest book: Italy Cooks. General admission: $80/$95 with wine, Members: $70/85 with wine. Reservations required.
Suzanne Tracht’s Passover Dinner – Jar
8225 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Monday March 25th 5:30pm
Chef Suzanne Tracht of Jar will be preparing a infused four-course Passover dinner inspired by her family tradition in combination with Jar’s modern chop house style and Seder service. $130 per adult, $55 per child under 12.
Spotlight Tour: Passover – Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90094
Wednesday through Thursday March 27-31 1pm
Celebrate the Jewish holiday by viewing Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America a comprehensive collection of rich Jewish tradition over the last 4,000 years. Also see the Exodus Steps exhibition which invites guests to follow a trail to reenact the journey of biblical Jews in Egypt towards freedom in the Promised land.