Fun Ways To Celebrate Easter In And Around Los Angeles
There are many ways to celebrate Easter and spring! Families can enjoy fun, egg hunts, brunches, and more!
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Big Bunny’s Spring Fling
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Celebrate spring and Easter with many fun activities at the L.A. Zoo from Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 16th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Activities include seed-planting crafts, face painting, live entertainment, photo opportunities, the chance to learn about real bunnies, and much more. All activities are included with Zoo admission except photos with the “Big Bunny.”
9th Annual Easter Fest 2017
Grand Hope Park
919 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Celebrate Easter in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, April 16th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 15,000 eggs will be hidden (several egg hunts will happen with children grouped by age). Kids will also enjoy face painting, bounce houses, arts and crafts, music, food, and more. Admission is $5 per person (children 2 and younger are free) or $20 per family (up to 7 people). Tickets are available online, and it is strongly recommended to pre-purchase tickets.
250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731
The historic Battleship IOWA is celebrating Easter Sunday with a special breakfast served at 9:00 am. The buffet breakfast is $45 for adults and $35 for children 17 and younger. There will also be a petting zoo, visits from the Easter Bunny, and more. After breakfast, families can participate in a complimentary tour of the Battleship. (Tickets must be purchased by Monday, April 10th).
Blessing of the Animals
line forms at Father Serra Park
between Alameda and Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA
The Blessing of the Animals is an annual tradition that has been celebrated here since 1930. On the Saturday before Easter (April 15th), families are invited to bring their pets to be blessed. In addition there will be live musical entertainment, a petting zoo, pony rides, food, and fun. The blessing begins at 2:00 pm (with a line forming at 1:00 pm), and entertainment is scheduled from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Hornblower Cruises Easter Brunch and Supper Cruises
13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA
Celebrate Easter Sunday on a Hornblower Cruise. They are offering brunch cruises at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, and 2:00 pm as well as a supper buffet cruise at 3:00 pm. Cruises are either 2 or 2 1/2 hours in length and include live entertainment, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, a buffet, and champagne. Check the website for sample menus and booking information.
Easter Springtime Festival
3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA 93021
Underwood Farms is celebrating Easter from Saturday, April 1st through Monday, April 17th 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. A variety of Easter activities are planned including games, races, photo opportunities, and more. In addition, admission also includes the Animal Show and Tractor -Drawn Wagon Ride. Admission is $6 on weekdays and $10 on weekends. Children under two are free.
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
The L.A. Arboretum invites families to its Egg-ceptional Celebration on Saturday, April 15th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Children of all ages can participate in egg hunts (with baskets being provided). There will also be make-and-take activities, refreshments, an egg scramble, and more. Cost is $5 per child plus admission to the Arboretum.
Easter Sunday Brunch
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Queen Mary is offering an Easter Sunday champagne brunch on Sunday, April 16th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. In addition, the Queen Mary will have several family-friendly Easter activities from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm including a petting zoo, balloon twisting, games, face painting, and an Easter Egg Hunt. Brunch is $69.95 for adults, and children 4-11 are $24.95. Check the website for details and to make a reservation.
Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
The Easter Bunny will be in Malibu on Friday, April 14th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Children ages 1-10 are invited to hunt for eggs, enjoy bounce houses and art activities, food trucks, and more. Be sure to bring your own basket. Admission is free though certain activities do charge a fee. Check the website for a schedule for the easter egg hunt. Everyone receives one prize!
Spring Time at the Adobe
Leonis Adobe Museum
23537 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
Celebrate Spring at the Leonis Adobe Museum on Saturday, April 8th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The event features live music, spring-themed crafts, an egg hunt, and more. Admission is $6 per person, with children under 2 entering for free.
Spring Egg Hunt
Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, CA
The city of Simi Valley hosts its egg hunt on Saturday, April 15th at 9:00 am. This free event is designed for children 10 and younger. Children will be grouped by age to search for the eggs. Don’t forget to bring a basket from home.
Breakfast with the Bunny
Reyes Adobe Historical Site
30400 Rainbow Crest Dr., Agoura Hills, CA
The City of Agoura Hills invites families to its Breakfast with the Bunny on Saturday, April 8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Children will enjoy spring crafts, egg hunts, games, light breakfast refreshments, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Admission is $2 per person and free for children younger than 2.
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Families can celebrate Easter with a special breakfast at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Sunday, April 16th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. This buffet-style breakfast includes a variety of foods to keep even the pickiest eaters happy. You’ll find “green eggs and ham” (scrambled eggs with scallions), biscuits, fruit, potatoes, pastries, and more. ($45 for adults, $25 for children 3-11. Tickets can be reserved online).
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103
Kidspace Children’s Museum is hosting a special egg hunt on Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th. At different times throughout the weekend, children of different ages will search for hundreds of candy-filled plastic eggs. Families will also create spring art, learn the bunny hop, pet real rabbits, and construct their own basket. (No outside baskets will be permitted). Pre-registration is required for all children and is available online. (Museum admission is not included in the egg hunt).
The Bunny Trail Jr. Egg Hunt
Juan Bautista de Anza Park
3701 Lost Hills Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
Children eight and younger are invited to the Bunny Trail Junior Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Eggs will be hidden along a trail and while children search, they’ll also enjoy face painting, crafts, a petting zoo, and time with the Easter Bunny. Cost is $3 per child. Tickets must be pre-purchased at Juan Bautista de Anza Park.
1000 Park Ave., South Pasadena, CA
Garfield Park is hosting its annual Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15th from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. The fun includes pictures with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, food, games, inflatables, and more. Tickets are available online for $5 per child or on sale at the event for $8 per child. Children of different ages will hunt for eggs at different times — check the website for a schedule.
Easter Lunch 2017
Fillmore & Western Railway Co.
364 Main St., Fillmore, CA 93105
Celebrate Easter on a train! The Fillmore and Western Railway Company presents it Easter Lunch on Sunday, April 16th. The train departs at 12:00 pm and returns at 2:30 pm. The Easter Bunny will visit while families dine and enjoy the countryside. Reservations are required. (Check the website for the menu). Adults are $50 each, children 4-12 are $29, children 2-3 are $25, and babies 23 months and younger are free on an adult’s lap.
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA
The Egg Bowl comes to the Rose Bowl on Saturday, April 15th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This free event features puppet shows, egg hunts, and more. In addition, families can reserve a spot at the VIP Bunny Brunch with either an 8:00 am or 9:00 am time slot. Brunch features storytelling, a special egg hunt, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Tickets for the brunch are $14 for children 8 and younger and $22 for adults and children 9 and older. Tickets are available online.