momsla.com | Apr 3, 2023
This year, Easter Sunday is April 9th. Many of our favorite springtime events are back this year with in-person celebrations!
Easter is such a fun time, whether you’re coloring eggs at home or joining an Easter Egg Hunt out and about, we hope you have fun! These Spring rituals are such a fun part of being in Los Angeles.
You may also be planning to have a special Easter Brunch, and some local restaurants will be offering outdoor dining and delicious meals to go. Scroll down to see all the deliciousness.
Family Easter Brunch at Fairmont Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Be Egg-stra this Easter Sunday (April 9th) with a delightful brunch at Lumière Brasserie at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. Begin with a welcome Mimosa followed by prix fixe selections such as Biscuits and Caviar, Crab Benedict, Duck Confit as well as a bountiful dessert station. Includes an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny filled with treats, sweets, and furry surprises. Bunny will happily pose with families and each child receives a colorful basket to take home. Seatings at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. $125 per adult, and $65 per child between the ages of 5 and 12. Children under 5, eat free. Children’s menu, vegan and vegetarian options are available.
Blessing of the Animals
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Blessing of the Animals is an annual tradition that has been celebrated here since 1930. On the Saturday before Easter (April 8th) from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, families are invited to bring their pets to be blessed. The festivities also include live musical entertainment, food, and fun. Check the website for information about street closures to make your arrival easier.
Meet the Easter Bunny
189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA
From Thursday, March 23rd through Sunday, April 9th (10 am to 6 pm each day) families can hop over to the Bunny Bungalow to visit with the Easter Bunny. A variety of photo packages are available. Reservations may be made online.
Egg Hunt in the Park
Memorial Branch Library
4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
The Memorial Branch Library invites families to its Egg Hunt in the Park event happening on Saturday, April 8th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Children will hunt for eggs in the park, and after the egg hunt, enjoy a special story time.
Spring Egghunt Bash
Chevy Chase Recreation Center
4165 Chevy Chase Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Visit Chevy Chase Recreation Center on Saturday, April 8th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for a Spring Egghunt Bash. This free event features egg hunts, arts and crafts, games, face painting, music, refreshments, and more. Check the website for the list of egg hunt times (grouped by ages).
Spring Egg Hunt
Mar Vista Recreation Center
11430 Woodbine St., Los Angeles, CA
Mar Vista Recreation Center is the place for a Spring Egg Hunt happening on Saturday, April 8th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Children will enjoy games, arts and crafts, cookie decorating, a visit with Spring Bunny, egg hunts, and more. Don’t forget to bring your own basket.
Easter Brunch | Baltaire Restaurant
11647 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Enjoy a decadent Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet on April 9th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM – perfect for enjoying time with loved ones in the airy dining room or on the beautiful, expansive outdoor terrace. Executive Chef Samuel Jung will be pulling out all the extravagant stops that Baltaire is known for, with a carving station featuring USDA Prime Rib, Glazed Spiral Ham, and Scottish Salmon; iced shellfish station with fresh oysters, shrimp, and Peruvian scallops; a stunning display of freshly made sushi selections; a variety of breakfast dishes including French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Shakshuka, Chilaquiles & more; a variety of greens and side dishes; and freshly baked assorted pastries and desserts. Price: $150 for adults, $50 for children
Prix Fixe Easter Brunch at Redbird
114 East Second Street Los Angeles, CA
A special prix fixe brunch menu from Chef Neal Fraser and team with featured wine selections from Wine Director Matthew Fosket on Sunday April 9th from 10am-2pm in the Main Dining Room (open-air weather depending) and Lounge. Additionally, a plethora of brunch cocktails by Bar Director Tobin Shea will also be available. Menu highlights include: Cinnamon Crunch French Toast with cereal milk ice cream and spiced maple syrup, Harry’s Berries Tartine with strawberry, lavender goat cheese, fennel pollen and spiced honey, Scotch Egg with duck sausage, garden greens and roasted shallot vinaigrette, Congee with maine lobster, charred corn, soft egg, burdock, scallion and sichuan chili oil, and Spring Pea Cavatelli with speck, pea tendrils, truffle butter and lemon. *$65 plus tax and gratuity per person. **Separate/special children’s menu for $21++ for those under 10 years old
Easter Pre-Fixe Menu at The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant & Pub
742 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038
Join us at the Cat and Fiddle Easter Sunday, April 9th. We are offering a Pre Fixe menu with choices of soup or salad, entrée and dessert. The menu is available for dine in, reservations strongly suggested, or pick up on 4/9. Pre-order by 4/8 on our website to guarantee availability. Start with our Curried Carrot Soup and enjoy mains such as our popular Traditional Sunday Roast and other roast options such as Australian Leg of Lamb Stuffed w/ Spinach & Kale or our vegetarian option, Nut Roast Wellington. Finish with our delicious Chocolate Mousse. Whether you’re looking to celebrate with family or friends, you’ll enjoy the cozy environment and our private patio and indoor pub.
Spring Festival and Crafters Fair
Rustic Canyon Recreation Center
601 Latimer Road, Santa Monica, CA
The Spring Festival and Crafters Fair is happening at Rustic Canyon Recreation Center on Saturday, April 8th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The festivities at this free event include games, prizes, contests, egg hunts (at 1:00 pm), and more.
Easter Premier Brunch and Dinner Cruises
Departs from Fisherman’s Village
13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA
Celebrate Easter Sunday while cruising on Marina del Rey Harbor. On Sunday, April 9th, the two-hour Brunch Cruise offers a buffet brunch, live onboard entertainment, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and more. The 2.5-hour Dinner Cruise offers a plated dinner, live DJ entertainment, and spectacular views. Details and booking information are available online.
Pasadena, Arcadia and Altadena
Easter at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106
Celebrate Easter with beloved traditions at the historic Langham Huntington, Pasadena resort on Sunday, April 9th, including stunning brunch buffet displays in The Huntington Ballroom and The Terrace, and a vibrant springtime Easter Afternoon Tea in the Lobby Lounge. All dining guests will enjoy admission to a bevy of family-friendly activities, including an Easter Egg Hunt on the sprawling Horseshoe Garden, a live petting zoo, and kids’ train rides. Plus, ballroom brunch guests will enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny himself! Prices, menus, and booking information are available on their website.
2023 Spring Eggstravaganza
1000 Park Ave., South Pasadena, CA
The Community Services Department of South Pasadena is hosting its Annual Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 8th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The fun includes inflatables, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and egg hunts. Ticket information is available online.
Santa Anita Park Spring Carnival
285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
Santa Anita Park is hosting a Spring Carnival on April 1st and 2nd (11:00 am to 7:00 pm), April 8th (8:30 am to 7:00 pm), and April 9th (10:00 am to 7:00 pm). This special event features carnival games and rides, bounce houses, food, pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting, and more. Check the website for all the details as well as ticket information.
The Bunny Museum
2605 Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001
At The Bunny Museum, it’s all bunnies all year long. The Museum was founded in 1993 and currently houses more than 45,000 “bunny works of art from antiquity to contemporary art.” The Museum, also known as “The Hoppiest Place on Earth,” is open Monday-Saturday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and on Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (Admission is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and military with ID; $8 for children up to 13 years old; free for children 4 and under.) No reservations are needed.
Long Beach and South Bay
Hoppin’ Photos with Bunny
2nd and PCH
6400 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803
2nd & PCH invites the community to Hoppin’ Photos with Bunny on April 1st and 2nd (11:00 am to 5:00 pm) and April 8th (12:00 pm to 4:00 pm). Hoppin’ Photos are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A photographer will not be present. Capture memories and grab a selfie in front of a spring-themed backdrop. And on Sunday, April 2nd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Silent Bunny is available for “quiet one-on-one time for children and adults of any age with sensory sensitivities.” Silent Bunny is a reservation-only event. All the details are available online.
The City of El Segundo will be hosting an Egg Hunt and Camp Expo on Saturday, April 8th from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Check the website for more information as it becomes available.
El Segundo Wiseburn Aquatics Center
2240 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245
El Segundo invites you to an Underwater Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 8th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. “Join us as we dive-in to some fun and catch those floating eggs.” Space is limited; be sure to reserve your spot by calling 310-524-2738.
A Special Visit with Caring Bunny
Del Amo Fashion Center
3525 Carson St., Torrance, CA 90503
Caring Bunny will also be at the Del Amo Fashion Center on Sunday, March 26th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. “Caring Bunny is a special, sensory-friendly experience – exclusively for children with special needs and their families.” Reservations are required and are available online.
La Venta Inn
796 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Enjoy Easter Brunch at La Venta Inn. Two brunch seatings are available — one at 9:30 am and one at 12:30 pm. In addition to the brunch buffet, children will enjoy a “hunt for treat-filled Easter eggs and pose for photos with the Easter Bunny.” Reservations may be made online.
Easter Dining at Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Terranea Easter Champagne Brunch in the Palos Verdes Ballroom
Sunday, April 9, seatings at 9:30, 10 and 10:30 a.m. and at 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m.
This lavish annual event is presented by the resort’s Executive Chef Andrew Vaughan and his culinary team. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance and the Kids’ Buffet will offer their favorites. Among the many delicious choices are Asian Kitchen Station serving Pan Seared Local Snapper with black bean sauce and Crispy Tofu Tao Si with Char Sui Style Pork Butt. Chilled Seafood features Jumbo Shrimp and Oysters, Chilled Crab Claw and Smoked Salmon. Traditional Honey Glazed Ham Leg and Tandoori Yogurt Fed Leg of Lamb are at the Carving Station. In addition, there will be Pasta and Risotto, a Salad Bar, Charcuterie and Cheese and classic breakfast options. For the decadent finale, guests will love the house made Pastries and Ice Cream Sunday Station. An array of bottomless mimosas will be made to order and of course, there is Champagne and a cash premium bar available. $129 for adult guests, $59 for kids (five to 13), $15 for kids (two to four); exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations available online.
Mar’sel Easter Sunday Brunch
Sunday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; live entertainment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With breathtaking views of the Pacific, dining indoors or al fresco overlooking the ocean is a lovely, getaway experience at mar’sel. Award-winning Chef Fabio Ugoletti always delights guests with his inventive twists on Mediterranean cuisine, using the very best locally sourced products from the ocean, resort gardens and surrounding peninsula. For his Easter Brunch, he will be serving Course One of Asparagus Salad with quail eggs, prosciutto Parma, Parmigiano fondue and black truffle; Course Two is Cavatelli with lamb ragu, whipped ricotta, fava bean and parsley; Course Three is a choice of Deconstructed Carrot Cake with cream cheese drops and butter pecan gelato or Coconut Cream Roulade with mango gelato. Wine pairing from the restaurant’s Wine Spectator Award of Excellence list is available. Three-course Brunch is $125 per guest, wine pairing is $65; exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations available by calling 844-242-0967.
Catalina Kitchen Easter Brunch Buffet
Sunday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; live entertainment from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Discerning families appreciate panoramic views, ocean breezes and delightful food and drinks at the spirited casual eatery catalina kitchen– inside or on the terrace. The Buffet Brunch features a From the Raw Bar Station, Donut Wall Display, Farm Stand Greens, Crepe Station, Outdoor Pancake Station, Eggs Every Style and Hand Carved Salt Crusted Prime Rib, Herb Roasted Rack of Lamb, Grilled Tri Tip and Spicy Chicken Sausage, Bratwurst and Andouille with mustard. From the Stone Oven comes catalina kitchen’s Three Cheese Pizza, Carne Asada Pizza and Caprese Pizza. Mouthwatering Desserts presented by Chef Pierino Jermonti are Orange Scented Ricotta Cannoli, Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta, Strawberry Almond Torte and more. There will be a Farm-To-Table Bloody Mary, Mimosa and Margarita Bar at an additional $25. $119 per adult guest, $45 for kids (five to 12) exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations available by calling 844-242-0967.
Easter Weekend specials will be honored at other resort restaurants at Terranea. At Nelson’s spectacular cliff-top setting, the specialty menu on Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. will offer jumbo crab cake benedict served with a house salad, white chocolate raspberry pyramid and for sipping, Prosecco punch or house made white sangria. At bashi April 8 to 9, from 12 to 9 p.m., guests may savor sizzling Korean beef short ribs with garlic green beans and kimchi or pepper crusted ahi with crispy rice, as well as its Jessica Rabbit cocktail, which is perfect for Easter and composed of Ketel One, carrot, ginger, tarragon and egg whites. During Easter weekend, the Lobby Bar, from 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 12 to11 p.m. on Sunday, will be concocting aCottontail Martini shaken with Absolut Elyx, coconut, honey and vanilla, and serving Rack of Lamb. During the holiday weekend, sea beans’ special desserts are Mango Coconut Roulade, White Chocolate Raspberry Pyramidsand decorated Easter Cookies. There’s also decadent vegan chocolate and passion fruit compote and for breakfast and brunch a Waffle Station.
Easter Hilltop Luncheon
5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine, CA 92612
Bring the family to Tanaka Farms for a special Easter Hilltop Luncheon on Sunday, April 9th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Attendance also includes a visit with the Easter Bunny as well as an Easter egg hunt. Details and menu are still to be announced. Check the website for details as they become available.
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
From Saturday, March 11th through Saturday, April 8th, families can have some springtime fun at Irvine Park Railroad. The Easter Eggstravaganza includes many fun activities such as egg hunts, games, and train rides, as well as the chance for children to meet and have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. Details are available online.
Tustin Sports Park
12850 Robinson Dr., Tustin, CA 92782
Enjoy a special Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The festivities include a Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at 9:00 am. Be sure to check the website for more details as they become available.
34942 Camino Capistrano, Dana Point, CA and
Sea Canyon Park
33093 Santiago Dr., Dana Point, CA
“Hop on down with your family to our annual egg hunts and discover a treasure of hidden candy and plastic-filled eggs.” These Dana Point Egg Hunts are offered at two locations and are designed for children 10 and younger. A pancake breakfast will also be available at both locations from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, with proceeds going to “Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary’s charitable efforts.” The Easter Bunny will visit both locations for photos, and a magic show is planned as well. Check the website for details.
Spring Egg Hunt
Oak Knoll Park
5700 Orange Ave., Cypress, CA 90630
The City of Cypress invites families to its Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th. The fun includes egg hunts and spring activities for children ages 3-11 including crafts, games, and more. Pre-registration for egg hunts is required and is available online.
7520 Dale St., Buena Park, CA
The City of Buena Park is holding its annual Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 8th. The fun starts at 8:00 am with a pancake breakfast. Families will also enjoy bounce houses, games, crafts, candy hunts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, and much more.
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Celebrate Easter at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Saturday, April 8th. Hop on over for some Easter fun including constructing egg carton creations, story times, an egg hunt, and more. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand. All activities are included in general admission. Ticket information is available online.
La Bonita Park
1440 W. Whittier Blvd., La Habra, CA
The City of La Habra is hosting its annual Egg Night event on Friday, April 7th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This special event is open to children ages 7-13. “The cost is $10 per child, which includes all activities and glow in the dark items to help you hunt.” Be sure to bring an empty basket and a flashlight. Pre-registration is required. Call 562-383-4200.
Spring Family Eggstravaganza
La Bonita Park
1400 W. Whittier Blvd., La Habra, CA
The City of La Habra is hosting its annual Spring Family Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 8th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. This special event will include egg hunts, a balloon artist, games, crafts, face painting, inflatable attractions, vendors, and more. A helicopter Easter egg drop is scheduled for 9:30 am. A pancake breakfast may be purchased separately. Details are available online.
Eggcelent Easter Pop-Up
315 S. Market St., Inglewood, CA 90301
Eggcelent Easter Pop-Up is happening on Saturday, April 8th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The fun includes pictures with the Easter Bunny, vendors, an egg hunt, and more. Register online for this free event.