Family-Friendly Easter Events in Orange County 2023

We’ve rounded up a calendar full of local festivities to make sure no bunny is left out of the holiday fun.
Photograph Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Now through April 8: Photos with the Easter Bunny at Brea Mall  

Before the big day, Brea Mall is offering times to capture moments with the Easter Bunny. Every day during this event period, the Bunny will be waiting at the lower-level center court of the mall. Reservations encouraged. Pet photo reservations also are available Sunday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.—enter through the Red Robin mall entrance. 1065 Brea Mall, Brea. Make reservations here.  


Now through April 8: Easter Bunny at Shops at Mission Viejo  

The Easter Bunny will also be at the Shops at Mission Viejo on the first level near Nordstrom from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Photo opportunities are available for both kids and pets. In addition to taking photos with the Bunny, visitors can earn a special Easter prize by locating the stuffed baby bunny on the photo set and telling the photographer. The baby bunny’s hiding place changes every day. Reservations are strongly recommended. 555 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo. Make reservations here.  


March 24 and March 31: Storytime with the Bunny  

Also at the Shops at Mission Viejo, librarians from the Mission Viejo Library will be reading springtime stories to littles and the Easter Bunny on select days. The drop-in event takes place on the first level near Nordstrom on March 24 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and March 31 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. 555 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo. Learn more here.  


March 25: Hoppy Easter Celebration at Main Place Mall   

Face painting, balloon twisting, and Easter-themed crafting will take place at Main Place Mall’s free Hoppy Easter Celebration at the Easter Bunny’s springtime home located on the lower level in Macy’s Court on March 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aside from the activities, live bunnies, and professional Easter Bunny photos, guests can join in the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. From March 25 to April 8, visitors can try to find all six large eggs located throughout the shopping center. To receive a special treat, guests must find and photograph the six eggs, share the photos on social media tagging @shopmainplacemall, and show the post to a MainPlace Mall ambassador. 2800 N Main St., Santa Ana. Learn more here.  


March 26: Caring Bunny Visit  

Brea Mall and Shops at Mission Viejo have private one-day events for visits with the Caring Bunny. This sensory-friendly Easter Bunny experience is exclusively for children with special needs and their families and runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The events require reservations and are located at the Easter Bunny sets at each shopping center. Make reservations for Brea Mall or Shops at Mission Viejo  


March 27: Succulent Easter Basket Workshop in Fullerton  

Soulful Succulents will be hosting a moss Easter basket workshop at Crepes Bonaparte from 6 to 7:15 p.m. This interactive class includes everything needed to create the baskets as well as a mimosa, with the option to purchase additional beverages or food from a full menu. The workshop has tickets for small, medium, and large baskets ($45 to $80). 115 S. Harbor Blvd., Downtown Fullerton. Learn more here.


April 1: Newport Dunes Hosts Beyond Blindness Beeper Easter Egg Hunt 

In partnership with the nonprofit Beyond Blindness and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will host its annual Beeper Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The provided beeping Easter eggs are used as training devices for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Devices Section, but they are an innovative solution to help blind and visually impaired children participate in an Easter tradition. This inclusive family event will also include lunch, art and sensory activities, a photo booth, and bounce house. 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. Learn more here.


April 2: Early Easter Market at Brewery X in Anaheim  

Sip and Shop will be having their Easter artisan market at Brewery X from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market boasts over 15 vendors, free crafts, an Easter egg hunt, a free scavenger hunt, and a photo booth, as well as biergarten and tap room. Entry to the family- and pet-friendly event is free, but tickets for an Easter bundle are available for $30 per child or $59 for two children. The Easter bundle includes the Easter egg hunt as well as a mini canvas paint kit and face paint. 3191 East La Palma Ave., Anaheim. Learn more here.


April 9: Easter Egg Hunt, Brunch, and More at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach  

The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa will be offering an Easter brunch and family activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brunch will offer sweet and savory options from a variety of stations, such as the raw bar and crepe bar. Brunch is $170 for adults, $70 for children aged 6 to 12 years old and free for children 5 years old and younger. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 714-698-1234 ex. 4659. Included in the brunch are Easter egg hunts, live music, arts and crafts, as well as a special appearance and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. Learn more here.  

April 9: Easter Brunch Buffet at Montage Laguna Beach

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday, attendees of Montage Laguna Beach’s Easter Brunch can enjoy a complete buffet that includes carvings stations, a raw bar, desserts, and more. In addition to the array of food options, two egg hunts, children’s activities, and live entertainment are set to fill the afternoon. To attend the brunch and festivities costs $235 per adult and $65 per child between the ages of 4 and 12. Reservations can be made by calling: 949-715-6420. 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. Learn more here

April 9: Easter Egg Hunt and Dining at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort and Club

From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort and Club is offering special Easter dining and children’s activities. Starting at 9 a.m., an egg hunt, meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and balloon art are among the activities being held on the Grand Lawn. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., an Easter Brunch ($44 to $154) at AVEO Table and Bar is sure to satisfy any cravings with its breakfast favorites, a caviar station, and a carving station, as well as seasonal fruits and yogurts. Beyond brunch, Bourbon Steak Orange County is offering an a la carte Easter menu created by Chef Christopher Sanchez from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. For reservations call 949-234-3900. 1 Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point. Learn more here

April 9: Easter Brunch with the Easter Bunny at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa is offering breakfast with a guest of honor—the Easter Bunny. Enjoy a breakfast buffet and a curated a la carte brunch menu with the additions of mimosas, champagne and more. While enjoying brunch at Outer Reef, there will be photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, surprise treats on the Vue Lawn, and beautiful views of the California coastline. This special Easter brunch is offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and reservations can be made here. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point

April 9: Beachside Easter Brunch at The Waterfront Beach Resort

There are four seating times available for the Easter brunch at The waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, in Huntington Beach. Dine on the oceanfront Vista Lawn or in the Breakwater Ballroom and enjoy a spread of breakfast favorites as well as oysters, jumbo shrimp, maple sugar-glazed ham, and more. There will be live music as well as photos with the Easter Bunny. Children will also enjoy balloon animals, a petting zoo, and air brush body art. This special brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and reservations can be made here. 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach