L.A. Easter Guide: Egg Hunts, Church Services, Brunch and What to Watch

5:00 AM 3/25/2016

by Natalie Stone

A roundup of Easter-themed Los Angeles events and "hoppenings."

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Celebrating Easter in Los Angeles? Whether the spring holiday has you in the mood for a candy-filled egg hunt, church service, boozy brunch or sitting on the couch with Peeps in hand and watching Easter-themed films, The Hollywood Reporter offers a weekend guide to celebrating.

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  • Egg Hunts

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    Egg-ceptional Celebration
    Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia
    Date: March 26
    Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ages: Kids of all ages
    Cost: $3 per child members / $5 per child non-members (plus admission)

    Kidspace Children's Museum Egg Hunt
    Where: Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena
    Date: March 26 and 27
    Time: 11 a.m. (ages 4 and under), 12:30 p.m. (ages 5 and over), 2 p.m. (all ages), 3 p.m. (all ages)
    Ages: All ages
    Cost: $4

    Big Bunny’s Spring Fling
    Where: Greater Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles
    Date: March 25, 26 and 27
    Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Ages: All ages
    Cost: Free with paid admission

    Where: Grand Hope Park, Downtown Los Angeles
    Date: March 27
    Time: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Ages: All ages
    Cost: $5

    Spring Egg-Stravaganza
    Where: Palisades Recreation Center, 851 Alma Real Dr., Pacific Palisades
    Date: March 26
    Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Ages: All ages
    Cost: $10

    Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day
    Where: Huntington Central Park - Sports Complex, Huntington Beach
    Date: March 26
    Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Ages: 2-10
    Cost: Free

    Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival
    Where: Los Nietos Park, Santa Fe Springs
    Date: March 26
    Time: 10 a.m.
    Ages: All ages
    Cost: N/A

    See more here.

  • Church Services

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    Bel Air Presbyterian Church
    16221 Mulholland Drive, L.A.
    Good Friday | 8 p.m.
    Easter Sunday | 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m.

    Hillsong L.A.
    Belasco Theatre
    1050 S Hill Street, L.A.
    Good Friday | 6 p.m., 8 p.m.
    Easter Sunday | 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.

    First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
    1760 N. Gower Street, Hollywood
    Good Friday | 7 p.m.
    Easter Sunday | 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.


    Good Friday | 6 p.m., 8 p.m.
    Saturday Easter Service | 6 p.m.
    Easter Sunday | 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.

    634 S. Normandie Ave, L.A.
    Good Friday | 7:30 p.m.
    Easter Sunday | 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.

    Pacific Crossroads
    Santa Monica High School
    601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica

    Good Friday | 7 p.m.
    Easter Sunday | 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m. (downtown L.A. at St. John’s Cathedral)

    Reality L.A.
    Easter at the Dolby Theatre
    6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

    Good Friday | 7 p.m. (Helen Bernstein High School, 1760 N Gower St., Hollywood)
    Easter Sunday | 9 a.m., 12 p.m.

    Saddleback L.A.
    Hollywood Palladium
    6215 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles

    Sunday Sunrise Service | 6:30 a.m. (Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Amphitheatre, Culver City)
    Easter Sunday | 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

    Trinity House
    1015 California Ave., Santa Monica

    Good Friday | 7 p.m. 
    Easter Sunday | 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 6 p.m.

    The El Rey
    5515 Wilshire Blvd, L.A.

    Easter Sunday | 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

  • Brunch Offerings

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    Fig Santa Monica
    101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
    Time: 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
    Easter brunch will feature seasonally inspired special items, including dungeness crab and lobster benedict, bacon waffles and more.

    Love and Salt
    317 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach
    Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Easter brunch diners can order any of their favorite Love and Salt dishes, which includes warm Italian donuts and avocado toast.

    10840 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood
    Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Easter brunchers can choose dishes from Tanzy's brunch menu as well as a drink from the bloody Mary bar. As a bonus, "hipster bunny" will make a rare appearance.

    The District
    8722 West Third Street, L.A.
    Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Easter brunch dishes include brioche French toast and a breakfast flatbread. If the Fizzy Bunny Cocktail is ordered, the lucky winner to find the golden Easter egg in their cocktail wins a VIP bottle service table for six guests at the soon-to-launch live music night, as well as VIP floor seats to see the Los Angeles Clippers.

    525 S. Flower Street, Downtown L.A.
    Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Easter brunch ($65 buffet and $15 bottomless mimosas) will feature omelets, waffles, prime rib and more.

    Bar Brix
    2442 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake
    Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Easter brunch will offer a specialty crab & asparagus scramble that can be paired with the restaurant's $8 bottomless mimosas.

    The Front Yard
    4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood
    Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Easter brunch buffet-style offerings will include carved pasture raised heritage ham, eggs benedict and shrimp and grits.


  • What to Watch

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    In celebration of the holiday weekend, multiple networks will air TV and movie Easter-themed specials on Saturday and Sunday.

    On March 26, truTV, A&E and CNN will each air Easter programming. Throughout Sunday, OWN, TCM and Comedy Central, among others, have egg, rabbit or crucifixion-centered shows or films scheduled.

    To cap off the weekend, Biblical musical The Passion, the Tyler Perry-hosted telecast that aired live on Palm Sunday, will return on Easter night featuring Seal (Pontius Pilate), Chris Daughtry (Judas) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary) amongst the stars who will perform a variety of songs in telling the story of Jesus Christ's life on Earth.

    See the full weekend programming lineup here.

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