Visiting the Palm Desert area for Easter? Whether you’re looking for a place to visit the Easter bunny or a place of worship, we’re ready for you. Here are a few of the fun and festive activities you may want to add to your Easter holiday plans.
Visit the Easter Bunny
What’s a trip to the mall without a visit with a really big bunny? Join the Easter Bunny for photos and treats in the Main Court, Level 1 (across from World Gym) on a daily basis through April 20. You’ll find the Easter Bunny there from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. For something extra special, plan to partake in the Bunny Breakfast, Saturday, April 6 from 10-11 a.m. Enjoy Cinnabon rolls and Easter Cocoa from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, make holiday crafts, and visit with the Easter Bunny at a special “meet and greet.”
Hop into Spring
The Gardens on El Paseo
Join The Gardens on El Paseo and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert for their annual Hop Into Spring event on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.to 12 noon. Enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon animals, arts and crafts and more. A $15 donation to participate benefits the charity.
The Living Desert
Hop on over to The Living Desert for their Easter “Eggstravaganza” from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on April 20. The entire family will enjoy games and activities including a zoo-wide egg treasure hunt, maze, crafts, face painting, keeper chats, and the Wildlife Wonders Show. Children can meet and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny or at the special photo op with 10,000 eggs. Be sure to catch the race between the Tortoise and the Hare when The Living Desert’s Easter bunny takes on the Zoo’s tortoise mascot.
Interactive Easter Brunch and more!
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
The JW Marriott is offering Easter experiences for all ages, including a sky diving Easter Bunny, an Easter Egg hunt with 25,000 eggs, arts & crafts, plus Easter Brunch offering more than 10 interactive culinary stations. Festivities begin at 9 a.m., when the Easter Bunny lands gracefully atop the resort lawn to commence the annual photo opportunities and Easter Egg hunt.
Easter Egg Hunt
YMCA of the Desert
Bring the kids to a free Easter Egg Hunt at the YMCA of the Desert on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. There will be plenty of eggs to go around, as well as lots of prizes and giveaways. After the Egg Hunt, stick around for “Healthy Kids Day.”
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Join the YMCA of the Desert and the Palm Desert Aquatic Center on Easter Day for a decidedly different Easter Egg Hunt geared at kids from 2 to 13 years of age (parents must accompany children ages 2-5 into the pool). With all the eggs floating on water, it’s going to be a challenge to collect them all. The Aquatic Center opens at 12:30 p.m. , with a $4 per person admission. There will be four different egg drops at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.and 4 p.m., so swing on by any time after the gates open at 12:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service plus Ride ‘n Dine Specials
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
One of the most breathtaking places to watch the sunrise on Easter is at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Mountain Station, elevation 8,516 feet. The Tram opens at 4:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday to accommodate folks wanting to attend the Sunrise Service at 5:30 a.m. with a special inspirational Easter message by Pastor Robert Sneed. Early risers also get to take advantage of special Tram pricing until 7:30 a.m. and Ride ‘n Dine Breakfast specials, as well, served until 10 a.m. For those who prefer a midday meal, Ride ‘n Dine Easter Dinner specials will be served after 11 a.m.
Town Square Park, Cathedral City
An Easter Egg Hunt with 30,000 eggs on Easter Sunday at 12:30 p.m. will be the highlight of this event, including four eggs containing a special message saying that the lucky finder has won a new bike. Free candy, photos with the Easter bunny, bouncy houses and more make this a great way to spend the day with family. As the event wraps up, there will be a free screening of the movie “Hop” at the Mary Pickford Theater.