Visiting for Spring break or Easter? Palm Desert is ready with fun and festive activities you may want to add to your Easter holiday plans.

Visit the Easter Bunny
The Shops at Palm Desert
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) daily from April 8 – 16.

Bunny Breakfast
The Shops at Palm Desert
For something extra special, plan to partake in the Bunny Breakfast, Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m.-12 noon. For a $10 donation to the Family YMCA of the Desert, guests can meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a delicious breakfast, Easter crafts, character meet-and-greets, and more. This event will take place on Level 1, across from Express.

The Artisan Market
The Shops at Palm Desert
Stuff those Easter baskets with something special. The Artisan Market returns to the Shops at Palm Desert on Saturday, April 9, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with over 50 local pop-up shops and food vendors.

Hop into Spring
The Gardens on El Paseo
Hop into Spring by reserving a time to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 9. This year’s photo sessions will take place in an air-conditioned storefront (Suite 1126) located on the ground level of The Gardens in between Todd & Company and Von Wening Art Gallery. Look for the balloon garland to identify the location.

A family or several children can be accommodated in one picture. For a $15 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert, you will receive one 4×6 photo in a holiday folder. After your photo session, children can play on the lawn area which will have a bounce house, the ever-popular Bubble Fairy, and lawn games like Connect Four and Cornhole. The Center Lawn will also be open to the public.

Spring Break
The Gardens on El Paseo
Looking for fun, outdoor activities for the kids this spring break!? Head to the Center Lawn at The Gardens on El Paseo April 11 – 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for lawn games and a bounce house. There will also be a special appearance from the Bubble Fairy daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Easter Bunny Pet Photos
The Shops at Palm Desert
Bring your four-legged friend to the mall on Tuesday, April 12 from 4 – 7 p.m. Guests who purchase a photo package will receive a complimentary beverage from a nearby coffee shop plus a Puppaccino. You’ll find the Easter bunny in the Main Court, Level 1, across from World Gym.

Easter Egg Hunt
La Quinta Park
Grab your baskets for La Quinta’s annual egg hunt on Saturday, April 16 from 9 – 11 a.m. A hunt for toy-and candy-filled eggs, games, a chalk drawing contest, and a visit from the Easter bunny are all on tap. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Still looking for more springtime events in and around Palm Desert? You’ll find additional suggestions for family-friendly activities by visiting our Event Calendar.

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