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Popular OC Easter Egg Hunts

It’s the time of year that children delight in almost as much as Christmas. It usually involves an oversized bunny and brightly colored eggs being strategically hidden. It also entails the devouring of jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and the infamous marshmallow “Peeps.” I’m referring to Easter egg hunts and celebrations, of course.


Here are a few popular Orange County spots to make your family’s spring celebration one to remember:

Community Spring Celebration & Pancake Breakfast
Grand Park at Aliso Viejo Town Center
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
March 28, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Annual celebration includes egg hunts, visits with Peter Rabbit, face painting, bounce houses, DJ/Entertainment and arts and crafts.

Renaissance ClubSport Bunny Brunch
Renaissance ClubSport
50 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
April 5
First Seating: 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. (Egg Hunt at 9:45am) Second Seating: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Egg Hunt at 12:15pm)

Celebrate and relax this Easter with your family while the Bunny does the work! Join him for brunch and the Club’s annual egg hunt immediately following. Relax with a glass of champagne while the kids enjoy themed activities with the special bunny guest. Don’t forget your camera and baskets.

Annual Easter Festival and Food Truck Brunch
Orange County Market Place
88 Fair Drive
Orange County Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa
April 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Treasure Hunt: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Free photos with the Easter Bunny, a treasure hunt for candy and special prizes, puppet show, free face painting and food trucks serving Easter brunch.

Dana Point Egg Hunt & Bunny Visit
Pines Park & Sea Canyon Park
34941 Camino Capistrano & 33093 Santiago Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
April 4, 9:00 a.m.

Egg Hunt with a marionette show, kid’s games, petting zoo, and Easter Bunny visits. The Egg Hunt begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. Don’t forget to bring an empty basket to collect the plastic eggs and candy.

Annual Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day
Sports Complex
18002 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
April 4, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The annual Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day returns to the Huntington Beach Sports Complex. The entire family will enjoy live music, games, vendors, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting and the popular Easter Egg Hunt. Families will also have a chance to meet the City’s police and firefighters, and much more. Hunts are scheduled by age. Free admission.

Pretend City Easter Celebration
29 Hubble 
Irvine, CA 92618
April 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Your child will delight in the vibrant and engaging activities at Pretend City – from the Easter Bunny, to the egg scramble, egg decorating and other hands-on activities. General Admission ($12.50) fees apply. Easter egg hunt is on a first come first-serve basis.

Bunny Blast
El Toro Park
23701 Los Alisos Blvd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
March 28, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Time for the “Bunny Blast” in Egg Wonderland” at El Toro Park. Entertainment, DJ, live music, strolling magician. You might even spot Alice and her Wonderland  pals. With surprises around every corner, bring your camera to take pictures with Nectar, the Mad Hatter and Hoppy the spring bunny. Free admission. Nominal fee for games, activities and food.

Spring Skate Egg Hunt at the Park
Etnies Skatepark 
Lake Forest
20028 Lake Forest Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
April 4, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Egg Hunt 11:15 a.m.

It’s springtime and time for the Skatepark to host its annual holiday egg hunt. Come and visit the Skateboarding Bunny, play in the jump houses, and participate in fun crafts. The Park will be closed to riding during this event. Suggested $5 donation per person

50,000 Easter Egg Scramble
Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Drive
Irvine, CA 92603
April 4, 3:15p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

The Annual Easter Egg Scramble includes face painting, crafts, cookie decorating and lots of other fun activities for toddlers to fifth grade. And of course, over 50,000 eggs! Free admission. Flashlights will be provided for the 7:15 p.m. egg hunt.

Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
March 14 through April 4 (daily)

Irvine Park Railroad’s Easter Eggstravaganza, children and adults can ride the train through beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Children ages two through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt, and much more! Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10:00 a.m. and tickets may be purchased to participate in an egg hunt at a designaged time. Plan to arrive early and receive to receive your wristband. Tickets $5.00 each.

Mount of Olives Church’s Annual Easter Fair
Mount of Olives Church
24772 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
April 4, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy a fun-filled day egg hunting, a 25-foot shark slide, face painting, petting zoo, train rides, inflatable obstacle course, carnival games, crafts, photo booth, live band and more. Admission and all activities are free. Gourmet food trucks with food available for purchase. Optional raffle and silent auction with great prizes.

Kristal Zacharias is the mother of two beautiful, vivacious girls, and wife of a hunky husband who works in the action sports industry. For the past 15 years, Kristal has worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a professional communicator. Follow her journey at Clearly Kristal or on Facebook and Twitter.
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