Easter is Sunday, April 8, and many will celebrate the holy resurrection through church worship, spending time with family and friends, feasting on a glorious Easter meal and other festivities.
Here is some of what the San Marino area has to offer to make your Easter a joyous one. Don’t forget to make reservations as soon as possible for brunches.
Perhaps you regularly attend a church in the area or maybe you aren’t as familiar with local places of worship but want to find one for Easter. For a list of San Marino’s churches, click here.
Be sure to call a church or visit their website for Easter service times since they can sometimes vary from regularly scheduled service times. Remember that Easter is often the busiest day of the year for churches so give yourself plenty of time to arrive, park and find a place to sit.
2. BRUNCH, EGG HUNT AND THE EASTER BUNNY
The Huntington is offering an Easter brunch on the Garden Terrace Lawn complete with an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
The brunch buffet includes seafood, salads, omelets, a Belgian waffle bar, carving station, dessert and kids’ food like chicken fingers. See the full menu here. http://huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=10686&terms=easter
10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
$49.99 per adult
$25.00 for children ages 4-12 (children 3 and under free)
Easter Egg Hunts
11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.
(Please bring your own basket)
Photos with the Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny will be available throughout the day for photo opportunities.
Don’t forget your camera!
More Huntington Dining Options
You can also have traditional English tea in the Rose Garden Tea Room.
Reservations cannot be accepted via e-mail.
3. BRUNCH CATERED BY JULIENNE
will not be open Easter Sunday, but you can order their Easter brunch or some of its items for your own Easter celebration at home.
Pre-orders are highly recommended since Julienne can’t guarantee how many extras will be available when you drop by.
4. BRUNCH, PETTING ZOO, EASTER BUNNY AND EGG HUNT
The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena
A hop skip and a jump away from San Marino, the lustrous Langham in Pasadena also has plenty for your Easter Sunday.
Easter Brunch in the Huntington Ballroom will feature the following menu highlights:
(10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., $95 per person and $35 for children 4-12 )
Smoked & fresh seafood; domestic and imported cheeses; artisanal meats; sushi and caviar; assortment of salads; specialties such as Garlic Herb Prime Rib au Jus, Rosemary Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly, and Lemon-scented Crispy Snapper with Artichoke Olive Salad; made-to-order omelets and hot sandwiches; a chocolate fountain and a variety of pastries; and free-flowing champagne.
Sunday Á La Carte Brunch and Enhanced Breakfast Buffet in The Terrace:
(10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $45 per person - Enhanced Breakfast Buffet)
Guests can order brunch specialties á la carte or indulge in an enhanced Easter breakfast buffet which includes an omelet station, fruit, cereal and pastries, breakfast meats, smoked fish and cheese, orange juice, coffee and tea.
Chocolate Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge
(12-3 p.m., $59 per person and $29.50 for children 4-12 )
A variety of the finest teas served with a selection of savory tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream, fruit tarts, mousse torts and crème brûlées – all containing different chocolate essences. A grand chocolate fountain is the focal point of the tea, with surrounding chocolate sculptural art.
Petting Zoo and Kids’ Train
Children will be able to enjoy an interactive Petting Zoo including goats, chickens and bunnies and ride the 33-foot mechanical train in the Horseshoe Garden. (Complimentary)
Easter Egg Hunt in The Horseshoe Garden at 10:00 a.m.
Every child will receive an individual Easter basket to fill with special treats from the hunt and the Easter bunny will be on-site to help guide children on their search for goodies. (Complimentary for dining guests)
What are you doing locally for Easter? What do you recommend? Tell us in the comments.