From brunches and buffets to Easter egg hunts and cruises, see our list of 14 places to celebrate Easter in Orange County.

Kaleidoscope 6th Annual Easter Garden Party
March 26. Join Kaleidoscope for a fun-filled day of Easter festivities. Bring your baskets and cameras for an Easter egg hunt followed by a photo opp with the Easter bunny. Kids can enjoy activities such as cookie decorating (with purchase) from Donna B’s Bakery, kid’s spring-themed face painting and an Easter petting zoo with bunnies, baby goats, chicks and ducklings. Noon-2:30 p.m. Free. Kaleidoscope, 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo.


March 27. Delight in decadent brunch favorites like Maine lobster Benedict, Belgian waffles, Mastro’s savory tuna burger and other delectable options. Sip on elegant signature cocktails like the bubbly peach bellini or Mastro’s mojito. The restaurant has extended its hours at the Newport Beach location for Easter. See website for all locations and hours. Newport Beach 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 8112 East Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.376.6990.


Back Bay Bistro
March 27. Celebrate Easter in style with an elaborate brunch and bottomless Champagne and mimosas—all while overlooking the beautiful Back Bay. Enjoy a make-your-own omelet station, pancakes, carving station featuring tenderloin with au jus and horseradish, fresh shrimp cocktail and a chocolate fondue with fresh strawberries, marshmallows and other treats. 9 a.m-2 p.m. Adults $79, includes Champagne and mimosas; Children 12 and under $38. 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144.


Easter Picnic in The Backyard
March 27. Join Hotel Irvine for an Easter extravaganza in the backyard. Enjoy made-to-order crêpes, build-your-own eggs Benedict, an oyster bar and taco station, plus a bloody mary and mimosa bar. Festivities include an Easter egg hunt, a photo booth, magician trickery, a special Easter Bunny appearance and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $59 Adults, $15 children ages five through 12. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 888.230.4452.

Easter egg hunts at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
March 27. Spend your Easter with bunnies, live jazz, balloon artists and more. The resort will also host a spring spectacular with an extravagant brunch (includes stations such as Corner Deli, Sea and River, Butchers Block, Sweet Street Roundabout and more) and three Easter egg hunts manned by the Easter bunny himself. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults $85, Children ages 6-12 $28, Children 5 and under free. 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, 714.845.4627.

Tavern + Bowl
March 27. Roll with the family this Easter at Tavern + Bowl for its special family bowling package. Enjoy one lane for two hours, one flatbread pizza (cheese or pepperoni) and two soda pitchers. Also included are six shoe rentals. $49. Tavern + Bowl, 1875 Newport Blvd., Suite L1-111, Costa Mesa, 949.438.2320.


Hornblower Easter Sunday Brunch
March 27. Hop on board a Hornblower yacht for an Easter brunch cruise with the entire family. A lavish brunch will feature traditional favorites, live entertainment and a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself. Includes dessert and champagne. Boarding 30 minutes prior. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m. $68.95 adults, $41.37 children ages four through 12. 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Suite #101, Newport Beach, 949.631.2469.


The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove
March 27. Start Easter sweetly with Beachcomber’s signature beignets followed by items like Easter egg salad with smoked salmon, organic hard boiled egg, avocado, white cheddar cheese, dill vinaigrette and more; or carrot cake pancakes with ham and eggs. Regardless of your entree selection, each meal comes with premier seating just steps from the sandy beach. Enjoy ocean-front dining in the Historic District of the Crystal Cove State Park with breath taking views of the Newport Coastline and Catalina Island.  7 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $37.95; children $14.95. 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, 949.376.6900.


Settebello Easter Brunch
March 27. Indulge in a three-course prix-fixe menu for two people that includes an appetizer, pizza and dessert to share—with a cocktail each. The featured pizza, Capricciosa Romana, includes crushed tomatoes, 24-month prosciutto crudo, Roman artichoke, boiled egg, fresh mozzarella, and basil. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $40 total. 7864 East Coast Hwy., Newport Coast, 949.715.2072.

Old-VineEnjoy signature desserts at Old Vine Café this Easter

Old Vine Café
March 27. Indulge on brunch specials such as signature pumpkin pecan French toast, freshly baked and garnished with whipped cream; and the fresh berry crepe, stuffed with fresh strawberries, sweet artisan ricotta cheese mousse and garnished with berry coulis. 2937 Bristol St., Suite A-102, Costa Mesa, 714.545.1411.


Beach, Bunnies and Brunch
March 27. Enjoy brunch in a variety of dining concepts at The St. Regis Monarch Beach. AVEO Table + Bar Buffet will offer gastro and visual feast with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean; Monarch Bay Club will serve an extended spread of seafood to resort guests and club members; and Michael Mina’s award-winning Stonehill Tavern will offer a prix-fixe menu of his signature dishes. Afterwards, enjoy a game of croquet with St. Regis butlers, Easter egg coloring, storytelling with the Easter bunny and more. Don’t miss the Easter egg hunt! See website for schedule of events. One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949.234.3900.


Easter Brunch at Oak Grill
March 27. Make your rounds with an Easter brunch featuring carving stations such as grilled beef filet, market fresh fish and herb-roasted chicken; a custom omelet station; all-your-favorites breakfast station; yogurt parfait station; oyster bar; interactive dessert station; and more. Enjoy alongside a live acoustic music band. Bottomless Mimosas are part of the celebration, and there will be a $10 bloody mary bar. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Adults $75, includes bottomless mimosas; children ages 5-12 $25. Island Hotel Newport Beach, Oak Grill, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920.


The Ritz Prime Seafood Brunch and Dinner A La Carte
March 27. Start your Easter Sunday at the bloody mary bar and savor the iconic Ritz Egg with smoked salmon and caviar, a crab and hamachi roll, a create-your-own Ritz seafood tower and much more. Special brunch items include lobster Benedict, short rib hash and eggs as well as heartier meals such as seafood, chicken and steaks. For dinner, enjoy a carefully balanced wine list, beer and sake choices and hand-crafted fresh cocktails. Savor featured entrees that include pristine fish selections like John Dory, Faroe Islands salmon, Chilean sea bass and more. Br 10 a.m.-4 p.m., D 5-10 p.m. The Ritz Prime Seafood, 2801 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.720.1800.


Enjoy Easter brunch with a latin twist at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen
March 27. Celebrate Easter Sunday at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen with a two-course brunch meal and most importantly, bottomless mimosas. The special includes a two-course menu with a glass of champagne for $24, with the option to add bottomless mimosas for $6. Entrees offered include huevos rancheros, served with two farm fresh eggs layered on top of corn tortillas and black beans topped with guajillo chili and tomatillo sauces. Brunch special $24-$30. 110 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.240.1055.

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