Spring in Santa Barbara brings wildflowers, warm sunny days, and of course, Easter! Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly egg hunt, a mouthwatering brunch with friends, or a creative decorating class to celebrate the occasion, Santa Barbara plays host to a number of activities for all to enjoy. Hop into the holiday spirit with these hand-picked Easter events in Santa Barbara:
Book Your Stay
Santa Barbara Gift Baskets’ Easter Themed Wine & Design Class, April 11, 18, and 20, 2019
Impress your little Easter bunnies this year with a bountiful basket of springtime treats. Join Santa Barbara Gift Baskets for an evening of crafting and wine as they reveal their top-secret tips for designing beautiful Easter baskets. Shop the shelves full of local gourmet goodies, craft beers and local wines, and you are welcome to bring in a few of your own items to add an even more personal touch.
Cost: $25/Adult Age 21+; Tickets include the basket, wrapping materials, and a glass of wine. Please note: Gift items sold separately.
The Great Egg Hunt at Elings Park, April 20, 2019
Elings Park offers an expansive view of Santa Barbara, and what better than to get the whole family out in the fresh spring air for an Easter egg hunt? The fun will include bounce houses, face painting, Dippin’ Dots, music, lots of eggs and of course, the Easter Bunny! The Egg Hunt is divided into three age groups to ensure that every child has fun. The softball field will be transformed into a colorful sea of candy filled eggs, so come celebrate the hoppiest day of the out!
Cost: Admission is free. Parking fee $10 per car. Please bring your own Easter egg baskets.
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunts, April 20, 2019
Join the City of Santa Barbara to celebrate their annual Easter EGGstravaganza Egg Hunts. With two separate locations, Chase Palm Park and Bohnett Park, you can be sure your baby bunnies will have a blast hunting eggs as you relax in the shade. Children should bring a basket or bag with them to the park so they can take home their hard-earned treats.
Cost: Admission is free. Please note: Children ages 8 and under only. Hunt starts at 10:00 a.m.
Les Marchands Easter Brunch, April 21, 2019
Bring the whole family to Les Marchands to munch on Chef Weston Richards’ specially curated Easter brunch, a dish of house-smoked salmon and fresh spring pea frittata with lemon ricotta, arugula, and pea shoots. Other weekend brunch specialties include the likes of buttermilk biscuits with mixed berry jam and house-made butter; duck poutine; fried chicken and sourdough waffles; and shakshuka with baked eggs, tomatoes, roasted peppers, onions and feta. Come enjoy some culinary treats and soak up the Santa Barbara sunshine this Easter Sunday.
Cost: Varies per menu item. Reservations encouraged.
Easter Brunch at Bella Vista, April 21, 2019
Savor a hearty brunch buffet on the seaside, sunlit terrace at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara’s signature restaurant Bella Vista. Relax in the shade and sip on a fruity mimosa as ocean waves crash nearby. The family-friendly Easter morning celebrations include face painting, a balloon artist, and two all-age egg hunts. Learn More
Cost: $140/Adult; $70/Child Age 5-12
Easter Brunch at Belmond El Encanto, April 21, 2019
Belmond El Encanto offers savory delights and sweet surprises this Easter Sunday. As the little ones search for hidden Easter eggs, Executive Chef Johan Denizot will prepare a sublime seasonal feast. Indulge in a variety of dishes including watermelon and tomato salad, Santa Barbara smoked salmon, west coast oysters and boneless leg of lamb paired with bottomless refreshments. A live jazz quartet will provide foot-tapping music as you celebrate Easter Sunday with loved ones.
Cost: $105/Adult; $45/Child age 12 and under. Reservations recommended. Please note: Egg hunts will be held at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
Champagne Easter Brunch at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, April 21, 2019
Toast to this special holiday at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort’s Champagne Easter Brunch. Bottomless Champagne and mimosas will be accompanied by omelet and waffles stations, pastry towers, as well as a prime rib and cedar plank salmon carving station. Indulge in decadent desserts from Executive Chef Muhsin Sugich as the cool ocean breeze wafts through the windows. Attendees can also expect a visit from the Easter Bunny, so don’t miss out on this hoppy event for all ages! Learn More
Cost: $115/Adult; $55/Child Age 5-12 (Children under 5 are free)
Easter Brunch Buffet at The Ritz Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, April 21, 2019
An exquisite tartar and ceviche bar is just the beginning at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara’s Easter Brunch Buffet. Cool off with a glass of Champagne sangria, and delight in the fresh farmers egg station, lamb and prime rib carving station, coffee bar, along with fresh seasonal items. A special children’s buffet is available for your little ones, as well as a myriad of Easter activities, such as a petting zoo, visits with the Easter Bunny, face painting, egg hunts, and a photo booth. Learn More
Cost: $145/Adult; $60/Child Age 3-12
Rosewood Miramar Beach Easter Celebrations, April 12 – 21, 2019
In true Easter Sunday spirit, come experience the seaside Rosewood Miramar Beach and all the property has to offer. Beginning April 12 at the Bunny Bungalow, hop on over for a festive meet-and-greet and photo op with the Easter Bunny himself. Little LAMMA will be holding Easter Crafts and Gifting Workshops April 14 as well as April 18-20 at the Bunny Bungalow. Come Easter Sunday, choose between a decadent Beachside Brunch at Caruso’s with live oyster shucking and a caviar bar, or the Miramar Easter Brunch and Celebration that features a bountiful buffet and beverage stations on the Great Lawn, as well a robust Explorers’ Station offering brunch dishes geared towards younger guests. Following brunch, little ones can participate in Easter egg hunts, crafting, face painting, and more. Learn More
Cost: Varies per event.
Hotel Californian Easter Brunch, April 21, 2019
Hop on over to Hotel Californian for a brunch egg-stravaganza, complete with an extraordinary brunch buffet, live music, Easter egg hunts, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Starting every hour between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., dig into a delicious brunch, bask in the warm sunlight, and watch the Mini Tesla Grand Prix. Snap a photo with the Easter Bunny, and take home treats to enjoy from the Easter egg hunt. Tickets will sell quickly so don’t miss out! Learn More
Easter Breakfast at Roof Top Bar & Bistro, April 21, 2019
Nosh on a yummy Easter breakfast surrounded by a stunning mountain view at Hilton Garden Inn’s Roof Top Bar & Bistro. Featuring a breakfast buffet complete with omelet and waffle stations, carved ham, and other sweet treats to enjoy, this brunch is one for the books! Bring the whole family to meet the Easter Bunny and join in on an Easter egg hunt. Learn More
Easter Feast at The Lark, April 21, 2019
Chef Jason Paluska debuts his tantalizing spring specials for Easter 2019 at The Lark. Menu items include hickory smoked burrata, crispy duck leg confit with black eyed peas, rainbow chard and Regier Farms grilled pluots. Top off the feast with decadently warmed California apricot pie with caramelized white chocolate, candied almonds, whipped ricotta and Earthtrine Farms lemon verbena. The local hot spot will also be serving their daily seasonal menu of market fresh dishes that you can enjoy with a handcrafted cocktail.
Cost: Varies by menu item. Reservations encouraged.
Loquita Easter Dinner, April 21, 2019
Celebrate Easter at Loquita and dig into Chef Peter Lee’s delicious Buifarra – Cataluña sausage with cavatelli and mint. Or try the Conejo Fideua – Rabbit with sugar snap peas and mojo verde. Along with the holiday specials, Loquita will also be serving their usual seasonal Spanish menu inspired by the Central Coast’s rich ingredients. Stop in for a bite and revel in the energy of State Street and the Funk Zone this Easter.
Cost: Varies per menu item. Reservations encouraged.
Egg-cellent Eats at Lucky Penny, April 21, 2019
Popular sunlit eatery Lucky Penny has added Eggs Benedict Pizza to their savory menu of pizzas, salads and sandwiches. In addition to crunchy wood-fired dough, there is savory egg, prosciutto, hollandaise sauce and garlic butter on this delectable spring dish. On Easter Sunday, children can participate in Lucky Penny’s all-day-long Easter-Egg-Hunt on the patio. Parents can also enjoy the festivities with a cold glass of Frosé – frozen rosé wine with strawberry and lemon.
Cost: Varies per menu item.
Pop-Up Brunch at Tyger Tyger, April 21, 2019
For Easter Sunday, Chef Daniel Palaima welcomes all to experience Tyger Tyger’s Pop-Up Brunch, featuring many of the ingredients that have made the restaurant a fast favorite in town. Tyger Tyger purveys scratch-made Thai-Vietnamese influenced dishes using ingredients from the Central Coast’s local bounty of fresh produce, seafood, and proteins. Inspired by the bold flavors discovered in the street food carts from around the world, Tyger Tyger offers an authentic and exquisite option for Easter Brunch this year. You won’t want to miss out!
Cost: Varies per menu item.
Be sure to check back as more events will be added as details become available.