Easter Events in Santa Barbara

Whether you’re looking for a mouthwatering brunch, delectable local treats, or a creative decorating class to celebrate the occasion, Santa Barbara plays host to a number of Easter-themed activities for all to enjoy.  Hop into the holiday spirit with these hand-picked Easter events in Santa Barbara.

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Easter Brunch in Wonderland at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, April 17, 2022, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara for an Easter Brunch in Wonderland, where you will find yourself in a strange world ruled by imagination and fantasy. Begin your journey down the grand staircase where you’ll be greeted by Alice herself and escorted into the “rabbit hole” for an afternoon of whimsical fun. Share tea with the Mad Hatter or indulge in one of the many delicacies in the Rabbit Hole. An afternoon of entertainment, croquet, live music, and madness await guests of all ages. Brunch favorites for the event include a French crepe station, Harissa roasted leg of lamb and prime rib carving station, chilaquiles, tartare and ceviche bar, spring season farm picks, and more. Learn More
Cost: $160 per adult, $55 per child, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Advance reservations are required.

Easter Brunch at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, April 17, 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Easter is an EGG-cellent event for the whole family at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Located on the Front Lawn, guests can expect serene ocean views and springtime music from violinist Peter Blackwelder. The lavish brunch menu, prepared by the property’s executive chef, will feature a farm-to-table salad bar, raw bar and dessert station. Adults can indulge in a glass or a flight of Fess Parker Winery’s Fesstivity sparkling wines straight from the Bubble Shack. Children will enjoy special appearances by the Easter Bunny throughout the day and Easter egg hunts on the front lawn at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Learn More
Cost: $105 per adult, $50 per child under 12, children under 3 are free. Taxes & gratuity not included.

Two Ways to Enjoy Easter Brunch at Miramar, April 17, 2022
Easter is an extravagant affair at Rosewood Miramar Beach with two different ways to delight in brunch. Savor elevated Easter flare at Caruso’s with an inspired prix-fixe menu followed by a tableside dessert presentation. At The Revere Room, enjoy a traditional brunch buffet within a relaxing, fun, and interactive ambiance. Learn More
Cost: Caruso’s Brunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $185 per adult, $55 per child ages 4 to 12, complimentary for children under 4 years old. The Revere Room Brunch Buffet is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $145 per adult, $55 per child ages 4 to 12, complimentary for children under 4 years old. 

Alfresco Easter at El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel, April 17, 2022,
El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel offers savory delights and sweet surprises this Easter Sunday. Celebrate the holiday two ways as you gather together for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m., followed by a masterfully curated brunch menu by El Encanto’s new executive chef Bruno Lopez at 10 a.m. As your little ones discover egg-citing surprises on their search for Peter Rabbit, a professional photographer will be onsite to capture up to 10 digital images. Post-egg hunt, fill up on a selection of delicious brunch bites and bottomless bellinis. Learn More
Cost: Brunch varies by menu item. Please contact the property for more information. The Egg Hunt is $300 per family, inclusive of 15 high-res digital family portraits, woven baskets, eggs filled with treats, ice tea and a water station. Availability is limited, and reservations are required. The Egg Hunt does not include brunch and must be booked separately.

Hot Cross Buns and Easter Panettone at Bob’s Well Bread Bakery, accepting pre-orders now through April 11, 2022, for pick-up April 14 through 17, 2022
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy Bob’s Well Bread Bakery’s signature Hot Cross Buns and Easter Panettone. Made special for your Easter celebrations, Bob’s unforgettable Hot Cross Buns and classic Italian fruit-studded Panettone make for a perfect house gift or can be placed at the center of your holiday table. Bob’s will also be open on Easter Sunday serving its soulful menu of delicious breakfast plates and lunch sandwiches. Learn More
Cost: Easter Panettone is $30; Hot Cross Buns are priced at $18 per dozen or $10 for a ½ dozen. To pre-order, email [email protected]. Holiday specials will be offered for in-store purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis as supplies last.

Brunch at La Paloma Café, April 17, 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Brunch in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Historic Presidio Neighborhood this Easter Sunday. On special will be $30 bottles of Cava served with a juice flight of orange juice, pineapple juice, and grapefruit juice. Easter menu additions include dishes like a Chile Relleno Burrito topped with Ranchero sauce and Hand-Pulled Mary’s Chicken Bowl served with the ever so popular golden hominy and cheese. Learn More
Cost: Varies by menu item

Easter Bunch Kit from Helena Avenue Bakery, accepting pre-orders through April 13th or until sold out
For an at-home brunch with all the sweet and savory fixings, Helena Avenue Bakery is serving up Eater Brunch Kits that you’re guaranteed to devour. Each festive kit feeds up to six and includes, a potato and spring onion quiche Vanilla Scones, 1 jar of homemade blueberry lavender jam, a bottle of sparkling wine, and pressed orange juice. Learn More
Cost: $150; $95 without sparkling wine

EASTER ACTIVITIES

Easter Egg Giveaway at Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, April 12 through 15, 2022
Here’s something eggs-tra special for kids to do this Easter, brought to you by Paseo Nuevo. Stop by the downtown shopping center to hunt for hidden Easter Eggs, each containing a token to be redeemed for a $50 gift card. Each day, April 12th through 15th, a handful of brightly colored plastic eggs will be hidden for visitors to hunt for at their leisure. Follow @ShopPaseoNeuvo on social media for special clues on egg locations and time of drop. Learn More
Cost: Free. Limited to one egg per family. 

The Great Egg Hunt at Elings Park, April 16, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Now this is what we call an eggstravaganza! Elings Park is welcoming back their Annual Great Egg Hunt with over 19,000 eggs, face painting, live music, and the Easter Bunny. The hunt will be timed appropriately by age to ensure each egg-seeker is guaranteed a good time. The schedule includes Babby Bunnies (0-3 years) at 10 a.m., Darling Ducks (4-6 years) at 10:30 a.m., and Jack Rabbits (7-10 years) at 11 a.m. Face painting will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and all events will be located on the park’s softball fields. Learn More
Cost: The event is free. Parking is $10.

Photos with the Easter Bunny at Montecito Country Mart, April 16, 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hop on over to the Montecito Country Mart to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Each family will receive a 4×6 print to take home the day of, as well as a digital copy of their photo. Afterward, plan to stay, play and enjoy a meal. With 20+ unique retailers, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone. For this family outing, we’d recommend visiting Rori’s Artisanal Creamery and Toy Crazy. Learn More
Cost: Complimentary. Reservations are not required but it’s suggested to arrive early.

4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Santa Barbara Golf Club, April 16, 2022, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
An action-packed afternoon of fun and games awaits at Santa Barbara Golf Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Families can play and show their silly sides with activities including a bounce house, face painting, corn hole, music, snag golf and more! And of course, the main attraction is an Easter egg hunt designed for kids 12 and under. Grouped separately, 0-2,3-5, and 6-12, all ages will get the chance to collect eggs at their own speed. Learn More
Cost: Free. No registration is required. 

Easter at Rosewood Miramar Beach, April 17, 2022, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
With special input from the Easter Bunny themselves, Rosewood Miramar has designed a day of festive events and activities that will delight visitors of all ages. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. enjoy a playful afternoon with Easter Festivities on the Event Lawn with face painting, balloon artistry, and lawn games for your little ones. At 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., children 12 and under can fill their baskets during The Great Easter Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn. To round out the day, spend time with the Easter Bunny from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Say hello, get a smiling photo and even see some hopping around the resort. Learn More

LOCAL EASTER BASKETS

Santa Barbara Gift Baskets
Consider your Easter baskets taken care of, thanks to the professional gifting team at Santa Barbara Gift Baskets. Made to perfection, this team of creatives knows exactly what to put in your pre-made Easter Basket. Pre-order to surprise friends and family with the ultimate collection of local gourmet goodies. Learn More

CHOCOLATE SHOPS & BAKERIES

For chocolate lovers, local Santa Barbara chocolate shops are open this Easter to meet the demands of your sweet tooth! See your options below:

Jessica Foster Confections
Get hippity hoppity happy with Easter gift crates, sea salt caramel-filled eggs, and other spring treats from Jessica Foster Confections. Or, if you’re looking to pair your chocolate with the rich and silky flavors of local wines, J Wilkes is offering a complimentary box of Jessica Foster Confections with any wine purchase over $75 at the tasting room. Talk about the perfect pairing! Learn More

Twenty-Four Blackbirds Chocolate
A little rabbit told us…Haley Corridor chocolatier, Twenty-Four Blackbirds Chocolate, offers single-origin handmade artisan chocolates including decadent chocolate bars, colorful pastel truffles, bonbons, and more. Learn More

Renaud’s Patisserie
Providing happiness in every bite, Renaud’s Patisserie is known for serving up goodies you can’t get enough of, and this Easter holiday is no different! Shop an assortment of sweets that include golden eggs, hot cross buns and mini chocolate bunnies. Learn More

FLORAL DELIVERY SERVICES

Send a spring bouquet to show that special someone you care or treat yourself to fresh blooms for your own Easter tablescape! Here is a selection of Santa Barbara florists open for delivery:

Alpha Floral
From spring tulips to roses, ikebana creations, and more, Alpha Floral will put together the perfect arrangement. Make sure to inquire about their specialty orchid selection, known to last long term, bringing continuous joy to the recipient. Select from pick-up or delivery services throughout the Santa Barbara South Coast.

Kaleidoscope Flowers
Family-owned Kaleidoscope Flowers creates beautiful floral arrangements and offers blooming plants, garden baskets, fruit baskets, and other gifts. Call the shop or place your orders online.  

Riley’s Flowers
Riley’s Flowers has one of the largest selections of cut roses in Santa Barbara along with a selection of fresh hand-picked, local flowers and offers same-day delivery when ordered by 1 p.m. Be sure to browse the website for specials including an Easter basket filled with an assortment of springtime treats. 

*For the latest, up-to-date information about the current status of each event or offer, please check each company’s website.