Easter is just around the corner and several places are hosting special events. Here are a few hopping ideas on how to celebrate the holiday.
Easter Family Fun in H.B.
In Huntington Beach, the Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day will take place form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 at Huntington Central Park's Sports Complex, 18100 Goldenwest St.
The city's Community Services department and Kiwanis Club will host the egg hunt at the park, 18120 Goldenwest St. Games, displays from community services, public works, fire and police as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available, according to HuntingtonBeachEvents.com.
Live music will be performed by bands, and attendees will get to try out some new classes hosted by the Community Services department. There will also be a pancake breakfast and hot lunch hosted by the Huntington Beach Kiwanis Club at the Murdy Community Center. There is no admission cost for the event; food and other items will be for sale.
For more information, call (714) 960-8895.
Easter Sunday in H.B.
On March 31, there will be an Easter in the Park service at 6 and 9 a.m. at the Central Park Bandstand area, behind the library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach. The Scott Cunningham band will provide music. For more information, call (714) 465-3000 or visit ccbeachside.com.
Later that day, Old World Village will host an Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old World German Restaurant, 7561 Center Ave., No. 49, in Huntington Beach.
According to the website, guests will enjoy "'all you can eat eggs, bacon, ham, roast beef, bratwurst, fried potatoes, hash browns, an assortment of fresh fruit, European deli cold cuts and imported cheeses, our fresh salad bar, deviled eggs, unlimited champagne, coffee and O.J."
Cost for the brunch is $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors, $10.95 for children ages 6 to 12, $5 for children ages 3 to 5 and free for those younger than 3.
For reservations or more information, call (714) 895-8020 or visit oldworld.ws.
Easter festivities this weekend
It's the seventh annual Easter Festival and Treasure Hunt from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Sunday at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa.
The treasure hunt starts at 10 a.m. "in which young sleuths will visit several vendors for free candy while also seeking plastic eggs filled with treats at designated Market Place food concessions, 10 of which contain a special gold ticket. A gold ticket entitles the winner to select a giant prize-packed Easter basket," according to a news release.
The first 500 kids in line for the treasure hunt also will receive a free egg-coloring kit and free admission coupons for local attractions, the release said.
Free face-painting will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as well.