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Easter Events in San Diego

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Easter is a holiday that is indicative of spring and all of it’s glory. For some, Easter is a spiritual day to reflect on the cornerstone of their faith. It has been said that Easter Sunday is the Super Bowl of church attendance; it is the most popular church day of the year, followed by Christmas and Mother’s Day. More than half of the country will gather for sunrise services and Easter mass to take part in the celebration.

Easter is also a day that symbolically celebrates fertility. Goddesses of old such as Ishtar (the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war, sex, and power) and Eostre (a Germanic goddess of spring and the dawn) are often referenced on this day, and many trace the origins of our Easter egg and bunny rituals back to these ancient characters.

For those of us that don’t have spiritual ties to this particular day, it is still an opportunity to spend a Sunday enjoying spring in full effect.  Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon of the vernal equinox. This means that days are getting longer and summer is on its way.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Easter or what you believe about its history, there are many ways to enjoy the day in San Diego. 

Belmont Park’s Easter Bash

Belmont Park’s annual egg hunt on the beach starts at 9am, and you won’t want to miss it. 12,000 eggs filled with candy and toys are up for grabs, so bring the little ones and have a ball. There will also be an exciting hunt within the park that starts at 1pm. If you work up an appetite hunting for eggs, a special brunch buffet will be served at WaveHouse from 9am-12:30pm.  The Easter Bunny will even make an appearance from 2-4pm.

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad

The Flower Fields literally come alive during spring, and Easter is the perfect day to take a stroll through the scene. This colorful sight has become part of San Diego’s local heritage and it is truly beautiful. Attendance at the sunrise Easter service will get you a discounted rate at entry, just bring your program for proof of attendance.

Hotel Del’s Easter Celebration

Enjoy live music with your mimosa and brunch in the Del’s Crown Room or ocean view Ballroom. This iconic spot in San Diego is picturesque year round, but spring is the perfect time to enjoy it and welcome the warmer weather.

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Your Favorite Candy Store

You’ve seen indicators that Easter is arriving on shelves everywhere. Chocolate in the shape of bunnies, Cadbury cream eggs, colorful Peeps, what better way to celebrate Easter traditions than heading to your favorite candy store and purchasing a chocolate bunny or an egg filled with cream? We suggest Lolli Sweets in Liberty Public Market or Cousin’s Candy Shop in Old Town.

However you choose to celebrate this holiday, we hope you get out in the San Diego sunshine and indulge on a chocolate rabbit or three.

Lauren lives in OB with her French bulldog, Elvis Presley. She loves laughter and the great outdoors. You can contact her at [email protected].

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