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Kids Easter Events in Orange CountyIf you’re looking for fun kids Easter Events in Orange County for the entire family to join in…. look no further. Below you will find a list provided by our readers of local Orange County Easter activities for kids of all ages. If you know of one that isn’t listed, please let us know, and we will add it. We hope you can attend one or more of these kids Easter events in Orange County and have a wonderful time while you’re there. And don’t forget to tell the organizers you found them on My Local OC. We don’t get compensated for these lists, and we don’t expect to. But a “shout out” would be great. This is just one more way that we @ My Local OC serve those who live, work, and play in Orange County. See You Around the OC and Happy Easter from the team @ My Local OC.


Eggs have long been viewed as symbols of spring and new life. Early Christians embodied this belief and expanded it to signify the resurrection and the empty tomb (or shell in this case) as a metaphor for Jesus’ tomb.

During mid-evil times, eating eggs was forbidden during Lent, the 40-day period before Easter. On Easter Sunday the withholding of eggs ended with feasting and merriment, and eggs were considered an important part of these celebrations. This was especially true for poorer people who couldn’t afford meat. Eggs were also given to the church as Good Friday offerings, and villagers often gave eggs as gifts to the lord of the manor at Easter. Royals got involved with this tradition too – in 1290 Edward I purchased 450-eggs to be decorated with colors or gold leaf and then distributed to his household.

The custom of the Easter egg hunt seems to originate from Germany; some say as early as the 16th century. It is said that Martin Luther, a Protestant reformer organized the egg hunts for his congregation. The men would hide the eggs for the women and children to find. This was in recognition that it was women who discovered the empty tomb.


Kids Easter Events in Orange County on My Local OCVictoria, the future Queen of England, was said to have enjoyed Easter egg hunts at Kensington Palace. The events were put on by her mother, the German-born Duchess of Kent. On Sunday April 7, 1833, the 14-year-old Princess Victoria wrote in her diary: “Mama did some pretty painted & ornamented eggs, & we looked for them.”

Victoria and Albert continued this German tradition, hiding eggs for their own children to find on Maundy Thursday. Albert was responsible for hiding the eggs, concealing them in ‘little moss baskets’ and hiding them around the palace. Victoria made numerous references to these egg hunts in her journals, including in 1869 when she wrote: “After breakfast, the children, as usual on this day looked for Easter eggs.”






The custom of coloring, hiding, and finding eggs during Easter became part of mainstream England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As the middle class began to expand, and people began to have a bit more money to spend on their families, the tradition expanded from a primarily religious celebration to be enjoyed at church festivities, to one centered more around the home. According to some sources, the tradition of the Easter egg hunt came to America with our German ancestors as they migrated to the United States around the 1700’s.

Kids Easter Activities in Orange County

At the time of this posting, these events are scheduled.  Please check before attending.

Anaheim   March 30   Easter Egg Hunt @ Ronald Reagan Park   945 South Weir Canyon Road   Website

Buena Park   March 30   Spring Eggstravaganza @ Boisseranc Park   7520 Dale St.   Website

Costa Mesa   March 23   Costa Mesa Community Egg Hunt & Party @ Estancia Park   1900 Adams Avenue   Website

Costa Mesa   March 30   Kids Imagine Nation ~ Springfest (Pirate Treasure Egg Hunt) @  Lions Park   570 W 18th St   Website

Dana Point   March 30   City of Dana Point Egg Hunts (2 LOCATIONS!)   Pines Park: 34942 Camino Capistrano, Sea Canyon Park: 33093 Santiago Drive   Website

Fullerton   March 16   Easter Bunny Pictures & Easter Egg Hunt   707 S Euclid St   Website

Fullerton   March 30   2024 Spring Eggstravaganza @ Pacific Drive Park   222 S Pacific Drive    Website

Garden Grove   March 30   Eggscavation @ Atlantis Play Center   13630 Atlantis Way   Purchase tickets online   Website

Huntington Beach   March 23   Easter Egg Hunt With Pets   16389 Bolsa Chica St   Website

Huntington Beach   March 30   EASTER Eggstravaganza: A Hunt for Fun! @ GERMAN SCHOOL campus   7561 Center Ave   $10 tickets online   Website

Irvine   March 23   Egg Hunt for Kids with Special Needs @ Jeffrey Trail Middle School   155 Visions   Website

Irvine   March 31   Easter Egg Hunt @ University United Methodist Church   18422 Culver   Website

Laguna Niguel   March 23   Bunny Bonanza   25191 Chapparosa Park Rd.   Website

Laguna Woods   March 30   Equestrian Center Egg-stravaganza   Parking off Via Campo Verde   Website

La Habra   March 30   Spring Family Eggstravaganza @ The Community Center   101 W. La Habra Blvd   Website

Newport Beach   March 23   Beyond Blindness Beeper Egg Hunt   1131 Back Bay Dr   Website

Newport Beach   March 23   9th Annual: Mayor’s Egg Race @ Civic Center Park   100 Civic Center Drive   Website

Orange   March 30   Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast @ First Christian Church-Orange  1130 East Walnut Avenue   Website

San Clemente   March 30   Sensational Springtacular @ Vista Hermosa Sports Park   987 Avenida Vista Hermosa   Purchase Tickets   Website

Santa Ana   March 30   EGG-Cellent Adventure @ Centennial Park   3000 W. Edinger Avenue   Website

Stanton   March 30   Stanton Easter Egg Hunt   10660 Western Ave   Website

Tustin   March 30   Easter Egg Hunt @ Tustin Sports Park   12850 Robinson Drive   Website

Tustin   March 30 Easter Egg Hunt @ Peppertree Park 230 W 1st St,  Website

***We do our best to make sure all information is accurate.
However, we are n
ot responsible for errors and/or omissions.

Written by: Patricia Braun – Publisher My Local OC
Research: Tina McNamara – Marketing Assistant My Local OC
My Local OC Serving the Orange County Lifestyle

Patricia Braun is the Owner and Publisher of My Local OC. She has been in Marketing for over 20-years and considers it a privilege to work in an industry that is not only her area of expertise but her passion as well.

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