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KIDS EASTER EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

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.
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE EASTER EGG HUNT

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.

QUEEN VICTORIA MAY HAVE POPULARIZED THE EGG HUNT

Kids Easter Events in Orange County

Victoria, 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 MODERN-DAY EASTER EGG HUNT

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

KIDS EASTER EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY
At the time of this posting, these events are planned.  Please check before attending.

Aliso Viejo   Floating Easter Egg Hunt   4/24/2022   Goldfish Swim School 24381 El Toro Rd.   Website
Aliso Viejo
   SAVCA Spring Celebration   4/9/2022  6101 City Lights Dr.   Website
Anaheim   Easter Egg Hunt  4/9/2022   OC Street  Market – 309 N. Manchester Ave.   Website
Anaheim   Easter Eggstravaganza   4/14/2022   201 W. Center St. Promenade   Website
Anaheim   Easter Eggstravaganza @ Disneyland Now through April 17, 2022 – Disneyland @ dsignated areas around the Park  Website
Anaheim
   Mommies Unidas Easter Play Date   4/9/2022   Modjeska Park – 1331 S Nutwood St.  Website
Brea   Bunny Photos @ The Brea Mall   Now through April 16   1065 Brea Mall   Website
Buena Park   Spring Eggstravaganza   4/16/2022   Boisserance Park – 7520 Dale St.   Website
Cerritos   Easter Bunny Photos @ Los Cerritos Center   Now through April 16239 Los Cerritos Center  Website
Costa Mesa   Community Easter Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   United Methodist Church of CM – 420 W. 19th St.   Website
Cypress   Spring Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   Oak Knoll Park 570 Orange Ave.  Website
Dana Point
   Egg Hunt @ Pines Park   4/16/2022   34941 Camino Capistrano   Website
Dana Point   Egg Hunt @ Sea Canyon Park   4/16/2022   33093 Santiago Dr.  Website
Fountain Valley   Annual Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   Fountain Valley Sports Park – 16400 Brookhurst   Website
Fountain Valley    Easter Egg Dying Class   4/15   The Family Glue Shop   Website
Fullerton  So. Cali Market Easter Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   723 S. Harbor Blvd.   Website
Garden Grove   Drive Thru Eggscavation   4/16/2022   Atlantis Play Center – 13630 Atlantis Way   Website
Garden Grove   Fiesta Market Easter Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   15272 Garden Grove Blvd.   Website
Garden Grove
   Ohana Easter Eggstravaganza   4/23/2022   Elks Lodge – 11551 Trask Ave.   Website
Huntington Beach   Easter Bunny Event @ Bella Terra   4/11/2022   7777 Edinger Ave.Website
Huntington Beach   Easter Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   Old World Village – 7561 Center Ave.   Website
Irvine   Community Easter Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   Saddleback Church – 18842 Teller Ave.   Website
Irvine   Egg Hunt &  Movie Night   4/16/2022   30 Crosspointe   Website
Irvine   Easter Eggstravaganza   Now through April 16   Irvine Regional Park   Website
Irvine   Easter Eggstravaganza   4/16/2022   Mariner’s Church – 5001 Newport Coast Dr.   Website
Irvine   Egg Hunt for Children w/Special Needs   4/9/2022   Grace City Church – Jeffrey Trail Middle School – 155 Visions  Website
La Habra   Spring Family Eggstravaganza   4/16/2022   La Bonita Park – 1444 W. Whittier Blvd.   Website
La Habra   Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Pictures   4/9/2022   Frazier Martial Arts – 759 E. Whittier Blvd.   Website
Ladera Ranch   Spring Celebration   4/9/2022   Founders Park – 28275 Avendale Blvd.   Website
Laguna Hills   Easter Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   Costeau Park   Website
Laguna Hills   Eggstravaganza   4/15/2022   Laguna Hills Community Center – 25555 Alicia Pkwy   Website
Laguna Niguel   Easter Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   Yosemite Park – 24481 Yosemite Rd. Website
Los Alamitos   Spring Carnival   4/16/2022   Little Cottonwood Park – 4000 Farquhar Ave.   Website
Mission Viejo   Easter Eggstravaganza   4/16/2022   Kaleidescope – 27741 Crown Vly. Pkwy.   Website
Newport Beach   Easter Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   Newport Dunes – 1131 Back Bay Dr.   Website
Newport Beach   Breakfast with the Easter Bunny   4/10/2022Neiman Marcus – 601 Newport Center Dr. – Level 3  Website
Newport Beach   Eggstravaganza @ Once Upon An Island
Newport Beach   Easter Eggstravaganza @ Once Upon An Island 4/16 & 4/17   118 Agate Ave.  Website
Orange   Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast   4/16/2022   1st Christian Church – 1130 E. Walnut Ave.`  Website
Orange
 Family Easter Event @ St. John’s   4/16/2022   Senne Field – 140-198 S. Schaffer St.  Website
Placentia   Easter Eggcitement   4/9/2022   Kraemer Memorial Park – 201 N. Bradford Ave.  Website
Rancho Santa Margarita   Peeps & Pups   4/15/2022   Starbucks Coutyard – 30465 Avenida de las Flores   Website
Santa Ana   Easter Egg Hunt   4/10/2022   Heritage Museum – 3101 W. Harvard   Website
Santa Ana   Spring Festival   4/16/2022   2nd Baptist Church – 4300 Westminster Ave.   Website
Santa AnaT   he Egg-Cellent Adventure Egg Hunt   4/16/2022 Centenial Regional Park – 3000 W. Edinger  Website
San Clemente   
Hop and Shop   4/16/2022   Outlets @ San Clemente   Website
San Clemente   Sensational Springtacular   4/16/2022   Vista Hermosa Sports Park – 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa   Website
Stanton   Easter Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   Stanton Central Park   Website
Tustin   Easter Celebration   4/16/2022   Tustin Sports Park   Website
Yorba Linda   Eggcitement Egg Hunt   4/16/2022   Hurless Barton Park   Website
Yorba Linda   D&J’s Kids Easter Egg Hunt   4/9/2022   D&J Custom Crafts – 16621 Lathrop Dr.  Website

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

Researched & Written by: Patricia Braun

 

 

 

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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