25 Easter Festivities in Orlando

Check out these fun, family-friendly Easter activities happening in Central Florida!

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Winter Park

Mini Easter Parades

“Winter Park’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is the city’s longest running community event. COVID-19 can stop us from congregating in large numbers but it cannot stop us from celebrating. We just need to do it in a different way, from a safe distance,” City Manager Randy Knight said in a press release. In lieu of the Easter egg hunt, the city will hold three small parades starting at 9 a.m. on April 3. The Easter bunny will hop down trails in three different neighborhoods as part of the four-car parade. Winter Park asks people attending the parade to maintain COVID safety precautions during the parades. For more information, call the city of Winter Park at 407-599-3342 or click here.

Easter Weekend Open House at the Morse Museum

Delight in the melodies of classical music while taking in Louis Comfort Tiffany’s leaded-glass windows emblazoned with the flowers of spring. Free admission March 30 – April 3, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, www.morsemuseum.org

Easter Brunch at The Alfond Inn

Dig in to a decadent brunch served family-style featuring all of your holiday favorites. $59/adults and $29/children ages 5–12. April 4, at 12 pm or 3 pm. 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, www.thealfondinn.com

Cocina 214

Our friends at Cocina 214 are at it again, this time with an Easter Meal for 4-6 to-go for $175.00. The menu includes chips and guacamole, Mexican corn, pescado rico, carne asada, grilled veggies, black beans and Mexican rice, tres leches, and brownie bites. Place your order online or call 407-790-7997. 151 E Welbourne Ave, Winter Park, www.cocina214.com


The Grand Bohemian

Indulge at this award-winning jazz brunch held in the heart of downtown. With even more culinary options, this spectacular spread for Easter includes an amazing family-style brunch. Afterward, take a stroll around Lake Eola and enjoy the city-wide farmers market. $74/adults, 325 S. Orange Ave., www.grandbohemianhotel.com

Egging In My Hood Easter Egg Hunt

Central Florida families are invited to the first-ever Egging My Hood Easter egg hunt with fun for the entire family. At the free, walkthrough event, attendees will receive free candy along with free LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida dental hygiene kits. All guests must wear a mask to participate in the event. Event hosts include Al’s Food Store, Jimmie “Drop D” Williams, and One Love BBQ. Saturday, April 3 from 11 am – 3 pm. 916 S. Parramore Ave. Orlando, FL 32805

Lake Nona

Canvas Restaurant & Market

Celebrate Easter in the picturesque, new urbanism town of Laureate Park right on the lake. Gather for an Easter feast at Canvas Lake Nona! Serving celebratory meals featuring culinary classics and holiday favorites in the comfort of their dining room. 13615 Saches Avenue, Orlando, www.canvaslakenona.com

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen

At sister restaurant Chroma, you can celebrate Easter with culinary classics and holiday favorites in Lake Nona. 407-955-4340; 6967 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando www.chromalakenona.com

International Drive/Sand Lake Road/South Orlando

Tapa Toro Flamenco

Tapa Toro

It’s hard to beat this location, right beneath the ICON Orlando Wheel. Celebrate with an Easter Dinner at Tapa Toro Sunday, April 4 from 4 pm to 10 pm. Tapa Toro is serving a special pig roast prix-fixe menu for $28 per person. The full menu is also available. Celebrating at home? Schedule an order for pickup up to one week in advance via ChowNow! 8441 International Dr #260, Orlando, www.tapatoro.restaurant

Taverna Opa

From the same owners as Tapa Toro comes this ever-popular Greek restaurant at Pointe Orlando, known for its authentic cuisine and lively atmosphere. Of course lamb is an Easter treat, and nobody prepares it better than the Greeks. Order any lamb entrée and receive a free glass of house wine! The full menu is also available. Reserve your table now! Celebrating at home? Schedule an order for pickup up to one week in advance via ChowNow! 9101 International Dr #2240, Orlando www.tavernaopa.com

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Starting March 20, The Easter Bunny Garden Experience will be offering its award-winning Easter Bunny and candid photo packages at ICON Park. The experience is located next to the new Museum of Illusions building and will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through April 3. In addition to their beautiful photos, every child that visits the Easter Bunny will receive a special souvenir button they can display for a complimentary ride on The Wheel. Additional tickets can be purchased with a 50 percent discount for all of the Easter Bunny’s guests. 8375 International Dr, Orlando, www.iconparkorlando.com

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Enjoy a three-course Easter Filet Menu and a special children’s three-course option. Interested in celebrating at home? Order the Easter 3-Course Filet Menu or the Filet Wellington Family Menu for curbside pickup. Easter dine-in begins at 11 am on April 4, 8030 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando www.flemingssteakhouse.com

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Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime Orlando will be open on Easter Sunday, April 4 from 11 am – 3 pm for a special Easter brunch menu (dine-in only) and 3 to 8 pm. featuring each location’s dinner menu (dine-in or carryout). An Easter Elegance at Home menu is being offered for carryout from 11 am – 8 pm. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance of pick up. Orders can be placed here. Pick-up slots are first come, first served, based on availability. Meals come with heating and preparation instructions. 7339 W Sand Lake Rd #400, Orlando www.ocean-prime.com

Rosen Shingle Creek

Sous Vide Duck Confit. Moroccan Lamb Stew. Four-Cheese Butter Poached Main Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese. You will be hard-pressed in Orlando to find another holiday brunch quite like those impeccably served at Rosen Shingle Creek. Rosen Shingle Creek’s brunches are available Easter Day, April 4, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. Cost is $64.95 per adult plus tax and service charge, $25.95 plus tax and service charge for children ages 4-11. Children 3 and younger eat free. Florida residents receive a 25 percent discount.  Self-parking is complimentary. Reservations are required, so please call 407-996-3663 to secure the best available seating. 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando www.rosenshinglecreek.com

Millenia Area

The Mall at Millenia

Enjoy photos with the Bunny at The Mall at Millenia’s colorful tea party garden in the Orangerie Cafés. Saturday, March 13 – Saturday, April 3 from 12:00 pm to  5:00 pm. Make a reservation online! The Mall at Millenia will be closed Easter Sunday, April 4. 4200 Conroy Rd, Orlando www.mallatmillenia.com

Peep Tini


April 3 and 4 head to Duffy’s for amazing Easter specials including a Lobster Linguini: Pan-seared split Maine lobster tail, Cajun lobster cream, vine-ripened tomato, green onion, aged parmesan, garlic bread ($29.99) and a delicious Filet Mignon: 8oz. flame grilled, served with choice of two sides ($27.99). All specials are available for dine-in and curbside takeout. And don’t forget the drinks! Duffy’s is introducing a Peep-Tini: Stoli Vanil, White Crème de Cacao, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, heavy cream ($7). 4158 Conroy Road, Orlando www.duffysmvp.com

Universal Orlando Area

Voodoo Doughnut

Our friends over at Voodoo are whipping up some Easter specials soon! Keep an eye on their social media, and check back here for updates. 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando www.voodoodoughnut.com

The Kitchen’s Easter Buffet at Hard Rock Hotel

Experience Easter in The Kitchen restaurant with carved items like roasted oregano and harrisa rubbed leg of lamb, bourbon and brown sugar glazed ham and breakfast favorites like an omelet and Eggs Benedict station and oven fresh pastries. 5800 Universal Blvd, www.hardrockhotels.com/orlando

Disney Area

Easter Brunch at Ale & Compass Restaurant

Spring into the season with a scrumptious brunch during Easter  weekend. What better place is there to celebrate those who light your way than at a restaurant inspired by a lighthouse! Choose from delicious à la carte options including blueberry-bacon pancakes with a side of sausage or bacon, shrimp and white cheddar grits with poached eggs, chorizo and charred tomato stew, Maine lobster roll on a New England-style roll with house-made chips and so much more! April 3 and 4 only. 1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, www.disneyworld.disney.go.com

Easter Brunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe

You’ll be sure to rustle up a family celebration that your favorite posse will never forget at Whispering Canyon Cafe! Enjoy the delicious Holiday Brunch-B-Q Menu including the all-you-care-to-enjoy signature skillet, featuring mini pastries, house-made buttermilk-cheddar biscuits with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, hickory-smoked bacon, sausage, smoked salmon and pulled pork, Mickey Mouse waffles and green asparagus with Hollandaise sauce. Plant-based options are available upon request. Reservations are highly recommended. 901 Timberline Dr, Orlando www.disney.go.com

Marlow’s Tavern

Everybody loves Easter Brunch at Marlow’s. But space is limited, and it fills up fast. So call your neighborhood Tavern to make a reservation now! Or celebrate Easter the right way, with a crowd-pleasing Brunch Kit from Marlow’s. $120 feeds 5-6 and features Broccoli & Swiss or Bacon & Cheddar Frittata, Raspberry French Toast Casserole, NY Style Cheesecake plus many a la carte favorites to add. Order online now!

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Spring It On at Gaylord Palms Resort

Get ready to Spring It On with an itinerary full of family-friendly seasonal escapes at Gaylord Palms Resort! With their Once Upon A Spring events and activities, including an all-new interactive live show – Paint Me A Fairytale, Spring-inspired scavenger hunts, art activities, cookie decorating, live entertainment, and more, Gaylord Palms is ready to help you celebrate the season. All events have been thoughtfully designed with social distancing in mind and their enhanced Commitment to Clean protocols. 6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

From April 1-4, the island-inspired paradise will sparkle with springtime cheer as exciting Easter events pop up for all to enjoy. With egg hunts, fun runs, basket deliveries, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny, these seasonal activities will surely have you smiling from ear to ear. The Easter Brunch menu includes an assortment of artisan breads, omelet station, carving station with roast rib of beef, salmon, and chicken, and dessert station, in addition to a special station for kids offering favorites like chicken tenders, mac n’ cheese, and cheeseburger sliders. To view the full menu, click here. 8000 Fins Up Cir, Kissimmee www.margaritavilleresorts.com/margaritaville-resort-orlando

Encore Resort at Reunion

Enjoy Easter at Encore Resort at Reunion! The Bunny Hop 5K is happening on April 3. On Easter, Encore Resort will be celebrating with an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, and Easter basket deliveries! The homes at Encore Resort range from 4-13 bedrooms and include a home theater, arcade, private pool, hot tub, plus each bedroom has its own bathroom. And the best part, Encore Resort is an affordable option that provides luxury amenities and the comforts of home for the entire family, all in one beautiful residence. Hours subject to change, please call (407)308-0508 for most up to date operating hours. 7635 Fairfax Dr, Reunion www.encorereunion.com

Beyond Orlando

95th Annual Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens in nearby Lake Wales offers one of Central Florida’s longest running Easter sunrise services. You can join the 95th Annual Easter Sunrise Service with two viewing options. Watch via Facebook Live or online at their website.

The service is also being recorded and uploaded later to the Bok Tower Gardens YouTube channel.

Rev. Chad Reynolds, Reverend of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales, will present the message. Geert D’hollander will perform sacred hymns and uplifting music before and after the Easter message.

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