Easter and Spring Events in Orlando
Planning to bring on spring or celebrate Easter in Orlando? We have plenty of activities to keep you and your family hopping. With springtime events, delicious Easter dining and religious Easter sunrise services, Orlando has egg-tastic events for the whole family in 2018!
From Mar. 10 through Mar. 31, kids of all ages can meet The Bunny and get a complimentary gift at The Mall at Millenia, less than 20 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. You can take your own photos or opt for a professional photo package.
The Florida Mall will also offer Easter Bunny Photos at Center Court near the Dining Pavilion. Simply reserve your appointment online for a photo with the fluffy one ahead of time. Reservations are available from Mar. 9 through Mar. 31.
Easter Events and Services
Sunrise Easter Services: Both SeaWorld Orlando and Bok Tower Gardens, about an hour from Walt Disney World Resort, host sunrise services on Easter morning, which is Apr. 1 this year. Admission to both events is free.
Easter Weekend Open House at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art (Mar. 30 – Apr. 1): The event is one of several Open House Weekends hosted by this acclaimed museum in Winter Park, just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. The Morse Museum is also home to the world’s largest collection of works by famed artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt: Each year, the City of Winter Park, about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, hosts an Easter Egg Hunt. Date and event details will be announced soon.
International Drive and Restaurant Row
Ocean Prime: This high-end, seafood-focused restaurant will offer an a-la-carte Easter brunch menu featuring favorites such as French toast, quiche and Crab Benedict. They’re part of Orlando’s Restaurant Row, minutes from Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.
Taverna Opa: This authentic Greek eatery is offering a free glass of wine with any lamb entrée on Easter. They’ll also have complimentary Tsougrisma eggs, which are used in Greece’s traditional Eastertime egg-cracking game. You’ll find the restaurant on International Drive.
Near Walt Disney World Resort
B Resort & Spa: The American Kitchen Bar + Grill is offering two dining packages on Easter. Priced at $25 per person, and available from 7-11 a.m., the Buffet Breakfast includes a build-your-own omelet station, cooked-to-order eggs and a variety of traditional breakfast items. From 7 a.m. through 2 p.m., and priced at $40 per person, the Brunch Buffet adds a carving station and a select number of other items to the mix, as well as one complimentary Bloody Mary, mimosa or sangria for guests 21 and up. (For an additional $15, these beverages are unlimited.)
Bohemian Hotel Celebration: The resort’s Lakeside Bar + Grill is offering a prix-fixe, all-day Easter menu. It includes a hunt board display, strawberry salad, seafood and shellfish display, soup station, carving station, dessert station, breakfast items, a selection of entrées with sides, and a selection of kid-friendly menu items. Pricing is $59 for adults and $25 for children, with indoor and al-fresco dining available.
Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista: At a price of $32.95 per adult and $13.99 per child, with free valet parking, the Rosen Ballroom will have a wide range of starters and entrées, as well as carving, omelet and dessert stations. Guests ages 21 and up can also enjoy complimentary champagne and mimosas. Furthermore, you can save an additional 10 percent with a prepaid reservation.
Hilton Orlando: This resort is offering multiple Easter dining options. First, an in-room dining Easter special is available for $22.95 per person. For $50, you can also have the Easter Bunny himself deliver a special basket. From March 30 through April 1, a traditional Easter plate lunch is available at David’s Club from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., and the same is available for dinner from 4 p.m. till close, priced at $22.95 per guest. On the same dates, Easter brunch will be available at Bistro, priced at $45 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under, with varying start times and special appearances from the Easter Bunny. Also on those dates, Tropics Pool Bar & Grill will have Easter weekend specials that include $25 beer buckets and $8 cocktails-of-the-day, at varying times. Last but not least, the resort will host an Easter egg hunt on April 1.
Near SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort
Rosen Centre Hotel: From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Easter day, Easter brunch at Café Gauguin will include soups, salads, cheeses, fruits, seafood, select entrees, and seafood, omelet, waffle, carving and dessert stations. What’s more, guests ages 21 and up receive complimentary champagne and mimosas, and valet parking is free. This Easter Brunch is priced at $47.95 per adult and $18.95 per child aged 4-12, with no cost for children ages 3 and under.
Rosen Plaza Hotel: From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on April 1, Café Matisse will have an Easter brunch priced at $43.95 per adult with pre-paid reservations, $46.95 without and $18.95 for children ages 4-11. (Children 3 and under eat free.) The spread will include soups; market salads and cheeses; seafood, dim sum, omelet, carving and dessert stations; a hot buffet; and a children’s mini-buffet.
Rosen Shingle Creek: Easter brunch at Café Osceola will include endless soups, salads, deviled eggs, seafood, pasta, make-your-own waffles, dim sum, sushi, carving stations, a sampling of entrées, and an assortment of desserts and pastries. It’s priced at $68.95 for adults, $29.95 for children ages 4-11 and free for children under 3, with valet parking included. Finally, Florida residents will receive a 25-percent discount.
Near LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Balmoral Resort Florida: This vacation-home resort is located in Haines City, about 20 minutes from LEGOLAND Florida. Starting at 12 p.m. on April 1, they’re offering an Easter dinner with cherry-glazed ham, sweet potatoes mash, green beans and carrots. Pricing is $14.95 per person, and poolside dining is available.
At Orlando’s Theme Parks
Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida (through Apr. 7): Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the Big Easy’s biggest party right here in Orlando. The annual event features a nightly parade, authentic Cajun cooking, live concerts, a recreation of New Orleans’ French Quarter and plenty of beads.
Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando (through Apr. 15): Dine on a wide array of dishes from around the world and sip on craft beer and other libations at this food-focused festival. The event will also host live performances from top names in music, with details forthcoming.
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (through May 28): Epcot’s springtime festival keeps expanding with Disney-themed topiaries, garden spaces, wildlife habitats, exhibits and demonstrations. You can also enjoy garden-themed food and beverages, as well as the Garden Rocks concert series.
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival (Mar. 16–18): One of the most respected outdoor art festivals in the U.S. takes place in Winter Park, about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. Here, you can peruse painting, jewelry, sculpture, digital art and other mediums from 225 juried artists. Furthermore, many Winter Park restaurants and shops will have special offers related to the event.
Spring Fiesta in the Park (Apr. 7–8): Held in downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park, this festival focuses on family-friendly arts and entertainment. Food vendors will also be on hand, and pets are welcome too.
Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival (Apr. 28): This event starts with a parade through downtown Orlando that culminates at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The celebration continues at the venue’s Seneff Arts Plaza with live music, food, arts and crafts, and vendors.