Easter weekend is a special time to celebrate and gather with loved ones in the Santa Ynez Valley. We know there’s plenty to do between family gatherings and church outings, so we’ve compiled a list of activities and events over Easter Weekend for you to peruse.
Saturday, April 20
🥚Easter Egg Hunt
29th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Egg hunt
The Valley’s largest egg hunt is in Buellton at River View Park. The Easter Eggstravaganza starts at 9am. Get there early so you don’t have to rush. Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10:00 am sharp! After the hunt, enjoy activities, games, Easter crafts, a picture with the Easter bunny, food trucks and more! Plus the 4th Annual Adult-only egg hunt.
Hours: 9am – 1pm
Cost of Event: Free admission
Sunday, April 21, Easter Day
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Hop, skip and jump to this Sunday’s Annual Easter Brunch in the Sycamore Rooms at Alisal Guest Ranch. We’ll be serving a full brunch buffet with a salad, seafood and omelet bar; carving station and dessert buffet.
Hours: 11:00am – 1:00pm Cost: $65 Per Person – $24 Children 12 and Under
Chumash Casino Resort – The Café
Chumash Casino Resort – The Buffet
Enjoy this “All You Can Eat” Easter Menu which includes Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Oven Roasted Turkey, Honey-Mustard Glazed Bone-In-Ham, Crab Legs, Peel & Eat Shrimp Cocktail Choose from a variety of international cuisines, An endless display of desserts Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Confetti Cup Cakes, Trifle, Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts, Bread Pudding and more!
$45, $14.95 Children under 12 years old
Chumash Casino Resort – Willows
Sunday, April 21, 2019
CREAMED PEA SOUP, Spring peas, leeks, mint, and san Daniel prosciutto
ASPARAGUS SALAD – Arugula, asparagus, Laura Chenel goat cheese, Herb vinaigrette
DOVER SOLE Tableside, haricot verts, Marcona almonds,
RACK OF LAMB – Colorado, green garlic, colcannon mashed
potatoes, porcini, mushrooms
Meyer Lemon and blueberry mousse, lavender, shortbread, mascarpone
Time slots are 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm and reservations can be made by calling Flying Flags.
GRILLED FRUIT SKEWERS
TRI-TIP SKEWERS with chimichurri sauce
GRILLED VEGETABLE PLATTER
CREAM CHEESE & SMOKED SALMON CROSTINI
AVOCADO TOAST – assorted toppings
SPINACH & GOAT CHEESE SALAD – lemon vinaigrette, dried cranberries, and candied pecans
SPRING VEGETABLE QUICHE
BERRY & LEMON PARFAITS
MINI CARROT CAKE CUPCAKES
CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN WITH FIXINGS
ADULTS: $35; KIDS (UNDER 13): $18
BOTTOMLESS MIMOSA BAR ($10 extra)
10am-3pm (then open for regular/new Spring dinner menus at 5pm)
The buffet will be served in the Lounge
$49.00++ for adults, $18.00++ for kids (12 and under)
Guests can make reservations by calling (805) 686-8681 or at www.root-246.com
The Bear and Star
Enjoy a decadent Easter Brunch at The Bear and Star. This buffet-style meal will include a variety of classic brunch items as well as signature dishes from the culinary team at The Bear and Star.
Reservations are available from 11am to 3pm.
$60* for Adults
$25* for Children 12 and under
* gratuity and taxes excluded
🥚Easter Egg Hunts
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Family-friendly Easter egg hunt
This event starts at 12:30pm in the Garden. Easter baskets for the children provided while supplies last. We request that guests be sure to arrive on time.
St. Mark’s-in-the Valley Episcopal Church
Holy Week Easter Services & Egg Hunt
St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church’s popular Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. on the church grounds located at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in Los Olivos. Toddlers and children through elementary school ages are invited to bring their own basket and discover special treats throughout the courtyard and gardens.
Bring a picnic basket and enjoy some wine while the kids paint eggs, hunt for treats, and take photos with the Easter Bunny! Food will be available for purchase.
12:30 – 5pm
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
Learn about Solvang’s Danish heritage and early history. Viking and Danish artifacts on display plus diorama cottage of downtown in the 1920s!
Nashville artist relocated to the Central Coast MAVERICK SALOON welcomes Liv Waters music to their Sunday patio
🍷 Wine Tasting Rooms Open
The following Santa Ynez Valley wineries and tasting rooms will also be open on Sunday, April 1. We recommend calling ahead to confirm hours.
- Alma Rosa, (805) 688-9090, 10am – 5:30pm
- Ampelos, (805) 736-9957, 11am -5pm
- Barbieri-Kempe, (805) 688-8882, 12 – 5ish
- Beckmen, (805) 688 – 8664, 11am – 5pm
- Cali Love Wine, 12 – 7pm
- Carivintas, (805) 693-4331, 11am – 5pm
- Carr Warehouse, (805) 688-5757, 11am – 6pm
- Casa Dumetz, (805) 344-1900, 11am-6pm
- Community Craft & The Doggy Door, 12 – 5pm
- Coquelicot, (805) 688-1500, 11am – 5pm
- CrossHatch Winery, (805) 691-9192, 12am -6pm
- The Hideaway LO
- Zinke Wine Co., (805) 338-1403, 11-5pm