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Bok Tower Easter service is Sunday

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:58 am

Bok Tower Gardens will present the 91st annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. An annual tradition since 1926, worshipers are invited to experience the majesty of the sun rising over the horizon atop Iron Mountain. Accessible parking, shuttle service, and seating for guests will be available. The Entrance Gate, Visitor Center and Gift Shop will open at 6 a.m. Donations are suggested.

Gardens’ carillonneur Geert D’hollander will begin the celebration at 6:30 a.m. with a selection of seasonal music performed on the 60-bell Singing Tower carillon. Following the service, the Blue Palmetto Café will offer a special buffet for $12.95 per adult; $8.95 per child under 12. Scrambled eggs, Spanish eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, home style potatoes, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, and beverages. .

At 1 and 3:00 p.m., D’hollander will perform hymns and other seasonal carillon music for the occasion. After 8 a.m. general admission to the Gardens is $14 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. Members and children under 5 are admitted free. Pinewood Estate will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. for an additional fee.