Though Central Florida has already seen some summer-like days, it’s springtime — and Easter weekend is here.
Check out some Easter happenings:
Keep it local.
The city of Kissimmee is hosting its annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature interactive games, Touch-A-Truck, face painting, bounce houses, candy, raffles and all-day Easter egg hunts (for ages 0-13) to celebrate the season. The Easter Bunny is expected to make a special visit.
Admission is free and open to the public. The event will be held at the Denn John Multipurpose Field, located at 2204 Denn John Lane in Kissimmee. Visit kissimmeeparks.org.
Attend a sunrise service.
Bok Tower Gardens is welcoming everyone to its 93rd annual Easter Sunrise Service on Iron Mountain. The service will be on Easter Sunday, April 21, at 7 a.m. There will be accessible parking, shuttle services and seating.
The Gardens’ Carillonneur Geert D’hollander will begin the celebration at 6:30 a.m. with seasonal music, performed on the 60-bell Singing Tower. Free admission to Bok Tower Gardens will be available from 6 to 8 a.m.; admission will be $15 for adults and $5 for children (ages 5-12) after 8 a.m. For more information, visit boktowergardens.org.
Meet the Easter Bunny.
The Easter Bunny will be returning to The LOOP for its third annual photo opportunity. Families will receive one free photo per family. Additional photos can be taken and purchased for $5.
The event is Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, from noon to 4 p.m. The LOOP shopping center is in Kissimmee.
Hunt for Easter eggs.
The hotel at Margaritaville Resort Orlando is hosting its first-ever Easter egg hunt for all ages. There will be three ages groups: kids (3-12), teens (13-17) and adults (18 and up). Kids and teens can receive free Easter-inspired milkshakes and prizes, while adult participants can win giveaways and discounts to redeem at the hotel’s restaurants, bars, retail and spa.
Interested egg-hunters should meet at the giant red flip-flop in the hotel lobby at 10 a.m. Participants will receive a complimentary Easter basket for egg collecting, and a map.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/622646371508491/?active_tab=about.
Participate in an escape room.
Gaylord Palms is offering its kid-friendly The Mad Tea Party Escape Room in part of its Easter Eggstravaganza. The interactive experience features new puzzles for 2019, beginning with guests receiving an invitation from an anonymous host for a special Easter tea. Guests are then given clues to solve a riddle in order to discover the mystery host.
Guests participating in the weekend escape rooms do not need to be hotel guests. Separate admission is required. Tickets are available at gaylordpalmstickets.com.
Visit an Easter festival.
World Food Trucks is hosting an Easter festival in Kissimmee. The family-friendly event will feature a clown, magic and puppet shows, face painting, an arts and crafts zone, music, 5,000 eggs and more. Plus several food trucks, with tastes from around the world.
The festival will be from noon to 10 p.m. World Food Trucks is located at 5811 W. U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee.
Enjoy a special buffet or brunch.
The Rosen Hotels and Resort Areas are offering Easter celebrations in honor of the holiday, on April 21. Participating locations include Rosen Centre on International Drive (407-996-3969), Rosen Plaza on International Drive (407-996-0256), Rosen Shingle Creek (407-996-3663) and Clarion Inn at Lake Buena Vista (407-996-7300).
All meals have a set price. Operating hours vary. Guests may call the listed numbers to make reservations and accomodations.