Easter celebrations, events at Lake Tahoe

Miranda Jacobson

Spring is in full effect in the Tahoe Basin. One day it snows and sets a cold temperature, the next the sun is out and we experience record warmth.

Easter weekend will be a prime example. Snow is expected on Saturday but Sunday’s forecast is sunny and clear, making good conditions for egg hunts, depending on the amount of snow that falls.

Festivities that are fun for the entire family will be kicking off on both shores of Lake Tahoe on Friday and lasting through the weekend.

Egg Hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny

Visit the Easter Bunny at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Arcade this weekend and take family photos that will last a lifetime.

From 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 15, and from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, the Easter Bunny will be in Harrah’s Arcade taking professional photos with guests.

Each photo costs $10, and there will be up to four hours of parking validation available with a $20 purchase.

For more information, visit

Lake Tahoe Fellowship host free Easter Egg Hunt

A free Easter Egg Hunt will take place rain or shine Saturday afternoon in South Lake Tahoe.

The Lake Tahoe Christian Fellowship will host an Easter Egg hunt and dash in the parking lot from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at 3580 Blackwood Road.

The event is for kids 17 and under and there will be more than 4,000 eggs to find, with special treats inside.

The free event will also feature Ever After Productions Princesses, crafts and face painting.

Tot Egg Hunt at Kahle Community Park

Kahle Community Center and Tahoe Douglas Firefighters Association are coming together to sponsor the Tot Egg Hunt for the whole family at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15.

The hunt will be at Kahle Community Park at Stateline for ages 6 and under. All kids can hunt for free, and should bring their own basket to collect eggs. Parents should bring a camera to capture pictures of the hunt, along with the fire trucks, which the kids will be allowed to climb on and explore.

Lake Tahoe Optimist Easter Egg Hunt at LTCC

After a two year hiatus, the Lake Tahoe Optimist Club is putting on their Annual Easter Egg hunt in the Lake Tahoe Community College Parking lot starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16.

The Easter Bunny will hide thousands of eggs throughout the LTCC parking lot near the college’s gym during the Easter Costume Parade and Contest. Kids should bring a basket to hold their eggs in and should wear their best Easter bonnet or costume for the parade and contest.

Children will be sorted by age group and needs, and prizes will be given to everyone who participates. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the contest starting at 10:45 a.m..

The hunt will begin at 11 a.m. for free for children ages 1-11. Parents will not be able to accompany their kids on the actual hunt, but the Easter Bunny will be around for all activities, so make sure to bring a camera for photos.

Additionally, there will be a fire truck for children to climb on and explore.

To learn more, visit

Heavenly Village Easter Egg Hunt

The Shops at Heavenly Village is holding an Easter Eggstravaganza beginning at 10 a.m.this Sunday, April 17, with something for everyone in the family.

For children 12 years and under, there will be an Easter egg hunt with over 15,000 candy and toy-filled eggs, with cash prize eggs totaling $1,000. Some eggs will have offers from the stores.

The cost for each child is $5 per, and tickets should be reserved ahead of time. All proceeds will go to a local charity.

The hunt will be held outdoors between Fire and Ice and Gunbarrel Tavern in the Village. The three age categories for the hunt include kids 5 and under, 6-8, and 9-12.

There will also be a Build-A-Bunny spot open while supplies last, and the Easter Bunny will be on-site for a meet and greet.

Easter brunch will be available along with bottomless mimosas at Fire and Ice.

For more information, visit

To purchase a ticket for the Easter egg hunt, visit

Brunch Around the Basin

Easter Brunch on the lake at Riva Grill

Riva Grill be hosting a champagne Easter Brunch on the lake with the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. 
Reservations are recommended and can be made at

The Champagne Brunch is $95, the Adult Brunch is $75, and the Kids Brunch is $35.

The menu features a slow-roasted Angus Prime carving station, made-to-order omelets, a seafood station, a variety of breakfast treats and desserts, and more.

For more information, visit

Easter Champagne Brunch Buffet at Granlibakken Tahoe

Bring the family to Granlibakken Tahoe for a heavenly brunch spread at 10 a.m. or 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.

Reservations are required. Adults cost $55.95 (plus taxes/fees) and kids under 12 cost $35.95 (plus taxes/fees).

There will be a visit from the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. The menu for brunch will feature crab benedict, made-to-order waffles, freshly carved prime rib, a honey glazed ham, and an assortment of sides and pastries. Mimosas and Granlibakken Easter Punch will also be available.

To view the entire menu and make your reservation, visit

Easter Brunch on the M.S. Dixie II

All aboard the M.S. Dixie II to celebrate Easter with a brunch and two hour cruise leaving form the Zephyr Cove Resort at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 17.

Take in the views of the lake with this scenic brunch cruise, featuring a buffet with Belgian waffles, choice of smoke bacon, turkey sausage, or lemon thyme chicken breast, and much more.

Reservations for this trip are highly recommended. The M.S. Dixie II will depart from Zephyr Cove and tour Emerald Bay, giving guests photo opportunities before viewing a special video presentation.

Guests should arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time to receive their boarding passes, and a complimentary shuttle will be offering transportation from select local Lake Tahoe areas. The opportunity to opt in for the shuttle will be available during the reservation process.

To reserve your spot, visit

For more information, call 1-800-23-TAHOE.

There are many Easter events at Lake Tahoe.
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