The 2010 Easter activities and events planned for the Phoenix, Arizona area are sure to provide an unforgettable Easter celebration for everyone. Loads of activities are scheduled including special church services, Easter Dinners and Buffets, unique Easter musical performances, Easter egg hunts and fun craft projects. I am sure you will find something to do to make this year’s Easter Celebration one to remember. Here a just a few of my top picks:
• Desert Valley Christian Ringers Handbell Concert
This community handbell choir performs a variety of Lenten, Easter and secular songs under the direction of Dwight Vilauer.
March 21, 2010
Sunday 3:00 P.M.
Cost: Free, accepting donations
Location: Eternal Life Lutheran Church- 7205 E. Main St. Mesa, Az. 85207
I have not heard Desert Valley Christian Ringers perform but I have attended handbell performances in the past. My favorite is Christmas handbell choir performances. This will surely be a unique Easter musical event.
• Easter Sunday Buffet
If you love to cook this event is for you! You will be able to watch chef Gio Osso create entire meal, ask him questions and then enjoy the final prepared meal. The menu will focus upon preparing an Easter dinner of stuffed leg of lamb, grilled asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, lox, quiche, frittata, chocolate bunny lollipops and a mimosa.
March 27, 2010
Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Cost: $100 per person
Location: Estate House- 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Suite 200 Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
This event includes breakfast and an egg hunt and inflatable bouncers for age 7 and younger. Stop by the library table for a craft and surprise. In the event of inclement weather or poor field conditions, the event will be rescheduled for 8 a.m. April 3 at Golden Eagle Park. March 27, 2010 Saturday 8:00 A.M. Cost: Free
Location: Fountain Hills Branch Library
12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
• Easter Bunny Photos
Kids and families can celebrate this spring by visiting the Easter Bunny at the Arizona Mills food court. Professional photos of kids or the entire family are available for purchase.
March 11, 2010 – April 3, 2010
Sunday, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $14.99 – $34.99
Location: Arizona Mills- 5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, AZ. 85282
• Eggceptional Easter Egg Hunt
This event features age-appropriate egg hunts, a yummy pancake and sausage breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, bouncers, Bubbles the clown and a petting zoo. Participants are required to bring their own Easter baskets. April 3, 2010
Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Location: Desert Life Church- 15650 N. 83rd Way, Scottsdale, AZ. 85260
• Bon Appétit: Easter Dinner
Participants are taught recipes to celebrate Easter. The menu features mini crab cakes, asparagus and mushroom tarts, balsamic- and Dijon-glazed ham with roasted pearl onions, rice pilaf with peas and pine nuts, green bean and fennel salad, and lemon and white chocolate mousse parfaits with strawberries. This class is for age 18 and older. Registration required.
March 28, 2010 Sunday 1:00 P.M. Cost: $79
Location: Sur La Table 7122 E. Greenway Prkwy. Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
• Baskets and Bunnies
Children ages 2 to 5 and a caregiver make bunnies and patterned baskets for spring. Artwork in the Pattern Wizardry exhibit serves as inspiration. Registration required.
April 3, 2010
Saturday 10:30 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.
Location: Arizona Museum for Youth 35 N. Robson, Mesa, AZ. 85201
Most local Phoenix, Arizona churches are having special Easter services check this directory for church locations and times: Phoenix Church Listings
So put on your Easter bonnet and go find some wonderful things to do to help you celebrate this Easter Holiday!