Celebrate Easter Sunday festivities around Lake Tahoe

The birds are chirping, the sun is warming and the snow is melting. Spring is here and Easter is this Sunday.

Due to the pandemic, Easter Sunday might look a little different from previous years, but more festive events are here as restrictions ease.


Easter Egg Hunt at Heavenly Village

Heavenly Village Shops will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. for children 12 and under. Over 10,000 eggs filled with candies and toys will be hidden for children to find, including $1,000 in silver eggs. Some eggs will also contain offerings from village shops.

The event will take place outside between Fire and Ice and Gunbarrel Tavern in the village. There are three hunting age categories to make it fair. Age groups include 5 and under, 6-8 and 9-12. During the hunt, the Easter Bunny will be on hand for a meet and there’s also a “Build a Bunny” section where kids can build a stuffed bunny for $15.

Don’t feel left out if you’re an adult, Fire and Ice offers bottomless mimosas. The cost of the hunt is $5 per child. There is a limited number of tickets available. Profits from the hunt will be donated to a local charity. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heavenly-village-easter-egg-hunt-tickets-141172295135.

Be artistic

Incorporate art into your Easter Sunday plans. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, the Tahoe Art League will host its Spring Show.

Members of the Tahoe Art League will show off their talent at the Spring Forward exhibition.

For more information, visit http://www.talart.org or call 530-544-2313.

Make the day sweet

Sugar Pine Bakery’s DIY Easter Cookie Kits are back for another year. These festive kits contain 10 sugar cookies, four packets of royal icing and four cups of sprinkles. Cookie kits are $20.

Sugar Pine is taking orders for DIY Easter kits through April 4. To order yours, call 530-542-7000 or email sugarpinebakery8@gmail.com.

Easter will also take over Crazy Good Bakery with festive cupcakes, cookies and treats.

Crazy Good Bakery will be making festive treats for Easter this Sunday.
Crazy good bakery.

Live the magic at the Loft

Instead of the traditional Easter celebration, take the family to the Loft located in the Heavenly Village to bring some magic to this special day.

On Easter Sunday there will be three different times in the evening to experience one of The Loft’s unique magic and illusion shows performed by Robert Hall.

The Loft serves American tapas concocted by culinary expert Frank Trotta. Book your tickets early as seats are filling up due to limited seating. For more information, visit thelofttahoe.com.

Treat yourself to dinner at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Spend Easter Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. There will be special menus at Park Prime and Alpine Union Bar and Kitchen this Sunday.

Park Prime offers a three-course meal for $95 per person. Start with a choice of French Onion Soup or a Wedge Salad, followed by a Filet of Choice with a half pound of Colossal Alaskan King Crab. To really get you in the Easter spirit, finish the meal with a Bananas Foster. The regular menu will also be available. Park Prime will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Alpine Union is also offering a special Easter menu that will be available for $35 per person. Start by choosing a spring vegetable soup or an alpine Easter salad. As a main course, they offer a ham steak glazed with Dijon honey, served with potatoes au gratin and asparagus. A delicious strawberry shortcake is on the menu for dessert. The Easter menu at Alpine Union will be available from 1 p.m. on Sunday.

According to Nevada state guidelines, parties are limited to no more than six people. For more information and to book, visit hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com/dining-restaurants/.


Bunny Trail Community Egg Hunt

On Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday, the Incline Village Championship Golf Course hosts a Bunny Trail Community Egg Hunt for Village and Crystal Bay residents. The hunt is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stroll Bunny Trail while looking for festive eggs and photo ops. The event is open to the whole family and will take place on a one-way course.

Guests will move through the event at regular intervals to snatch eggs at each hunting station. Face coverings are mandatory. To reserve your spot, call 775-832-1310.

Alicia R. Rucker