Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Easter in Scottsdale

Easter in Scottsdale

Easter activities in Scottsdale are perfect for bringing the whole family together. Whether you’re partaking in a delightful brunch or enjoying an egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny, there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Scottsdale!

Note: Most restaurants and resorts require reservations. Please call ahead to verify times and pricing and to make reservations.

Photos with the Easter Bunny at Scottsdale Fashion Square

    When: March 19 – April 4; 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Mon. – Thurs.); 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Fri. – Sat.); 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Sun.)
    Details: Bring the kids for a visit with the Easter Bunny, located on the upper level in the Nordstrom wing. Take photos and receive a free gift!
    Cost: Click here for pricing
    Phone: 480-941-2140

Free Easter Bunny Photos at Desert Ridge Marketplace

    When: March 20 – April 4, 2015
    Details: Kids can visit with the Easter Bunny and get a free downloadable photo and gift (available while supplies last). Photo packages are also available for purchase. The Easter Bunny is on site Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22 and returns Friday, March 27 through Saturday, April 4. Click here for the Easter Bunny’s schedule.
    Cost: Free
    Phone: 480-513-7586

Phoe-Phoe’s Afternoon Tea Party at The Phoenician

    When: Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Details: Phoe-Phoe’s Afternoon Tea Party, a charming version of The Phoenician’s traditional offering, offers kid-friendly finger sandwiches, scones and an assortment of desserts. Kids will receive a plush bunny Phoe-Phoe, the resort’s signature mascot, and a copy of its latest children’s book, Fun at The Phoenician with Phoe-Phoe & Friends. Local Scottsdale couple, author Emily Randolph and photographer/illustrator Dan Merchant, will be on hand to sign copies of the book and read to the children. Joining them will be one of the stars of the story, Lady, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    Cost: $45 per person
    Phone: 480-423-2530

Daisy the Bunny at Outlets at Anthem

    When: Saturday April 4, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Details: Bring your little ones to meet Daisy the Bunny at the Spring gazebo for photo hop-portunities! Make sure to bring your camera! The Spring gazebo is located between The Children’s Place and Polo Ralph Lauren.
    Cost: Free
    Phone: 623-465-9500

Easter Brunch with Fox Restaurant Concepts

    When: Sunday, April 5
    Details: Easter is just around the corner and a number of our restaurants are featuring specialty menus and Easter games in honor of our furry friend. Specialty menus for the day have been crafted with your whole family in mind. It’s sure to be a sunny Easter weekend, so join us on the patio for a delicious Easter brunch. Enjoy delicious options from Olive & Ivy, Culinary Dropout, True Food Kitchen, and more!
    Cost: Menu pricing varies; see website for details
    Phone: 480-905-6920

Easter Brunch and dinner at ZuZu

    When: Sunday, April 5, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. (brunch); 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. (dinner)
    Details: Savor a delicious brunch at the Hotel Valley Ho. Guests have the option of ordering brunch specials or choosing from the seasonal menu. A Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar will be available from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Easter egg hunt begins at 9 a.m. and features prizes and a special golden egg. The chefs at ZuZu also have a savory dinner menu in store, and dessert is served all day long! Choose from coconut cream pie or chocolate and blueberry bread pudding. Click here to view brunch and dinner specials.
    Cost: A la carte pricing
    Phone: 480-248-2039

Easter Egg Hunt and Celebratory Brunch at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

    When: Sunday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. (Easter egg hunt); 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Easter brunch at elements); 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Easter brunch buffet in The Views)
    Details: The resort’s Sunset Lawn Garden becomes an early morning playground for resort guests, with a hunt for hidden eggs and treats. The prix-fixe Easter brunch at elements includes items like Maine lobster bisque, foie gras sticky buns, baked oysters, Dungeness crab, BBQ shrimp n’ grits, Korean fried chicken, lobster benedict, and more. The Easter brunch buffet in The Views features spreads including artisanal bread, cheese and dessert displays, an omelet station, and a carving station. Entrée plates will offer pasta with lobster, shrimp, and crab, plus pan seared salmon and more. Reservations are required for Easter events. Click here for more information.
    Cost: $80 for adults / $25 for children (ages 6-12) at elements; $65 for adults / $20 for children (ages 6-12) at The Views
    Phone: 480-948-2100

Easter at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

    When: Sunday, April 5, 9 a.m. (Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m.)
    Details: The day begins with the 10th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza! Held exclusively for Resort, Villas and Easter brunch guests, the ticketed event includes bounce houses, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, and access to more than 25,000 eggs in the Easter egg hunt! A limited number of tickets to the Easter Eggstravaganza are available for $15 per person. Each guest who purchases a ticket will receive a $15 food and beverage voucher redeemable at deseo, Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café or Brittlebush Bar & Grill redeemable April 6 – May 21. Click here for more information.
    Cost: $75 for adults / $25 for kids (ages 5 to 12) / children 4 and under complimentary. Brunch includes tickets to the Eggstravaganza.
    Phone: 480-624-1202

Brunch and Bunnyland at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

    When: Sunday, April 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (brunch); 11 a.m. (Easter egg hunts)
    Details: The Fairmont Scottsdale’s chefs come together to create one elaborate culinary celebration. Food stations throughout the courtyard offer popular selections from Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval, Ironwood American Kitchen and the new Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar by Richard Sandoval. Bunnyland, an Easter playground on the resort’s Lagoon Lawn, has lots of activities for the kids beginning at 11 a.m. Enjoy jumper rooms, a petting zoo, pony rides, potato sack races, Easter egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny and more!
    Cost: $85 for adults / $35 for kids (ages 6-12)
    Phone: 480-585-2694

Pink Pony

    When: Sunday, April 5, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Details: Choose from an array of Easter delights! Brunch items include carrot cake French toast and a roasted onion and mushroom frittata. Lunch and dinner offerings feature a roasted ham served with green chile potatoes au gratin or prime rib with au jus, mashed potatoes, creamy horse radish and seasonal veggies.
    Cost: A la carte pricing
    Phone: 480-945-6697

Easter Brunch at Starfire Golf Club

    When: Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Details: Choose from delicious options like eggs benedict, berry pancakes, jumbo shrimp cocktail, herb crusted salmon, sundried tomato and mozzarella chicken scaloppini, herb rubbed New York strip, molasses glazed pork loin, and much more. Kids can visit with the Easter Bunny for treats!
    Cost: $32.95 for adults / $15.95 for kids (ages 4 – 12) / children 3 and under complimentary
    Phone: 480-315-9009

Easter Brunch at Roaring Fork

    When: Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Details: This buffet style menu offers a bread table, savory cold and hot item stations, egg and meat carving tables with ham and roast beef as well as a tasty dessert station. Menu items include smoked salmon benedict, huckleberry bread French toast, assorted quiches and more!
    Cost: $35 for adults / $19 for kids
    Phone: 480-947-0795

LON’s at Hermosa Inn

    When: Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Details: Enjoy this special holiday with family and friends as LON’s culinary team prepares an Easter brunch consisting of four delicious courses. Menu items include smoked salmon frittata, Dungeness crab benedict, roasted Alaskan halibut, grilled beef tenderloin and much more! Click here for more information.
    Cost: $75 per person
    Phone: 602-955-7878

Easter at Distrito at the Saguaro

    When: Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Details: Distrito’s special brunch buffet includes make-your-own omelet, taco and carving stations, as well as other brunch favorites. Click here for more information.
    Cost: $45 for adults / $13 for kids (ages 13 and under)
    Phone: 480-970-4444

Easter Champagne Brunch at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

    When: Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Details: Feast on a deliciously varied brunch menu which offers lemon ricotta pancakes, salmon with chipotle hollandaise drizzle, Mediterranean chicken, and slow-roasted prime rib, plus champagne and mimosas! Click here for more information.
    Cost: $47.95 for adults / $23.95 (children ages 6-12)
    Phone: 480-948-7101 (ext. 21)

Easter Brunch at Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar

    When: Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Details: Delight in Spanish specialties while overlooking the 18th green of the TPC Scottsdale stadium course and enjoying Latin music. Choose from mimosas, a tableside bloody mary cart, Brazilian French toast with fried plantains, mescal maple syrup and whipped cream, and much more!
    Cost: A la carte pricing
    Phone: 480-585-2694

Easter Buffet at Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse

    When: Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Details: Rawhide Steakhouse hosts a delectable Easter Buffet. A wide array of Western selections are available including an omelet station, banana French toast, rosemary crusted pork loin, top sirloin, maple roasted turkey, and a dessert station. Family activities such as Easter egg hunts, a candy corral, water balloon toss, pictures and a visit from Calamity Carrot and Desperado Duck start at 11 a.m.
    Cost: $21.95 for adults / $9.95 for kids (ages 4-12); parking at Rawhide is $5
    Phone: 480-502-5600

Egg-stra Special Easter Celebration at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

    When: Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Details: The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa’s “egg-ceptional” Easter celebration features a brunch buffet in SWB, a southwest bistro. Guests won’t want to miss the “larger-than-life” Easter egg, home to a live bunny, or Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny as they “hop” throughout the resort! The Easter brunch buffet includes favorites like made-to-order omelets, Southwestern eggs benedict, cheese blintzes, Alaskan king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, smoked Scottish salmon, gourmet pastas , rosemary roasted leg of lamb and prime rib of beef from the carving station, and an elaborate Viennese dessert table. There is also a special children’s buffet.
    Cost: $75 for adults / $37.50 for kids (ages 6 – 12) / children 5 and under complimentary
    Phone: 480-444-1234 ext. 8650

Easter Brunch at Taggia at FireSky Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel

    When: Sunday, April 5, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Details: Taggia’s Easter brunch buffet menu features favorites such as assorted breakfast breads, hot smoked salmon with mini bagels, mozzarella and tomatoes, artisanal salami and cheese, and tarts for dessert. The hot entrée selection includes French toast, eggs and omelets, Southwest pork sausages, pancetta, roasted strip loin, or baked sole with baked scalloped potatoes and assorted grilled vegetables. Click here for more information.
    Cost: $60 for adults / $28 for kids (ages 12 and under)
    Phone: 480-424-6095

Easter Brunch at the Latilla Restaurant at The Boulders

    When: Sunday, April 5, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Details: The culinary team at the Boulders Resort prepares Easter brunch featuring fresh salads, jumbo poached shrimp, roasted pork loin, baked ham, Belgian waffles, desserts and much more!
    Cost: $78 for adults / $32 for children (5-12 years old)
    Phone: 480-595-3496

The Grill Kitchen and Bar

    When: Sunday, April 5, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Details: The Grill Kitchen and Bar features a delectable a la carte Easter menu including build-your-own omelets, smoked brisket hash, eggs benedict, vanilla French toast, chicken and shrimp dishes, pasta and more!
    Cost: A la carte pricing
    Phone: 480-595-3496

Easter Dinner at the Palo Verde Restaurant

    When: Sunday, April 5, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Details: The Boulders’ Palo Verde Restaurant presents a delicious three-course Easter dinner menu with festive favorites prepared by Executive Chef Michel Pieton. Menu items include prosciutto heirloom beet salad, seared red snapper, Spring lamb Loin, and carrot cake.
    Cost: $50 per person for three-course menu; items may also be ordered a la carte.
    Phone: 480-595-3496