Sunday is Resurrection Day, also known as Easter, a day when followers of Jesus Christ believe he rose again after being beaten and nailed to a cross and thrown in a tomb.
For many kids in the United States, it’s often a time for Easter egg hunts, pastel-colored dresses for girls and little suits for boys. It’s also a time for delicious Easter brunch and dinner spreads for the whole family. If you're looking for Easter events this weekend, you've found them.
Check out what's happening this Easter weekend in and around Buckhead Patch.
Community Good Friday Service at Peachtree Presbyterian Church
Friday, March 29 at noon
Majestic music presenting the story of Jesus’ crucifixion will fill the air as the combined choirs of Cathedral of Christ the King, Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and Wieuca Road Baptist Church lend their collective voices to this important Lenten service. A 13-piece string ensemble, along with timpani, percussion, oboe and organ, will bring beauty and musical texture to the observance of this Holy event. Selections from Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, Mozart’s Requiem and Benedetto Marcello’s Adagio movement of Concerto in C Minor will be featured during this devotional service.
Sunday, March 31
The church at 2461 Peachtree Road NE will hold an Easter breakfast at 9:30 a.m., an Easter egg hunt at 10:15 a.m. and its Easter service at 11 a.m. The breakfast costs $5 for adults and $3 for children and includes hot sausages, biscuits, fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, tea and orange juice.
The Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead Easter Egg/Brunch Extravaganza
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Offering a $99 Easter brunch buffet extravaganza with tons of fun for the kids, such as a visit from the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, an afternoon petting zoo and even a magician.
Photos with the Easter Bunny, Phipps Plaza
Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Through March 30, children can have their photos taken with the friendly Easter Bunny in the Monarch Court on the second level of Phipps Plaza. Additionally, Pink Pastry Parlor and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta are hosting fun Easter-related events each day until Easter, like an Easter Bunny spa day, an Easter egg hunt and brunch for the kids. For more details on photo packages and to reserve a spot for these Easter experiences, visit Pink Pastry Parlor and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta.
Fabulous Easter Egg Hunt at Biltmore Estate and Grape Stomp
Sunday, March 31 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The estate’s annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place on the front lawn of Biltmore House. Enjoy children’s music and stories, magic shows, games and take photos with the Easter Rabbit. Registration begins two hours before each hunt, and closes 15 minutes before each hunt. Activities at Antler Hill Village will include music and a Grape Stomp at the Winery from 2 to 5 p.m.
Zion Hill Baptist Church Resurrection Celebration
Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
Several distinguished Morehouse students will serve as guest preachers for the evening, focusing on the topic “Objects of the Crucifixion.”
The pinnacle of observance will be the celebration of the resurrection on Easter Sunday, March 31. Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 7 a.m., followed by the Easter Program at 9 a.m., themed "Arise, He is King.” The Zion Hill Youth and Children will be featured with recitations of verse, liturgical dance, and melodious singing. At 10:30 a.m., the regular morning Worship Service will commence. Pastor Aaron L. Parker will preach a thought-provoking Resurrection Day message for both worship services. All events will be held at the church.
Ben Hill United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. to noon
Children 5-12 years of age are welcome to the egg hunt at the church and asked to bring their own baskets and buckets. Ben Hill UMC also welcomes the public to join us for Easter Sunday Sunrise worship service at 6 a.m. and additional services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Annual Ormewood Park Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m.
The neighborhood’s annual Easter egg hunt will take place at Jacci Fuller Woodland Garden Park.
Looking for Easter brunch options?
Davio’s Atlanta, Phipps Plaza
Offering a $45 Easter brunch prix-fixe buffet menu, which includes an appetizer buffet and a la carte items like pan seared sea scallops, Gulf red snapper, lobster ravioli, and veal scallopini along with a dessert spread. Required reservations can be made by calling (404) 844-4810.
South City Kitchen Midtown, 1144 Crescent Ave.
Serving a three-course prix fixe Easter brunch menu for $32 for adults and $16 for children under 12. Guests can choose from appetizer options such as housemade pecan granola, fried green tomatoes or a strawberry salad. Entrées range from hearty dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, crab cake hash and BBQ pork Benedict to a fresh farmstead vegetable plate. Dessert sweetens the deal with peach cobbler, chocolate velvet Elvis cake or orange buttermilk chess pie.
Watershed on Peachtree, 1820 Peachtree Road NW
Serving a $35 three-course Easter brunch prix-fixe menu, which includes blinis with salmon and caviar, coconut pancakes, chimichurri steak, chocolate cake, and more. Reserve here.
Rosebud, 1397 N. Highland Ave. NE
Chef Ron Eyester is offering a special Easter brunch menu, which includes fried oysters and grits with smoked bacon, benne seed chicken gravy and a poached egg, and the Riverview Farms sausage benedict with soft poached eggs, horseradish aioli and hollandaise sauce. Info and reservations here.
The Family Dog
Eat, drink and enjoy on Easter Sunday during brunch with brunch favorites like Crispy Shrimp and Grits and Beer Battered French Toast. Reservations not accepted for Easter brunch.
Serving a $25 ($12 for kids) Easter brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Know of other Easter events going on in your community? Is your church, neighborhood or organization hosting an Easter egg hunt or other Easter event? Let us know by adding it below in the comments!