Community Easter Bunny Gatherings, North County Egg Drive

Although many free community Easter egg hunts have been postponed until next year to curb the spread of COVID-19, some are still taking place virtually, in the form of drive-thrus, outdoors or with the bunny from Easter in a “bubble”.

ENCINITAS

Eggcinitas Eggstravaganza — Participating Encinitas business owners will distribute thousands of Eco Eggs provided by the City of Encinitas April 2-4, during business hours, while supplies last. Ten “golden eggs” will be filled with a special prize. No purchase is required to participate. This replaces the city’s annual egg hunt, which was canceled this year due to COVID-19 safety concerns. To see participating businesses, visit EncinitasCA.gov/Eggstravaganza.

ESCONDIDO

Hoppin’ Through The Bunny Trail Easter Carnival – 10 a.m. to noon April 3 at Crossing Church, 1001 W. Country Club Lane. Carnival games, inflatable slides and an obstacle course as well as a course for collecting Easter eggs and photos with the Easter bunny. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed, such as masks and physical distancing and people will stay in their family groups. Register for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session and complete the online waiver. To free. Visit eventbrite.com/e/hoppin-through-the-bunny-trail-tickets-145623613147?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

OCEANS SIDE

Hop n’ Go Bunny Bundles — Say hello to the Easter Bunny from afar and pick up a “Bunny Pack” filled with Easter eggs, toys and springtime activities from noon to 3 p.m. on April 3 for kids ages 12 and up. Choose a time to schedule your drive-thru pickup at Melba Bishop Recreation Center, 5306 N. River Road. Participants are encouraged to decorate their cars. To free; limited space. For any questions, email aclucero@oceansideca.org. Be sure to register all children who will pick up a basket at https://bit.ly/3rmWMrc.

RANCHO SANTA FE

Egg Stravagance — An interactive Easter Eggstravaganza online storytime for children ages 2 to 10 is scheduled for April 3 at 9 a.m., led by Village Church senior pastor Reverend Jack Baca. Children are encouraged to collect items from home to help them navigate the story of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. For more information on getting an Easter goody bag of storytime items, visit villagechurch.org/visit/special-events/categories/kids-village or email kjerstia@villagechurch.org.

VIEW

Baby Boomer Easter Egg Stravaganza — 12-8 p.m. March 27-28 and April 3-4 at Boomers Vista, 1525 W. Vista Way. Photos with the Easter bunny, crafts, prizes and an Easter egg hunt with QR code. To free. Visit https://www.boomersvista.com

“Easter bunny in a bubble” – The Easter Bunny has a new “bubble” that will allow him to socially distance and give everyone the opportunity to take photos with him from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 3 at Peppertree Frosty, 270 S. Santa Fe Ave. Highlights include candy-filled Easter eggs for the kids. People can drive by to wave and honk their horns. Call (760) 726-0732.

To add a North County Easter Egg Hunt, email linda.mcintosh@sduniontribune.com.

Alicia R. Rucker