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Downtown does Easter with egg hunts and animal blessings

By Hayley Fox
Published: Friday, March 29, 2013, at 08:44AM
Flickr via Darcy Knoll

Whether it's candy you're after or a good old fashioned egg hunt, Downtown's celebrating Easter all weekend long.

Whether you're in it for the candy or the religious reasons, DTLA will be hosting an array of Easter activities this weekend. Here's a round-up of where to eat, what to do and who to see this holiday weekend.

Blessing of the Animals: By far one of the cutest ways to spend the day before Easter, Olvera Street will be hosting the traditional "Blessing of the Animals." Bring your dog, cat, bunny or guinea pig and to be blessed and partake in the celebration of animals for their "service to mankind." Also included: a petting zoo, live music, pony rides and food. Takes place on Saturday, Mar. 30.

Biltmore Hotel: Sunday brunch at the Biltmore this weekend includes a three-course meal, unlimited sparkling wine and a candy jar buffet called "Sweet Endings." Adult meals cost $65, children are $35 and include an easter egg hunt. Brunch is served from from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Get Your Spring On: This Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Figat7th's Taste food court will host a spring celebration. There will be cocktails, music, a live performance and a complimentary shuttle for Downtown residents. If you RSVP here you will get a complementary cocktail or beer, and can hop on the shuttle at any one of the following locations:

  • 6th and Spring streets
  • Wurstkuche at 3rd and Hewitt streets
  • Grand Hope Park at 9th and Hope streets

Pershing Square Easter Egg Hunt: Search for eggs in the middle of DTLA at a free, Pershing Square easter hunt. Different age groups take part in staggered searches, and while you're waiting for your turn you can check out the arts and crafts, and entertainment in the square. Festivities begin at noon on Saturday.

FIDM Retro Crafts: FIDM's museum shop is hosting a craft fair for kids on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. They promise colored paper, glitter and plenty of glue -- along with egg decorating and of course, a make-your-own bunny ears station.

This list is just a start. What are your plans for Easter weekend?

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