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From brunch to baskets: 5 unique ways to celebrate Easter in Orlando

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Easter is an exciting time for families and friends to come together and celebrate, and where better to do that than in Orlando? As a popular tourist destination, there are endless fun and unique ways to celebrate the holiday, and with Casiola vacation homes, your stay is sure to be extra enjoyable and comfortable. With our spacious and luxurious accommodations, you’ll have plenty of space to relax after a long day of Easter festivities. We’ll explore 5 of the best ways to celebrate Easter in Orlando while staying with Casiola vacation homes. From hunting for Easter eggs at a botanical garden to indulging in a delicious Easter brunch, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, pack your bags, hop on over to Orlando, and let’s get started on making this Easter unforgettable!

Attend an Easter sunrise service

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One of the most meaningful and traditional ways to celebrate Easter in Orlando is by attending a sunrise service, which is often held outdoors to symbolize the dawn of a new day and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Orlando, there are many locations that offer Easter sunrise services, including some of the city’s most beautiful parks and gardens. Some of the most popular locations for sunrise services in Orlando include SeaWorld Orlando’s Bayside Stadium or Orca Stadium, Bok Tower Gardens, and many Orlando churches. Attending a sunrise service in Orlando not only allows you to experience a meaningful Easter tradition, but it also offers stunning views of the sunrise and the beauty of nature. It’s a perfect way to start your Easter morning and connect with your spirituality while enjoying the scenic surroundings of Orlando.

Z88.3 Easter Sunrise Service 2023

For those looking for an unforgettable Easter sunrise service in Orlando, the Z88.3 Easter Sunrise Service is a must-attend event. Taking place on Sunday, April 9, 2023, at 6:30 AM EDT, this free event is held live in-person at SeaWorld Orlando, offering a unique and memorable setting for your Easter celebrations. The parking lot opens at 4:15 a.m., with gates opening at 5:00 a.m., and admission and parking are completely free, with no ticket necessary. However, a love offering will be taken, and attendees can give early by clicking on the provided link.

Seating is first-come, first-serve, and with a high expected turnout, attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure their spot. Please note that bags are not permitted at the venue. The service takes place at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bayside Stadium or Orca Stadium, with the entrance located at Sea Harbor Pavilions, to the right of Ports of Call. With its breathtaking location and moving Easter service, the Z88.3 Easter Sunrise Service is sure to be a memorable experience.

Bok Tower Gardens

For those seeking a more tranquil and serene Easter sunrise service, the Bok Tower Gardens’ Easter Sunrise Service is a must-visit event. The service begins with Gardens’ Carillonneur Geert D’hollander performing a selection of seasonal compositions on the 60-bell Singing Tower carillon, starting at 6:30 a.m. The sunrise worship service follows at 7:00 a.m., and the event concludes with a half-hour concert by D’hollander on the Singing Tower carillon. The Entrance Gate, Visitor Center, and The Shop at Bok will open at 6:00 a.m., and donations are encouraged. It’s important to note that shuttle service will not be available, so attendees are encouraged to bring their personal wheelchairs or mobility carts. Dogs are not permitted at the service but are welcome to enter the Gardens after 8 a.m. The event takes place on Sunday, April 9, 2023, with gates opening at 6 a.m. and free admission until 8 a.m. The service is held on the Tower Lawn, providing an ideal location to connect with nature and celebrate the holiday in a serene setting. Register here.

Visit the EPCOT® International Flower and Garden Festival


The EPCOT® International Flower and Garden Festival is an event that you won’t want to miss if you’re looking for Easter-related activities in Orlando. In addition to showcasing breathtaking floral displays, topiaries, and garden designs, the festival offers a variety of Easter-themed events and entertainment options. Take part in Easter egg hunts, meet the Easter Bunny, and enjoy interactive scavenger hunts throughout the park. Visitors can also indulge in delicious spring-inspired cuisine, made with fresh ingredients from the festival’s gardens. The festival runs for several weeks each spring from March 1 – July 5, 2023. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the magic of Easter in a unique and unforgettable way at the EPCOT® International Flower and Garden Festival.

The festival also offers guests the chance to attend various workshops and seminars focused on gardening, horticulture, and sustainability. These educational sessions are perfect for visitors looking to learn more about how to cultivate their own beautiful gardens at home. For families, the festival features a variety of activities and experiences for kids of all ages. Children can take part in themed crafts and games, meet beloved Disney characters, and even attend cooking classes to learn how to create their own spring-inspired treats.

Moreover, the festival’s outdoor kitchens and food booths offer a delicious array of seasonal cuisine and drinks, including fresh salads, savory dishes, and sweet treats. Visitors can enjoy a refreshing glass of wine, a cold beer, or a craft cocktail while taking in the beauty of the gardens and entertainment. The EPCOT® International Flower and Garden Festival runs from March 1 – July 5, 2023, giving visitors ample time to experience all of the Easter-themed activities and springtime wonders. Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, a Disney fan, or simply looking for a unique way to celebrate Easter, the festival at EPCOT® is the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday experience.

Participate in an Easter egg hunt at Harry P. Leu Gardens

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Get egg-cited and hop on over to Harry P. Leu Gardens to celebrate Easter in Orlando, a blooming botanical oasis that’s sure to put a spring in your step! Each year, Leu Gardens hosts an Easter egg hunt that’s fun for the whole family. The event is open to kids of all ages (even the young-at-heart adults), and the egg hunt is divided into age groups to make sure everyone has a fair chance at finding those hidden treasures. But be warned – this is no ordinary egg hunt! You’ll have to use your best bunny skills to hunt down the elusive eggs hidden throughout the gardens. And if you find a golden egg, you might just win an egg-stra special prize! Make sure to bring your own basket to collect your eggs and wear your Easter best for a photo with the Easter Bunny. Admission to the egg hunt does require a fee, but the memories and chocolate treats are priceless! Get ready to hop into spring with this egg-cellent Easter egg hunt at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

Experience an Easter buffet at the Gaylord Palms Resort


Looking to indulge in some Easter in Orlando feasting that’s more delicious than a basket full of chocolate bunnies? Then you better hop to it and check out the Easter buffet at the Gaylord Palms Resort on Easter Sunday, April 9, from noon-6 p.m., at Villa de Flora! This luxurious hotel and resort is known for its top-notch amenities, but let’s be real, we’re here for the food. And boy, does this buffet deliver! From honey-glazed ham to deviled eggs that will make you feel positively angelic, there’s something for every Easter appetite. Plus, the buffet is decorated in full Easter regalia, complete with fluffy bunnies, colorful eggs, and more pastel hues than you can shake a carrot at. And don’t forget about dessert – the Gaylord Palms Resort‘s chefs have whipped up some Easter-themed sweets that are sure to make your mouth water. So put on your stretchy pants and prepare to feast like a bunny that just found a carrot garden. Trust us, this Easter buffet is worth every delicious calorie! The cost is $75 per adult and $35 per child ages 4-12, plus tax and gratuity. To check  availability and make reservations, guests should visit GaylordPalmsDining.com.

Attend the Easter Brunch and Easter Eggstravaganza at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World®


Looking for an Easter in Orlando celebration that’s more extravagant than a bunny with a diamond-studded collar? Then you gotta check out the Easter Brunch and Easter Eggstravaganza at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World®! This luxurious resort knows how to throw a party, and Easter is no exception. The brunch menu is so delicious, you’ll be egg-cited to try everything! From a carving station with ham and prime rib to seafood stations with crab legs and shrimp, your taste buds will be in heaven. And let’s not forget about dessert – the chefs at the Four Seasons have whipped up some sweet treats that are almost too pretty to eat. But the real Easter egg-stravaganza starts after brunch, with an epic egg hunt that will make you feel like a kid again. Plus, there’s face painting, balloon animals, and even a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! So hop to it and make your reservation – this Easter celebration is one you won’t want to miss!

Easter magic awaits: Stay at Casiola vacation homes in Orlando

Easter in Orlando offers a variety of unique and exciting ways to celebrate with family and friends. Whether attending a sunrise service at SeaWorld Orlando or Bok Tower Gardens, visiting the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, participating in an Easter egg hunt at Leu Gardens, or enjoying a luxurious Easter buffet or brunch at Gaylord Palms Resort or Four Seasons Resort Orlando, there is something for everyone. It is important to take time during this holiday season to make memories with loved ones and enjoy the beauty of springtime in Orlando. Don’t forget to book your stay with Casiola vacation homes to make your Easter break in Orlando even more special!