Unique Easter Services in California


Unique Easter Service in California:

Yosemite Valley Chapel – yosemitevalleychapel.org
Easter Day Sunrise Service 7 a.m. at Lower Pines Campground; Easter Day Services 9:15 & 11 a.m. at Chapel. Located in the breathtakingly beautiful Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California, the Yosemite Chapel is Yosemite’s oldest structure, built in 1879!

Lover’s Point – Pacific Grove – Call city: (831) 648-3100. cityofpacificgrove.org
The city recreation guide states that a sunrise service is held here each Easter morning. You should call to find out the time and details. Some local hotels may know, as well.

Spreckels Pavilion, Balboa Park – San Diego-balboapark.org
Balboa Park Sunrise Service: A nonsectarian Easter service was hosted by several area churches from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. in 2011. While we’re not sure if it is back again in 2012, there will be a Sunday Organ Concert from 2 – 3 p.m. at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 1549 El Prado # 10, San Diego, CA. Call: (619) 702-8138. one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs, to the City of San Diego in 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition. This unique organ contains 4,530 pipes ranging in length from the size of a pencil to 32 feet and is housed in an ornate vaulted structure with highly embellished gables. Spreckels Organ is one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs.

On the Beach, Newport Beach Peninsula. Call: (949) 673-3805. christbytheseanb.org A sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at 14th Street Beach invites you to bring a beach chair or blanket. The Balboa Island Ferry will begin transporting cars from Balboa Island at 6 a.m. for this special service. The dolphins usually swim during the service, they say.

Mt. Helix, La Mesa – San Diego County. 4901 Mt Helix Dr. La Mesa, CA. Call: (619) 588-6901
Easter Sunrise at 6:30 a.m. is a beautiful service is held in the Mt. Helix Park Amphitheater. Shuttles run from the fire station at 10105 Vivera Drive in La Mesa beginning at 6 a.m. Easter Sunrise Services  hosted by Foothills United Methodist Church in 2015.  This annual event has taken place at the summit of Mt. Helix since 1917. mthelixpark.org

Sunrise on the Shore Oceanside Beach Amphitheater, 7:30 a.m. service with stadium seating overlooking the Pacific Ocean, newventure.org

Morro Bay Beach Service - Come as You Are - Sunrise Service   Sun, April 5, 6am – 7am Where Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship, 1475 Quintana Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442, United States   Join us for a magnificent Morro Bay sunrise and celebrate. rockharborcf.com

The Flower Fields, Carlsbad – Easter Sunday, 6:30 a.m. theflowerfields.com
The Fields Church presents a sunrise service on Easter morning at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Dress warmly, and come prepared for great music and fellowship. After the service, they serve a free breakfast (for the first 500), and stay to enjoy the beauty of the Flower Fields! 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA

* West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles or Saddleback Church in Lake Forest (both in U.S. Top 10 U.S. largest churches for attendance)

* Easter Service in Golden Gate Park (held by First Burmese Baptist Church)

* California Missions - the oldest organized religious institutions in California will host services.

* Catalina Island - Easter Sonrise Service at Casino Point on the water side of Avalon Casino, 6 a.m. avaloncommunitychurch.org

* Yosemite Valley Chapel - 130 year old church with backdrop of Yosemite Falls


 San Francisco Mount Davidson Cross.  Easter morning tradition 7 am on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the annual Sunrise Service at Mount Davidson Cross. This year’s citywide celebration atop the city’s highest peak marks the 93rd anniversary of the event. Civic leaders taking part in the citywide event have yet to be announced. The program also features an SF Firefighters Color Guard and musical performances by Voice of Victory and Lynne Miller of The House of Bagpipes. Local clergy will be presiding at the non-denominational service that will include an Easter message delivered by Gerald Mann of Sunset Ministry. America’s largest cross will be illuminated by spotlights totaling 48,000 watts on the evening of April 4, 2015, shining as a beacon for Easter morning pilgrims. Special bus service begins at 5:30 am and runs every 15 minutes from Forest Hill Station to the park gate located at the intersection of Lansdale Avenue, Myra Drive and Dalewood Way – two blocks south of Portola Drive. Call 673-MUNI for further transit information. mtdavidson.org

* Hollywood Bowl - Easter at the Bowl is billed as the largest Easter Service in Los Angeles topping over 10,000 in attendance at one event.  No event listed in 2015.

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