Whether it's donning a festive hat or finding a suitable basket for egg collecting, Easter weekend is a sign of spring.
Though it may not feel like spring with a foot of new snow on Baldy, it's definitely time for a change in season. Valley residents have a variety of events and activities to choose from to celebrate Easter, whether it's a worship service or a brunch.
If shopping is a celebration, enjoy Burnsie's Easter Egg Tag Hunt in Ketchum today though Sunday with surprise discounts on new items in addition to a bigger store sale. Kids will enjoy the Toy Store's hunt for the golden egg at the Ketchum and Hailey locations on Saturday, April 3, from noon to 3 p.m. A Saturday Easter egg hunt will also take place at the Valley of Peace Lutheran Church in Hailey at 9:30 a.m. In addition, Teddy Bear Corner in Hailey will have an egg hunt at 11 a.m. for all ages.
Easter Sunday on April 4 will offer a variety of hunts, including a hunt after services at 10 a.m. at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey, a hunt after services at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Sun Valley, and a hunt after services at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sun Valley.
"It will be cold, but we are doing an Easter egg hunt," said Light on the Mountains Rev. John Moreland. "We have a non-traditional interpretation of Easter services."
Light on the Mountains—south of Ketchum—will host an Easter egg hunt after its 9:30 a.m. service. Other Easter egg hunts around the valley will take place at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum, which will have an indoor hunt after services at 9:30 a.m. Galena Lodge will have a closing day Easter brunch with an egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Brunch will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Galena Lodge is 23 miles north of Ketchum off Highway 75.
If brunch is in order for Easter Sunday, enjoy Easter brunch at Cristina's in Ketchum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, at Sego in Ketchum from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the Sun Valley Lodge Dining Room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For Easter dinner, enjoy CK's Real Food Easter prix-fixe dinner from 5-10 p.m.
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Easter services and egg hunts
Friday, April 2
· St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Services in Spanish noon and 7:30 p.m. and in English 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Representation of the Passion with group after 7:30 p.m. service. 313 First Ave. S., Hailey. Details: 788-3024.
· Good Friday at Our Lady of the Snows, Joint ecumenical service with St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 12:05 p.m. Stations of the Cross 3 p.m. Good Friday service with the Veneration of the Cross, 7 p.m. Sun Valley. Details: 622-3432.
· Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Good Friday liturgy, Hailey, 7 p.m. Details: 788-3547.
· St. Thomas Episcopal Church Tenebrae Service of Shadows with St. Thomas Choir, Sun Valley, 7:30 p.m. Details: 726-5349.
Saturday, April 3
· Valley of Peace Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt, Refreshments and Easter message. Woodside and Wintergreen streets, Hailey, 9:30 a.m. Details: 788-3066.
· Emmanuel Episcopal Church Holy Saturday, Liturgy of the Word, Hailey, 10 a.m. Details: 788-3547.
· Teddy Bear Corner Easter Egg Hunt, All ages. 609 S. Third St., Hailey. 11 a.m. Details: 788-1955.
· Hunt for the Golden Egg at The Toy Store, Find prize selections in the Golden Egg. Ketchum and Hailey locations. 12-3 p.m. Details: 726-5966 or 788-4430.
· St. Thomas Episcopal Church Easter Eve, Great Vigil of Easter with St. Thomas Choir, Sun Valley, 7:30 p.m. Details: 726-5349.
· Emmanuel Episcopal Church Great Vigil of Easter, Service of Light, Word, Holy Baptism and first Holy Eucharist of Easter, Hailey, 8 p.m. Details: 788-3547.
· St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Biliguenal mass. 313 First Ave. S., Hailey, 8 p.m. Details: 788-3024.
· Holy Saturday at Our Lady of the Snows, Easter Vigil Mass, First Mass of Easter, Ketchum, 8:30 p.m. Details: 622-3432.
Sunday, April 4
· Emmanuel Episcopal Church Easter Day, 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m. Easter brunch and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music. Easter egg hunt after 10 a.m. service, Hailey. Details: 788-3547.
· St. Thomas Episcopal Church Easter Day, Holy Eucharist with organ and hymns, Sun Valley, 8 a.m. Details: 726-5349.
· Easter Sunday at Our Lady of the Snows, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. mass followed by Easter egg hunt, Sun Valley. Details: 622-3432.
· St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, English mass 8:30 a.m. and Spanish mass 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. English in Fairfield. 313 First Ave. S., Hailey. 8:30 a.m. Details: 788-3024.
· Light on the Mountains Easter service, Light on the Mountains, 12446 Highway 75 Ketchum, 9:30 a.m. Easter Egg hunt for kids after service. Details: 727-1631.
· Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood Easter worship services, 9:30 a.m. with indoor Easter egg hunt following service and 11 a.m. Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. Details: 726-5123.
· St. Thomas Episcopal Church Easter Day, Festival Eucharist with St. Thomas Choir, the flowering of the cross and Sunday school Easter egg hunt. Sun Valley, 10 a.m. Details: 726-5349.
· Galena Lodge Closing Day, Easter brunch until 3:30 p.m. and egg hunt at 11:30 a.m., 23 miles north of Ketchum off Highway 75. Details: 726-4010.