March 30-31: Callaway Gardens to host Easter egg hunt, sunrise service, Easter lunch options

Easter weekend at Callaway Gardens will feature egg hunts on Saturday, March 30, an Easter Sunrise Service and lunch buffets.

All ages are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, March 30, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the lawn at Robin Lake Beach. Guests of all ages should bring an Easter basket and set out to find thousands of candy eggs, along with some very special prize eggs. The Easter Bunny will visit from Noon to 5 p.m. with whom boys and girls can have their Easter photo taken. Egg hunts are free with admission to Callaway Gardens.

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, March 31, at 7:30 a.m. on the lawn between the Gardens Restaurant and the Boat Dock. The natural beauty of Callaway Gardens during the early morning hours serves as a magnificent backdrop to this service, to be led by Dr. Leighton Ford returning after several years, and beautiful music. Admission is free prior to 8 a.m. Guests should enter through the original Gardens gate on U. S. Hwy. 27.

Enjoy These Options for Easter Lunch

After the Sunrise Service, guests can enjoy one of Callaway Gardens’ popular Easter Buffets for dozens of delicious selections. The Callaway Gardens culinary team will have something to please every palate with choices from slow smoked prime rib and roast halibut with sorrel sauce to roasted chicken with celeriac sauce and pickled beets as well as a variety of other delectable brunch items. Guests may indulge themselves with desserts featuring berry bread pudding, strawberry rhubarb pie, pecan pie and chocolate layer cake.

The Easter Buffet in the Mountain Creek Inn Ballrooms will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $34.95* per adult. A children’s buffet will be available for $17.95* for children 6 to 12 years of age. For ballroom reservations, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6832 or 706-663-6832.

An Easter Buffet will be served in the Plant Room Restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $32.95* for adults; $16.95* for children age 6 to 12; and children ages 5 and younger dine for free. Reservations are not accepted.

The Gardens Restaurant will offer an Easter Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests may choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert from a prix fixe Easter menu for $40* per adult and $20* for children age 6 to 12. A special menu for children ages 5 and younger will be available. For reservations, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6734 or 706-663-6734.

Details on Easter weekend are available online at www.callawaygardens.com/Easter.

Callaway Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Callaway Gardens’ special event admission for Celebrate Spring! is $25/adult; $12.50/child (ages 6-12); and children 5 and under are admitted for free. Tax is included. Most activities occur from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.