easter eggs in a nest on the grass - easter north lake tahoe

With crisp mountain air, scenery alive with wildflowers and snow dusted on the peaks, you’ll want to celebrate Easter in North Lake Tahoe! No matter what your plans are during the Easter holiday, you can find everything you need to have a successful holiday from artisanal chocolates and toys to jewelry, books and so much more! Discover incredible restaurants where you can enjoy delicious Easter brunches and dinners against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear waters. Whether you’re a local looking for some recommendations or you’re planning a trip to this beautiful region, our guide is where you’ll find all the very best ways to make this an Easter to remember in the beauty of North Lake Tahoe!

Create A Great North Lake Tahoe Easter Basket!

This classic Easter surprise is a great way to celebrate the season while you’re in North Lake Tahoe! Instead of shopping and packing everything you’ll need though, you can find candy, toys and more in the region to make the perfect Easter Basket! 


Sweets Handmade Candies

10118 Donner Pass Rd Suite 1, Truckee, CA 96161 | 530-587-6556

In the historic town of Truckee, Sweets Handmade Candies is your go-to spot for Easter treats! This local gem specializes in crafting top-notch, handmade candies and chocolate that is perfect for filling those Easter baskets! From rich dark chocolates to milk, white and dark chocolate bears, bunnies and personalized eggs, you’ll find something to suit every taste! If you’re looking for unique, artisanal sweets that stand out, there’s nowhere else to go for quality candy that will make your Easter a deliciously memorable one!

Tahoe City Chocolates

760 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145, United States | 1-530-583-6652

On the shores of Lake Tahoe, near Olympic Valley you’ll find Tahoe City Chocolates, where you can dive into a world of handcrafted chocolates, perfect for any Easter basket! From handmade chocolates to candies from all over the world, if you’re looking for something delicious and different for your Easter basket, this is a great option!

Euro Snack

5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, United States | 1-530-581-0600

1960 Olympic Vly Rd #45, Olympic Valley, CA 96146, United States | 1-530-581-0600

With locations in both Northstar Village and Palisades Tahoe, no matter where you are staying in North Lake Tahoe, you can make the short trip to check out the sweets at Euro Snack! Known for their legendary waffles that are pre-packaged for customers to take home and large array of fun, unique candy, Euro Snack is a great option if you’re putting together an Easter basket as unique as your kiddos! 

Rocket Fizz 

3001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, United States | 1-530-214-8461

This fun candy and soda shop located in Northstar Village is a great place to find unique and vintage candies and any type of soda that you can imagine! With friendly staff and a convenient location, Rocket Fizz is a great place to shop for Easter basket goodies! 


Bluestone Jewelry & Wine

10046 Donner Pass Rd #3, Truckee, CA 96161, United States | 1-530-582-0429

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for the perfect Easter gifts for the adults on your list, Bluestone Jewelry & Wine in downtown Truckee is a great option! With stunning handcrafted jewelry like the custom Lake Tahoe collection and a selection of local wines in the back to try and choose, you can sweep your loved one off their feet this Easter!  


10098 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161, United States | 1-530-582-5500

This well-curated art supply and yarn store is an ideal place to buy some Easter goodies for the crafty person in your life! With stunningly soft yarn in every color imaginable and lots of craft supplies like paint, pens, notebooks and more, this place is a great stop to make while you’re staying in North Lake Tahoe! 

Word After Word Books

10052 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161, United States | 1-530-536-5099

Skip the Amazon order and head into Word After Word Books in Truckee to choose a book or two for an Easter treat for all the bookworms on your list! This lovely bookstore is a great place to spend a few hours browsing and whether you’re looking for literature, graphic novels or board books for babies, this is the place to go! Plus, they have a great selection of music and games too!

Truckee Variety Co.

10088 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161, United States | 1-530-587-3117

This fun toy store is packed to the rafters with toys for kids of all ages! Whether you’re looking for new toys to bring to the beach, cuddly stuffies, fun games, notebooks, and so much more, Truckee Variety Co. is the place you can go for great Easter gifts that’ll put a smile on any kids’ face! 

Jack & Emmy

10191 Donner Pass Rd #3, Truckee, CA 96161, United States | 1-530-536-3163

This lovely little boutique is a great place in Truckee to grab fashionable, quality clothing for your kids! Not only can you grab your little ones a new Easter outfit but you can also pick up some shoes and accessories to match!

Lake Tahoe Easter Egg Hunt!

Easter Egg Hunt Around the House!

The spring weather in North Lake Tahoe can be temperamental so if the sun isn’t out for the big day but you still want to have an easter egg hunt, no problem! Head to one of the chocolate shops mentioned, grab some chocolate eggs and hide them around your vacation rental! The kids will have a blast exploring your new space and finding where the ‘Easter Bunny’ hid all their eggs! 

Heavenly Village Easter Egg Hunt

Heavenly Village U.S. 50 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 United States | 

If you’re determined to enjoy the holiday with others at a public egg hunt and you’re willing to drive a short distance to South Lake Tahoe, the Easter Egg Hunt at Heavenly Village is a great option! Little ones can eagerly explore the village, discovering hidden treasures throughout. The festive atmosphere, coupled with the majestic mountain backdrop, creates a magical setting for families to enjoy Easter morning together! 

Easter Brunch 

Easter Brunch at Granlibakken Tahoe

725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City 96145 | 1-530-583-4242

If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly Easter brunch, you’ll want to head to Granlibakken Tahoe on March 31st! With delicious food and an Easter egg hunt that kids love, this annual tradition is a favorite for locals and visitors alike! While all the details haven’t been ironed out, the full menu, pricing, and details will be available soon so you’ll want to check Granlibakken’s Facebook page, follow on Instagram or sign up for the email newsletter to stay up-to-date on this and other special events!

Donner Lake Kitchen

13720 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA | 530-587-3555

Donner Lake Kitchen, right near Tahoe Donner, is a charming brunch spot that offers a cozy and rustic ambiance, perfect for Easter brunch! With a variety of breakfast and brunch favorites, friendly service and a dedicated kids menu, this is a great spot for families to enjoy a delicious brunch and celebrate Easter! You can expect generous portions and a focus on homemade flavors making it an instant favorite for everyone who visits!

Jax at the Tracks

10144 W River St, Truckee, CA | 1-530-550-7450

This fun, retro-inspired diner in downtown Truckee offers an enormous menu and is a great place to go for a casual Easter brunch! With every breakfast option you could want from classic egg dishes, pancakes, and waffles, to granola, kids options and so much more, whether you’re looking for a hearty meal or a lighter option, Jax at the Tracks has something to satisfy every craving! 

Easter Dinner

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

12850 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee, CA | 1-530-587-9455

This beloved family restaurant in Tahoe Donner offers charming rustic ambiance, friendly staff, and great food making it a comfortable space for families to enjoy Easter dinner together! The menu features a range of delicious dishes like charcuterie boards, braised short rib, and fish tacos and they have a dedicated kids menu with classics like mac and cheese and chicken with mashed potatoes and veggies! This restaurant is one of those easy places to go that your whole family will love and leave feeling full!  

Rosie’s Cafe

571 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA | 1-530-583-8504

With a funky and inviting atmosphere, Rosie’s is a great place for families to gather and enjoy delicious, laid-back Easter dinner. With an incredible selection of classic American comfort food like mouthwatering burgers, sandwiches, and salads, this eclectic cafe in Tahoe City is a beloved family-friendly restaurant, where you can enjoy a holiday meal that everyone will love! 

The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill

9055 Heartwood Dr, Truckee, CA | 1-530-214-7385

The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill is a casual fine dining establishment nestled in the beautiful Schaffer’s Mill community. With a relaxed, upscale, mountain lodge atmosphere, The Sawyer offers guests a great place to enjoy a delicious Easter dinner. With dishes created using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, that celebrate the flavors of the region, you can enjoy succulent steaks, fresh seafood, flavorful vegetarian options, and more! This welcoming restaurant is a great option for a more upscale Easter dinner with the family! 

Christy Hill

115 Grove St, Tahoe City, CA | 1-530-583-8551

If you’re looking for a wonderful fine-dining option to take the family for Easter dinner, Christy Hill should be at the top of your list! With awe-inspiring vistas and exceptional European-inspired cuisine you can enjoy a diverse selection of delicate small plates and tantalizing large plates, from fresh seafood to perfectly prepared meats and delectable vegetarian options! The flawless service, extensive wine selection, and panoramic views of the lake makes Christy Hill a stunning place to celebrate Easter.

Whether you’re crafting the perfect Easter basket with handpicked candies or enjoying brunches against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks, North Lake Tahoe is a great place to spend the holiday! Have a look at the incredible vacation rentals in the area and start planning your vacation today!