90 Years Of Greeting Easter Sunrise

MT. HELIX -- This Easter, Sunday April 5 at 6:30 a.m., the Mt. Helix Park amphitheater will be home to its 90th sunrise service. Dedicated in 1925, this historic venue averages 1,000 participants who come from throughout the county, and beyond to celebrate against the backdrop of the Park’s spectacular 360 degree views.
Touted as being the second oldest continuous Easter sunrise service celebration in the United States and the oldest in San Diego, services began in the Park in 1917, prior to the construction of the amphitheater, when the ceremony was moved from Mt. Nebo to Mt. Helix.
Each year a different religious organization hosts the event which is free and open to the public, and this year the Foothills United Methodist Church will take the helm leading visitors in this anniversary ceremony.
Shuttles for the sunrise service will begin taking visitors to the amphitheater at 5:30 am from the parking lots next to and across from the Mt. Miguel Fire Station at the corner of Mt. Helix Drive and Vivera Drive with overflow parking at the Brigantine Restaurant located at the intersection of Fuerte Drive and Grossmont Boulevard.

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