Easter Bunny Photo Ops and Events: Where To Find the Bunny in LA & OC

Los Angeles Easter Bunny Pictures, Festivals, and Egg Hunts

Hippity hoppity, hippity hoppity: your kids might not want to sit still, but at least the Easter Bunny will! There are plenty of spots to line up the perfect Easter photo in LA and Orange County in the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. We've lined up a whole Bunny Trail to hop down, ranging from mall photo-ops to outdoor egg hunts and spring festivals. Have fun catching up to Peter Cottontail in one of the following Southland locations...

Local Malls - Daily Photos with the Easter Bunny
Daily through March 26, 2016 in most cases
The Easter Bunny puts in daily appearances at several local malls. Meet and greet is always free; sometimes photos require purchase of a photo package, and sometimes not. Click through to the mall's websites for specific times and details:

The Americana at Brand, Glendale (March 10-26, 2016)
Burbank Town Center (TBA)
Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance (March 4-26, 2016)
Fashion Island, Newport Beach (March 4-26, 2016)
The Grove at Farmers Market, Hollywood (March 10-27, 2016)
The Shops at Montebello (Feb 26-March 26, 2016)
Northridge Fashion Center (March 4-26, 2016)
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa (March 2-16, 2016)
Valencia Town Center (Feb 22-March 26, 2016)
Westfield Culver City (March 11-26, 2016)
Westfield Topanga (March 11-26, 2016)

Zoos, Parks, and Outdoor Spaces
You’ll also find the Easter Bunny hopping down the bunny trail at area zoos, parks, and other outdoor spaces:

Easter Eggstravaganza - Irvine
Daily March 5-26, 2016
There's so much to do at Irvine Park Railroad's annual Easter celebration that you really would need to go daily to do it all (no doubt why the Easter Bunny spends so much time there). Of course, if you were to do it all, you could then start on the OC Zoo, the pony rides, the paddle boats - there's just a lot to do!

Easter Hoppening - Malibu
March 18, 2016
Another annual bunny treat for beachside families, Malibu's "hoppening" features the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, a bounce hunt, and lots of activities. BYOB and C (that's camera) for collecting biodegradable eggs.

Echo Park Spring Egg Hunt - Echo Park
March 19, 2016
The park hosts a community egg hunt that includes games, music, crafts,and a visit with Spring Bunny.

Cottontail Bunny Festival - Ventura Harbor
March 19, 2016
The Harbor's free festival includes visits with the human sized Easter Bunny as well as little cuddly ones in the petting zoo. Pony rides, bounce houses, and egg hunts are thrown in for good measure.

Shadow Hills Eggstravaganza - West Hills
March 19, 2016
The annual free egg hunt and community safety fair offers several egg hunts with a few golden egg opportunities, stage entertainment, a big bunny visit, and a health and safety expo in the park.

Easter on the Farm - Moorpark
March 19-April 3, 2016
This isn't Easter on any old farm; it's Underwood Farms. And if there's one place the Easter Bunny is likely to want to spend the holiday weekend, it's bound to be here.

Big Bunny's Spring Fling - Los Angeles Zoo
March 25-27, 2016
The Zoo's annual extravaganza features photogenic bunnies from great to small and plenty of activities for kids.

Spring Festival & Egg Hunt - Westwood Recreation Center
March 26, 2016
Local eggs are the best eggs; kids can hunt for the Spring Bunny's eggs at the park's recreation center.

Los Encinos Living History Egg Hunt - Encino
March 26, 2016
This park's most popular annual event sets egg hunts among historical re-enactors, old-time music, and tours of the historic adobe. BYOB (that's Basket!)

Peter Rabbit Day - Santa Monica
March 26, 2016
The Santa Monica Jaycees present the beach city's annual bunny event at Douglas Park, with egg hunts, egg painting, and photo ops. (Another BYOB event)

Easter Lunch Train - Fillmore
March 27, 2016
When it comes to Easter Bunny sightings, it doesn't get much better than riding a train with the big guy on Easter Sunday.

Bunny Museum Open House - Pasadena
March 27, 2016
Looking for something a little off the beaten bunny path? There might not be a guy in an Easter Bunny costume here, but that would be the only kind of bunny you wouldn't find. This place has been spreading hoppiness for years.

There are more bunny appearances at the many Easter weekend egg hunts around the Southland. If you have a favorite place to see the Easter Bunny in the LA area, please let us know, either by email or in the comments section, below.

Originally published March 30, 2012

Photo credit: Lee Chiveralls via flickr