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
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 7-April 1, 2018)
Burbank Town Center (March 16-31, 2018)
Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance (March 9-21, 2018) Special Needs Photo Event (March 11)
Fashion Island, Newport Beach (March 24-April 15, 2018)
The Grove at Farmers Market, Hollywood (March 7-April 1, 2018)
The Shops at Montebello (March 2-31, 2018)
Northridge Fashion Center (March 9-31, 2018)
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa (March 9-31, 2018)
Valencia Town Center (March 9-31, 2018)
Westfield Culver City (March 9-31, 2018)
Westfield Topanga (March 9-31, 2018)
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 - Orange
Daily March 10-31, 2018
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 23, 2018
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.
Photo courtesy of Underwood Family Farms
Easter on the Farm - Moorpark
March 24-April 8, 2018
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.
Meet the Easter Bunny - Sherman Oaks
March 24, 2018
The Bunny pays a visit for one day only to the Sherman Oaks Galleria. The event is free, and so are the photos with the rabbit of the hour.
Bunny Train - Perris
March 24-25, 2018
Visitors at the Southern California Railway Museum (aka Orange Empire Railway Museum) can hop on board the Bunny Train to take a ride with the Easter Bunny and pose for photos.
Big Bunny's Spring Fling - Los Angeles Zoo
March 30-April 1, 2018
The Zoo's annual extravaganza features photogenic bunnies from great to small and plenty of activities for kids.
Getting chummy at the Los Angeles Zoo’s Big Bunny Spring Fling. Photo by Jamie Pham/Los Angeles Zoo
Los Encinos Living History Egg Hunt - Encino
March 31, 2018
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 31, 2018
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
April 1, 2018
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 - Altadena
Open Mon.-Sat. 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. weekly
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 20 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