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 April 4, 2015 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 19-April 4, 2015)
Burbank Town Center (March 21-April 4, 2015)
Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance (March 14-April 4, 2015)
Fashion Island, Newport Beach (March 13-April 4, 2015)
The Grove at Farmers Market, Hollywood (March 14-31, 2015)
The Shops at Montebello (March 12-April 4, 2015)
Northridge Fashion Center (March 13-April 4, 2015)
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa (March 13-April 4, 2015)
Valencia Town Center (March 14-April 4, 2015)
Westfield Culver City (March 21-April 4, 2015)
Westfield Topanga (March 21-April 4, 2015)

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:

Big Bunny's Spring Fling - Los Angeles Zoo
April 3-5, 2015
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
April 4, 2015
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
April 4, 2015
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
April 4, 2015
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 Hoppening - Malibu
March 27, 2015
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.

Easter Festival & Treasure Hunt - Costa Mesa
April 4, 2015
Photos with the Easter Bunny are free, as are treasure hunts and a whole lot of other fun at the OC Fairgrounds.

Easter Eggstravaganza - Irvine
Daily March 14-April 4, 2015
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 on the Farm - Moorpark
March 28-April 6, 2015
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.

Easter Lunch Train - Fillmore
April 5, 2015
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
April 5, 2015
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