Hippity, hoppity, the Easter Bunny is making his way to Austin! Each spring, the Bunny pops up at local shopping centers, and this year he’s making his grand debut at Lakeline Mall and Barton Creek Square Mall on Friday March 10 and at the Round Rock Premium Outlets on Saturday, March 11. You can sign up online to reserve a time to visit the Bunny for hugs, smiles and photos. While the Bunny is in Austin, he’ll also host a few special events including pet photos and a private event for children with special needs. Read on for all of the Bunny news and event details.

Photo courtesy of Simon

–> Photos with the Easter Bunny
You can make an online appointment to reserve your time with the Easter Bunny at both Lakeline and Barton Creek Square locations. (Forget about waiting in lines!) A $10 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your session, and this $10 will be put towards your purchase of a Bunny photo package during your visit with Bunny. When you arrive, you’ll simply show your appointment confirmation via print or mobile device to a cast member at the Bunny set.

–> Caring Bunny Sessions
Caring Bunny provides a subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families. Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. Mark your calendars for these events:

  • Sunday, March 26, 9-11 a.m. at Round Rock Premium Outlets
  • Sunday, April 2, 9-10:30 a.m. at Barton Creek Square
  • Sunday, April 2, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lakeline Mall

–> Pet Photos with the Bunny
For those who wish for their furry friends to take photos with the Bunny, You can mark your calendar for these times for pet photos:

  • Sunday, April 9, 7-8:30 p.m. at Barton Creek Square
  • Sunday, April 9, 6-8 p.m. at Round Rock Premium Outlets.

For a peek into the Bunny’s magical world, you can follow the his daily musings on Facebook and on Twitter.

Do you have other places that you like to visit the Easter Bunny? Please tell us in the comments below!

We’re working on a BIG round-up of Easter Egg hunts and special events, so check back soon for a list of all the Easter fun you can handle!