Easter Bunny Visits at Southeast Michigan Shopping Centers


He’s big, fluffy, friendly and has a bit of a carrot problem (at least he’s big on healthy eating, right?). Yep: We’re talking about the Easter Bunny. And this festive fellow is bouncing around a variety of malls and shopping centers in the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor regions. Queue on up for a traditional professional photo – in most cases, snapping a smartphone pic is discouraged, so be cool – that’s a guaranteed great memory down the road, whether your kid is all grins or covered in tears. (Sometimes, the latter winds up even more memorable!) These malls and shopping centers have you covered.

Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor

  • Address: 100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, near the Sears entrance
  • Phone: 734-769-9610
  • 2017 hours, March 24-April 15: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays in March, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Fridays in April, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays (with extended hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m., April 15), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, March 27 and April 3 (with extended hours 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., April 10), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays (with extended hours 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., April 11), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays (with extended hours 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., April 12), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays (with extended hours 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., April 13). Note: You must make an appointment at simon.noerrbunny.com for a photo.
  • Photo packages: Starts at around $25; no personal cameras allowed

This mall also hosts the Caring Bunny from 9 until 11 a.m. on March 26 and April 2, which is a special event designed to support kids with special needs and their families.

Eastland Shopping Center

  • Address: 18000 Vernier Road, Harper Woods, Sears court
  • Phone: 313-371-1501
  • 2017 hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, April 8-15
  • Photos: packages range $20-$48; no personal cameras allowed

The big April 8 kick-off features “a quick Easter egg hunt” in the play area. After, the rascally rabbit sets up shop here till the Saturday before Easter.

Fairlane Town Center

  • Address: 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, center court
  • Phone: 800-992-9500
  • 2017 hours: 3-5 p.m. March 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 25-April 15. Note: Bunny takes occasional brief “carrot breaks.”
  • Photos: $23-$48

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March 24, kick off the Easter season with this egg-cellent Eggstravaganza, which is packed with food and fun, from 2 to 5 p.m. After, kids line up in Bunnyville to nab a pic with the Easter Bunny, and grab a magical Easter seed to plant and sprout on Easter morning.

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

  • Address: 4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, food court
  • Phone: 877-746-7452
  • 2017 hours: Open during all regular mall hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 24-April 15 (6:30-8 p.m./pet photo night, 8-9:45 a.m./sensory friendly morning)
  • Photos: free/visit with the bunny; $23-$46/package prices

Easter is in full swing at the outlet’s annual Bunnyville event. Take a hop down the bunny trail to meet with the fluffy bunny himself during regular mall hours. Special hours are set up on April 2 for pets and on April 8 for kids with special sensory needs (by appointment only).

Lakeside Mall

  • Address: 14000 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, Center Court escalators
  • Phone: 586-247-1590
  • 2017 hours: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, March 24-April 15. Note: Extended hours of 10 a.m.-9 p.m. run April 8, 14 and 15. Bunny takes “carrot breaks” throughout the day.
  • Photos: packages start at $30.99

The floppy-eared fellow is pretty pumped to be appearing at an Easter photo set. Enjoy a little spring magic, and be sure to buy a photo on the way out, too. Pet parents bring their friendly and furry friends for a photo on April 3 and 10, from 4 p.m. to mall close.

Laurel Park Place

  • Address: 37700 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, food court
  • Phone: 734-462-1100
  • 2017 hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 25-April 15. Note: Bunny takes periodic “carrot breaks.”
  • Photos: free visits with the Easter Bunny; package prices vary

Where can you find the bunny? The food court, of course! Hop on over to high five everyone’s favorite hare, smile big for the camera, purchase a few pix – and then grab a bite.

Macomb Mall

  • Address: 32233 Gratiot Ave., Roseville (in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Court)
  • Phone: 586-293-7800
  • 2017 hours: Open March 31-April 15: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. first Friday and Saturday (March 31 and April 1), then 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursday (except April 13, which is 10 a.m.-9 p.m.), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, April 7, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, April 8, Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15. Note: Bunny takes periodic breaks throughout the day.
  • Photos: check ahead for details

Visit to share those springtime wishes and take home a photo or two. April 2, from 9:30-11 a.m., offers a chance for sensory-friendly pics, and April 9 (6-8 p.m.) offers pet-friendly ones.

Oakland Mall

  • Address: 412 W. 14 Mile Road, Troy, center court
  • Phone: 248-585-6000
  • 2017 hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 25-April 15
  • Costs: Photos with the Easter Bunny: $19.99-$50/before April 5, $28-$60/after April 5, $4/butterfly experience, $24/butterfly kits

Need a break from the bunny? This mall has you covered with its interactive event, Butterflies: Watch a Miracle. Experience spring in a different way that surrounds kids with real fluttering insects, complete with Adopt-a-Butterfly kits (with caterpillars and food) for purchase on the way out. Of course, the bunny still makes an appearance for families that want the traditional springtime experience, too.

Southland Center

  • Address: 23000 Eureka Road, Taylor, west court
  • Phone: 734-374-2800
  • 2017 hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 17-April 9; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 10-15
  • Photos: Start around $25

Everyone’s favorite cute and cuddly character sets up shop for a photo op at this downriver shopping complex. Special pet night photos with the bunny is 6-8 p.m. on April 3.

The Mall at Partridge Creek

  • Address: 17420 Hall Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-226-0330
  • 2017 hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 25-April 15
  • Photos: $23-$48; no personal cameras allowed

Kids that visit the Bunny at the Cabin at the Creek will get a free packet of carrot seeds to take home and plant, along with keepsake photos for purchase. Pet parents visit, March 27-31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., to get a seasonal photo of their four-legged babies.

The Somerset Collection

  • Address: 2800 W. Big Beaver Road, South, in The Rotunda
  • Phone: 248-643-6360
  • 2017 hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, April 1-15
  • Photos: packages range $23-$49

This popular spot sure builds up spring into a huge affair. As home to The Lego Store, you’re sure to find cool hand-built spring-themed contraptions in the garden leading up to the lap of the bunny. Lots of kids hit this spot, so be sure to get there early to avoid the long waits.

The Village of Rochester Hills

  • Address: 104 N. Adams Road, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-375-9451
  • 2017 hours: noon-6 p.m. April 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 14 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 15
  • Photos: check ahead for details

This spot offers three chances to meet with the Easter Bunny, and includes a variety of family-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy, too. The mall has been left out of the fun over the last few years, though, so this year, they encourage you to post your photos of the big event on Facebook for a chance to win a dinner at the Noodles & Company in the Village.

Twelve Oaks Mall

  • Address: 27500 Novi Road, Novi, center court
  • Phone: 248-468-4675
  • 2017 hours: Swing by during regular mall hours, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 24-April 15 to see if you can catch him, but remember, even the bunny needs a carrot break.
  • Photos: Check ahead for details

The lower level center court of this massive mall is turned into Bunnyville, an interactive town, complete with the Hoppin’ Fresh Bakery, Hare Salon and 24 Carrot Bank, to make the Easter Bunny feel comfortable as he visits with the kids. Kids will experience a day in the life of the bunny and even get a free gift to take home after their visit.

Westland Shopping Center

  • Address: 35000 Warren Road, Westland
  • Phone: 734-425-5001
  • 2017 hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, March 25-April 15
  • Photos: packages range $23-$48

Perched in a giant festive Easter basket festooned with a big pink bow, the Easter Bunny boings into Westland to grant kids’ wishes.

This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated for 2017 by Christina Clark.