The Esther Price Easter Bunny, aka Loretta Young of Moraine, meets with children and draws traffic into the Wayne Avenue store in Dayton on Friday, March 29. The bunny will be back at the store from noon-5 p.m. Saturday. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
Photo: HANDOUT/Dayton Daily News
Photo: HANDOUT/Dayton Daily News

Where to see the Easter Bunny in Dayton

Hop to it if you want to see the Easter Bunny to get that priceless photograph before Easter Sunday.

Here are the best places in Dayton to spot the Easter Bunny getting ready for the big day:

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1. ESTHER PRICE

Bill Harris of Oakwood attempts to keep the Easter Bunny dry during a brief rain shower before the start of the Easter egg hunt held behind the Wright Memorial Library in Oakwood Saturday April 3. The event was sponsored by the Oakwood Fraternal Order of Police with assistance from Boy Scout Troop 101.
Photo: Lisa Powell/Dayton Daily News

The Easter Bunny will be at Dayton-famous Esther Price candies every day through Saturday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This includes all of Esther Price’s Dayton-area retail locations: 1709 Wayne Avenue in Dayton, in the Dayton Airway Shopping Center at  194 Woodman Drive in Dayton, 269 N. Main St. in Centerville and 4810 Bolzano Blvd. in Clayton.

While you’re there, stock up for some goodies for your Easter baskets from chocolate bunnies, to chocolate eggs, to pre-assembled Easter baskets to jelly beans. 

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More info: Website | Facebook

2. SCENE 75

There are two chances to hang with the Easter Bunny at Scene75 Entertainment Center, 6196 Poe Ave., Vandalia. 

Breakfast with the Bunny: The Easter Bunny is stopping by Scene75 for breakfast on Saturday, April 20, between 9-11 a.m. for a breakfast buffet with the Bunny. Tickets to this event are $7 per person (children under 2 are free) and $12 for a ticket with a $10 arcade card. A ticket purchase is required for all parents and kids who attend (except from those 2 and under). Tickets at the door on the morning of the event will be $9 each and $15 for the bonus arcade card (this is on a first come, first serve basis).

More info and tickets: Website

The Bunny Trail: We hear the Easter bunny may be at this big egg hunt on Thursday, April 18, 6 to 8 p.m. at Scene75. Join in for this free event as eggs are passed out to all the children at Scene75. There will be egg stops at each one of the 10 attractions. All of the eggs will have presents, from candy to game cards to tickets and more. Don’t forget your basket.

More info: Website

3. EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS

LM&M Railroad's Easter Bunny Express includes a train ride with the Easter Bunny, followed by a train stop to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt at the Lebanon Sports Complex.
Photo: Michelle Curley

The Easter Bunny loves a good train ride. Join the Bunny aboard the Easter Bunny Express in Lebanon on April 19, April 20 and April 27 at LM&M Railroad, 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon. All children will receive a special gift and have the opportunity to take part in an Easter Egg Hunt. Seats are reserved. Infants under 2 participating in the egg hunt must purchase a ticket. Cost: $22/Adults; $18/Seniors (62+) & Children (2-16); Free/Infants 1 year and under. For more information, call 513-933-8022 or email info@lebanonrr.com.

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Sam Peraza, 2, smiles as he looks up at the Easter Bunny Sunday at the Upper Valley Mall. Staff photo by Bill Lackey
Photo: Bill Lackey

4. AT THE MALL

The Greene: Get your pictures with the Easter Bunny at The Greene (near Von Maur at 4382 Juniper Way) through Saturday, April 20. Hours this week are noon to 8 p.m. through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. More info: Website

Mall at Fairfield Commons: Meet the Easter Bunny and get your photo taken at Center Court at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek. Hours this week are: April 17 - 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and April 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. More info: Website

5. EASTER BUNNY AT BUTTER CAFE

The Easter Bunny will be at the Butter Cafe in Dayton on Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your camera so you can take your own photos.

Know of any more places to hang with the Easter Bunny? Send us the details at contact@dayton.com or send us a message on Facebook.

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