METAIRIE- The Lakeside Shopping Center celebrated Easter a little early this year. Saturday, they allowed hundreds of kids to have a Easter egg hunt in the mall. There were chocolate eggs, toys, goodies, you name it. The Easter bunny himself made a surprise appearance with a special arrival that included a second line parade with all of the kiddos. Each child got to have a special picture with the Easter bunny as well which made happy memories for the whole family.