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Exciting events

Upcoming events

For events that require reservations, please call 877-247-5223.

A signed emergency contact release form is required to attend specific American Girl events. Those events where the form is required will be noted below.

June 29, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Summer Vacation & Beach Cupcake Decorating Event

Get ready to hit the road for a summer adventure with American Girl! Your girl can enjoy a fun-filled time playing games, creating cupcakes perfect for a beach picnic, and personalizing her own craft license plate. She’ll get to take her craft license plate home—and it’s the perfect décor to show off her wanderlust! Her doll will get to rock her own cute travel style, too, with a summery T-shirt. This event will get your girl ready for summer adventures, whether it’s a cross-country road trip, or fun set right in her backyard.

$10 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), Reservations required, For girls ages 8 and up

July 5, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Let’s Get Crafty

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a fun and free craft! Each month will feature a different craft and theme, including: Girl of the Year, Contemporary Characters, BeForever, and more.

For girls ages 8 and up

July 7, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party

Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl for a special WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party! Parties will take place through October and include a special menu, crafts, fun WellieWishers-inspired conversation cards, and a "mud pie" flowerpot with a special friendship sugar cookie for dessert.

$19 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), (gratuity not included), Reservations required, For girls ages 5 and up

July 8, 2017
11:30 a.m.

American Girl at Taste of Chicago

Experience the Taste of Chicago in a brand new way – with American Girl! Join us for a 3-course gourmet American Girl Brunch in the exclusive Celebrity Chef du Jour tent. Girls and dolls will enjoy our iconic doll-friendly touches like Treat Seats and doll-sized tea cups, and each participant will receive a premium American Girl gift bag! Reservations required. Click here for tickets

$30 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), 

July 14, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party

Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl for a special WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party! Parties will take place through October and include a special menu, crafts, fun WellieWishers-inspired conversation cards, and a "mud pie" flowerpot with a special friendship sugar cookie for dessert.

$19 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), (gratuity not included), Reservations required, For girls ages 5 and up

July 15, 2017
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Yoga for Girls with ivivva

Watch as your girl discovers the world of yoga. During this class at American Girl, led by instructors from ivivva, girls will learn to connect their minds and bodies through movement. Bring her favorite American Girl doll to practice yoga poses, too! After the girls-only class, you’ll enjoy a continental breakfast together. All levels welcome. Emergency Contact Release Form is required to attend this event.

$10 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), Reservations required, For girls ages 8 and up

July 16, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dance Class at Ballet Chicago

Your girl can jeté her way through this special dance class! Join us for an afternoon at Ballet Chicago, where instructors will teach your girl fun moves like hip hop, ballet and other styles of dance inspired by our favorite characters. This event includes a Q&A with the dancers and a picture with a ballerina! Then, return to American Girl Place for shopping and a delicious dinner in the Cafe together. Transportation is included. Emergency Contact Release Form is required to attend this event. The price for this event is $47 per child and $35 per adult.

Reservations required, For girls ages 6 and up

July 25, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Tenney Themed Painting Class

Explore your creative side with your girl! First, we’ll meet at American Girl Place and board a bus for The Paintbrush. You’ll create vibrant paintings during this colorful art class to take home, inspired by Tenney, our singer, songwriter whose true passions are performing and songwriting; then, you’ll head back to American Girl for lunch in our cafe. Emergency Contact Release Form is required to attend this event. The price for this event is $57 per child and $35 per adult.

Reservations required, For girls ages 6 and up

July 26, 2017
5:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Fireworks on Lake Michigan with American Girl

You and your girl can share a spectacular summer evening on Chicago’s lakefront, featuring fireworks on Lake Michigan—in 3D! First, enjoy a delicious meal in the Cafe at American Girl Place; then you’ll be transported to the cruise dock and board the Mercury 3D Fireworks Cruise. Before the fireworks begin, you’ll get a lakefront tour of Chicago’s stunning night-time skyline. Complimentary 3D glasses will give the fireworks an extra sparkle, and a soundtrack will enhance the drama and delight of this perfect evening. Round-trip transportation provided. Emergency Contact Release Form is required to attend this event.

$56 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), (gratuity not included), Reservations required, For girls ages 8 and up

August 1, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Tenney Themed Painting Class

Explore your creative side with your girl! First, we’ll meet at American Girl Place and board a bus for The Paintbrush. You’ll create vibrant paintings during this colorful art class to take home, inspired by Tenney, our singer, songwriter whose true passions are performing and songwriting; then, you’ll head back to American Girl for lunch in our cafe. Emergency Contact Release Form is required to attend this event. The price for this event is $57 per child and $35 per adult.

Reservations required, For girls ages 6 and up

August 2, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Let’s Get Crafty

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a fun and free craft! Each month will feature a different craft and theme, including: Girl of the Year, Contemporary Characters, BeForever, and more.

For girls ages 8 and up

August 4, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party

Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl for a special WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party! Parties will take place through October and include a special menu, crafts, fun WellieWishers-inspired conversation cards, and a "mud pie" flowerpot with a special friendship sugar cookie for dessert.

$19 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), (gratuity not included), Reservations required, For girls ages 5 and up

August 6, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dance Class at Ballet Chicago

Your girl can jeté her way through this special dance class! Join us for an afternoon at Ballet Chicago, where instructors will teach your girl fun moves like hip hop, ballet and other styles of dance inspired by our favorite characters. This event includes a Q&A with the dancers and a picture with a ballerina! Then, return to American Girl Place for shopping and a delicious dinner in the Cafe together. Transportation is included. Emergency Contact Release Form is required to attend this event. The price for this event is $47 per child and $35 per adult.

Reservations required, For girls ages 6 and up

August 11, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party

Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl for a special WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party! Parties will take place through October and include a special menu, crafts, fun WellieWishers-inspired conversation cards, and a "mud pie" flowerpot with a special friendship sugar cookie for dessert.

$19 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), (gratuity not included), Reservations required, For girls ages 5 and up

August 16, 2017
5:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Fireworks on Lake Michigan with American Girl

You and your girl can share a spectacular summer evening on Chicago’s lakefront, featuring fireworks on Lake Michigan—in 3D! First, enjoy a delicious meal in the Cafe at American Girl Place; then you’ll be transported to the cruise dock and board the Mercury 3D Fireworks Cruise. Before the fireworks begin, you’ll get a lakefront tour of Chicago’s stunning night-time skyline. Complimentary 3D glasses will give the fireworks an extra sparkle, and a soundtrack will enhance the drama and delight of this perfect evening. Round-trip transportation provided. Emergency Contact Release Form is required to attend this event.

$56 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), (gratuity not included), Reservations required, For girls ages 8 and up

September 6, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Let’s Get Crafty

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a fun and free craft! Each month will feature a different craft and theme, including: Girl of the Year, Contemporary Characters, BeForever, and more.

For girls ages 8 and up

September 10, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Great Day with Grandparents

What could be sweeter than a special outing with your granddaughter? You and your favorite girl can savor a delicious meal in our restaurant—while making new memories to cherish! When you check-in for your reservation, you’ll hand your girl a fresh-cut flower. Then, your together-time will fly by with a fun dice game, a make-your-own “memory board” craft, and lots of conversation. Plus, you’ll get a picture frame and a spiral book to record the best moments of your day.

$31 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), (gratuity not included), Reservations required, For girls ages 8 and up

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Make her day extra special

Girl ear piercing

Here's everything you need to know about our safe and gentle ear piercing. Walk-ins are welcome! And guests may make a same-day appointment during their store visit—simply visit the salon early to check availability. For girls ages 3 and up.

1. Expert service

Safe and gentle ear piercing is performed by certified American Girl associates.

2. Selection

Choose from a variety of titanium, 14kt white gold, and 14kt yellow gold piercing studs.

3. Walk-ins

No need to make an appointment; just make sure a parent is present.

4. Includes

Ear-piercing service includes a pair of earrings, a bottle of ear-care solution, and take-home instructions.

Which hairdo will she choose?

Doll Hair Salon

Watch as our expert stylists give dolls a new look! Choose doll hairdos, ear piercing, pampering services and more.

The salon is open during regular store hours.

Guests may make a same-day appointment during their store visit—simply visit the salon early to check availability.

Prices range from $10 to $25. Extra packages can be ordered with any hairstyling. Prices are listed in USD and are subject to change.

Explore all of the Doll Hair Salon styles and services before you go!

  • Hairstyles

    A look-book of styles starts the fun! Then girls can watch as stylists transform their dolls and share tips of creating great hairdos at home.

  • Doll ear piercing

    All dolled up! Ear piercing is perfect for dolls that like a bit of bling—it includes our classic silver studs and dangle earring assortment. For 18" dolls only.

  • Gabriela, Girl of the Year, Ear piercing

    Exclusive! Add ear-piercing service for her Gabriela doll at the Doll Hair Salon and get her signature earring set. Available only for the Gabriela 18" doll.

  • Spa deluxe package

    Make it a spa day! A soft scrub on her face, arms, and legs will have her doll feeling like new. And girls can take home a special pampering kit, too; it includes cucumber stickers for her eyes, nail decals, a headband, a salon cape, and a faux face mask. For 18" dolls only.

  • Pampering plus package

    Relaxed and refreshed! Order a pampering for 18" and 15" dolls. They'll get a soft scrub to make them feel squeaky-clean. Includes nail decals for 18" dolls.

  • Hearing aid

    Some friends need a little extra care. Add a hearing aid to one or both ears. Permanent piercing ensures a perfect fit; hearing aids are removable. For 18" dolls only.

Hairstyles

A look-book of styles starts the fun! Then girls can watch as stylists transform their dolls and share tips of creating great hairdos at home.

Doll ear piercing

All dolled up! Ear piercing is perfect for dolls that like a bit of bling—it includes our classic silver studs and dangle earring assortment. For 18" dolls only.

Gabriela, Girl of the Year, Ear piercing

Exclusive! Add ear-piercing service for her Gabriela doll at the Doll Hair Salon and get her signature earring set. Available only for the Gabriela 18" doll.

Spa deluxe package

Make it a spa day! A soft scrub on her face, arms, and legs will have her doll feeling like new. And girls can take home a special pampering kit, too; it includes cucumber stickers for her eyes, nail decals, a headband, a salon cape, and a faux face mask. For 18" dolls only.

Pampering plus package

Relaxed and refreshed! Order a pampering for 18" and 15" dolls. They'll get a soft scrub to make them feel squeaky-clean. Includes nail decals for 18" dolls.

Hearing aid

Some friends need a little extra care. Add a hearing aid to one or both ears. Permanent piercing ensures a perfect fit; hearing aids are removable. For 18" dolls only.

Delicious dining

American Girl Cafe

A fun and fancy restaurant where memories are always on the menu! Enjoy gourmet dining (and plenty of giggles) together.

Brunch

 

 

 

 

Lunch

 

 

 

 

Afternoon tea

Seating times:

2:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Dinner

 

 

 

 

Make your reservation
Now accepting reservations through September 27, 2017.
To review, change, or cancel current reservations
Check your booking online

Give her a party to remember

Parties and special packages

You bring the guests. We'll do the rest. Celebrate with all-inclusive party packages sure to make her dreams come true.

For girls ages 3 and up
Birthday celebration
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$36 per girl, $26 per adult
Starting August 1st $37 per girl and $27 per adult

Wish your girl a happy birthday! This party package includes:

  • A delicious meal
  • Signature cake and ice cream
  • Goody bags and doll tiaras
  • A special gift for the birthday girl
  • Digital invitations
  • Continue the celebration by receiving $10 off the Truly Me Signature Studio Celebration Set the same day as your visit only. Ask your server for details.

Parties last 60 minutes and are booked based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

For girls ages 3 and up
Bitty Baby deluxe birthday celebration
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$55 per girl, $45 per adult
For Groups 6 - 16

Little girls will love this sweet party inspired by Bitty Baby. This all-inclusive, themed package includes 90 minutes of time in a private dining room:

  • A delicious meal
  • Signature cake and ice cream
  • Digital invitations
  • A ribbon wand craft
  • Themed goody bags and doll tiaras
  • A special gift for the birthday girl

Parties are booked based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

For girls ages 5 and up
WellieWishers birthday celebration
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$36 per girl, $26 per adult
Starting August 1st $37 per girl and $27 per adult

Girls will love celebrating their big day with special WellieWishers™ flair. This all-inclusive, themed package provides everything you need to make memories that will last a lifetime, including:

  • A delicious meal
  • Signature cake and ice cream
  • Themed WellieWishers™ goody bags and doll tiaras
  • A crown for the birthday girl
  • Digital invitations

Parties are booked based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

For girls ages 8 and up
Deluxe birthday celebration
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$55 per girl, $45 per adult
For Groups 6 - 16

Give your girl the party of her dreams. This deluxe package includes 90 minutes of time in a private dining room:

  • A delicious meal
  • Signature cake and ice cream
  • Digital invitations
  • Table activity and take-home craft
  • Goody bags and doll tiaras
  • A special gift for the birthday girl
  • Continue the celebration by receiving $10 off the Truly Me Signature Studio Celebration Set the same day as your visit only. Ask your server for details.

Parties are booked based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

For girls ages 8 and up
Girl of the Year deluxe birthday celebration
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$55 per girl, $45 per adult
For Groups 6 - 16

Throw a party inspired by Gabriela-our 2017 Girl of the Year! This all-inclusive, themed package includes 90 minutes of time in a private dining room:

  • A delicious meal
  • Signature cake and ice cream
  • Digital invitations
  • Table activity and take-home craft
  • Themed goody bags and doll tiaras
  • The Birthday Girl receives a special crown
  • Continue the celebration by receiving $10 off the Truly Me Signature Studio Celebration Set the same day as your visit only. Ask your server for details.

Parties are booked based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

For girls ages 8 and up
Late night at American Girl Place
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$235 per girl, $195 per adult
For Groups 6 - 16

By special invite only! Treat your girl to an after-hours private party—just for her and her closest friends. Party guests can shop the store, have a VIP meal, get new styles at the Doll Hair Salon, and receive a $40 American Girl gift card to shop.

Requires one-month notice. Parties are booked based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

For party and event reservations call 877-247-5223

Create a custom design

Truly Me Signature Studio

Your girl can be a doll fashion designer—and create a style that's Truly Me in three simple steps:

1. Choose

Select a doll outfit or girl-sized backpack

2. Create

Make a unique design from an ever-changing array of images and patterns

3. Print

Get the piece printed in-store to show off to friends that same day

Special services

Personal shopping

Find a gift, plan a special day, place a pick-up order—our complimentary personal shoppers are here to help!

To request an appointment, simply fill out our contact form

Doll hospital admissions

Dolls in need of a little TLC can be brought to the store and admitted to the Doll Hospital for refresh and repair. We'll get them feeling in tip-top shape and safely delivered to your home in two to four weeks.

Returns and exchanges

Not exactly what she had hoped for? No worries. Bring it to the store with the receipt or packing slip for a quick and easy return or exchange. See our return policy