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From in-store crafts and cooking classes to tours that get her out and about, every special event is designed with girls in mind!

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Summer Flower Anklet Craft

Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an anklet just for her doll! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Summer Author Tour: Meet Valerie Tripp

American Girl is encouraging summer reading with a special visit from author Valerie Tripp, who created many of our beloved historical characters’ books: Molly, Kit, Josefina, Felicity, and Samantha. Valerie will be greeting her fans and signing her books. Our store stocks those books and lots of other books girls love, from heartwarming fiction to just-for-fun activities. Don’t miss it! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Brunch with the Author: Valerie Tripp

Here’s an eggstra-special opportunity to meet the woman who created many of our beloved historical characters’ books. Valerie Tripp is the author of our Molly, Kit, Josefina, Felicity and Samantha novels. She’ll be greeting her fans and signing her books. Our delicious brunch menu includes a choice of pancakes, eggs, and French toast entrees, beverages, and a sweet surprise. Reserve your spot today. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Summer Author Tour: Meet Kathleen Ernst

Help your girl dive into summer reading with a visit to American Girl for a special appearance by Kathleen Ernst, who created the Caroline Abbott series about a brave girl growing up during the War of 1812. Kathleen will be greeting her fans and signing her books. We stock those books and lots of other books girls love, from heartwarming fiction to just-for-fun activities. Don’t miss it! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Isabelle’s Scavenger Hunt

Learn about Isabelle, our newest Girl of the Year! Your girl will go on a seek-and-find scavenger hunt throughout the store, collecting fun facts about Isabelle along the way. Plus, she’ll get a free American Girl poster at the end! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Summer Fun Celebration

Get set for sun and fun! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious meal, join in colorful activities, and make tropical crafts—including a mini beach tote for her doll. Plus, she’ll take home a special American Girl book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Jewel Highlights

Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a one-of-a-kind look! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will show lots of ways to style her doll’s hair using our new Jewel Highlights Set, three gem-toned, clip-in hair colors made just for My American Girl® dolls. Your girl will get hands-on tips from our experts—and she’ll get to take the highlights home! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at The "Sound of Music"

Celebrate the magic of theater with your special girl at “The Sound of Music”! Your day together begins at American Girl with an hour of private shopping before the store opens to the public. Then, it’s all aboard a charter bus to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. You’ll see a heartwarming production of “The Sound of Music”—featuring the famous songs “Edelweiss,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” and many more classic favorites. After the show, you and your girl will have the chance to meet and greet the performers, including a photo opportunity! Round-trip transportation from American Girl to the opera house is provided, and a yummy boxed lunch is included. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl on the Monuments Cruise

See the sights of Washington, D.C. with your favorite girl! Your day begins with a delicious brunch together at the American Girl Bistro. Then, a private coach bus will take you to Georgetown, where you’ll board a cruise boat on the Potomac River. You’ll see highlights such as the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Memorial Bridge, and more. As an extra treat, your girl will get a goody bag to take home. Round-trip transportation from American Girl to the cruise will be provided. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Summer Reading Bookmark Craft

Celebrate summer reading with American Girl! At this craft event, your girl will decorate her own bookmark and summer reading log to keep track of all the great books she’ll read over break. Includes a doll-sized poster to take home. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Bitty Baby and Me Story Time

Discover the wonderful world of Bitty Baby with your little girl! Sit close and listen to a reading of Bitty Baby and Me, a hopeful story about a magical mermaid adventure and making a wish come true. Enjoy a fun activity together, too. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 3 and up.

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American Girl Dine and Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway

Treat your girl to a meal in the Cafe at American Girl Place New York and tickets to an exciting new musical that brings to life the beloved story of Aladdin. With just one rub of a magic lamp, Aladdin’s journey sweeps you into an exotic world full of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. It’s an unforgettable experience that includes all the cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning score plus new songs written especially for Broadway. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Scenic Chicago Lakefront Cruise and Dinner

Enjoy an enchanting evening with your girl in Chicago! Your special time together starts with a private First Lady® River Cruise along the Chicago lakefront to see the city’s incredible skyline! A docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation will guide you through the design of some of the world’s most famous buildings along the lakefront and provide captivating stories about important events the American Girl historical characters might have experienced. Then you’ll head back to American Girl Place for a delicious dinner at the Cafe. Round-trip transportation between our store and the cruise dock provided by Chicago Gray Line. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Boston Ballet School at American Girl

If your girl dreams of being a dancer like Isabelle Palmer, our Girl of The Year, this is her chance to live that dream! Instructors from Boston Ballet School will be at our store giving free demonstrations and lessons! She’ll learn ballet basics from teachers connected to a world-class dance company. And while you’re here you can, shop, dine, and enjoy a visit to the Doll Hair Salon. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Trips and Travels Together

A simple trip can inspire many playful adventures! This event will offer your girl a chance to capture her own special travel moments with her My American Girl® doll during her spring and summer breaks. Includes a delicious meal, fun journaling activities, and a special American Girl book for her to take home! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Summer Fun Breakfast Event

Get set for sun and fun! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious breakfast snack, join in colorful activities, and make tropical crafts—including a mini beach tote for her doll. Plus, she’ll take home a special American Girl book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Celebrate Pets Breakfast Event

A girl’s pet is her “fur-ever” friend. And just like her doll, each pet’s personality is “paws-itively” unique! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious breakfast snack and fun activities that celebrate pets—including a color-in bandanna craft that shows off her American Girl pet’s one-of-a-kind style! Plus, she’ll take home a special book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Summer Author Tour: Meet Laurence Yep

American Girl is celebrating summer reading with a special visit by Laurence Yep, the author of the three-book series about our Girl of the Year® Isabelle Palmer, an inspired dancer who discovers her own way to shine. Laurence will be greeting Isabelle fans and signing his books. Our store stocks that series and lots of other books girls love, from heartwarming fiction to just-for-fun activities. Don’t miss it! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Brunch with the Author: Laurence Yep

If your girl enjoyed the stories of our Girl of the Year®, Isabelle Palmer, she’ll love this special brunch-time opportunity to meet the author of all three Isabelle books. Laurence Yep is a 2005 winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his contribution to American children’s literature. He’ll be greeting his fans and signing his books. Our delicious brunch menu includes a choice of pancakes, eggs, and French toast entrees, beverages, and a sweet surprise. Reserve your spot today. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at Fenway Park

Share a behind-the-scenes look at Fenway Park with your favorite sports fan! Your day together begins with a delicious brunch in the American Girl Bistro. Then, climb aboard a private charter bus to the stadium. Your one-hour walking tour will include Pesky’s Pole and the top of the famous Green Monster wall—followed by a meet and greet with that other “green monster,” Red Sox mascot Wally! Plus, each girl will get a souvenir American Girl cadet cap for herself and her doll. Round-trip transportation from American Girl to Fenway Park is provided. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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American Girl Dinner and Harbor Cruise

Enjoy an enchanting night with your girl in New York! Your experience includes a delicious meal at the American Girl Cafe, plus a private cruise aboard the NY Waterway Ferry, where you’ll see the city’s sparkling skyline and the majestic Statue of Liberty. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Dinner and Scenic Chicago River Cruise

Enjoy an enchanting evening with your girl in Chicago! Your special time together starts at American Girl Place, where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal at the Cafe. Then you’ll embark on a private First Lady® River Cruise along the Chicago River to see the city’s incredible skyline! A docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation will guide you through the design of some of the world’s most famous buildings along the riverfront, and provide captivating stories about important events the American Girl historical characters might have experienced. Round-trip bus transportation between American Girl Place and the cruise dock provided by Chicago Gray Line. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway

Experience the magic of Cinderella—now on Broadway for the first time ever! You and your girl will enjoy a spectacular production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, filled with showstopping songs and breathtaking costumes inspired by the classic fairy tale. After the show, you can stay for a Q&A session with the show’s actors. You’ll also enjoy a delicious meal together in the American Girl Cafe. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Celebrate Pets!

A girl’s pet is her “fur-ever” friend. And just like her doll, each pet’s personality is “paws-itively” unique! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious meal and fun activities that celebrate pets—including a color-in bandanna craft that shows off her American Girl pet’s one-of-a-kind style! Plus, she’ll take home a special book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl Dinner and Dance Lesson at Ballet Chicago

A fantastic introduction to dance for your girl and a day you both will cherish. Ballet Chicago is an internationally recognized professional-track school of ballet. The afternoon class will focus on creativity, group interaction, motor skill development and the joy of self-expression. Then it’s back to American Girl for a delicious dinner in the Cafe. Transportation to and from the dance lesson is included. Reservations required. For girls ages 6 and up.

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American Girl at the St. Louis Cardinals

A trip to the ballpark is classic summer fun and great way to make a lasting memory. Our excursion starts at American Girl St. Louis, where Doll Hair Salon stylists will give your girl’s doll special Cardinals pigtails for the game. And both your girl and her doll get matching red baseball caps. From there we’ll take a chartered bus to Busch Stadium for a game between the Cards and the San Diego Padres. After the game, you’re invited down onto the field where kids can run the bases and parents can take pictures there and view the dugout. Includes round-trip transportation. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Dinner and a Musical: Wicked on Broadway

Get ready for a delightful night of live musical theater! Take your seats in the Gershwin Theater and enjoy a performance of Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz. Winner of 35 major awards, Wicked is a musical filled with show-stopping songs the whole family will love. After the show, staff will escort you to the American Girl Cafe, where you and your girl will enjoy a delicious meal together. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at the Smithsonian Gardens

Share a behind-the-scenes peek at the beauty and science of one of the loveliest gardens in America! Your day begins with a delicious brunch for you and your girl at the American Girl Bistro. Then, a private coach bus will take you to the Smithsonian, where you’ll get to meet the institute’s gardeners in the beautiful Enid A. Haupt Garden south of the Smithsonian Castle for a special gardening program. Girls will get a hands-on lesson in how gardeners recycle—from composting to rainwater conservation to seed collection. Round-trip transportation from American Girl to the Smithsonian will be provided. Reservations required. For girls ages 6 and up.

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Summer Author Tour: Meet Jacqueline Dembar Greene

Here’s a way to keep your girl reading this summer. Take her to American Girl for a special opportunity to meet author Jacqueline Dembar Greene, who created the Rebecca Rubin series about a lively girl with dramatic flair, growing up in New York City in 1914. Jacqueline will be greeting her fans and signing her books. We stock those books and lots of other books girls love, from heartwarming fiction to just-for-fun activities. Don’t miss it! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at the Octagon Museum

Take a step back in time with your girl in our nation’s capital! Your day begins with a delicious brunch for you and your girl at the American Girl Bistro. Then, travel by private coach bus to one of the oldest and loveliest buildings in Washington, D.C. The Octagon Museum is a beautiful mansion that was once home to President and Dolley Madison during the War of 1812—the time of historical character Caroline Abbott. Your girl will learn what it was like to grow up during Caroline’s day, and even create a doll-sized souvenir hatbox craft to hold little treasures. Round-trip transportation will be provided. Reservations required. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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BeForever Debut

Celebrate the debut of the inspiring BeForever characters! At this special event, your girl can be among the first to learn about this exciting world and find a character she loves. Join us for hands-on crafts, a scavenger hunt, free giveaways, and more. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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BeForever Postcard Craft

The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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  • Atlanta: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Boston: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Chicago: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Columbus: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Dallas: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Denver: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Houston: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Kansas City: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Los Angeles: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Miami: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Minneapolis: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • New York: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Seattle: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • San Francisco Bay Area: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • St. Louis: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Washington D.C.: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Grandparents’ Day Card Craft

Make their big day memorable! Your girl can decorate her own handmade card and envelope, then add a special message on the inside. Free and open to the public. For all ages.

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Special Day with Grandparents

Share a delightful day with your granddaughter! You’ll enjoy a special meal, make a paper bouquet, and even sign a promise to keep caring and sharing. Includes a keepsake photo and frame, plus an American Girl book to take home. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Bitty Baby and Me

Your little girl can shine bright with Bitty Baby! At this special event inspired by our picture-book collection, she’ll enjoy a fun "mommy-daughter" activity, coloring page, and delicious snack. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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Princess Bitty Baby Story Time

Share a story side by side! Listen with your little girl to a reading of Princess Bitty Baby, an enchanting fairytale complete with a princess, a dragon, and a frog. Enjoy a fun activity together, too. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 3 and up.

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BeForever: Create Your Silhouette Frame

Immerse yourself in the world of BeForever—and share page-turning adventures with girls from the past. At this special event, your girl will create and customize a multilayered frame—and get her own silhouette to display inside. Plus, she can go on a fun scavenger hunt featuring the BeForever characters. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights

Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a bright new ’do! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will show lots of ways to style her doll’s hair using our Bright Highlights Set, vibrant clip-in hair colors made just for My American Girl® dolls. Your girl will get hands-on tips from our experts—and she’ll get to take the highlights home! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Autumn Card Craft

Celebrate the start of a new season! Your girl can make and decorate a fall-themed card and matching envelope. She’ll use stickers and pretty paper to create her own handmade card, then add a fun message on the inside. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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