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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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Project Runway Inspired by BeForever™ Tour

It’s a first-ever American Girl event. For two exciting days, we will be hosting an exhibit of BeForever-inspired fashion designs as seen on a recent episode of the hit television show Project Runway. You’ll get to view a select assortment of the actual outfits from the show. The event is free and no reservations are required. But the designs will be here for only two days, so mark your calendar! Free and open to the public. For all ages.

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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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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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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. Your girl will also enjoy fun quizzes and activities that help her get to know each of the BeForever characters. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Charlotte Grand Opening

Discover the newest American Girl store, coming soon to Southpark Mall! You and your girl are invited to join in the fun during our grand-opening weekend. She’ll enjoy free crafts, exciting activities, and doll drawings, and receive a FREE gift—just for attending! Gift available while supplies last. Free and open to the public. For all ages.

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Decorate a Halloween Haunted House!

Learn how to turn chocolate gingerbread into a "boo-tiful" haunted house! This festive activity includes everything your girl needs to make a delightfully frightful centerpiece, complete with colorful candies and other tasty treats. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Acorn Pouch Craft

Get set for fall fun! Your girl can create her very own acorn pouch out of felt and ribbon to take home. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at the Kansas City Ballet’s Alice (in Wonderland)

Our Girl of the Year, Isabelle, would love this excursion. It starts at our store with private shopping, a “Mad Hatter” hat craft, and a visit to the doll hair salon for a half-side braid or pony to go with the hat. Then we’ll take a chartered bus to the Kauffman Theater for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. After a VIP backstage tour, it’s time for a delightful ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel. Includes additional craft and round-trip theater transportation. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl Design and Dance with the Atlanta Ballet

For one magical day, your girl can follow in the dance and design steps of our Girl of the Year, Isabelle Palmer! We’ll start with brunch at the American Girl Bistro. Then we’ll board a bus for Powers Ferry Centre where the Atlanta Ballet’s costume director Tamara Cobus will present an introduction to costume design, and girls will do a fun fashion design craft and participate in a mini dance class. Includes round-trip bus transportation and a copy of Isabelle’s Fashion Sketchbook. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Paper Pumpkin Craft

Celebrate autumn! Your girl can make a festive paper pumpkin to take home. Free and open to the public. 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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Bitty Baby at the Ballet Story Time

Place your little girl in your lap and listen to a reading of Bitty Baby at the Ballet, a sweet story about a special performance and a bunny that hops with all her heart! Enjoy a fun activity together, too. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 3 and up.

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Sporty Styles

Discover our experts’ secrets for pulling off sporty styles! Your girl will learn how to create fresh and fun ’dos for her doll on game days. Includes easy-to-follow tips, plus doll hair accessories to take home. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Halloween Card Craft

Inspire your girl to make something frightfully nice: a handmade card and matching envelope. She’ll use stickers and decorative paper to make a “boo-tiful” Halloween card, then add a sweet message on the inside. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Don’t miss the smash hit Broadway musical based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film. Beauty and the Beast is a musical love story filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, dazzling production numbers and wonderful songs like “Be Our Guest” and, of course, the title song. We’ll meet at the Paramount Theater in Seattle for a Matinee performance. After the show there’s a special surprise! Then head to American Girl for a delicious dinner in our Bistro. Reservations required. For girls ages 4 and up.

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Hot Cocoa Cozy Craft

Make warm holiday memories! Your girl can create her own hot cocoa cozy from pieces of felt, then decorate it with cut-out marshmallows, snowflakes, and cocoa mugs. Free and open to the public. 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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Isabelle’s Celebration

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Isabelle, our newest Girl of the Year! At this special event, girls will learn about Isabelle, make a fun craft, and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes an American Girl book to take home. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl Boston at Annie, the Musical

Leapin’ Lizards! It’s the return of the world’s best-loved musical, Annie, directed by its original lyricist and director Martin Charnin. The fun evening starts with a delicious dinner in the Bistro at American Girl. Then we’ll bus to Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre for the spirited and uplifting show featuring such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” and the anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Includes transportation to and from Wang Theatre and a special Annie keepsake. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Just Mom and Me

It’s time for a mother-daughter day! You’ll enjoy a special meal, make a paper family tree, and even sign a "mother-daughter promise" to keep creating memories. 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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Everyday Fun Doll ’Dos

Your girl can learn how to give her doll a new school-day ’do! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will share their secrets, and she’ll get doll hair accessories and styling instructions to take home. Plus, she’ll get hands-on tips for creating fun styles like a braided headband ’do, casual bun, and side braids for her doll. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Date with My Dad

Spend a special day with your daughter! You’ll enjoy a delightful meal, make a paper craft, and even sign a "father-daughter promise" to keep having fun together. 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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American Girl Chicago at Annie, the Musical

Leapin’ Lizards! It’s the return of the world’s best-loved musical, Annie, directed by its original lyricist and director Martin Charnin. Get into the holiday spirit with an uplifting show featuring such unforgettable songs as “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” ""Easy Street,” and the anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” After the show we’ll bus back to American Girl Place for a delicious dinner in the Cafe. And we’ll save some time for shopping, too! Includes transportation to and from Cadillac Palace Theatre. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at The Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball and the Nutcracker

A fancy ball, the Nutcracker and more in one amazing day! It starts with shopping, a special doll hairstyle, and crafts at American Girl. Then we’ll bus to Union Station for the Children’s Ball and luncheon in the Grand Ballroom, which includes a complimentary photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy. From there we’ll go to the Kauffman Center for the Kansas City Ballet’s enchanting performance of the Nutcracker, the timeless holiday classic. Includes round-trip bus transportation, goody bag and more. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at The Nutcracker Ballet, Alex Theatre

The Nutcracker is the perfect way for families to share the wonder and beauty of the holidays. Your experience begins with a delicious lunch at the American Girl Place Los Angeles, followed by a 2pm performance of Los Angeles Ballet’s magical interpretation of The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre, Glendale. Each girl gets a poster signed by the dancers! There are plenty of photo opportunities, so bring your camera! Includes parking at The Grove. Transportation, theater parking not included. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl Washington, D.C. at The Nutcracker

Share the wide-eyed wonder of a holiday classic with your girl! Your experience begins with a delicious Brunch at the American Girl Bistro. Then, a private coach bus will take you to the historical Warner Theatre where you¹ll discover the timeless magic of The Nutcracker, performed by the Washington Ballet. Round-trip transportation from American Girl to the theatre will be provided. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at Lookingglass Alice

Five years ago, Lookingglass Alice, a wonderland adventure inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, captivated Chicago theater audiences of all ages. Now, after touring the country, it’s back in time for the holidays. This exciting evening starts with a gourmet dinner at the American Girl Place Cafe. Then we’ll walk across the street to the Lookingglass Theatre for some gravity defying spectacle and visually breathtaking theatricality. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is New England’s number one holiday tradition. For fans of our Girl of the Year, Isabelle, an aspiring ballet dancer, this year’s production by the Boston Ballet will be extra special. Our excursion starts with a delicious dinner at the Bistro at American Girl. Then we’ll bus to the Boston Opera House for a performance featuring beautiful music, wonderful choreography, and spectacular scenery. Includes holiday themed crafts and transportation to and from the Opera House. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl Goes to BalletMet’s The Nutcracker

We’re taking the unforgettable experience of seeing BalletMet’s The Nutcracker and adding even more magic. Your day starts at American Girl with a delicious brunch, Isabelle paper doll craft, and optional shopping. Then, you and your child will board a bus for the Ohio Theatre, where you’ll be thrilled by a holiday classic that has been delighting families for generations. After the show, you’ll have a chance to meet a real ballerina! It’s a day you’ll never forget. Every girl gets a goody bag and round-trip bus transportation is included. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl Colorado Ballet’s Nutcracker

Celebrate your love for the ballet—and the holidays—with your special girl! This production of the Nutcracker by the Colorado Ballet features unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music, and more. Fans of our Girl of the Year, Isabelle, an aspiring ballet dancer, will be transported to world of awe and wonder. Includes private pre-show shopping at American Girl, round-trip transportation to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, a boxed lunch, and a goody bag for each girl. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at the Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday treat your girl will always remember. Our excursion adds even more memorable fun. The day starts with shopping, a special doll hairstyle, and a craft at American Girl. Then we’ll bus to the Kauffman Center, where you’ll enjoy a Tea Party with lemonade, tea and cookies followed by a backstage tour! Last but not least, you’ll see a delightful performance of the Nutcracker. Includes bus transportation to and from the Kauffman Center. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at The Nutcracker Ballet, Dolby Theatre

Come celebrate the season with your special girl! Your experience begins with a delicious brunch at the American Girl Place Los Angeles, followed by a 1pm performance of Los Angeles Ballet’s magical interpretation of The Nutcracker at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood. Each girl gets a poster signed by the dancers! There are plenty of photo opportunities, so bring your camera! Includes parking at The Grove. Transportation, theater parking not included. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl Chicago at The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday treat your girl will cherish—especially if she’s a fan of our Girl of the Year, Isabelle, an aspiring ballet dancer. We’ll start the fun with a tea at the American Girl Place Cafe. Then we’ll bus to the Athenaeum Theatre for an enchanting performance of the Nutcracker complete with unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes and, of course, Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music. Includes transportation to and from the theater. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at the St. Louis Ballet’s Nutcracker

The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition in St. Louis. This magical evening starts with dinner in the Bistro at American Girl. Then we’ll bus to the Touhill Theater for a production of the classic ballet featuring beautiful music by Tchaikovsky and delightful choreography by Gen Horiuchi—plus glitter, smoke and pyrotechnics. Fans of our Girl of the Year, Isabelle, will enjoy seeing students from the St. Louis Ballet School performing with professional dancers—just like in the book and movie! After the performance we’ll go onstage and meet the cast. Includes transportation to and from the theater. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at the Polar Express Train Ride

Treat your girl or your whole family to a magical celebration of the holiday season based on the hit movie, The Polar Express. After a delicious meal in our Bistro, you’re off to catch the Polar Express train for a trip to the North Pole. Your journey, set to sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, features a reading of the book that inspired the movie and a special treat of hot chocolate and cookies. At your destination you’ll be greeted by Santa himself. Each child receives a sleigh bell, just like in the movie. Includes round-trip bus transportation to and from the train station. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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American Girl Minneapolis at the Nutcracker

Fans of our Girl of the Year, Isabelle, an aspiring ballet dancer, won’t want to miss this. For fifty years Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy has been transporting audiences to a world of awe and wonder thanks to brilliant music from Tchaikovsky and Houlton’s beautiful choregraphy. See why it has become the longest running holiday arts event in Minnesota history. The fun starts with lunch at the American Girl Bistro and an Isabelle Paper Doll Craft. Then, we’ll bus to the State Theater for the show. Girls are invited to bring their dolls, of course! Includes transportation to and from the theater. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a classic holiday excursion. And for fans of our Girl of the Year, Isabelle, an aspiring ballet dancer, it’s even more special. This production stars the world famous New York City Ballet with choreography by the great George Balanchine. Before the performance, you can meet a dancer from the company. Afterward you’ll ride a chartered bus to American Girl Place for a delicious dinner at our Cafe. Includes goody bag and bus transportation from Lincoln Center to our store. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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