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

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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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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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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  • Atlanta: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Boston: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Chicago: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Columbus: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Dallas: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Denver: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Houston: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Kansas City: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Los Angeles: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Miami: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Minneapolis: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • New York: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Seattle: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • San Francisco Bay Area: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • St. Louis: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1
  • Washington D.C.: September 27; October 11, 18; November 1

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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