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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 PNB’s Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is the perfect way for families to share the wonder and beauty of the holidays. The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s celebrated production, created by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and children’s author and illustrator Marurice Sendak, is in its final year, so don’t miss out! This excursion includes a backstage tour at McCaw Hall and a delicious dinner in the American Girl Bistro after the show. You’ll even have time for shopping! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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The Wonder of Holiday Memories

Create shining holiday memories with your favorite girl! Imagine her wide-eyed delight as you make festive doll-sized crafts and dine together at American Girl. Includes a delicious meal and a memory book to take home. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Make a Gingerbread House!

Design and decorate your own gingerbread house! This festive activity includes everything your girl needs to make a one-of-a-kind holiday centerpiece—gingerbread pieces, frosting, and lots of candy decorations. 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 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 at the Miami City Ballet’s Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday treat your girl will cherish. Our excursion adds even more fun. After brunch at the American Girl Bistro we’ll bus to the Adrienne Arsht Center and meet the ballerinas before the matinee performance. The Miami City Ballet’s lavish Nutcracker is one of the only productions of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” in the nation. It features magnificent scenery, elaborate costumes, and the magical music of Tchaikovsky. Includes transportation to and from the center. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Holiday Brunch at American Girl

Bring the excitement of the holidays to life for your girl by sharing a special holiday brunch in the American Girl Bistro. Afterward, you can visit the Doll Hair Salon, browse the items on her holiday wish list, and explore everything the Mall of America has to offer. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 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 Brunch with Santa

Holiday fun for your girl—and a classic holiday memory you’ll cherish! First, share a yummy brunch in the American Girl Bistro. Then enjoy private shopping, a special holiday card craft, and a chance to visit with Santa. Bring a camera or smartphone to take a keepsake photo. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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American Girl Brunch with Santa

Enjoy a yummy brunch with your favorite girl. Santa will visit with you right at your table at the American Girl Bistro! Then he’ll return at the end of brunch with a goody bag that includes an American Girl Magazine, Hot Cocoa Cozy Craft, a poster featuring our Girl of the Year, Isabelle. Bring your camera or smartphone to take a keepsake photo, and feel free to stay and shop. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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American Girl Brunch with Santa

Share a holiday delight with your girl! Start the merriment with a delicious brunch at American Girl. Plus, your girl can pose for a 5 x 7” photo with Santa at his winter wonderland in Memorial City Mall. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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American Girl Brunch with Santa

Treat your girl to a holiday delight! Bring her to American Girl Place Los Angeles, where she can meet The Grove’s Santa and pose for a photo. Then you and your girl will enjoy a delicious brunch together in the Cafe. Includes one 5x7photo per girl. Reservations required. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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American Girl Brunch with Santa

Share a holiday delight with your girl! Start the merriment with a delicious brunch at American Girl. Plus, your girl can pose for a 5 x 7” photo with Santa at his winter wonderland in The Galleria. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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American Girl Brunch with Santa

Treat your girl to a holiday delight! Start the merriment at American Girl with a special visit from Easton’s Santa—bring your camera to capture the special moment. Then, you’ll enjoy a delicious brunch together in the Bistro. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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American Girl Brunch with Santa

Share a holiday delight with your girl! Start the merriment with a delicious brunch at American Girl. Plus, your girl can pose for a 5 x 7” photo with Santa at his winter wonderland in The Falls. 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 50 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 brunch at the American Girl Bistro and an Isabelle Paper Doll Craft. Then, we’ll take a bus to the State Theatre for the show. There are plenty of photo opportunities, including a chance to meet a ballerina before the show, so bring your camera. 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 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 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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Introducing Girl of the Year® 2015

Don’t miss the unveiling of our 2015 Girl of the Year® doll! This event includes fun activities, crafts, exciting giveaways, and more. Be among the first to welcome this special contemporary character! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Girl of the Year® 2015 Travel Tags

Your girl can join the fun for free! She’ll create a delightful paper craft to keep or share—inspired by our upcoming Girl of the Year® doll. Available in 2015. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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  • Atlanta: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Boston: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Charlotte: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Chicago: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Columbus: January 8, 15, 16, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Dallas: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Denver: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Houston: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Kansas City: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Los Angeles: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Miami: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Minneapolis: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • New York: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Orlando: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Seattle: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • San Francisco Bay Area: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • St. Louis: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Washington D.C.: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31; February 1, 5, 12, 19, 26

Adorable Accents: Twists & Braids

Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a fun new look! She’ll get a hands-on lesson from our Doll Hair Salon stylists, who will show her how to create three playful styles using our Adorable Accents set made just for American Girl dolls. Plus, she’ll get to take the accents set home! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Treat your girl to one of New York’s most celebrated traditions, ice-skating at Rockefeller Center. The fun begins with a private morning skate, complete with hot cocoa and muffins. Then, walk to American Girl Place for a delicious lunch in the Cafe. Every girl gets a special goody bag. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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  • New York: January 11; February 8; March 1

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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Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration with Girl of the Year® 2015

Celebrate the arrival of our next Girl of the Year® with in-store fun! Your girl will get crafts to decorate and tasty treats, too—all inspired by next year’s contemporary character. Available in 2015. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Meal & Memories with Mom

It’s time for a girls’ day out—just you and your daughter! You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, giggle over fun dice games that you can play over and over—like Story Switch-off, Roll-of-the-Dice Charades, and more—and make a colorful keepsake picture frame craft together. You’ll even have a mother-daughter photo taken right at your table and printed for your one-of-a-kind frame. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Making Memories with Mom

It’s time for a girls’ day out—just you and your daughter! You’ll enjoy light refreshments, giggle over fun dice games that you can play over and over—like Story Switch-off, Roll-of-the-Dice Charades, and more—and make a colorful keepsake picture-frame craft together. You’ll even have a mother-daughter photo taken and printed for your one-of-a-kind frame. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Kit’s Tree House Craft

In 1934, Kit loved to spend time with friends in her tree house. Your girl can assemble and decorate her own tree house book—it opens up so she can imagine playing inside with Kit! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl Tea at the Molly Brown House

This day has a little bit of everything. It’s fun, inspirational, educational…and delicious! Join us for private shopping at American Girl and a tour of the historic Molly Brown House Museum. Margaret “Molly” Brown of Titanic fame was a remarkable woman whose courage, ambition, and kindness will inspire young girls. The tour features a Victorian Cream Tea. Transportation included. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 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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Meal & Memories with Dad

Share a delightful day out with your daughter! You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, giggle over fun dice games that you can play over and over—like Story Switch-off, Roll-of-the-Dice Charades, and more—and make a colorful keepsake picture frame craft together. You’ll even have a Daddy-Daughter photo taken right at your table and printed for your one-of-a-kind frame. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Making Memories with Dad

Share a delightful day out with your daughter! You’ll enjoy light refreshments, giggle over fun dice games that you can play over and over—like Story Switch-off, Roll-of-the-Dice Charades, and more—and make a colorful keepsake picture frame craft together. You’ll even have a father-daughter photo taken and printed for your one-of-a-kind frame. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Valentine Card Craft

Inspire your girl to give something extra-special to her Valentine: a cute handmade card and matching envelope! She’ll use stickers and decorative paper to make a one-of-a-kind 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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Addy’s Birdcage Craft

In 1864, Addy loved to hear the hopeful songs of a sweet canary named Sunny. Your girl can make her own little paper birdcage with a canary inside to remind her of Addy’s stories. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl at Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Treat your girl to a matinee performance of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, featuring some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs. It’s a delightful, contemporary take on the classic tale of a pumpkin, a glass slipper, an elegant ball, and, of course, Cinderella. After the show, share a memorable dinner together in the American Girl Bistro. There’s also time for shopping and a visit to the Doll Hair Salon. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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