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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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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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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 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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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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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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