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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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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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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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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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American Girl Dallas at The Nutcracker Ballet

Make the holidays magical with your special girl! You’ll be whisked away to Eiseman Center, where you’ll enjoy the Chamberlain Performing Arts’ spectacular production of The Nutcracker Ballet. After the show, travel to the American Girl Dallas store for a delightful teatime. Plus, your girl can pose for a photo with the stars of the ballet: the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier! Includes a photo and frame to take home. Transportation to and from the theater is included. 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 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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  • Atlanta: November 30; December 7, 21

American Girl at The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Starring the Rockettes

Treat your girl to the quintessential holiday experience – the Christmas Spectacular at world famous Radio City Music Hall – and a very special dinner at American Girl Place! When you arrive at Radio City, you’ll have a chance to meet and take a picture with one of the world famous Rockettes! Then, after the music, dancing, costumes and surprises, we’ll take a guided walk to American Girl for a gourmet dinner in our Café. At dinner you will make festive doll-sized crafts and a receive a memory book to take home. Includes a goody bag and voucher for popcorn and a drink at Radio City. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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  • New York: December 1, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18

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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American Girl at The Nutcracker on Ice

Make this season sparkle with your special girl! Take your VIP seats for a spectacular performance of the holiday classic Nutcracker on Ice at the Memorial City Mall ice rink. Enjoy festive treats at a private dessert bar before the show begins! During intermission, your girl can create and decorate her own hot cocoa cozy to take home. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Special Occasion Styles

Give her American Girl doll a fancy style for a special occasion! Your girl will learn how to create dazzling looks in the Doll Hair Salon. Includes styling tips to try at home, plus doll hair accessories for updos. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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American Girl Dinner with Santa

Celebrate the season with your special girl! You’ll enjoy a delicious holiday dinner together in the American Girl Cafe. Plus, your girl can pose for a 5 x 7” photo with Santa at his winter wonderland in Water Tower Place. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 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 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 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 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 Breakfast with Santa

A very special morning includes a continental breakfast and a chance for your girl to visit with Santa at American Girl. Bring your camera or smartphone to take your own keepsake photo. Your girl will also have the opportunity to create a special “thank you” card she can take home and leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. And she’ll get a wish list she can fill out for you to send to the North Pole. Plus you can shop and visit the doll hair salon. Reservations required. For girls ages 6 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 the Natick Mall’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

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 Alderwood Mall. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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Picture-Time Fun with Santa

The holiday season is here, and so is Santa! Your girl can visit with him and take in the spectacle of his winter wonderland at Park Meadows Retail Resort. Every girl gets a 5 x 7” photo of her and Santa to keep and cherish. We’ll supply yummy snacks, and Santa will read some holiday stories Reservations required. For girls ages 3 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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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 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 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 at Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a 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 with brunch and Isabelle-themed crafts at American Girl. Then we’ll board a bus for the Fox Theatre, where you’ll be treated to a special backstage tour, cookies and milk, and a magical, larger-than-life production featuring dolls, mischievous mice, and sparkling snowflakes. Includes Isabelle poster and round-trip bus transportation. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 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 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 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 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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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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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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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
  • Boston: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Charlotte: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Chicago: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Columbus: January 8, 15, 16, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Dallas: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Denver: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Houston: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Kansas City: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Los Angeles: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Miami: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Minneapolis: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • New York: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Orlando: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Seattle: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • San Francisco Bay Area: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • St. Louis: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31
  • Washington D.C.: January 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 29, 31

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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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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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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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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