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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: 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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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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Holiday Window Unveiling

Celebrate the season with American Girl! You and your girl can be one of the first to see our holiday window display and enjoy treats to help you get in the spirit. Free and open to the public. For all ages.

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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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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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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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Wonders of the Holiday Private Shopping Night

Now American Girl fans can surprise their special girls with the perfect holiday gift—and have a fun evening out with friends, too! Come to American Girl® for our Wonders of the Holiday Private Shopping Night. We’re giving a limited number of shoppers the opportunity to browse at their leisure or get complimentary help from a personal shopper without the usual holiday season crowds. All while enjoying light refreshments. Guests get a goody bag for their special girls, complete with the latest issue of American Girl® Magazine. There’s even a special surprise. It’s fun. And it’s FREE! But space is limited, so make your reservations today. Reservations required.

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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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