American Girl Place

Chicago

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Welcome to American Girl Place Chicago

Located at the famous Water Tower Place, our Chicago store features specialty shops, private dining, and so much more. change location

835 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

Shopping

Find shops featuring all of our characters—from historical favorites to My American Girl® dolls to our current Girl of the Year—plus Bitty Baby and the Bitty Twins. Add to the fun by exploring outfits, accessories, and furniture that help make every doll's world complete. Then browse our bookstore with titles that open up girls' imaginations. And don't miss Avenue AG, featuring specialty shops like Creativi-Tees for designing matching doll and girl T-shirts, plus more fun stops filled with adorable accessories, inspirational posters, treats to eat, and other surprises. Learn more

Enjoy the help of a personal shopper: Schedule an appointment today.

Dining

Chicago’s American Girl Cafe is the place for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and parties. For reservations and seating times, call toll-free 877-247-5223. Prices subject to change. Now accepting reservations through February 24. Learn more

  • Brunch is $19 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Seating time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch is $22 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Seating times: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Tea is $19 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Seating time: 4 p.m.
  • Dinner is $23 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Seating times: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Dining is offered only at the seating times listed. Reservations are recommended to ensure the seating time is available. A lack of reservations may result in the cancellation of a seating time.

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Photo Studio

Your favorite girl can pose for a picture at the Photo Studio and take home a souvenir issue of American Girl® magazine with her face on the cover. Learn more

Doll Hair Salon

Let one of our stylists treat your girl’s American Girl doll to a new ’do! Visit the Doll Hair Salon and watch our specialists work their magic. Learn more

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Parties & special packages

Plan an extra-special visit to American Girl Place that’s perfect from start to finish. Call for reservations: 877-247-5223. Prices subject to change. See all the Special Packages

Cafe Birthday Celebration

Throw her a party American Girl style—at the Cafe. $35 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Deluxe Birthday Celebration

Features everything she loves, all in a private dining area. $54 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

A Day at American Girl Place

She’ll spend a day filled with fun and surprises. $255 for one child and one adult.

Late Night at American Girl Place

Girls get American Girl Place all to themselves. $195 per person. $240 per person for Deluxe package.

Special events

For events that require reservations, please call 877-247-5223.

Friday, November 28, 2014
7:30 p.m.
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.
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
12:15 p.m.
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.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6:00 p.m.
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.
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Friday, December 5, 2014
5:30 p.m.
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.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
5:30 p.m.
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.
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Friday, December 12, 2014
7:30 p.m.
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.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014
8:15 a.m.
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!
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
5:30 p.m.
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.
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Friday, December 19, 2014
4:00 p.m.
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.
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7:30 p.m.
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.
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Plan your visit

Find the information you need to make your visit easy and enjoyable:

For more information, e-mail us or call 877-247-5223.

Frequently asked questions about American Girl Place

What can I expect at the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is where dolls get the special attention they deserve. Choose from a variety of new hairdos, and our stylists will make it happen. They can even pamper your girl’s doll with a package that makes her shine.
What if I have a group?
We welcome Girl Scout troops, birthday parties, corporations, school field trips, travel groups, book clubs, and more. Call 877-247-5223 to arrange a special visit. Available for groups of 20 or more.
Do I need reservations?
Reservations are needed for Cafe seatings and can be booked online for up to seven guests. To book for more than seven guests or to book for special events and packages that require reservations, call 877-247-5223.
What if I need to change my reservation?
For Cafe reservations, please adjust your booking online at least 24 hours beforehand if you have a change in the number of guests or if you need to cancel or re-schedule. Please note that event registrations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
Do you have a Doll Hospital?
Yes—your girl can bring in her doll for everything from general cleaning to “major surgery.” She’ll visit our Doll Hospital, and once she’s feeling better (in about two weeks), we’ll send her home, safe and sound.
What is Personal Shopping about?
Let one of our shopping experts assist you with advice, ideas, purchases, and more. To schedule an appointment, simply fill out our contact form. This complimentary service is available at all American Girl stores.
How do I request a charitable donation?
Please review the guidelines and requirements to determine your eligibility for a charitable donation, then complete and submit the charitable donation Request Form.

Dining reservations: book online | Party or event reservations: call 877-247-5223