American Girl Place Chicago

The spring season is one of the busiest for the American Girl Store, located at 835 N. Michigan Avenue in Water Tower Place. The window displays are filled with flowers and dolls dressed in their spring best, reminding us all that summer is on its way. Many families plan their visits to Chicago around a shopping spree at this beloved store, and many Magnificent Mile Hotels offer special perks for visiting girls and their dolls. Here are seven don't-miss spring events and workshops at American Girl Place Chicago.

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Rebecca's Charity Box Craft

Sunday, April 7
11:00 a.m.
Rebecca's family believed that helping others was important-so they collected their spare change in a charity box called a pushka. At this craft event, your girl can decorate a little charity box of her own.
For girls ages 8 and up. Free and open to the public.

American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, April 7 and 14 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m.
Learn about the beloved American Girl historical characters. Your girl will go on a scavenger hunt throughout the store, collecting fun facts about each featured doll along the way. She'll discover what it was like to grow up in America's past, and find hidden clues she'll need to solve a fun puzzle. Plus, she'll get a free American Girl poster at the end.
For girls ages 8 and up. Free and open to the public.

Molly's Victory Garden Craft

Saturday, April 13
3:00 p.m.
In Molly's day, many families grew "victory gardens" to help the war effort. Your girl can decorate a mini flower pot that's perfect for taking home to plant her own victory garden.
For girls ages 8 and up. Free and open to the public.

Addy's Embroidered Card Craft

Sunday, April 14
11:00 a.m.
To celebrate the end of the Civil War and her birthday, Addy chose a traditional American treat - cherry pie! Your girl will learn how to stitch a sweet cherry-pie design on an embroidery card.
For girls ages 8 and up. Free and open to the public.

Bitty Twins' Ballet Story Time

Friday, April 19
1:00 p.m.
It's story time with Bitty Twins! Preschoolers and their parents can hear a reading of the Bitty Ballet Big Book, and learn a few basic dance positions.
For girls ages 3 and up. Free and open to the public.

Saige's Hot Air Balloon Craft

Friday, April 26
2:00 p.m.
Let her spirit soar! During this free event, your girl can create a paper hot air balloon inspired by Saige's stories.
For girls ages 8 and up. Free and open to the public.

Saige's Celebration

Friday, April 26
5:30 p.m.
Join us to celebrate Saige, our newest Girl of the Year! She loves to paint and ride horses, and uses her imagination to create art and inspire change. Girls will learn about this new contemporary character, make fun crafts, and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes an American Girl book to take home.
For girls ages 8 and up. Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations required.

For reservations to any of the above events, click here or call 777-247-5223.

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