Free family events at the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

Free family events at the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by Mastercard kicks off this Friday. What the heck it that, you ask? Mostly just a shopping promotion, but there are a few free events for kids that might be worth adding to the 'ol family calendar. After all, who couldn't use a few free activities to help up get to back-to-school time?

  • Get Crafty with American Girl: Fashion Fun Paper Dolls: Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Join in the fun on Saturday, September 1 at 12:00 p.m. in Water Tower Place’s In Fashion Lounge on Level 7 to learn how to make your own paper doll clothing with American Girl Place Chicago. Girls ages 8 and up will use stencils of clothing designs, patterned paper and decorations to create original outfits for their own paper dolls inspired by American Girl’s Paper Doll Fashion Fun craft book. One lucky guest will receive one $100 Water Tower Place Shop Etc. gift card and all guests will receive a gift bag filled with fabulous finds from select Water Tower Place retailers.RSVP here: http://watertowerplace_agp1.eventbrite.com/
  • Cookie Creation Fun with foodlife: On Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 12:00 pm until 2: 00 pm., kids can meet up in Water Tower Place’s In Fashion Lounge on Level 7 to unleash their inner pastry chef and decorate fashion-inspired cookies with foodlife. Children of all ages will use frosting, sprinkles and more to create a beautiful and tasty treat. One lucky guest will receive one $100 Water Tower Place Shop Etc. gift card and all guests will receive a gift bag filled with fabulous finds from select Water Tower Place retailers. RSVP for this free event here: http://watertowerplace_foodlife-eorg.eventbrite.com.
  • Get Crafty with American Girls: New Historical Character Fun: On Wednesday, September 5th from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. in Water Tower Place’s In Fashion Lounge on Level 7, participants can celebrate the new historical character with American Girl Place Chicago. Girls ages 8 and up will make a craft inspired by the stories of American Girl’s newest historical character. One lucky guest will receive one $100 Water Tower Place Shop Etc. gift card and all guests will receive a gift bag filled with fabulous finds from select Water Tower Place retailers.RSVP here: http://watertowerplace_agp2-eorg.eventbrite.com.

And maybe mom can get a little bit of shopping in too.

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