Interactive Storytimes

Bring reading to life with children’s favorite storybook characters!

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Unique Family Events

Make unforgettable memories together at the Villains Halloween Ball, Splendidly Spring Tea, Pirate and Pixie Party and more!

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Interactive Performances

Delight the young and young-at-heart with everything from simple character meet and greets to all-out Hero Training and Royal Balls!

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Memorable Private Events

When you need extra magic for someone extra magical! Great for birthday parties, trip announcements, and more.

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Occasions with Character

COVID-19 Update:
The safety of your families, our cast, and our hosts is our absolute top priority. We are currently on hiatus and unable to take bookings. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you in the future!

Occasions with Character provides costumed characters such as princesses, heroes, and storybook friends for storytimes and other family events throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota and Wisconsin.

We strive to provide a top-quality memorable, magical, and authentic experience for you and your attendees. Our cast members are:

  • Passionate about creating magical moments
  • Always accompanied by a character attendant
  • Trained and experienced
  • Background checked and fully insured
  • Attired in custom, top-quality, and often one-of-a-kind apparel

Character Packages:

Choose from our packages below, including interactive storytimes, meet-and-greets, private events, or themed packages such as swimming mermaids, superhero training, ice skating princesses, and more for corporate, community, school/daycare, and private events.

Questions? Email or send us a message via our contact form.

We’re happy to discuss ideas for your event as far in advance as you like. Since our characters are subject to availability, we recommend booking 2-6 months in advance.

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Meet & Greets
Private Events
Themed Packages

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“The princesses are delightfully entertaining with their authentic costumes and friendly smiles.”

-Marilyn Laulainen, Waconia ECFE

“Occasions with Character offered library visitors a magical performance with lots of audience participation for even the youngest. The actors posed for photographs and stayed in character until the last child left the room.”

-Angela Petrie, Stillwater Public Library

“The Occasions with Character performers were all amazing, and the way that they interact with the children is superb! The interactive storytime was great for promoting literacy and a perfect additional program to draw people to the library.”

-Carol Plocher, Library Services Coordinator, Great River Regional Library-Delano

“The program itself was an elegant touch of fantasy for the whole audience, and the interaction with the audience was priceless.”

-Mary Davis, Youth Services, Hudson Area Public Library

“I can not thank Occasions with Character enough for surprising my daughter on her birthday at lunch! Not every little girl can say that she had her favorite princess/heroine dance with her, read a story with her and sing happy birthday to her. She was in awe the entire time. As her mom it almost brought me to tears seeing how mesmerized she was… She still talks about her. Thank you for making my daughter feel so special and lucky on her birthday. She will remember this for years to come.”

– Rochelle Ladick, parent

“Occasions With Character presented the Midnight Ball Princess (Lost Slipper Storytime) at our Storytime and it was a great hit! The performers remained in character from the moment they entered and the costumes were wonderful. The audience was enchanted and everyone had a great time!”

– Janet Waller, Community Business Development Manager, Barnes & Noble HarMar Mall

©2021 Occasions with Character

Occasions with Character LLC is not affiliated with any entertainment company; our characters are generic and inspired by a variety of fairytales and legends. We only partner with events that understand we do not represent any licensed characters. If you require licensed characters for your event, please contact the copyright holder.

We serve the greater Twin Cities metro area, including: Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Cottage Grove, Delano, Eagan, Edina, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Inner Grove Heights, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Newport, Oakdale, Richfield, Rosemount, Roseville, St Louis Park, St Paul, Waconia, Woodbury, Hudson, and surrounding areas.