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

Occasions with Character has provided costumed characters (princesses, heroes, seasonal characters, and more) for storytimes and family events throughout the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and Western Wisconsin since 2016.

We strive to provide a top-quality, unforgettable, and magical experience for you and your attendees! Whether your goals are to:

  • Build connection with your guests, families, and patrons
  • Drive foot traffic or sales
  • Host an unforgettable, stand-out event
  • Spread joy, hope, and smiles

Our character entertainment services are here for you!

Book a favorite character for your event!

When you work with our professional cast, you can rest easy knowing they are:

  • Background checked, fully insured, and trained in safety and liability specific to our close work with children
  • Always accompanied by a trained Magic Maker character attendant to ensure your event runs smoothly and safely
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Passionate about creating magical moments and working with kids and kids-at-heart alike
  • Attired in top-quality and often one-of-a-kind apparel
  • Attuned to the little details of their character actions and interactions in order to create and preserve magic at your event

Learn more about our safety practices here.

“Princesses, villains, and heroes – oh my! Occasions with Character is highly recommended to create a memorable and enjoyable event. Not only does Occasions with Character provide professional princesses and superhero interactions, staff is also incredibly accommodating and professional. While planning your event, you will receive quality service and attention from start to finish as their reliable service will never have you questioning. Whether your event is in-person or virtual, you can expect a professional, fun, entertaining, and magical event for any occasion!”

-Brianna Watke, Program Manager, HopeKids Inc.

Entertainment featuring Favorite Children’s Characters:

Interactive Storytimes: Favorite storytime programs for preschools, daycares, libraries, and more!

Character Meet-and-Greets: Choose from over 100 characters for the classic character interaction and photo op experience

Interactive Performances: Superhero Training, Royal Balls, Holiday Hops, and custom character events

Birthday Parties: Our characters are delighted to attend birthdays that take place in public locations (party venue, community room, etc.)

Virtual Character Offerings: Personalized video messages, Zoom chats, and virtual programs

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Meet & Greets
Interactive Performances
Private Events

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Find the perfect character(s) for your event!

With over 100 characters to choose from, we’re your one-stop character providers.

Seasonal Characters

Princesses and Royalty


Storybook Friends and Magical Creatures



Princesses and Royalty
Storybook Friends and Magical Creatures


“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

Favorite children’s characters are great for:

Business and Corporate Events

Community Events

Preschools and Daycares


Fundraisers and more!

Community Events
And more!

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Read our 5-Star Reviews!

“Western Wisconsin Health has worked with Occasions with Character LLC for a number of our Open House events with over 1000 community participants as well as our Dash to Disney Community Challenge with 500-700 community participants. Melissa and the entire OWC team are amazing – they are professional, timely, in character and the handmade attire for each character is just incredible. OWC has made so many of our events very special for our community – from photos and dancing to story time and hugs! Thank you to all of our storybook characters and superheroes for the beautiful contributions you make to each of our Western Wisconsin Health events.”

-Rosa Magnus, Development Manager, Western Wisconsin Health

“I love working with these professionals! My customers couldn’t get enough of them. Everyone is super professional, kind, prompt and fun. They bring so much happiness to everyone that sees them. Their costumes are on point! I would totally recommend hiring them for your event.”

-Marnie Matz, Owner of Lone Squirrel Boutique

“The characters are inclusive and kind. The event was a dream come true for my granddaughter!”

“My favorite part was the characters and how they interacted with all the children. It was obvious that they were all listening and hearing them.”

“Such a fun way to let kids interact with their favorite stories and characters!”

-Post-Event Guest Testimonials

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©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.