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 provides costumed characters (princesses, heroes, seasonal characters, and more) for storytimes and family events throughout the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and Western Wisconsin.

We strive to provide a top-quality, unforgettable, and magical experience for you and your attendees.

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
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Passionate about creating magical moments
  • Attired in top-quality and often one-of-a-kind apparel

Entertainment featuring Favorite Children’s Characters:

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

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

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

Private Events and Birthday Parties: Private events must take place in a public venue (party venue, community room, restaurant, etc.) and not a private residence for our characters to attend

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

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

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Meet & Greets
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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.