Remember the days when teen sensation Tiffany belted out “I Think We’re Alone Now” from a mall stage just below the food court? Well, get ready for another mall-tastic tour. And no, the ’80s pop princess is not reviving her shopping center singing career. This time, Sesame Street is coming to a mall near you. At least, if you live in or near one of the 10 cities that will feature the beloved show’s Sesame Street: F is for Friend experience.

photo: Sesame Street 

HBO and Sesame Workshop are partnering with local public TV stations and community-based groups to bring this live-action, limited-engagement show to malls across the US. Sesame Street: F is for Friend features show faves, Elmo and Abby Cadabby, singing and telling stories about friendship. This means your kiddo might have the chance to learn some pretty key social lessons, such as similarities and differences between friends, all while at the mall!

Along with the show itself, the experience also includes character meet-and-greets, photo opps with Cookie Monster’s new food truck, digital activity stations and other Sesame Street-filled family fun.

Senior Vice President and General manager, North American Media and Licensing for Sesame Workshop, Scott Chambers, said, “This year’s tour will create a vibrant space for preschoolers and their families to celebrate friendship in our diverse world.” Not only will the tour hit malls, but it will also make private stops at select community organizations, childcare centers and family shelters.

To see if the Sesame Street: F is for Friend tour is coming to a mall near you, check out the 2018 schedule:

February 3 in Seattle at Alderwood Mall
February 10 in Philadelphia at Neshaminy Mall
February 17 in San Francisco at Stonestown Galleria
February 24 in Los Angeles at Northridge Fashion Center
March 3 in Las Vegas at Fashion Show
April 14 in Denver at Southwest Plaza
April 21 in Dallas at The Parks at Arlington
April 28 in Chicago at Northbrook Court
May 5 in Miami at Pembroke Lakes Mall
May 12 in Atlanta at North Point Mall

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—Erica Loop