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12 Days of American Girl Store Holiday Events 2021: New York City

The holidays are coming up soon, and American Girl stores are having events to mark the occasion! Every day for 12 days, I will be posting all the holiday events at American Girl stores nationwide. Today, we're focusing on the New York store. (Ironic, considering I'm multitasking right now and watching the Miraculous New York special for the 1000th time while blogging. We're doing nothing at school so I figured I'd engage in my special interests during our free history class!)


Note: If you want to participate in any of these events, according to city law you must provide either proof of vaccination for 12 and up and ID for 18 and up.


Holiday Wreath Making and Lunch- November 20: "This special day promises plenty of excitement; you and your girl will decorate your wreath just in time for the holidays! A representative from Private Picassos will provide an hour-long class using tissue paper to create holiday paper flowers, along with painted and plain pinecones to make your wreath uniquely yours. Afterward, celebrate your wreath-making skills in our café with a meal that will include a beverage, shareable appetizer, and entrée, and top it off with our signature mousse flowerpot. Each girl will receive a special goody bag."


Salon Dolliday Styling Event- November 27, December 11: "Your girl can learn how to get her doll prepped and pretty for holiday parties at this Salon Dolliday Styling Event! She’ll spend some time with expert doll stylists learning how to style doll hair into a fancy ’do involving double twists topped off with a sparkly tiara, and she’ll get tips on how to paint her doll’s nails. Plus, girls will learn simple tips and tricks on how to keep their dolls’ hair looking its best for years."


Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Dinner- November 24, December 2, December 9, December 16, December 22: "This special day promises plenty of excitement—you and your girl will see a performance by the world-famous Rockettes at New York’s Radio City Music Hall! Afterward, celebrate the show with a meal in our café, including a beverage, shareable appetizer, and entrée, and top it off with our signature mousse flowerpot. Each girl will receive a special goody bag.'


DIY Snow Globes- December 4: "This special day promises plenty of excitement; you and your girl will make snow globes just in time for the holidays! A representative from Private Picassos will provide an hour-long class to help you create two miniature snow globes, using mason jars, faux snow, mini trees, and animal figures. Afterward, celebrate your skills with a meal in our café, including a beverage, shareable appetizer, and entrée, and top it off with our signature mousse flowerpot. Plus, each girl will receive a special goody bag."


Santa Brunch- December 5, December 12, December 19: "Share a holiday experience that includes a jolly “ho, ho, ho!” Santa is coming to our store, and he can’t wait to meet you and your girl. Make sure to bring your camera; you’ll want to capture the moment he makes his appearance. You’ll also enjoy a delicious brunch during your visit."


Gingerbread House Decorating- December 10: "Take part in one of the season’s tastiest traditions in an event your family will love—decorate a gingerbread house! This festive activity will include everything your girl needs to make a one-of-a-kind holiday centerpiece with gingerbread pieces, frosting, and lots of candy decorations."


Holiday Tea and Treats- December 20, December 21, December 22, December 23: "Get into the spirit of the season at American Girl’s 2021 Holiday Tea and Treats! We’ll serve a selection of tasty treats and delicious drinks for both kids and adults. Children will enjoy a festive penguin craft; plus, they’ll get a hot cocoa surprise that they can take home as a gift."


Tomorrow, we're going to focus on the Orlando store!

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nellieandsamantha
nellieandsamantha
Nov 20, 2021

I have noticed that on the website there will be a new Samantha book? It is named ”The gift” and it is supposedly book 1? I am a huge fan of Samantha and this is a little odd.If I can remember right the first book is not called ”the gift” , maybe a new series? I miss the mystery books but it cannot be a mystery book. Are they changing the name?

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Abridging the books is *in my opinion* the dumbest idea ever!!!! AAARGH. I hate abridged versions of kids books that were already totally readable. It's not like they were great literature like Dickens. The details are what made the books effective learning tools, and the illustrations in the originals really helped, especially the little vignettes that showed obsolete items that were being discussed. I only buy and gift the original 6 books that have illustrations, except for Maryellen and Nanea who had books that were originally without illustrations. I prefer illustrations. I wish they had the unabridged with illustrations. The mystery series were great - even without illustrations *sigh*.

I imagine that they reformatted the original books for 2 reasons…

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