Princesses have all the luck, and all the diamonds. The much-awaited American Girl’s holiday doll for this year is out. She’s covered in Swarovski crystals, and costs $5000. But what makes her even more special is that there are only three of her available. Each of the three will only be available at the American Girl flagship stores in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. She will be on display till December 20th, but buyers will receive her just in time for the holidays.
This is the first time Mattel has worked in partnership with Swarovski, to create the American Girl doll. All three stores will have Swarovski-themed decorations, such as diamond-encrusted garlands and 130 lbs of crystal stardust. So even if you don’t have your eyes on the diamond doll, the store will be worth checking out during the holiday season.
If you still have your heart set on the doll but don’t have the dough for it, you can get the much more budget-friendly Barbie doll with a sparkling holiday dress, for $36.
You can join in the festivities without having to buy a doll at all. American Girl stores have a long tradition of hosting doll tea parties. But this year, they will have gingerbread house decorating and holiday doll hair salons, in 17 of their stores. The Chicago and Los Angeles stores are set to host build-your-own hot chocolate stations and holiday cookie decorating events. New York’s store will host a party with recording artist Ciara, featuring crafts, a doll salon, dinner and a violin prodigy.