Once the holiday festivities are over, join American Girl for their Girl of the Year 2014 Debut. This event is free and open to the public. From their site:
Girl of the Year 2014 DebutCelebrate the arrival of our newest Girl of the Year! At this special event, your girl can be among the first to learn about this new character’s world. Join us for a demonstration, craft, free giveaway, and more. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.
The event happens in stores January 1, 2, and 3. Visit American Girl's events page for participating cities and times.