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Saint Lucia Gown with Saint Lucia Wreath and Kirsten's Doll.

The Saint Lucia Gown (also called Kirsten's Holiday Gown) was introduced to Kirsten's Collection in 1986 and retired in 2009 with Kirsten's archival. It is associated with the book Kirsten's Surprise. Retail cost was $18 and later increased to $22 and $24.


White ankle length long sleeved gown. Dropped shoulders. Bell sleeves. Picot lace trim at high band collar, cuffs, and hem. Elastic at interior for waistband. Red woven sash attached at back opening. Velcro closure at center back.


Two red woven hair ribbons.


Red and white striped stockings. Red heels, toes, and cuff.

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Children's Saint Lucia Dress and wreath.

The matching outfit was available as the Saint Lucia Dress for $80; it was shortened to calf length and came with light blue and red ribbons advertised as being usable for Easter and Christmas respectively; the dress was also sold as the Easter Dress in spring or the Special Day Dress to cover both holidays.

The Easter Basket had ribbons that matched the Easter Dress and was sold for $26. The Lacy Knee Socks were available for $8.

The outfit was released in 1987 and phased out around 2000.


  • Kirsten's holiday dress is not directly associated with Christmas, like several other Historical Characters. The nightgown together with the red ribbon and the light crown symbolizes St. Lucia, and the holiday starts the Christmas season in Sweden on the Julian solstice date of December 13. Still, it is not intended to show a formal dress style the way other Historical Characters have for their holiday dress; in the context of her stories, the gown is one of her extra nightgowns.