“American Idol” to offer complimentary gift wrapping at malls around the country

To ring in the holiday season, American Idol will provide complimentary gift wrapping in local shopping centers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta from Dec. 18-24. At the festive stations, shoppers can have their purchases wrapped in exclusive Idol-themed paper and watch clips and exclusive American Idol content. Former American Idol contestants, including Bo Bice, Brooke White and Anthony Fedorov, among others, will stop by the gift wrapping stations to spread some holiday cheer (appearance schedules to be announced).

The American Red Cross will be on-site in New York, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta to collect donations for Hurricane Sandy relief. At the wrapping stations, Red Cross representatives will be available to collect cash donations, but also to help shoppers donate $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999.

American Idol gift wrapping stations can be found at the following locations and times:

New York: The Westchester — 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY 10601
Hours: Dec. 18-23: 1pm-9pm; Dec. 24: 10am-6pm

Los Angeles: The Beverly Center — 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
Hours: Dec. 18-23: 1pm-9pm; Dec. 24: 11am-7pm

Chicago: Orland Square — 288 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park, IL 60462
Hours: Dec. 18-23: 12pm-8pm; Dec. 24: 10am-6pm

Dallas: Grapevine Mills — 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051
Hours: Dec. 18-23: 12pm-8pm; Dec. 24: 10am-6pm

Atlanta: Lenox Square — 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Hours: Dec. 18-23: 1pm-9pm; Dec. 24: 10am-6pm

American Idol returns for Season 12 with a two-night premiere Jan. 16-17 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX both nights, featuring new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban joining returning judge Randy Jackson.

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