Sunday, December 5, 2010

Oink Oink

Atlanta has a unique and adorable holiday tradition - The Pink Pig!

This holiday ride first began spinning on top of the downtown Rich's department store in 1953, as a way to attract people from the rapidly-growing suburban areas and compete with JC Penney, Sears, and other similar stores. It was originally a monorail design, hovering in the air.

Today, the Pink Pig is a happy pink train with a piggy smile. It is located within a tent on the top level of he the Macy's store parking deck at Lenox Mall. The train travels through a shiny & pink storybook land, narrated by Priscilla, the pig with a thick southern accent.

This was Amelia's second Pink Pig ride. We took her last year as well. Since I rode with her last year, Steve was treated with his very first Pink Pig ride. We had a blast!

Pre-holiday adventures are priceless. No matter the winter temperature, seeing Amelia's shining eyes and childhood joy always warms my heart.


Avant Garde Parenting said...Best Blogger Tips

Cute- what a fun tradition! I'll have to ask my husband about this, he used to live in Atlanta (and would JUMP at the chance to move back at any moment- he LOVES it there!).

Surprised Mama said...Best Blogger Tips

Aww! This is so cute! We live in Atlanta & I had no clue about this! I just wish we had a little girl to take to this!

Liz said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh, how cool! I want to fly to ATL just to ride on that thing!

Kate @ Love and Kate said...Best Blogger Tips

We did the Pink Pig last week for our first time and had a BLAST! Way more fun that I was expecting. Woo!

Sara Plays House said...Best Blogger Tips

We did that with Avery when she was little, but we haven't made it down there with Zoe yet. My mom has memories of going when she was a little girl! One of those quirky Southern traditions we all love!

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