The Pink Pig has been a beloved Atlanta tradition for more than 50 years. From its debut in the ‘50s as a children’s ride at the downtown Rich’s store, to its brief stint at the Egleston Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees, five generations of Atlantans have ridden the Macy’s Pink Pig into the holiday season. If you haven’t rode the Pink Pig yet, make plans to do so this Friday, January 4th!
Did you know Priscilla, the original Pink Pig, began as a monorail along the ceiling of Rich’s, giving children the experience of “flying over” the toy department? Later, another pig, Percival, was added and they became known as the Pink Pig Monorail Twins. Years later, the monorail was relocated to the roof of the department store and the “monorail twins” took passengers on rooftop rides that provided views of downtown Atlanta and circled the Great Tree.
In 2003, Priscilla the Pink Pig was reintroduced to a new generation of Atlantans. Since then, she has been back on track beneath a 170-foot, 1950’s themed Pink Pig Tent at the Lenox Square Mall Upper-Level Parking Deck near Macy’s. Atlanta’s most “pink-tacular” train ride travels along train tracks to carry children and parents through a life-sized storybook that includes the original Pink Pig and other holiday friends.
Ready to experience a unique Atlanta tradition? Each ride on the Pink Pig costs 3 dollars and multi-ride tickets have a special discounted price. A portion of the proceeds from each ride benefits the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
If you feel like escaping The Sidney at Morningside Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.
Friday, January 4, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
3393 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30326