Council & Associates - December 2018

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4 DAYS OF MAGIC AND FAMILY 1 SCAMMED FOR THE HOLIDAYS THERE’S NEVER A SEASON TO DRINK AND DRIVE 2 THE BEST DIY GIFTS THE HIGHLAND’S PREMIER ESTHETICIAN 3

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The History of the Pink Pig

ATLANTA’S SIGNATURE HOLIDAY ATTRACTION

Rich’s, an Atlanta landmark, closed in 2005 after more than

a century in business. While the store itself is now a Macy’s, one of Rich’s holiday traditions continues to this day. We’re talking, of course, about the Pink Pig train that thousands upon thousands of children ride every holiday season. Based on the storybook series “Priscilla Pig” by Colene Copeland, the ride debuted as a monorail that hung over the department store in 1953. It was officially dubbed The Snowball Express, but citizens quickly adopted the nickname we all know the ride by today. For a time, the trip even dropped children off at an exclusive, no-parents- allowed workshop staffed by “elves.” You can now find the Pink Pig stationed in the parking lot of Lenox Square. It’s no longer a monorail but an open-air train instead. Macy’s

has also partnered with Children’s

Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) to raise money and provide free rides to children dealing with serious illnesses. Since its reintroduction in 2003, the Pink Pig has raised nearly $1 million for CHOA. With a portion of each ride going to this worthy cause, it’s hard to complain when kids want to take more than one trip. The old monorail Pink Pigs were retired long ago, but they’re in safe hands at the Atlanta History Center. Though not on permanent display, the museum brings out the Pigs frequently, to the delight of nostalgic Atlantans.

$3, and you can purchase a three-ride pack for $7.50. That’s a small price to pay to take part in the city’s most unique holiday tradition. New York may have the tree in Rockefeller Center, but we’re just fine with our Pink Pig. If you’re interested in riding or simply checking out it, here’s where to go. Macy’s Lenox Square Mall Lenox Square Mall Upper Level Parking Deck 3393 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30326

Pink Pig season has already kicked off and runs through Jan. 6, 2019. Single rides cost only

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