Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Pink Pig?

Here's one that I love for a last comment on Christmas for my season.  The Pink Pig is a beloved tradition in Atlanta.  In the parking lot at Lenox Square Mall is the Pink Pig that zooms around in a tent for all the kids to enjoy.

The Pink Pig Monorail was the first creation.  It was created in 1953 and was the ride of choice for a long time.  The monorail has now been retired, but it will never be forgotten.  It's cars are inside the tent for everyone to remember times of old by.

Now, why on Earth would anyone come up with a pink pig monorail for Christmas?  Who did this and why?  Well, the Pink Pig is the brainchild of Macy's, and they've been a proud sponsor of the Pink Pig since it's inception.

The Pink Pig has become one of the most popular holiday activities in Atlanta.  It runs from Thanksgiving to just after New Year's.  The best part is that a part of the proceeds are donated to Children'd Healthcare of Atlanta.  The proceeds have always been donated to the area's children's hospital and other pediatric facilities.  That's right folks, it's all for the kids.

Most traditions for Christmas have to do with Santa, elves, or religious events.  This is something truly original, and something that anyone would love.  It's for a great cause.  Kids are always worthy of our generosity.  Christmas is a time of giving, and this is a great way to give and give back.

I work for Walmart, and we donate money to the Children's Miracle Network, which supports Children's hospitals all over the country.  No matter what anyone has ever said about Walmart, they support the kids, and that's a great thing.  It's that time of year when we are bombarded with charities, as is mentioned in the hilarious song, "The Twelve Pains of Christmas."  So, after you've encountered the Salvation Army bell ringing people, the Toys for Tots people, the local police toy drive, the food drives at all the grocery stores, and everyone else that is asking for money this season; think it over.  Take your kids out for a really good time and also support a wonderful cause.


As usual, there are trinkets that you can buy to remember your visit.  There are buttons and all kinds of stuff that say "I rode the Pink Pig."  It is a full blown tourist like attraction.  Just remember, it's all about the kids and it's all about Christmas.  It's a unique tradition that has a history of doing a world of good for children.

We all end up at the mall during the Christmas rush.  There's no avoiding it, no matter how hard we try.  Why not come on down to Lenox Square, start a family tradition, and have a little fun while you muddle through the Christmas Shopping.

Merry Christmas!  Enjoy!

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