If you’ve lived in the metro Atlanta area for a decent amount of time, chances are you have a photo of yourself or your kids with Priscilla, Atlanta’s favorite pink pig. Priscilla was an Atlanta holiday tradition for more than 50 years before officially retiring last year after being forced to take 2020 off due to the pandemic.
Since then, Priscilla and her twin brother Percival have lived together, safe and sound as a unit permanent collection at the Atlanta History Center.
However, it’s time to join the party when the holiday season kicks off at the center on November 18 Christmas tree lighting and celebration. Priscilla and Percival will be in the museum’s atrium during the festivities.
In addition to pink piglets, everyone will gather in Veterans Park for the lighting of the center’s new 50-meter Christmas tree, music, children’s entertainment, photos with Santa and much more. SCAD HoneyBees, Atlanta Classical Academy and the Dickens Carolers will perform throughout the evening.
If you want to head straight to the Atlanta History Center after work, you can have lunch here Super Jenny. According to the center’s website, Souper Jenny offers a limited dinner menu from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The menu will be published before the event.
Non-members can buying tickets for a tree lighting event for $21.78. If you want to join the history center, use the code HOLIDAY5 to get $5 off a new membership and two Christmas tree tickets.
All attendees are invited to a pre-tree lighting event that will include photos with Santa by the Texas locomotive, children’s crafts, a discounted cash bar, a performance by the Alta Strings High School String Quartet and more.