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Seattle holiday lights and Figgy Pudding Caroling contest

figgy pudding buttonOh what fun it is to ride… on a BUS! 
A wonderful group of Rebels traveled to Seattle for the 28th annual Figgy Pudding Caroling contest.  This annual event is a true crowd pleaser and successful fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank. 
We arrived in Seattle just after noon, so we were ready for lunch at the Westlake Mall Food Court.  From there, a few of us remained in town, while the rest of the group took the monorail to the Seattle Center Winterfest.  The Armory had a wonderful HUGE model train display, set in the early 1900s.  Beautifully done!  The Fischer Plaza ice skating rink was enjoyed by many.
Other activities of the afternoon included visiting the Sheraton Hotel’s Gingerbread Village (Amazing and intricate designs); strolling through Nordstrom, Pacific Place, and Macys to see the holiday lights and displays; and simply gathering the spirit of the holidays.  Macy’s Santa was definitely the BEST Santa.  His beard was real, and his suit was made of boiled wool.  Classy guy!
Next, it was time to wait for the Figgy Pudding kick-off.  A few of the the group “reserved” seats for us right on the corner in front of the Starbucks; it was a perfect place to watch the goings on.  macys star
As Rebel Vicki says: “The weatherman graced us with a perfect rain free evening.  I must admit that I never really imagined I would EVER be located after dark, right across the street from the (Macys) Christmas star!  Wonderful memories added to the album in my mind!”

 

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