I’m getting ready to bundle up and go to Westlake Center in downtown Seattle for the Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition. Despite its name, this event really has nothing to do with food, but it does help generate donations for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank.
More than 40 caroling teams including high school choirs, company teams and neighborhood groups will be performing, and the audience votes for their favorites. The top teams then compete in a sing-off for a panel of distinguished judges.
I went to Figgy Pudding for the first time last year, and I had a blast. It’s a fun and festive event with a little something for everyone.
If you love the holidays, you should definitely head downtown tonight. Pre-Figgy entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. with cast members from the 5th Avenue Theatre’s “White Christmas,” and the caroling is from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drum Line performs 7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. And then the main stage show to determine Figgy supremacy is 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.