The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition @ Pike Place Market
A not-so-silent night 🌙
Published November 20, 2023
📅 Friday, December 1st
⏰ 6:15 – 8:30 pm
📍 Pike Place Market: 85 Pike St, Seattle
You could do the usual white elephant exchange with friends this holiday season. Or instead, step on stage with a capella groups like The Barden Bellas, groups of co-workers from area businesses, and children’s choirs to carol for a cause. The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition is looking for teams, small and large, to perform the ancient yuletide carol this December.
The 38th anniversary of the event will take place at Pike Place Market. This competition will be the second year the local holiday tradition is held in the market after a move from Westlake Center. If singing is not your thing, join the large crowd of spectators who come to watch, vote, and donate (because the celebration is primarily a fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank). Talk about spreading holiday cheer.
The teams will perform along Pike Place around 6:15 pm, filling every street corner with joy. Then, an hour later, the stage show begins with competitions for Best Choral, Most Creative, and even the People’s Choice. Finally, the night ends with a group singalong. Funnily enough, no figgy pudding is available on site—which, BTW, is a close cousin to the fruitcake. Typically, Pike Place’s shops close around 5 pm (though many don’t), so show up early to eat and drink at nearby establishments. Or pack snacks and a thermos of hot chocolate or egg nog. Bonus: The Market is always a great spot for a photo op. But for the holidays, there’s a large holiday tree, a whimsical wonderland scene, and numerous holiday decorations around to capture memories.
6:30 pm – Caroling teams perform along Pike Place
7:30 pm – The stage show begins at the main stage at Pike Place and Stewart + Figlanthropy awards
7:55 pm – Best Choral competition
8:05 pm – Most Creative competition
8:10 pm – Peoples Choice competition
8:20 pm – Group singalong
8:30 pm – Good night everyone, and happy holidays!
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