Mark Your Calendars! The 36th Annual Figgy Pudding Comes to the Market
(Credit: John Curry Photography)
The Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition is coming home to the Pike Place Market! This fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank is traditionally held in Westlake Center, but this year’s competition will be hosted under the iconic Public Market Center Clock & Sign.
This is a can’t-miss inaugural event for the whole family. In addition to the incredible sounds of the holiday carolers, visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience the special holiday shopping, seasonal drinks, treats and flat-out FUN of the Market after dark!
This heart-warming event attracts nearly 10,000 people every year to enjoy holiday music. For many Seattle locals, it is the kickoff to the holiday season.
Since its inception, Figgy Pudding has raised over $1 million for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. These services have remained open without interruption throughout the pandemic to serve our community members experiencing economic challenges, food insecurity, and social isolation.
A steadfast resource sustained by community donations, Figgy Pudding is the biggest fundraising event of the year.
What is Figgy Pudding?
Each year, dozens of caroling teams gather in a sing-off to raise money for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. Figgy fundraising (or Figlanthropy) happens in two ways: caroling teams raise some money before the event in their own communities, and throughout the event, volunteers will ring bells to jubilantly inspire visitors to add their own contributions to make sure our neighbors facing hunger and homelessness have the support they need.
Who Can Participate?
Caroling teams come from all kinds of backgrounds, from beginners to professional singers – and they are all welcome! Figgy Pudding also relies on hundreds of volunteers to stage the event – so if you prefer to apply your talents outside of music, operational support roles are available to be a part of its success.
What Programs Does this Benefit?
Over 1,200 seniors visit the Senior Center annually for free meals, engaging social activities, and access to social services housing, medical care, and other needs.
The Food Bank helps over 4,000 of our neighbors who face hunger with free groceries.