The Beaconettes sing original lyrics to familiar tunes in four-part harmony. They have been delighted to raise money and perform our beehivery at the Great Figgy Pudding Competition for years.
Figgy Fans! We have raised $82, 342
Congratulations to the following caroling teams!
1st Place - Beaconettes at $16,227.45
2nd Place - Starbucks Chorus at $15,053.18
These two teams had a friendly rivalry going on throughout the competition. This is the first time in 20 years that Starbucks has not placed first.
3rd place: We are giving third place to two teams: GGLO raised $8,872 and LLew Crew -a family team, raised $8, 691.
The Egg Noggins were created to use their voices in song to spread cheer and at the same time help the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank raise money to support the disenfranchised, homeless & hungry people of the downtown area.
Emerald City Voices
Emerald City Voices is a Seattle-based a cappella vocal group which formed 15 years ago in order to sing at Figgy Pudding, and it has been a holiday tradition ever since. They love sharing their music with friends and family in the festive environment, and love being able to support the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank.
O Holy Night
The GGLO Jinglers are bringing their A-game to the 34th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Celebration. For 24 years this group of caroling commandoes has sung their hearts out to help and they have been able to exceed their fundraising goal to benefit our neighbors at the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank.
O Come All Ye Faithful
In the Bleak Mid-winter
Hounds of Music
Hounds of Music is a group of singers from the University of Washington who are inspired to share their love of music to lift up others voices along with their own.
The First Noel
The Llew Crew recognizes the crucial role of Figgy Pudding in funding one of the most essential activities in helping people in the downtown Seattle/Pike Market area. They have raised well over $100,000 in the past 26 years. Plus, they all grew up singing and are un-curable hams.
Bon Bon Song
Mt Vernon High School
Mount Vernon High School Choir has been singing at Figgy Pudding for years, and for many years was chosen as Best Choral Choir. The performers zooming in this year are from the combined choir programs of the Mount Vernon School district; LaVenture and Mount Baker Middle Schools and Mount Vernon High School.
The Medhane-Alem Evangelical Church is excited to be a part of Figgy Pudding for the first time. Ethiopia is their birth place and the mission for M.A.E.C in Seattle is to insure guidance and support of their youth from all spectrums by representing our strong faith.
The Seattle SeaChordsmen have been spreading joy at Figgy Pudding for over thirty years. They are an "everyman" chorus, with no auditions and regardless of singing ability.
Hi Diddley Dum
The Silver Belles
Silver Belles are filled with gratitude hat they are able to help support the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank by sharing their voices and their humor withe Seattle. There is nothing more rewarding during the stressful holiday season than for them to see their audience’s excitement for their music and that they are adding some love and levity to their community.
Proud Mary (parody)
North Pole Girl
The Sleigh Rudds is a family choir of three generations of parents and children with a love of music and harmony filling their homes. Last year they decided it was finally time to share their love of Christmas and caroling with a wider audience and give back to their community at Figgy Pudding.
Angels We Have Heard On High
Bless All Of Us
The Sugarplum Elves bring vim, vigor, zip, zing, and just the right amount of WHEEEEEE! to most any occasion. They are a song-and-dance variety act that specializes in seasonal entertainment and has entertained at Figgy Pudding for years!
I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
The Starbucks Chorus is a philanthropic, a-cappella, four-part harmony group of Starbucks partners across the Seattle Support Center volunteer their time & practice regularly to sing at corporate and community events. Since 1996 the chorus has raised over $640,000 to benefit the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank, making a meaningful difference in thousands of lives of low income people age 55 and older in Seattle!
Walking in a Coffee Wonderland
We Wish You a Happy Holiday
AARP Washington - Sponsor
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources to holding fun activities and events, AARP provides opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Washington for all ages to live, work, and play. We are the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members- including more than 900,000 members here in Washington State - AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. At our core, we continue to champion societal change by fighting ageism and advocating for policies and practices with a constant eye on our founding motto, “To serve; not to be served.”
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market, where the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank calls home.
For 113 years, Pike Place Market has been the soul of Seattle. Where artisans, chefs, crafters, and farmers come together and share their creations with us. This holiday season, the Market is carrying on that tradition; bringing you the very best food, the freshest ingredients, and the most unique gifts Seattle has to offer.
There are hundreds of unique shops from one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry and pottery to the best artisan goods that Seattle has to offer – honey, spices, the freshest produce, seafood….I could go on and on. And what about the Market’s award winning restaurants and eateries – chowder, pasta, humbow, piroshky, a hot toddy at Rachel’s…..you get the idea. Pike Place Market has everything you can imagine to make this a great holiday. Oh, and if you need a parking tip – the easiest and most convenient parking garage is attached to the Market and only $10 all day before 9:30am. Come spend your holidays with Pike Place Market.
Everything you need to know to plan your holiday shopping is at PikePlaceMarket.org.
Executive Director of the
Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank
Welcome to the 34th annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Celebration. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays and it is also a fundraiser to support the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank. The money raised at Figgy Pudding supports our neighbors with over one thousand bags of groceries each week. Low-income and homeless seniors can enjoy over fifty-two thousand free meals each year. Hundreds of fun and healthy activities are organized for elders. And a team of social workers have helped hundreds of homeless seniors find safe housing in recent years. The Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank is a vital part of the safety net for our most vulnerable neighbors. It’s also a place where seniors in our community who feel left behind can come and feel welcome.
The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Celebration has filled the streets around Westlake Center to kick off the holiday season in downtown Seattle raising money to support the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank. This year Twelve choirs will be singing in the Great Figgy Pudding Celebration Online and have recorded their best holiday songs for you to enjoy. We hope that everyone watching will join them by texting Figgy to 91999. Your donation will help our neediest neighbors with meals and groceries all year long.
Hi I’m Jim Dever with King 5 Evening. Welcome to a special holiday event tonight, The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Celebration. We’re thrilled to part of this annual holiday tradition and have been working with Figgy Pudding and have been for 10 years.
The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Celebration, is an annual fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank. Now,b ecause of the COVID restrictions this year, the competition, B-roll of 2019 Figgy crowd which previously took over streets and Westlake Center in downtown Seattle every December, our televised version wil have all the choirs adhering to the COVID restriction guidelines. This means, what you are seeing tonight, is creative lip syncing!
Hi, I’m Kim Holcomb from KING 5 Evening. It is so great to be included in this yearly celebration and fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank. These volunteer choirs are composed of friends, families, schools and businesses. The are talented, they are creative, they are having fun and they are raising money for the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank. This is genuinely one of my favorite events of the entire year. It kicks off the entire holiday season for me and even though we are pivoting this year, we are so glad that you are still here with us.
KING 5 Figgy Pudding Special
Hi, I’m Seth Hughes with Seattle’s Christmas Station 106.9FM. We are so glad to be a sponsor again for The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Celebration. With Shellie Hart, we are thrilled to introduce you to the choirs who are singing in the fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank.
Shellie ‘Jingle Bell’ Hart
Hi, I’m Shellie ‘Jingle Bell’ Hart with Seattle’s Christmas Station 106.9FM and I’m so excited to help raise money for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. I’d like to tell you a little about Pike Place Market.
Pike Place Market is a special community within the heart
of Seattle’s downtown. More than the city’s beloved public market, Pike Place Market is a vibrant neighborhood comprised of hundreds of farmers, craftspeople, small businesses and residents. Each group is an important and vital makeup of the Pike Place Neighborhood.
In addition to preserving and protecting the historic buildings and character of the nine-acre historic district and serving as an incubator and supporter of farmers, artisans and small businesses, Pike Place Market was chartered by the City of Seattle to provide services for
The Pike Place Market community looks after its own through a dynamic web of organizations, social service agencies, residential advocates, and by providing affordable and low-income housing, which creates a safety net for those in our community who are the most vulnerable—low-income seniors, the disabled and the homeless.
Hi, I’m Gary Tucker, PR guy for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and one of the dishonorable judges for what until this year was the “Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition.” As a PNB employee, I’m required to say that The Nutcracker is my favorite holiday tradition. But running a very close second is Figgy Pudding, a great local tradition that’s been around almost as long as Nutcracker, and truly is the kick-off to the holiday season for me. I love joining my fellow volunteer judges as we elbow our way through the crowds to share our unsolicited opinions about the most creative and musically endowed teams.
We are all heartbroken to not get the chance to gather in 2020, but thrilled that we get this virtual portal to express our figgy love for a fig-nificent, fig-tastic and worthwhile cause, the Pike Market Senior Center and Downtown Food Bank, which serves our low-income neighbors and families with dignity and heart. In these tough times every little bit helps, so we hope you’ll make a small donation – or a huge donation – who are we to judge? And hopefully we’ll see you on the streets next year!