It's the holidays and although I'm pretty sure you already have plans for the time off, I'd like to take a minute to tell you about some great things to do in the South at this time of year.
The first is Atlanta, Georgia, where Macy's Department store has this great tradition of a pink train with the engine a Pink Pig. Located in Lenox Square in Buckhead, children have been riding Priscilla, the bubblegum-colored train in the shape of a pig, continuously for 56 years. The 2009 version moved through a life-size storybook showing the ride’s history. This rite of passage costs $3 a trip; hours and printable two-for-one discount coupons at macys.com/campaign/pinkpig/home.jsp
Next stop, Louisville, Kentucky where the Actor's Theater, 316 West Main Street has been producing Charle's Dicken's 'A Christman Carol' for 34 years. The script is updated and the production also boasts 16 added songs, dancing and actors who play instruments. December 8-27; from $27, kids ages 5-14 pay half-price December 8-16.
Next we jump down to Orlando, and yeah, Walt Disney World, where every year is the annual Candlelight Processional at Epcot. Along with a breathtaking mass choir and 50-piece orchestra there are celebrith narrators, a different one each night. Locals come year after year along with out-of-towners. Requires park admission; shows at 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15 p.m. disneyworld.com.
So start making those plans for next year and make it a Holiday to remember, here in the South.