You can visit Priscilla the Pink Pig again this holiday season

Priscilla and her brother Percival come out of retirement again at the Atlanta History Center

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If you’ve lived in the metro Atlanta area for any decent length of time, you likely have a photo of yourself or your kids with Priscilla, Atlanta’s beloved pink pig. Priscilla was an Atlanta holiday tradition for more than 50 years before officially retiring in 2021.

Since then, Priscilla and her brother, Percival, have lived safe and sound as part of the permanent collection at Atlanta History Center.

Well, the pair are once again spending the holidays with history center guests and are on display in the atrium.

Priscilla proved pigs could fly in 1953, when she made her debut trip along the ceiling of the toy department in Rich’s department store. Two years later, the track was changed so riders would leave toy land and travel t the Rich’s roof for an upclose look at the tree.

She was so popular, Percival was added in 1964 to keep up with the number of riders.

The retired for the first time in 1991, when Rich’s closed it downtown store. The went back into service for a brief while at what was then Egleston Children’s Hospital (now Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta), before retiring for good.

If you need to warm up during your visit, Brash (next to the gift shop) has added brown sugar cinnamon latte and pumpkin spice latte to its holiday menu. Brash is adjacent to Souper Jenny, so you can grab a meal if you’re coming straight from work.

The Atlanta History Center is open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW.

Admission costs $24 for ages 13-64; $20 for ages 65 and older; $20 for students 13 and older with student ID; and $10 for ages 4-12. Members and children 3 and younger are free.