We are thrilled to announce that Seattle Monorail Services and the Downtown Seattle Association are partnering again this year to provide a fun holiday event for Treehouse kids and families. For the last three years, we have hosted the “Ride into the Holidays” event that begins here on the Seattle Center Monorail platform.
This year, we have 150 Treehouse foster kids and their families joining us on November 29th! During our holiday celebration, guests will have a chance to explore the Monorail train, enjoy snacks and beverages, and have fun artwork created just for them by balloon and caricature artists! Afterwards, Treehouse kids and families board Red Train for a very special, Treehouse-only VIP ride on the Red Train to Westlake Center.
During the ride the Westlake Center, Red Train will make several stops along the route so families can take photos and enjoy the views of the city and the Space Needle. We also give away incredible raffle prizes during this special ride – these prizes provide access to many of Seattle’s premier attractions. Prizes were generously donated by: Seattle Aquarium, the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Ride the Ducks of Seattle, Argosy Cruises, Woodland Park Zoo, Wild Waves Theme Park, Seattle Children’s Museum, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Flight, and the Underground Tour.
After they leave the Monorail, the very special guests will have the opportunity sit at the VIP area of the PANDORA Jewelry Holiday Carousel for a front-row seat to the annual tree lighting ceremony! After the dazzling lighting event, Treehouse kids will be invited to pick a horse on the Holiday Carousel for the “first ride of the season”!
We understand that the holidays can be a difficult time for kids in foster care. We are thankful for the opportunity to be able to help foster kids and families feel extra special this holiday season.