Treehouse Kids and Their Families ‘Ride Into the Holidays’

By Catherine Krummey, Treehouse Communications Specialist

Treehouse was thrilled to join dozens of kids in foster care and their families Saturday for the eighth annual “Ride Into the Holidays.” The event was held in collaboration with the Seattle Center Monorail and the Downtown Seattle Association.

“It’s the highlight of our holiday season,” said Megan Ching, Seattle Monorail Services General Manager.

The event started with everyone gathering at the Seattle Center Monorail Station for refreshments, caricatures and the chance to create their own holiday ornaments.

From there, we boarded the train to Westlake Center. One of the highlights of the trip was a spontaneous sing-along, which included “Jingle Bells” and other holiday favorites.

We also took some time on the train to award raffle prizes from USS Turner Joy, Woodland Park Zoo, MoPOP, Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Enchant at Safeco Field, Seattle Children’s Museum, Ride the Ducks, Museum of Flight, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

In addition, all families received tickets to Seattle Aquarium, Pacific Science Center and Seattle Center’s Winterfest Ice Rink.

When the train arrived at the Westlake Center Monorail Station, we made our way to Westlake Park with some help from DSA’s ambassadors. The kids then took a ride on the DSA’s Holiday Carousel.

We are very grateful to all of those who made this event so memorable for our kids and their families. In addition to the Seattle Center Monorail and the Downtown Seattle Association, we want to thank the ticket and raffle prize donors and the Gates Foundation, which donated parking spots to participating families.

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About the Author

Catherine Krummey is the Marketing and Communications Specialist at Treehouse. She is passionate about storytelling and excited to share stories about Treehouse through social media, blog posts and newsletters.

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