The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is back!
Back for its 19th edition, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, or CP Holiday Train, is once again ready to support communities and raise awareness surrounding hunger and poverty.
Following recent years, this year, there will be 2 Holiday Trains touring North America and making stops at local communities. One of the trains will primarily ride through Canada. The other, the United States.
Beginning in Montreal, Quebec, on November 25 and 26, 2017 respectively, the two trains will make the festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 182 communities along CP’s network.
Each Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length, with 14 rail cars brightly decorated and completely decked out with as much Holiday spirit as you could possibly imagine. Lights, trees, reindeer, and of course music! You name it, the Holiday Train has it! Even the big ol’ jolly fella would be proud.
Photo Cred: CP Holiday Train (Facebook)
While entry to the show is completely free, CP encourages every attendee to open their cupboards or wallets to ease hunger needs in their community. Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to ensure those less fortunate can access adequate food this holiday season and year-round.
Since the CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999, it has since raised more than C$13 million and four million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the United States.
If you’re not sure what kind of items you should be bringing to donate for the food banks, you can checkout CP’s Healthy Donations campaign to give you a better idea of what items they might be looking for.
This year, Colin James, Emma-Lee, Alan Doyle and Jonathan Roy will be touring with the Canadian train. The US train includes performances from: Dallas Smith, Jonathan Roy, Terri Clark, Jim Cuddy, Devin Cuddy, and Kelly Prescott.
Photo Cred: Kelly Prescott
The Holiday Train will be making it’s way through Hamilton (stopping at Gage Park) and Toronto (stopping at Lambton Yard) on Monday, November 28th at 7:45pm and 8:15pm, respectively.
You can track the Holiday Train’s journey and tour by following along on social media using the #CPHolidayTrain hashtag.
You can also view the full Canadian schedule of the CP Holiday train here.
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