The CPKC Holiday Train returns November 20 to December 19 for its 25th year supporting food banks and food shelves across our network by raising money, food and awareness for food insecurity issues.
The 2023 CPKC Holiday Train tours both Canada and the United States. Professional musicians play free concerts from the brightly decorated train’s stage. CPKC makes a donation to the local food shelf at each stop and encourages attendees to also donate.“
Since the Holiday Train program began in 1999, it has visited hundreds of communities and raised over five million pounds of food and more than $22.5 million for community food banks.
“We are thrilled to have the CPKC Holiday Train once again visit Kansas City this season,” said Stephen Davis, President and CEO of Harvesters — The Community Food Network. “It’s such a fun event for the community that also raises food and funds for the 252,000 neighbors in our region experiencing food insecurity. We are grateful for CPKC’s dedication to help us build a community where no one goes hungry.”
This year’s Holiday Train tour will include 191 live music shows in six provinces and 14 states. For the first time, the Holiday Train will host shows in Pittsburg, Kan., Joplin, Mo., Heavener, Okla., Mena, Ark., Texarkana, Texas, and Shreveport, La. Performing on the Holiday Train will be Virginia to Vegas, Trudy, Anyway Gang, Tyler Shaw, Kiesza, Seaforth, Tenille Townes, Breland, MacKenzie Porter and Dallas Smith.
Additionally, the Holiday Express train will make 20 public stops across CPKC’s network in Louisiana, Missouri and Texas. The festive six-car Holiday Express train with intricate displays inside and out will bring Santa Claus and his elves to visit children and families as it continues its tradition of giving to The Salvation Army.
CP Holiday Train 2023 South Central Ontario Stops
4:45 pm to 5:30 pm – Milton, Ontario
Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Center West Parking Lot, 5234 Kelso Road
7:45 pm to 8:30 pm – Hamilton, Ontario
Railway tracks across from Gage Park, 42 Lawrence Road
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm – Cambridge, Ontario
Old Galt train station, 10 Malcolm Street
5:20 pm to 6:00 pm – Ayr, Ontario
CPKC railway crossing at Inglis Street and Willison Street
6:40 pm to 7:10 pm – Woodstock, Ontario
199 Winniett Street
8:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – London, Ontario
Richmond Street railway crossing between Oxford and Central
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm – Chatham, Ontario
Holiday Inn Convention Center parking lot – 565 Richmond Stree
5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Windsor, Ontario
CPKC railyard at Erie Street and Janette Avenue
9:15 am to 10:00 am – Belleville, Ontario
West of CPKC storage facility on Keegan Way adjacent to CPKC tracks
10:45 am to 11:15 am – Trenton, Ontario
R.C.A.F Road and County Road 21
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Brighton, Ontario
East of CPKC railway crossing on Prince Edward Street
1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Bowmanville, Ontario
Scugog Road railway crossing at Wellington Street
3:00 p.m to 3:45 p.m. – Oshawa, Ontario
680 Laval Drive, behind Walmart off Stevenson Road South
8:15 p.m to 9:00 p.m. Toronto, Ontario
750 Runnymede Road, CPKC Yard Office parking lot (York, Ont.)
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Vaughan, Ontario
NW corner of CPKC railway crossing at Nashville Road
12:15 p.m to 12:55 p.m. – Barrie, Ontario
Anne Street North and Wenden Court
A full schedule and details of this year’s Holiday Train and Holiday Express train is available at cpkcr.com/holidaytrain.
Each event is free, with CPKC encouraging every attendee to make a monetary or heart-healthy food donation to ease hunger needs in their community. Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to help ensure those in need can access adequate food this holiday season and year-round.
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Learn more about the CP Holiday Train and it’s schedule at: cpkcr.com/en/community/HolidayTrain