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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is back for its 18th year in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks and food shelves. 

As in years past, two trains will operate coast-to-coast under the Holiday Train banner, with approximately 150 shows held across Canada and the U.S. in November and December. The train that operates primarily through the U.S. will launch in the Montreal area on November 25 then ​head into the U.S. Northeast, Midwest and ​Great Plains before completing its final shows in Saskatchewan on December 15.

"For nearly 20 years, CP has watched communities turn out to enjoy a wonderful event while taking a stand against hunger," said E. Hunter Harrison, CP's Chief Executive Officer. "We are proud of the role the Holiday Train plays, but more importantly, we're proud of the people and families that come out year after year to help their neighbours. They're the reason we keep bringing the train back."

"We are very excited about this year's CP Holiday Train and are encouraging all event attendees to bring healthy, nutritious food items to the shows," said Pam Jolliffe, Interim Executive Director, Food Banks Canada. "For the last two decades, CP has played an integral role in raising essential food for the holidays and in raising awareness of hunger-related issues." ​

Every pound of food and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community. 

First-time stops this year include New Albin, Iowa and New Hope, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, and Callaway, Minnesota.​​

US Holiday Train Schedule
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  • Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Saturday, November 26, 2016
  • Sunday, November 27, 2016
  • Monday, November 28, 2016
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Friday, December 2, 2016
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016
  • Monday, December 5, 2016
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016
  • Friday, December 9, 2016
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016
  • Monday, December 12, 2016
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016
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Full scheduleSee Canadian Schedule
StationAddressDateArrivalEvent TimeDeparturePerformers
Adirondack Junction/KahnawakeMohawk Reserve2016-11-256:45 PM6:55 PM - 7:20 PM7:30 PMJonathan Roy, Kelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​Delson​1 chemin de la gare2016-11-257:45 PM7:55 PM - 8:20 PM8:25 PMJonathan Roy, Kelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​St. Mathieu​Ecole Jacques Barclay - 368 Rue Principale. Adjacent to Montée de la Petite Côte2016-11-258:40 PM8:50 PM - 9:15 PM9:20 PMJonathan Roy, Kelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​Lacolle​10 Ste. Marie. CP train station2016-11-259:50 PM10:00 PM - 10:30 PM10:45 PMJonathan Roy, Kelly Prescott and Doc Walker
MechanicvilleParking Lot adjacent to CP tracks, corner of Park and Railroad street2016-11-265:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM6:40 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​Saratoga Springs​Amtrak Station2016-11-267:20 PM7:30 PM - 8:00 PM10:15 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​​Fort Edward​​Amtrak Station2016-11-2712:35 PM12:45 PM - 1:15 PM1:30 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​​Ticonderoga​Pell's Crossing. Amtrak waiting area Rt. 74 (Fort Ti Rd)2016-11-273:10 PM3:15 PM - 3:45 PM3:55 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​​Port HenryAmtrak Station, West side stop2016-11-274:45 PM5:00 PM - 5:30 PM5:45 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​​Plattsburgh​​Amtrak Station2016-11-277:15 PM7:30 PM - 8:00 PM8:15 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​Rouses Point​Rouses Point Station2016-11-279:00 PM9:15 PM - 9:45 PM10:00 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​Hamilton​Western approach to Kinnear Yard, opposite Gage Park2016-11-287:45 PM8:00 PM - 8:40 PM8:55 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​Cambridge (Galt) ​10 Malcolm Street, former Galt Station2016-11-294:00 PM4:15 PM - 4:45 PM4:55 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​Ayr CP crossing at Inglis Street and Wilson Street2016-11-295:20 PM5:30 PM - 6:00 PM6:10 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​Woodstock ​199 Winniett Street2016-11-296:40 PM6:50 PM - 7:10 PM7:20 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​London​Richmond Street railway crossing between Oxford and Central2016-11-298:15 PM8:30 PM - 9:00 PM9:15 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
​Windsor ​CP Yard at Erie Street West and Janette Street2016-11-304:30 PM5:30 PM - 6:00 PM6:15 PMKelly Prescott and Doc Walker
Pingree GroveVillage Hall, 14N 042 Reinking Road2016-12-29:45 AM10:00 AM - 10:30 AM10:45 AMKelly Prescott and Colin James
ByronTower Road near High School2016-12-212:45 PM1:00 PM - 1:30 PM1:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Savanna913 Bowen St. - West of the Depot at South Chauncey St.2016-12-23:15 PM3:30 PM - 4:00 PM4:15 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
MuscatineWest end of River Side Park at Chestnut Street & Harbor Drive2016-12-27:30 PM7:45 PM - 8:15 PM8:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
DavenportCorner of Western Avenue and West River Drive2016-12-31:45 PM2:00 PM - 2:30 PM2:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
ClintonEast end of Main Avenue, near Sawmill Museum2016-12-34:15 PM4:30 PM - 5:00 PM5:15 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
BellevueHorizon Lanes & Hall parking lot, 970N Riverview Drive2016-12-36:45 PM7:00 PM - 7:30 PM7:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
DubuqueHawthorne St. Railway Xing corner of Hawthorne St. and Rohmberg Ave2016-12-38:30 PM8:45 PM - 9:15 PM9:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
GuttenbergEast Side of the Schiller Street Railway Crossing2016-12-412:45 PM1:00 PM - 1:30 PM1:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Marquette​Marina parking lot, North of Lady Luck Casino at Water Street and highway 762016-12-42:45 PM3:00 PM - 3:30 PM3:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
LansingBall Park Field on South Front Street between North 2nd and Dodge Street2016-12-44:50 PM5:00 PM - 5:30 PM5:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
New AlbinParking lot adjacent CP tracks on Railroad St between Ross Ave & Oak St2016-12-46:15 PM6:15 PM - 6:30 PM6:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
La Crescent215 South Chestnut Street, The Commadore Food and Spirit parking lot2016-12-47:30 PM7:45 PM - 8:15 PM8:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Gurnee​4460 Old Grand Avenue, Viking Middle School park2016-12-53:50 PM4:00 PM - 4:30 PM4:40 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Sturtevant9900 East Exploration Ct., Amtrak Depot2016-12-55:25 PM5:35 PM - 6:05 PM6:15 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Milwaukee433 West St. Paul Avenue, Amtrak Depot2016-12-56:50 PM7:15 PM - 7:45 PM8:00 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
WauwatosaHarwood Ave Crossing2016-12-64:45 PM5:00 PM - 5:30 PM5:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Hartland​Parking lot adjacent to Cottonwood Avenue and Pawling Avenue2016-12-66:15 PM6:30 PM - 7:00 PM7:15 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
WatertownBrandt Quirt Park parking lot (ball diamond), adjacent to track2016-12-67:45 PM8:00 PM - 8:30 PM8:35 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Columbus​Amtrak Depot2016-12-69:05 PM9:15 PM - 9:45 PM10:00 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Portage​400 West Oneida Street, Amtrak Station2016-12-71:15 PM1:30 PM - 2:00 PM2:15 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Wisconsin Dells​100 La Crosse Street, Amtrak Depot2016-12-72:45 PM3:00 PM - 3:30 PM3:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Mauston​Division Street railway crossing2016-12-74:15 PM4:25 PM - 4:55 PM5:00 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Tomah​205 North Superior Avenue, Amtrak Depot2016-12-75:30 PM5:35 PM - 6:05 PM6:15 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Sparta​Corner of South Water Street and Milwaukee Street2016-12-76:40 PM7:00 PM - 7:30 PM7:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Lacrosse​Amtrak Station, 601 Saint Andrew Street2016-12-78:45 PM9:00 PM - 9:30 PM9:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Winona​65 East Mark Street, Amtrak Station2016-12-84:00 PM4:15 PM - 4:45 PM5:00 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Wabasha​Gambie Avenue railroad crossing, by Bruegger Park2016-12-86:00 PM6:15 PM - 6:45 PM7:00 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Hastings​500 East Second Street, CP Depot2016-12-88:30 PM8:45 PM - 9:15 PM9:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Cottage Grove​South of Seiben Bridge, in front of Youth Service Bureau2016-12-95:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM6:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​St. PaulUnion Depot St. Paul, 214 E 4th Street2016-12-97:15 PM7:30 PM - 8:10 PM8:20 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
New HopeLevel Railway Crossing at 49th Street N2016-12-102:20 PM2:30 PM - 3:00 PM3:10 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Golden ValleyLevel Railway Crossing at Golden Hills Drive2016-12-103:35 PM3:45 PM - 4:10 PM4:20 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
St. Louis ParkLake Street crossing, in front of St. Louis Park Emergency Program, 6812 W. Lake Street2016-12-104:35 PM4:45 PM - 5:15 PM5:25 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Northeast MinneapolisLions Park on 37th Ave, between 37th Ave & Stinson Blvd2016-12-107:00 PM7:15 PM - 7:45 PM8:00 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Loretto​Hennepin County Road 19 crossing2016-12-114:15 PM4:30 PM - 5:00 PM5:15 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Buffalo​612 North East 3rd Avenue2016-12-115:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM6:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Annandale​West side of Downtown Park, over the Oak Avenue crossing2016-12-117:15 PM7:30 PM - 8:00 PM8:05 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Eden ValleyState Street railroad crossing2016-12-118:55 PM9:00 PM - 9:30 PM9:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Glenwood​20 - 15th Street NE2016-12-1210:00 AM10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Alexandria​8th Avenue East railroad crossing by Hubbard Feed Mill at 8th and Nokomis2016-12-1211:30 AM11:45 AM - 12:15 PM12:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Detroit LakesHolmes Street Railroad Crossing near Holmes Community Center, 826 Summit2016-12-122:30 PM2:45 PM - 3:15 PM3:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
CallawayRailway Street between Dakota Street & Minnesota Street - *20 minute Stop and Go2016-12-123:50 PM3:50 PM - 4:15 PM4:15 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Plummer​Main railway crossing on Central Avenue2016-12-126:00 PM6:15 PM - 6:45 PM7:00 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Thief River FallsCity Hall - 405 3rd Street E2016-12-127:30 PM7:45 PM - 8:15 PM8:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Elbow Lake​Main Street crossing2016-12-134:15 PM4:30 PM - 5:00 PM5:15 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Hankinson122 1st Street, American Legion parking lot2016-12-136:30 PM6:45 PM - 7:15 PM7:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Enderlin101 Harvest Lane, CP Depot2016-12-139:05 PM9:15 PM - 9:45 PM10:00 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Carrington​601 - 6 Avenue NE2016-12-141:30 PM1:45 PM - 2:15 PM2:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Harvey​600 Lincoln Avenue2016-12-143:45 PM4:00 PM - 4:30 PM4:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Minot​Main Street crossing2016-12-146:30 PM6:45 PM - 7:15 PM7:25 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
Kenmare1st Ave SW and Central Ave, East side of the railway tracks2016-12-148:30 PM8:45 PM - 9:15 PM9:30 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
North PortalCoach Track ,Town Center2016-12-1511:45 AM12:00 PM - 12:30 PM2:00 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Estevan​East of CP Station at vacant lot off 7th Street2016-12-153:00 PM3:15 PM - 3:45 PM4:00 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James
​Weyburn​512 Railway Street2016-12-155:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM6:45 PMKelly Prescott and Colin James

The Holiday Train also visits Canadian cities. Hop over to Canada Holiday Train schedule and performers for details

Performing this year
  • Colin James

    ​​​​​​From the prairies of Saskatchewan to the stages of the world, sharing his talent with some of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time, Colin James has quietly and steadily established himself as one of Canada's greatest musicians. 

    Now after a career that has spanned over 25 years and 18 albums Colin continues to make the music he loves and perform to sold out theatres from coast to coast.  ​

    "Since I was a child I’ve always been romantic about the railway.  Spending a couple weeks on a train and pulling into some of these idyllic towns will not only be a new experience for me but a fantastic way to ring in the Christmas season." ​


    Visit the Colin James official website
  • Doc Walker

    ​With over 20 Top 10 singles, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades. The group has received multiple Canadian Country Music Awards and been nominated for several JUNO Awards for Country Album of the Year, including a win in 2009 for the album Beautiful Life.

    "We are honoured to be on the CP Holiday train again this year. To be a part of something that directly benefits those in need is what Holiday spirit is all about."

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    Visit the Doc Walker official website
  • Kelly Prescott

    Kelly is no stranger to Holiday Train. She has taken part in numerous tours and was featured on many of the past Holiday Train CD's, including the gold record release in 2005. In 2013 she shared the stage with Sheryl Crow and Take Six on the Holiday Train 15th anniversary show in Minnesota.

    "The Holiday Train exemplifies the spirit of giving and brings so much joy and hope to communities across North America. Once again, I look forward to another year aboard the Holiday Train and helping in the fight against hunger."​​

    Visit the Kelly Prescott official website
  • Jonathan Roy

    ​Jonathan Roy has made it abundantly clear that he was born to be on stage making music. "I love to write and express my life. If I can keep doing that for the rest of my days that would be my success story."

    Jonathan's second single, the infectious reggae tinged ´You´re My Ace´ has been released in Canada with tentative plans for release in the US in late 2016.


    Visit the Jonathan Roy official website
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The Holiday Train wouldn't be as successful at raising hunger awareness if it weren't for dedicated community volunteers and members of the media that help to promote our local events.


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