The 19th Annual Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train will close out Canada 150 celebrations and arrives in Windsor at the CP Rail Yard on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
The festively decorated CP Holiday Train will help spread holiday cheer with box cars covered in lights and decorations.
For the first time the CP Holiday Train will stop in Chatham at 2:30pm before heading to Windsor.
The train will arrive in Windsor at the rail yard located just off of Janette Street and Erie Street West at 5:20pm.
At 6:00pm watch one of the train’s boxcars transform into a stage and enjoy a live country music and holiday music performance by Jim Cuddy, Devin Cuddy and Kelly Prescott.
Although Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be in the middle of their busy Windsor Parade Corp series of Santa Claus Parades and events they’ll take the time to visit everyone at the CP Holiday Train stop in Windsor (As a side note here’s the schedule of Windsor Parade Corp. Santa Claus Parades: Sat Nov 19 – Kingsville Santa Claus Parade, Sat Nov 26 – Amherstburg Santa Claus Parade, Dec 3 – Windsor Santa Claus Parade, and Dec 10 – Essex Santa Claus Parade).
The Holiday Train crosses Canada and The U.S.A. making stops along the way to raise awareness about hunger and support area food banks.
The Essex County Food Bank Association will be collecting non-perishable food items at the event. Donations are appreciated.
This is a free fun family event!
About The CP Holiday Train
The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and 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.
Beginning in Montreal, Quebec, on November 25 and 26, 2017 respectively, 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 event is completely free, with CP encouraging 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.
“The Holiday Train program is all about local food banks and food shelves and the critical role they play in our communities,” said Keith Creel, CP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “People come for the beautifully-lit train and stay for the incredible show – all in the name of community. The holiday season is the best time of the year, and we look forward to bringing together thousands of Canadians and Americans this season for this incredibly important cause and a great time.