Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Spreads Cheer Across Minnesota

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to stop in Thief River Falls on Dec. 14
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to stop in Thief River Falls on Dec. 14

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, a festive extravaganza of lights and music, is set to traverse Minnesota, marking its 25th annual journey. This iconic train, adorned with brightly decorated boxcars, travels through Canada and the northern United States, bringing joy and collecting donations for community food banks.

Starting in southern Minnesota on December 6, the train will make stops in Rochester, Owatonna, Waseca, and Janesville, among others. As it moves north along the Mississippi River, it will reach Hastings on December 9 and eventually conclude its Minnesota tour in Elbow Lake on December 15 before heading to North Dakota.

The Holiday Train’s stops include musical performances and opportunities for attendees to contribute to food banks. Canadian Pacific, now known as Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), emphasizes that the stops aim to raise funds, food, and awareness for community food banks.

Over its 25-year history, the Holiday Train has been a remarkable success, raising over $22 million and delivering more than 5 million pounds of food for community food banks across North America.

As the train brings festive cheer to communities, its schedule is filled with stops in various towns, each featuring musical performances, dazzling lights, and the spirit of giving.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stops:
Dec. 6
Rochester, Minn., 1:15 p.m.
Owatonna, Minn., 3:45 p.m.
Waseca, Minn., 5:30 p.m.
Janesville, Minn., 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 7
Austin, Minn., 5:15 p.m.

Dec. 8
La Crescent, Minn., 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 9
Winona, Minn., 3:45 p.m.
Wabasha, Minn., 5:45 p.m.
Hastings, Minn., 8:15 p.m.

Dec. 10
Cottage Grove, Minn., 5:15 p.m.
St. Paul, Minn., 7 p.m.

Dec. 11
Golden Valley, Minn., 5 p.m.
St. Louis Park, Minn., 6:15 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn., 8:15 p.m.

Dec. 13
Loretto, Minn., 4:30 p.m.
Buffalo, Minn., 6 p.m.
Annandale, Minn., 7:30 p.m.
Eden Valley, Minn., 9 p.m.

Dec. 14
Glenwood, Minn., 10:15 a.m.
Alexandria, Minn., 11:45 a.m.
Detroit Lakes, Minn., 2:45 p.m.
Mahnomen, Minn., 4:20 p.m.
Plummer, Minn., 6:15 p.m.
Thief River Falls, Minn., 7:45 p.m.

Dec. 15
Elbow Lake, Minn., 4:30 p.m.
Hankinson, N.D., 6:45 p.m.
Enderlin, N.D., 9:15 p.m.

Dec. 16
Carrington, N.D., 1:45 p.m.
Harvey, N.D., 4 p.m.
Minot, N.D., 6:45 p.m.
Kenmare, N.D., 8:45 p.m.

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