The 2023 Canadian Pacific holiday train is back! Holiday Train shows are free to attend. CP asks attendees to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation if they’re able. Local food shelves will set up collection stations at each event, with all donations made staying with the local food bank to help people in need in the community.
The train is back with 24 stops planned for Minnesota, featuring musicians Tenille Townes and Breland. The train’s schedule is subject to change. Please check the official schedule here for times and locations!
Saturday, December 9th
- Winona: 3:30 pm | Amtrak Station, 65 East Mark Street
- Wabasha: 5:30 pm | Gambie Avenue railway crossing by Bruegger Park
- Hastings: 8 pm | CPKC Depot, 500 East Second Street
Sunday, December 10th
- Cottage Grove: 5 pm | South Seiben Bridge, 7064 W Point Douglas Road
- St. Paul (Union Depot): 6:45 | St. Paul Union Depot, 214 E 4th Street
Monday, December 11th
- Golden Valley: 4:45 pm | Railway Crossing at Golden Hills Drive
- St. Louis Park: 6 pm | Railway crossing at the intersection of W. Lake Street and Library Lane
- Minneapolis: 8 pm | Lions Park on 37th Avenue between 37th Avenue and Stinson Blvd
Wednesday, December 13th
- Loretto: 4:15 pm | Hennepin County Road 19 railway crossing
- Buffalo: 5:45 pm | 5th Street NE railway crossing
- Annandale: 7:15 pm | West side of Downtown Park over the Harris Street West railway crossing
It will also stop in these Minnesota cities: Rochester, Owatonna, Janesville, Austin, LaCrescent, Eden Valley, Glenwood, Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, Mahnomen, Plummer, Thief River Falls, and Elbow Lake.
Since the Holiday Train began in 1999, $22.5 million and more than 5 million pounds pounds of food for food banks across North America.
“Food banks and communities across Canada are so excited to see the CP Holiday Train return, as it brings together the City of Calgary to kick off the holidays and give back at the same time,” said Calgary Food Bank President and CEO James McAra. “The Calgary Food Bank is so grateful for CP’s continued support to help us build a Canada where no one goes hungry.”
With the absence of the train last year, many communities found alternatives to help donate to local food banks.
This is the Holiday Train’s 25th year.