Photo courtesy of Canadian Pacific Railroad.
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is rolling through the Twin Cities Saturday. The train will make stops in New Hope, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, and Minneapolis.
The holiday train launched for its 18th journey in Montreal on Nov. 25. It will make 150 stops throughout the United States and Canada throughout the holiday season.
This is the first year the train will stop in New Hope, Golden Valley and St. Louis Park. The train will continue on throughout the state through Dec. 13, making stops in Buffalo, Annandale, Thief River Falls and several other cities along the way.
Each stop includes a short, half hour program featuring live performances from musicians Kelly Prescott and Colin James.
The train isn’t just for show, however. It’s also helping to raise donations and awareness to fight hunger. Spectators are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations to the show that will go to a local food bank to help those in need.
Level Railway Crossing at 49th Street N
Arrival: 2:20 p.m.
Event time: 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Level Railway Crossing at Golden Hills Drive
Arrival: 3:35 p.m.
Event time: 3:45 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
St. Louis Park
Lake Street Crossing, in front of St. Louis Park Emergency Program, 6812 W. Lake Street
Arrival: 4:35 p.m.
Event time: 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Lions Park on 37th Avenue, between 37th Avenue and Stinson Boulevard
Arrival: 7:00 p.m.
Event time: 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
More information on the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train can be found here.