The CP Holiday Train will chug into Winnipeg this weekend with performers Dallas Smith and Odds.
The award-winning country band and the Canadian alternative rockers will arrive at 9 p.m. on Friday, December 2 when the train stops on Molson Street between Panet Road and Munroe Avenue. The event is expected to last until 9:45 p.m.
The CP Holiday Train and its brightly-lit locomotive are rolling back on the rails through Winnipeg next week.
The train will reach Molson Street on Friday, December 4 at 9 p.m. between Panet Road and Munroe Avenue. Performers Devin Cuddy and Kelly Prescott will accompany the train, which is making its way across Canada and into the United States.
The CP Holiday Train will once again be swinging through the city as the holiday season approaches.
The colourfully-lit locomotive and its mobile concert stage will be in Winnipeg on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Molson Street between Panet Road and Munroe Avenue. The train is set to arrive at 9 p.m with performers Odds and Roxanne Potvin.
The CP Holiday Train will roll through Winnipeg this evening, making a stop on Molson Street between Panet Road and Munroe Avenue.
The train, currently on a cross-country tour, is collecting food donations for local food banks along the way. The local stop will include a drop-off bin for non-perishable food items, which will be donated to Winnipeg Harvest.
Entertainment on the Canadian leg of the tour includes Doc Walker, Miss Emily and Brothers Dube.
Children wishing to see the train may need to get permission to stay up late, as the train won’t arrive in Winnipeg until 9:15 p.m. The public is asked to arrive 15 minutes early to get a spot along the fence.
Before reaching Winnipeg, the train will stop in Whitemouth, Manitoba for a 7 p.m. show.
The holiday train program has raised close to $6.4 million and about 2.6 million pounds of food for North American food banks since 1999.
A U.S. version of the CP Holiday Train is also making the rounds south of the border.
About 500 people came out Saturday night to welcome the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to Winnipeg.
The train stopped on Molson Street for a roughly one-hour concert as part of the annual holiday tradition, while at the same time collecting non-perishable donations for Winnipeg Harvest.
Singers Valdy and Tracey Brown entertained the crowd, who came bundled up and prepared to stand on their toes to take in the fun.
Now in its 13th year, two trains are trekking across Canada and the United States making about 140 stops in cities and towns to spread holiday cheer.
The holiday freight train is hard to miss, donning hundreds of thousands bright LED lights covering 14 rail cars.
After Winnipeg, the train travelled to Portage la Prairie and Minnedosa on Sunday, and will arrive in Saskatchewan today to continue its journey west. The Weather Network will be hopping on board for the Saskatoon to Calgary leg.
Since 1999, $5.6 million has been raised by the CP Holiday Train for local food banks, including 2.5 million pounds of food.
CP made a $5,000 donation to Winnipeg Harvest during their stop.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will roll through Winnipeg tonight — just one of the train’s 140 stops across Canada and the United States this holiday season.
The colourfully-lit box car, which acts as a concert stage, is a way to draw in support for local food banks. The holiday freight train will be covered in hundreds of thousands of bright lights, making it hard to miss as it comes through town.
The public can donate a non-perishable food item to Winnipeg Harvest and take in free entertainment on Molson Street between Panet Road and Munroe Avenue beginning at 9 p.m.
Earlier in the evening, the train will stop on Railway Avenue in Whitemouth, Manitoba. On Sunday, you can catch the train in Portage la Prairie at 3:45 p.m. and Minnedosa at 8 p.m.
To keep track of the train’s every move, follow @CPHolidayTrain on Twitter.