The 219 Candy Cane Express is rolling into Capreol, and it's bringing a spectacular light display, inflatables and Christmas motifs that will light up Prescott Park.
The event will run Dec. 4 to Dec. 19 on Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (NORMHC), located at 26 Bloor St. in Capreol.
The centrepiece of the display is retired Temiskaming & Northern Ontario steam locomotive
#219, which was recently restored by the museum after its acquisition from the Ontario Northland Railway in 2012.
“We’ve invested a lot of time and effort into restoring the #219 to its former glory,” NORMHC president Stu Thomas said.
“It’s an incredible piece of railway history and being able to continue our partnership with the ONR on this initiative is a great way to celebrate Christmas and spread some holiday
cheer in the community.”
In addition to the light display, there will be a giant Christmas themed mural created by students from C.R. Judd Public School, and the museum’s gift shop will be open for holiday shoppers.
Each weekend promises something different for families who may want to visit more than once.
- December 4 and 5: Children who visit the museum will be able to drop off or write their letters to Santa Claus. Santa will read their letters in a special webcast on the Sudbury.com website. Click here to find out how you can take part in the fun.
- December 11 and 12: The first 24 families attending on those nights will receive a free sugar cookie kit compliments of Capreol Foodland to take home and decorate.
- December 18 and 19: Visitors will have the opportunity to partake in old fashion Christmas Walk alongside carolers in period costume.
Admission to the light display is by voluntary donation. COVID-19 protocols will be followed for indoor and outdoor activities.