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CP Holiday Train hits Nickel City on Nov. 30

Popular charitable choochoo is back on the rails fo the first time since 2019

Choo-choo! All aboard! The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls into the Nickel City this week for the first time since 2019.

The Holiday Train will make 38 stops in Ontario. Greater Sudbury’s turn is on Nov. 30 when the train is expected to roll into the VIA train station on Elgin Street at 8:50 p.m. for a free, 30-minute live concert.

The charitable event sees professional musicians put on free shows from the brightly lit Holiday Train stage, while collecting donations for local food banks. Among this year’s performers are Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, and country performers Tenille Townes and JoJo Mason, among several others.

“People wishing to attend a Holiday Train show should bring a donation of cash or a non-perishable food item for the local food bank,” CP recommends. “All donations stay local to help feed those in need in the community, and the food bank will have a station set up at each site to collect donations. 

Holiday Train fans can follow the train via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can also follow the Holiday Train live train tracker here: cpr.ca/holidaytrain.

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train tours Canada and the U.S. in November and December raising money, food and awareness for the important work that food banks do in their communities. 

CP also makes a donation to the local food shelf at each stop. Now in its 24th year, CP reports the Holiday Train has raised more than $21 million and five million pounds of food for community food banks. 

The holiday train wraps up this year’s tour in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Dec. 18.