The 2005 CPR Holiday Train will roll into Greater Sudbury's downtown station on Elgin St. Monday, Dec. 5 at 5:45 pm.
The 13-car freight train, which includes a box car converted into a special stage, is decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED Christmas lights and other decorations to bring awareness of local food banks.
This year's entertainers include Canadian singer, songwriter and storyteller Wayne Rostad, pop star Amanda Stott and international recording artists The Moffatts.
Donations of non-perishable food or cash donations will be gratefully accepted on behalf of the Sudbury Food Bank.
CPR also makes cash donations to local food banks in addition to the food and money collected during the Holiday Train tour.
The country's largest rolling fundraiser will visit more than 60 Canadian communities in six provinces, concluding its cross-country journey in Port Moody, British Columbia Dec. 17.
CJTK Radio will host an outdoor holiday concert at the station prior to the arrival of the CPR Holiday Train, starting at 4:30 pm. The concert will feature a variety of local artists.