Holiday Train Rolls into Minnesota

By Explore Minnesota

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All aboard! The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in more than two-dozen Minnesota towns on its annual ride through the northern U.S., bringing live entertainment and Christmas cheer in exchange for donations to local food banks. The train will be in Minnesota from Dec. 5-14, 2019.

Holiday Train - Night bridge from Canadian Pacific on Vimeo.

The Holiday Train is a great way to get into the festive spirit. The train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 brightly decorated rail cars. Each car is decorated with hundreds of thousands of  LED lights and holiday designs celebrating the spirit of the giving season. Visitors can enjoy free musical performances by Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles and Kelly Prescott at each stop, and your food or cash donations will benefit the local community. See the full Minnesota schedule below, and find more details on the Canadian Pacific website.

Thursday, Dec. 5

  • Rochester, 1 p.m.
  • Owatonna, 3:40 p.m.
  • Waseca, 5:15 p.m.
  • Janesville, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6

  • Austin, 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8

  • La Crescent, 8:15 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 9

  • Winona, 3:30 p.m.
  • Wabasha, 5:30 p.m.
  • Hastings, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

  • Cottage Grove, 5:15 p.m.
  • St. Paul, 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

  • Golden Valley, 4:45 p.m.
  • St. Louis Park, 6 p.m.
  • Minneapolis, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12

  • Loretto, 4:15 p.m.
  • Buffalo, 5:45 p.m.
  • Annandale, 7:15 p.m.
  • Kimball, 8:55 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13

  • Glenwood, 10 a.m.
  • Alexandria, 11:30 a.m.
  • Detroit Lakes, 2:30 p.m.
  • Mahnomen, 4:20 p.m.
  • Plummer, 6 p.m.
  • Thief River Falls, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14

  • Elbow Lake, 4:15 p.m.

 

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