You know Christmas is getting closer when the holiday train schedule is released! It was announced via press release that the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be making its way through Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin starting December 2, 2019. Performance stops will include 46 towns across the three states

According to the press release, the Canadian Pacific Holiday train is "entering its 21st year, and it uses music and community spirit to raise money and generate healthy food donations for food banks in communities along CP's network."

Performing on the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train this year will be Meghan PatrickTanika Charles and Kelly Prescott. Here are the scheduled stops in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin:

WISCONSIN

December 2:

  • Sturtevant
    Arrival: 6:50 PM
    Event Time: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - 9900
    Location: East Exploration Ct., Amtrak Depot
  • Caledonia
    Arrival: 8:00 PM
    Event Time: 8:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    Location: Railway Crossing at County Road G and 5 1/2 Road (Depot Tavern)

December 3:

  • Wauwatosa
    Arrival: 4:00 PM
    Event Time: 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    Location: Harwood Avenue crossing
  • ​Hartland
    Arrival 5:30 PM
    Event Time: 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
    Location: Level Crossing at Cottonwood Avenue
  • Oconomowoc
    Arrival:6:40 PM
    Event Time: 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
    Location: Silver Lake Street railway crossing, north side of the tracks
  • Watertown
    Arrival: 7:50 PM
    Event Time: 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: Brandt-Quirk Park parking lot (ball diamond), adjacent to track
  • Columbus
    Arrival: 9:05 PM
    Event Time: 9:15 PM - 9:45 PM
    Location: ​Amtrak Depot

December 4:

  • Portage
    Arrival: 1:00 PM
    Event Time:1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
    Location: CP Yard adjacent to Averbeck Street
  • Wisconsin Dells
    Arrival: 2:30 PM
    Event Time: 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
    Location: 100 La Crosse Street, Amtrak Depot
  • Mauston
    Arrival: 4:00 PM
    Event Time: 4:15 PM - 4:40 PM
    Location: Division Street railway crossing
  • Tomah
    Arrival: 5:35 PM
    Event Time: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Location: ​205 North Superior Avenue, Amtrak Depot
  • Sparta
    Arrival: 6:40 PM
    Event Time: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location: Corner of South Water Street and Milwaukee Street, south side of the tracks
  • La Crosse
    Arrival: 8:45 PM
    Event Time: 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Location: Amtrak Station, 601 Saint Andrew Street

MINNESOTA

December 5:

  • Rochester
    Arrival 1:00 PM
    Event Time: 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
    Location: 1605 Civic Center Drive NW, west of Barlow Plaza Hy-Vee
  • Owatonna
    Arrival: 3:40 PM
    Event Time: 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
    Location: 1145 Park Drive at the rail crossing (Near Owatonna Bus Company)
  • Waseca
    Arrival: 5:15 PM
    Event Time: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Location: 308 S. State Street and Highway 13
  • Janesville
    Arrival: 7:00 PM
    Event Time: 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    Location: 236 Front Street at Veteran's Memorial Park, between Main Street and Craig Street

December 6:

  • Austin
    Arrival: 5:00 PM
    Event Time: 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
    Location: 550 11th Street NE

December 8:

  • La Crescent
    Arrival: 8:15 PM
    Event Time: 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: 215 South Chestnut Street, The Commodore Food and Spirit parking lot

December 9:

  • Winona
    Arrival: 3:30 PM
    Event Time: 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
    Location: 65 East Mark Street, Amtrak Station
  • Wabasha
    Arrival: 5:30 PM
    Event Time: 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
    Location: ​Gambie Avenue railroad crossing, by Bruegger Park
  • Hastings
    Arrival: 8:00 PM
    Event Time: 8:15 PM - 8:45 PM

December 10:

  • Cottage Grove
    Arrival: 5:15 PM
    Event Time: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Location: West Point Douglas Road, ​South of Seiben Bridge, in front of Youth Service Bureau
  • St. Paul (Union Depot)
    Arrival: 6:45 PM
    Event Time: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location: St. Paul Union Depot, 214 E 4th Street

December 11:

  • Golden Valley
    Arrival: 4:45 PM
    Event Time: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Location: Level Railway Crossing at Golden Hills Drive
  • St. Louis Park
    Arrival: 6:00 PM
    Event Time: 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
    Location: Railway Crossing at the intersection of W. Lake Street and Library Lane
  • Minneapolis
    Arrival: 8:00 PM
    Event Time: 8:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    Location: Lions Park on 37th Avenue, between 37th Avenue and Stinson Blvd

December 12:

  • Loretto
    Arrival: 4:15 PM
    Event Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: ​Hennepin County Road 19 crossing
  • Buffalo
    Arrival: 5:45 PM
    Event Time: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Location: 5th Street Northeast crossing, west side of tracks
  • Annandale
    Arrival: 7:15 PM
    Event Time: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location: West side of Downtown Park, over the Oak Avenue crossing
  • Kimball
    Arrival: 8:55 PM
    Event Time: 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Location: Willow Park Lions Shelter, 230 South Main Street

December 13:

  • Glenwood
    Arrival: 10:00 AM
    Event Time: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    Location: CP Station, ​20 - 15th Street NE
  • Alexandria
    Arrival: 11:30 AM
    Event Time: 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
    Location: ​8th Avenue East railroad crossing by Hubbard Feed Mill at 8th and Nokomis
  • Detroit Lakes
    Arrival: 2:30 PM
    Event Time: 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
    Location: Holmes Street Railroad Crossing near Holmes Community Center, 826 Summit
  • Mahnomen
    Arrival: 4:20 PM
    Event Time: 4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
    Location: W of US 59 and S of E Washington Avenue
  • Plummer
    Arrival: 6:00 PM
    Event Time: 4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
    Location: ​Main railway crossing on Central Avenue
  • Thief River Falls
    Arrival: 7:30 PM
    Event Time: 7:45 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: City Hall, 405 3rd Street East

December 14:

  • Elbow Lake 
    Arrival: 4:15 PM
    Event Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: ​Main Street crossing

IOWA

December 6:

  • Mason City
    Arrival: 7:45
    Event Time: 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: CP Depot, 904 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

December 7:

  • Charles City
    Arrival: 8:30 AM
    Event Time: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Location: Intersection of Main Street & Grand Avenue
  • Ossian
    Arrival: 10:30 AM
    Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location: W Mechanic Street between Becker Avenue and N West Street
  • Clinton
    Arrival: 6:40 PM
    Event Time: 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
    Location: East end of Main Avenue, near Sawmill Museum
  • Davenport
    Arrival: 9:00 PM
    Event Time: 9:15 PM - 9:45 PM
    Location: Corner of Western Avenue and West River Drive

December 8:

  • Marquette
    Arrival: 2:45 PM
    Event Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location: Marina parking lot, North of Lady Luck Casino at Water Street and Highway 76
  • Lansing
    Arrival: 4:50 PM
    Event Time: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Location: Ball Park Field on South Front Street between North 2nd and Dodge Street
  • New Albin
    Arrival 6:15 PM
    Event Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location: Parking lot adjacent CP tracks on Railroad St between Ross Avenue and Oak Street

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Also, you can follow the train on social media to spread the message about the importance of donating to food banks using #HealthyDonations. Supporters can follow the CP Holiday Train on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CPHolidayTrain.

Get the full US schedule here. 

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