One of the most exciting things to make you feel festive has to be the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. It's a massive attraction that has helped to raise $15.8 million dollars and helped collect an insane amount of food for the less fortunate. In addition to that, we all get to enjoy the festivities of the holiday lights as well as music concerts.
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
The CP Holiday Train has been in operation for 21 years, and has proved to be of immense value to those charities that provide food via food banks to those that live in poverty.
2019 will see music performers such as Madeline Merlo, Kelly Prescott, Scott Helman and Alan Doyle. The concerts are free of charge, but as it's a charitable event you are urged to donate healthy food options for your local food bank.
The train will stop at many Canadian stations for you to enjoy some holiday magic. You can't board the train, as only performers, and those involved directly with the event.
When can you see the CP Holiday Train?
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train starts it's journey on November 25 and will travel the breadth of Canada, finally stopping on December 18 2019.
For specific dates and times visit the Canadian Pacific website here.
CP Holiday Train Stops Montreal
You can find the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on November 26 at the following Montreal stops:
- Montreal Ouest EXO station at 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Beaconsfield EXO station at 8:20 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
What can you expect from a Holiday Train Event?
When you visit your local station to see the CP Holiday Train, you'll be met with quite a crowd. You're not the only one that want a glimpse of that holiday lights covered train. It'll pull up at the time stated on the schedule, and then the stage door will lower, with a musician kicking off the celebrations.
There will then be a presentation from your local bank explaining the importance of their work and your donations.
Expect an assortment of Christmas songs over the course of around 30 minutes.