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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

 The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will not make stops in 2020.

Instead, tune into their virtual concert on December 12th.

Join and watch the live premiere concert ‘Holiday Train at Home’ on CP’s Facebook page on December 12 at 7pm CST, and if you can, please give a little bit to support those in need!

Per their press release dated 9/24, “CP will donate to food banks in communities along its network and host a virtual concert in lieu of its regular Holiday Train program.”

It goes on to state, “The modified program will draw attention to food security issues, while ensuring donations go to all food banks that would ordinarily receive them, including those that typically host a Holiday Train event in alternating years.”

CP launched the Holiday Train in 1999, and every year since it has traveled across Canada and the northern U.S. raising money, collecting food and drawing attention to the important work of local food banks. In its first 21 years, the train has raised $17.8 million and collected 4.8 million pounds of food for local food banks in communities along CP’s network.

Per the release, the decision was made due to COVID-19 and to not promote local events that encourage large gatherings.

CP will produce a benefit concert, with details to be announced when they’re available. Be sure to check back here for that virtual tour information including ways to donate that affect your local communities! The CP Holiday Train intends to pick back up in 2021 with stops.


The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train arrives in Hartlandon
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 5:30pm. 

Arrival times are always approximate. The show would be from 5:45 – 6:15pm.

Find Pre-Train activities in Hartland here.

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train arrives in Oconomowoc on
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 6:40pm

Arrival times are always approximate. The show would be 6:45-7:15pm.

Find Pre-Train activities in Oconomowoc here.


This year (2019) the performers in Wisconsin are Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles and Kelly Prescott.

*Look how much fun Lake Country Family Fun and their readers had at the event in past years on Facebook and Instagram.

Please remember to bring non-perishable food donations for the Food Pantry!!!!

There is a friendly food fight going on between Hartland and Oconomowoc. So be sure to show up for your city/event location to support this fun cause!


*Please note that it is common for the train to be behind schedule. Therefore, bundle up and prepare for a wait – bring snacks, a drink of water, and winter gear.


The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is back for its 21st year in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks and food shelves.

As in years past, two trains will operate coast-to-coast under the Holiday Train banner, with approximately 150 shows held across Canada and the U.S. in November and December. The train that operates primarily through the U.S. will launch in the Montreal area then head into the U.S. Northeast, Midwest and Great Plains before completing its final shows in Saskatchewan.


Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Schedule for Wisconsin

December 2, 2019 

Sturtevant (9900 East Exploration Ct., Amtrak Depot): 6:50pm

Caledonia (Railway Crossing at County Rd G and 5 1/2 Road (Depot Tavern): 8:00pm

December 3rd, 2019

Wauwatosa (Harwood Ave Crossing): 4:00pm

Hartland (Level Crossing at Cottonwood Avenue): 5:30pm

Oconomowoc (Silver Lake Street, north side of the tracks): 6:40pm

Watertown (Brandt Quirk Park parking lot): 7:50pm

Columbus (Amtrak Depot): 9:05pm

December 4th, 2019

Portage (CP Yard adjacent to Averbeck Street): 1:00pm

Wisconsin Dells (100 La Crosse Street, Amtrak Depot): 2:30pm

Mauston (Division Street railway crossing): 4:00pm

Tomah (205 North Superior Avenue, Amtrak Depot): 5:25pm

Sparta (Corner of South Water Street and Milwaukee Street): 6:40pm

Lacrosse (601 Saint Andrew Street): 8:45pm

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Holiday Fun Guide to Lake Country and Waukesha County

A Lake Country Kid’s Guide to all things Train

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