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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to Return in 2023

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to Return in 2023

Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train will return in 2023 for their 25th Season!

Stay tuned to Lake Country Family Fun as we will announce more details as they become available.
The Canadian Pacific Railroad announced the CP Holiday Train will be back in 2023 for their 25th Season. See their announcement here

The 2023 CPKC Holiday Train tours Canada and the United States Nov. 20 through Dec. 19, raising money, food and awareness for the important work that food banks do in their communities. Professional musicians play free concerts from the brightly decorated train’s stage. CPKC makes a donation to the local food shelf at each stop and encourages attendees to also donate.

Since its inception in 1999, the CPKC Holiday Train has raised more than $22.5 million and more than 5 million pounds of food for community food banks across North America.


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

Find Pre-Train activities in Hartland


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

Find Pre-Train activities in Oconomowoc

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This year’s performers will include Breland, Kiesza, Seaforth, Mackenzie Porter, Tenille Townes, Tyler Shaw, Dallas Smith, Trudy, Virgina to Vegas and Anyway Gang! Details about this year’s artists and which performers will play which shows are available at the event website.

Holiday Train shows are free to attend. CP asks attendees to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation if they’re able. Local food shelves will set up collection stations at each event, with all donations made staying with the local food bank to help people in need in the community. Because local food shelves buy food at a discount, cash donations can go further than food donations to help those in need.

*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!!!!

*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.


Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Schedule for Wisconsin


December 3, 2023

Sturtevant (9900 East Exploration Ct., Amtrak Depot): 6:45pm

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

December 4, 2023

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 5th, 2023

Portage(CP Yard adjacent to Averbeck Street): 1:15pm

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): 8:25pm

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5 thoughts on “Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to Return in 2023”

  1. Really… They have already said covid isn’t going anywhere, most people are vaccinated and I think people already know what to do to protect themselves …everyone just needs to stop with all the hype of keeping people from enjoying the Holidays like we were before, especially the Government…. We want our Holiday Train like before, and most of us just enjoy sitting in or outside of our cars watching it come through,…maybe still come through all lit up and let people follow online, and have specified stops to pick up food that can be dropped off at those locations… If you’re not doing the concerts, then just tell people you’re not going to, but they can still drop off donations at locations and please watch the train from you’re vehicles…stop ruining our Christmas cheer!…I love this train when its coming through Indiana

    1. I agree! It’s time for things to get back to normal. Especially the Holidays! Family Time! Together Time! Memory Time! A Time of Peace, Joy and Love. May you have
      Happy Holidays ahead.

  2. Please come to the Mid to North Eastern side of the state. We would all love to see your train. The town of Oconto is 30 mi North of Green Bay and the tracks goes straight through the middle of our town… it would be such a beautiful sight to see.

  3. I wish the train would come through hallstead, pa coming to Binghamton, ny. Ki saw the train 2 years in a row. I loved seeing it. For the Christmas season, I am a BIG child and I’m 61 years old. Maybe come this way next year? PLEASE !

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