Unfortunately the Holiday Train won't be stopping in St. Cloud this year, but the good news is that we won't have to drive too far to see it. Here is a layout of where it will be and when in Central Minnesota!
Buffalo 5th Street Northeast crossing, west side of tracks 2018-12-12 5:45 PM 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Annandale West side of Downtown Park, over the Oak Avenue crossing 2018-12-12 7:15 PM 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Eden Valley State Street Railroad Crossing also known as State HWY 22 2018-12-12 8:55 PM 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Glenwood CP Station, 20 - 15th Street NE 2018-12-13 10:00 AM 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Alexandria 8th Avenue East railroad crossing by Hubbard Feed Mill at 8th and Nokomis 2018-12-13 11:30 AM 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
The performers for every stop on this list are The Trews and Willy Porter. Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised more than $14.5 million and 4.3 million pounds of food for North American food banks. Everything raised in a community stays in that community. In addition, Canadian Pacific makes a donations at each stop. What can you expect when you go to see it? Here is the run down:
the train arrives and pulls to a safe stop in front of the crowd. The stage door lowers and the band opens with its first song. After that, a brief presentation takes place with local food bank officials and other dignitaries. Once complete, the band resumes performing a mix of traditional and modern holiday-themed songs. The whole event lasts about 30 minutes. Once the band plays its farewell song, the stage door closes, and the train heads off to the next stop.
Get all the details on the 2018 Holiday Train rolling through Minnesota here! Happy almost holidays!