The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is once again making the rounds through more than 100 communities in seven states and six provinces to offer holiday cheer and a great show, as well as raise food, money and awareness for local food banks.
Next week the Holiday Train will be visiting five communities in North Dakota, including Minot. People meeting the train are encouraged to bring food items and monetary donations for their local food banks.
The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Dec. 16:
Hankinson, 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion parking lot, Main Street railroad crossing.
Enderlin, 9:45 to 10:15 p.m. at the CPR depot, 101 Harvest Lane.
Harvey, 4:30 to 5 p.m. at the CP Depot, 600 Lincoln Ave.
Minot, 7:30 to 8 p.m. at the Main Street railroad crossing.
Carpio, 9:30 to 10 p.m. at the Main Street railroad crossing.
The Holiday Train also features a rolling stage with musical performances at each stop.
According to the CP Rail Web site, this year's entertainers and musicians include Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member Tracey Brown, CCMA winner Johnny Reid, Shaun Verreault, singer/guitarist/songwriter for blues-rockers and Canadian live favorites Wide Mouth Mason, and Juno award-winning singer and songwriter Melanie Doane.
The scheduled stop times are approximate and subject to change.