Canadian Pacific Holiday Train | 3 Stops within 1 Hour of Madison

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The Canadian Pacific holiday train is back! 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.

The train is back with 13 stops planned for Wisconsin, featuring musicians Alan Doyle and Kelly Prescott.

Stops within an Hour of Madison

  • Columbus (35 miles) | December 9 at 9:15pm
  • Portage (45 miles) | December 10 at 1:15pm
  • Wisconsin Dells (60 miles) | December 10 at 2:30pm

It will stop in these Wisconsin cities: Sturtevant, Caledonia, Wauwatosa, Hartland, Oconomowoc, Watertown, Columbus, Portage, Wisconsin Dells, Mauston, Tomah, Sparta and La Crosse. See full schedule

Since the Holiday Train began in 1999, it’s raised more $21 million and collected 5 million pounds of food for food banks across North America.

“Food banks and communities across Canada are so excited to see the CP Holiday Train return, as it brings together the City of Calgary to kick off the holidays and give back at the same time,” said Calgary Food Bank President and CEO James McAra. “The Calgary Food Bank is so grateful for CP’s continued support to help us build a Canada where no one goes hungry.”

With the absence of the train last year, many communities found alternatives to help donate to local food banks.

This is the Holiday Train’s 24th year.

Holidays In and Around Madison

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