A musical holiday train known for traveling across North America has stopped in Chicago for the weekend! The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train’s 2022 tour started on November 23 and has been steadily moving across the country since then.
The colorful-themed train is a true sight to behold, featuring classic holiday tunes, bright lights, and a charitable cause– raising awareness for food banks across the country.
Now, it’s back in person for the first time in two years, as it had moved to a virtual event due to the pandemic. The holiday train is all about connecting communities and helping those in need, while also celebrating the season.
It’s making a stop tonight, Thursday, December 8th in Gurnee, IL at Viking Middle School (located at 4460 Old Grand Ave.) from 5:10 PM to 5:45 PM, before moving onward as it travels across the country. Bringing holiday cheer and live musical performances by artists Alan Doyle and Kelly Prescott, this is your final opportunity to see the train in person this year– but don’t worry it’ll be back next holiday season! The drive from the city is just under an hour and is so worth it if you want to see the spectacular sight!
Making its first of three suburban Chicago stops today, keep reading for the festive train’s exact locations:
The CP holiday train stopped at Railroad Avenue and South York Street in Bensenville, IL and Pingree Grove, IL this past weekend, bringing live festive music and holiday cheer to those in attendance.
The holiday train’s seasonal tour will stop in over 60 cities across the U.S. with additional locations across the midwest. Check out the full schedule here.
[Featured photo via: CP Holiday Train]