The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program begins its 2022 live tour this week after two years of virtual concerts, with the first of two brightly decorated trains departing the Montreal area for the opening shows of the tour on Nov. 23 in Maine.
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
Canadian Pacific inaugurated its Holiday Train in 1999, and every year since it has traveled across Canada and the northern U.S., raising money, collecting food and drawing attention to the important work of local food banks. In its first 21 years, the train raised $17.8 million and collected 4.8 million pounds of food for local food banks in communities along CP’s network. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CP won’t operate the Holiday Train, but it will instead donate to food banks and host a virtual concert.
Canadian Pacific (CP) recently announced the performer lineup and schedule for the 21st annual CP Holiday Train program.
For the 20th consecutive year, Canadian Pacific’s two Holiday Trains will soon set out across North America, collecting food and raising funds for food banks while entertaining hundreds of thousands of people along the railroad’s network.
Canadian Pacific (CP) announced on Dec. 22 that its 18th annual Holiday Train has collected donations of $1.2 million and 250,000 pounds of food to this point.
The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program is ready to go for its 17th year, bringing with it food, cash donations and awareness to local food banks and food shelves across North America, the railroad announced Nov. 26, 2015.
Canadian Pacific on Christmas Day, 2013, said it has “officially wrapped up its journey across Canada and the United States raising record donations for North American food banks.”
Canadian Pacific’s annual Holiday Train program, now in its 15th year, is one of the longest-running fundraising programs in North America. Each 1,000-foot Holiday Train—one operating in Canada, one in the U.S.— consists of 14 brightly decorated railcars, including a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers.