The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train makes a stop in New Ulm and other local communities this week.
The special train comes through the area on Wednesday (December 7th), with stops in Springfield at 3pm, New Ulm at 5pm, and in Janesville at 9pm.
In New Ulm it will stop on the railroad tracks just south of the Third North Street crossing near German Park. The stop benefits the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf, with everyone attending asked to bring a food shelf donation.
The Holiday Train includes a dozen lit-up train cars as well as a special car with musicians performing.
Residents of other communities along the way will also be able to view the Holiday Train as it passes through the area.
On Tuesday, December 13th the Holiday Train is in:
Loretto – 4:15 p.m., Hennepin County Road 19 Railroad Crossing/Chippewa Trail
Buffalo – 5:45 p.m., 612 NE 3rd Ave., behind McDonald’s on Highway 55
Annandale – 7:15 p.m., West side of Downtown Park over Oak Ave. railroad crossing
Eden Valley – 9:00 p.m., Main Street railroad crossing, State Highway 22.
The Holiday Train Program began in 1999 with a handful of communities and a few lights on a freight train. Today, with its hundreds of thousands of festive lights and a live show featuring well known performers, it’s one of Canadian Pacific’s main ambassadors in working with communities in Canada and the United States and is the only fundraiser of its kind for food banks in North America. Since the program’s inception, more than $5.6 million and over 2.45 million pounds of food has been collected in Canada and the United States.