Holiday Train is Rolling Through the Twin Cities
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be rolling into the Twin Cities on Saturday.The train will bring Santa, live music and an opportunity to donate money and goods to local food shelves to four local metro stops.
Treats will be available to help raise money, including coffee from Caribou Coffee, hot chocolate from Tinucci's Restaurants & Catering, baked goods from SuperMom's and hamburgers from Culver's restaurants. About 1,500 free glow sticks will be given to children.
Last year, the train's Cottage Grove stop was the top fundraiser out of 130 scheduled stops across North America. 6,000 donors raised about $51,000.
The four stops on Saturday are:
- Hastings, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m., at the Canadian Pacific Depot, 500 E. Second St.
- Cottage Grove, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at West Point Douglas Road South
- St. Paul, 7:15 to 7:45 p.m., upper-level ramp of Central Parking System at Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street in Lowertown.
- Minneapolis, 9:30 to 10 p.m., Canadian Pacific Shoreham Yard, 2800 Central Ave. N.E.
Canadian Pacific ran its first Holiday Train in 1999 and added U.S. stops in 2001. In all, about $4 million and about 2 million pounds of food have been raised for food shelves. Go to www.cpr.ca for more information.