The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will roll through North Dakota Dec. 14-15, making stops in Hankinson, Enderlin, Carrington, Harvey, Minot and Kenmare.
Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised more than $15.8 million in Canadian dollars and 4.5 million pounds of food for North American food banks. Everything raised in a community stays in that community. In addition, CP makes a donation at each stop.
During the Holiday Train event, CP says, the train arrives and pulls to a safe stop in front of the crowd. The stage door lowers and the band opens with its first song. After that, a brief presentation takes place with local food bank officials and other dignitaries. Once complete, the band resumes performing a mix of traditional and modern holiday-themed songs. The whole event lasts about 30 minutes. Once the band plays its farewell song, the stage door closes, and the train heads off to the next stop.
People attending the free events are asked to bring food or a monetary donation to support the local food bank where they are attending. Food bank representatives will be at the sites collecting the donations.
In this area, the train will stop in Enderlin on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 9:05 p.m., at 1010 Harvest Lane, the CP Depot. The event will run from 9:15 to 9:45 p.m. in Enderlin.
The train will stop in Carrington on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the Carrington Rail Depot, 601 6th Ave. NE and the event will run from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.
The train will stop in Harvey on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3:45 p.m. at 600 Lincoln Ave. and the event will be from 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles and Kelly Prescott will perform at the three stops.