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Holiday Train comes to Nelson Wednesday

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
December 8th, 2013

Don’t forget about the CPR Holiday Train, coming to Nelson Wednesday (December 11).

Following stops in Creston during the morning and Castlegar at 3:45 p.m., the Holiday Train makes its way back to the Heritage City for a 6:45 p.m. stop at Lakeside Park.

The 2013 CP Holiday Train program launches on November 25 in Kahnawake, Quebec, formally kicking off the three-week journey of two brightly decorated trains across Canada and the United States.

The Canadian train will wrap up its journey December 16 in Port Coquitlam.

Since the Holiday Train program first launched in 1999, it has raised $7.4 million and 3 million pounds of food for local communities.

The last time the Holiday Train stopped in Nelson was in 2011, raising $3000 for local food banks.

At each event, the Holiday Train provides a box car stage and a corporate contribution to the local food bank.

All the money raised stays in the community.

Each Holiday Train consists of 14 brightly decorated railcars, including a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers. For the 15th year, CP’s elves have updated the thousands of LED lights that adorn the sides of both trains with new holiday designs.

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