After a two-year hiatus and being only a virtual experience last year due to COVID-19, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train returns to the rails for 2022! It’ll be rolling through the Milwaukee area on Friday, December 9, 2022, making stops in Wauwatosa, Hartland and Oconomowoc.
The Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 brightly decorated rail cars. Each car is decorated with hundreds of thousands of technology-leading LED lights and holiday designs.
At various scheduled stops in the Milwaukee area, the illuminated train arrives and pulls to a safe stop in front of the crowd. Then the stage door lowers and the live performances of holiday-themed songs begin. There is also a brief presentation with local food bank officials and dignitaries. Once the band plays its farewell song, the stage door closes, and the train heads off to the next stop. Each stop lasts about 30 minutes.
Each event is completely free, and attendees are encouraged to bring monetary or healthy nonperishable food bank donations to help alleviate hunger in their own local community.
|Wauwatosa||Harwood Avenue railway crossing||4:00 PM||4:15 PM – 4:45 PM||Alan Doyle & Kelly Prescott|
|Hartland||Railway crossing at Cottonwood Avenue||5:30 PM||5:45 PM – 6:15 PM||Alan Doyle & Kelly Prescott|
|Oconomowoc||Silver Lake Street railway crossing||6:40 PM||6:45 PM – 7:15 PM||Alan Doyle & Kelly Prescott|
Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (Holiday Train)
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