A beloved holiday tradition across North America is finally returning to the tracks after a two year hiatus — and it’s set to stop in three Chicago suburbs.
According to a press release, the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train’s 2022 tour launched Nov. 23 in cities across Maine. The colorfully decorated train, which features live music and and raises awareness and money for food banks across the CP network, the release says is scheduled to stops in more than 60 cities across the country.
According to organizers, its the first time in two years the train is returning in-person.
“I’m grateful to the CP team members who adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver two exceptional virtual Holiday Train shows and to all those who continued to donate while we kept community members safe,” said Keith Creel, CP’s President and Chief Executive Officer, in the release. “The Holiday Train is all about families and communities coming together to celebrate the season and help those in need. We are excited to be back out on the rails and in our communities, taking these two beautiful trains across our network and sharing the joy that comes with gathering in the spirit of giving.”
Here’s Where and When the Train is Stopping Near Chicago, and Who’s Performing:
- Friday, Dec 2 in Bensenville: 6:45pm to 7:30pm, at Railroad Avenue and South York Street with performances by artists Lindsay Ell & JoJo Mason
- Saturday, Dec 3 in Pingree Grove: 8:45 am to 9:30 am, at Village Hall, located at 14N 042 Reinking Rd., with performances by artists Lindsay Ell & JoJo Mason
- Thursday, Dec 8 in Gurnee: 5:10pm to 5:45pm at Viking Middle School, located at 4460 Old Grand Ave., with performances by artists Alan Doyle and Kelly Prescott
The train is also stopping in a handful of other Midwest cities and states. Here’s the full schedule.