Full steam ahead for the 2018 CP Holiday Train

Friday, November 30, 2018

All aboard for free, festive fun! The CP Holiday Train will be rolling back into Leduc on Dec. 9 for its biennial stop at the No Frills parking lot. This is the 20th anniversary of the Holiday Train which chugs across the continent each year, lighting up the holiday season and raising donations for local food banks all along the way.

This year’s event will feature country singer Terri Clark as well as Kelly Prescott and Sierra Noble. The free event will also include family activities, an Adventure Bus for kids, caroling led by the Leduc Drama Society, and a visit from Santa. Complimentary hot chocolate and coffee will be provided by Alternate Route Coffee Co.

There will be no event parking available on-site, so the city encourages everyone to take advantage of the free shuttle service being offered by Leduc Transit. The Park & Ride service will feature live onboard entertainment, courtesy of Turner Guitar Studio and the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, to get riders in the holiday spirit on their way to the train. Shuttle service will be running from 6:30 until 10 p.m.

There is no cost of admission to this event, but the Leduc & District Food Bank will be collecting donations of cash or non-perishable food items both on the buses and at the event site.

Fire pits and buses will be available to help everyone stay warm, but we encourage all attendees to dress appropriately for the weather.

WHAT: CP Holiday Train
WHEN: Dec. 9, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.(shuttle service runs from 6:30 - 10 p.m.)
EVENT LOCATION: No Frills parking lot, 3915 50 St – No event parking available on-site
PARK & RIDE LOCATIONS: Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts (4308 50 St) and LRC (4330 Black Gold Dr)

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Natalie Lang, Communications Associate