London, Ontario / (CFPL AM) AM 980
November 30, 2015 06:54 am
Fresh off the Lighting of the Lights this past Friday, and the Hyde Park Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, another tell tale sign of the holiday season is about to roll into town.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is scheduled to visit London from 8:15 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Street crossing.
It’ll be in Woodstock a few hours earlier from 6:40 p.m. until 7:10 p.m. the same night.
The train, which is 14 cars and about 1,000 feet in length, is decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights, and also features musical performers.
There’s no charge to attend a Holiday Train show, but patrons are asked to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation.
All money and food raised in a community stays there to help those in need locally.
The CP Holiday Train program, now in its 17th year, is considered North America’s longest running, rolling food bank fundraiser. Since 1999, the program has raised over $10.6 million and 3.6 million pounds of food.
The U.S. and Canadian trains will make stops in over 150 communities as they travel across North America.