A beloved holiday tradition across North America is finally getting back on track after a two-year hiatus — and it’s set to stop in three Chicago suburbs.
According to a press release, the 2022 Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train tour kicked off Nov. 23 in cities across Maine. The brightly decorated train, which features live music and raises awareness and funds for food banks across the CP network, the statement said, is set to stop in more than 60 cities across the country. .
According to organizers, this is the first time in two years that the train has returned in person.
“I’m grateful to the CP team members who adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver two outstanding virtual Holiday Train shows and to everyone who continued to donate while we protected members. of the community,” said Keith Creel, President and CEO of CP. Executive Officer, in the release. “The Holiday Train is all about bringing families and communities together to celebrate the holiday season and help those in need. We are thrilled to be back on the rails and in our communities, taking these two wonderful trains on our network and sharing the joy that comes with coming together in the spirit of giving.”
Here’s where and when the train stops near Chicago, and who happens:
- Friday, December 2 in Bensenville: 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Railroad Avenue and South York Street with performances by artists Lindsay Ell & JoJo Mason
- Saturday, December 3 at Pingree Grove: 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Village Hall, located at 14N 042 Reinking Rd., with performances by artists Lindsay Ell & JoJo Mason
- Thursday, December 8 at Gurnee: 5:10 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at Viking Middle School, located at 4460 Old Grand Ave., with performances by artists Alan Doyle and Kelly Prescott
The train also stops in a handful of other Midwestern cities and states. Here is the complete program.