The CP Holiday Train has North Dakota on its schedule this year.

After taking a couple of years off due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in 20 and 21, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make its annual voyage across North Dakota again this year.

Not only will the train emit beautiful beams of Christmas lights, but it will make stops along the way in North Dakota for a concert performance.

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Several big-name Canadian Country artists will be performing on various routes again this year.  On the North Dakota route this year we will see country singer MacKenzie Porter, who sang with Dustin Lynch on the hit "Thinking About You."  Also, Dallas Smith is a solo Canadian Country artist and also the lead singer for the rock band Default.

The Holiday Train is more than just a light show and concert.

They also collect food donations for the local food banks. This year, the Canadian Holiday Train will be supporting online donations through Food Banks Canada.

You can also bring a donation for your local food pantry.  They include Carrington Daily Bread in Carrington, North Dakota, the Central Dakota Food Pantry in Harvey, North Dakota, the Minot Area Homeless Shelter Coalition in Minot, North Dakota, and the Kenmare Food Pantry in Kenmare, North Dakota.

Since 1999, the Candian Pacific Holiday Train has raised more than $21 million and 5 million pounds of food for North American food banks. All donations raised at a Holiday Train stop remain in that community.

All concerts are free but the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train asks you to bring an item for the local food bank.

Here's this year's Holiday route for North Dakota.

Friday, December 15th:

Hankinson - American Legion Parking Lot.  The train arrives at 6:30 pm.  Performance from 6:45 pm to 7:15 pm.

Enderlin - CP Depot, 101 Harvest Lane.  The train arrives at 9:05 pm.  Performance from 9:15 pm to 9:45 pm.

Saturday, December 16th.

Carrington - Carrington Depot at 601 6th Avenue NE.  The train arrives at 1:30 pm.  Performance from 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm.

Harvey - 600 Lincoln Avenue.  The train arrives at 3:45.  Performance from 4 pm to 4:30 pm.

Minot - Main Street Crossing.  The train arrives at 6:30 pm.  Performance from 6:45 pm to 7:15 pm.

Kenmare - 1st Ave SW and Central Avenue (East side of tracks).  The train arrives at 8:30 pm.  Performance from 8:45 to 9:15 pm.

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