A fundraising 'Holiday Train' is set to make stops throughout Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is set to make its first cross-continent tour in three years, raising money, food and awareness for food banks in local communities along its rail network.

That includes 14 stops across Wisconsin, including local stops in Wauwatosa on December 9 at 4:15 p.m., Caledonia on December 8 at 8:15 p.m. and Sturtevant on December 8 at 7:00 p.m.

The tour will launch on Nov. 23 in Maine, featuring live music throughout the shows from artists such as Alan Doyle, Tenille Townes, Mackenzie Porter and more.

The train shows are free to attend but Canadian Pacific asks attendees to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation which will be distributed at local food shelves that are set up in each community, in cooperation with local food banks. The Holiday Train program was originally launched in 1999 and has raised over $21 million and collected around 5 million pounds of food for community food banks across North America.

In a Thursday, Oct. 13 press release, Canadian Pacific's President and CEO Keith Creel noted, "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."

More information can be found online by clicking here, including a map of all of the Holiday Train stops this year.

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