Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Returns to St. Louis Park
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returned to St. Louis Park for a second year Sunday, December 10. Large crowds turned out for this festive event that’s designed to draw attention to the issue of food insecurity in communities and to raise money for local food shelves. This year, the St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) raised $32,245 from the Holiday Train event, including a $7,000 donation from Canadian Pacific. Additionally, participants donated 5,451 pounds of food. Thanks to everyone who attended and made this a very successful event!
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will return to St. Louis Park Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, stopping south of Lake Street. The festivities start at 5:30 p.m., including activities, hot food and beverages, and music by Tim Mahoney. The Holiday Train’s estimated arrival is 6:15 p.m. The concert from the train will only be viewable on the west side of the tracks. Once the train pulls in, it will not be possible to cross to the other side of the tracks.
The event is free, but attendees are asked to bring food or financial donations for the local food shelf–St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP). Hats and lighted buttons are available in exchange for STEP donations and can be found at City Hall and Citizen's Independent Bank through Thursday, Dec. 7. Any remaining Buttons and hats will be available at the event. Buttons are $3 for one or $5 for two. Hats are $20 for one or $50 for three.
View the available parking options here.
Last year, the Holiday Train event resulted in almost $25,000 and more than 5,000 pounds of food donated to STEP.
For more information, check out the promotional video.