Hastings is pleased to be a host stop for the Canadian Pacific Railway’s lighted Holiday Train
and musical show. Kelly Prescott and Colin James will be performing. The Holiday Train will arrive at the Train Depot on 2nd Street at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Since 1999, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) has been running a freight train decorated with thousands of Christmas lights to raise awareness on the issue of hunger prevalent in all communities and to raise funds and food for each of the local food banks or pantries were the train stops.
Each train has a "stage car." These are renovated boxcars containing stage lights and sound equipment. At each of the stops in Canada and the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, entertainers who ride along on the train perform 20 to 30 minute outdoor concerts.
The Holiday Train is a prop for hunger relief efforts. No food or cash is loaded onto the train to be taken away. Food and cash will be donated to Hastings Family Service. Cash donations are especially appreciated, but nonperishable food items are also welcome. For further information visit www.cpr.ca.
Come and join in the festivities and listen to the carolers as they sing some of your favorite Christmas songs.