The Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR) Holiday Train will be hitting the rails again soon and making a stop in Gurnee!
The train is scheduled to arrive near Viking Park (4374 Old Grand Avenue) at 3:50 pm on December 4th. The musical entertainment will begin at 4:00 and will feature The Claytones with special guest Willy Porter. Be sure to arrive early to see the train pull in. Parking will be available at Viking Park and Viking Park Middle School, as well as on the street around Old Grand Avenue.
This brightly decorated train raises awareness of local hunger issues by encouraging attendees to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry. All donations will benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
The Holiday Train program has raised more than $7.4 million and more than 3 million pounds of food since the first Holiday Train ran in 1999. Thousands of people gather trackside at depots, railroad crossings and other unusual venues along CPR’s route to enjoy the arrival of the brightly decorated trains lighting up the winter night. The musicians, who ride in vintage private cars at the end of the 12-car train, hop out and climb aboard a boxcar in the middle of the train that opens to reveal a stage where they perform live holiday concerts and invite crowds to sing along.
For more information, visit the Canadian Pacific Railway's website at http://www.cpr.ca/en/in-your-community/holiday-train/Pages/default.aspx