Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stopped in Columbia Heights, MN
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stopped in Columbia Heights, MN

Spread some cold weather cheer as the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train passes through Columbia Heights! Every winter, East Side Neighborhood Services sponsors this stop by the iconic illuminated train, spreading awe and wonder across North America with it’s fold-out stage and original music act! Donations are collected for food programs, benefiting multiple food shelves across Hennepin County.

Waiting for the train can be chilly, so HeightsNEXT heats up the scene by leading holiday carols and passing out treats around bonfires. In the past, this has been done with books of lyrics, or even a large projector karaoke screen!

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Caroling

When

Typically, the train passes through Columbia Heights, MN in the second week of December. Organizing usually takes place via phone or email. No planning meetings are needed. Just bundle up and sing!

Carolers in bright outfits and cheerful hats sing along with the band aboard the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.
Carolers cheer on the band aboard the train.

Where

A stage folds out of a box car on the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, entertaining crowds across the country.
A stage folds out of a box car with a holiday music act entertaining crowds across the country.

Expectations

  • Staff the event (sing!)

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How to Get Involved

Contact the event coordinator:

Amada Márquez Simula
Amada Márquez Simula


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