Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns to New York with six shows

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train of Lights makes a stop at Fort Edward, NY on Saturday, November 29, 2014.  There was a reception and Tracey Brown and the Holiday Train Band will be entertained at each stop.  (Michael P. Farrell/Times Union)
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train of Lights makes a stop at Fort Edward, NY on Saturday, November 29, 2014. There was a reception and Tracey Brown and the Holiday Train Band will be entertained at each stop. (Michael P. Farrell/Times Union)Michael P Farrell

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is en route back to New York, returning to the rails for six upstate shows after two years of virtual concerts during the pandemic.

Scheduled for November 27th and 28th, the Holiday Train Shows are free to attend and include a half-hour live concert by Lindsay Ell and Jojo Mason. The organization accepts monetary donations or non-perishable groceries to support local food banks, which set up collection points at each event.

The show schedule in New York is as follows:

  • Mechanicville, November 27 at 6:00 p.m., 300 Park Avenue, to benefit the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center;
  • Saratoga Springs, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Amtrak station to benefit the Franklin Community Center;
  • Fort Edward, November 28 at 1:15 p.m. at the Amtrak station to benefit the Fort Edward Food Pantry;
  • Port Henry, November 28 at 4:45 p.m., at the Amtrak station to benefit Morah Catholic Parish Pantry;
  • Plattsburgh, November 28 at 7:15 p.m. at the Amtrak station to benefit the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity;
  • Rouses Point, November 28 at 9:00 p.m., at the intersection of Pratt Street, in aid of the St. Patrick’s Church grocery shelf.

The CP Holiday Train has raised more than $21 million and £5 million in food for community food banks across the United States and Canada since its inception in 1999. The train’s route can be followed via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or its live train tracker website.

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