The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train chugs through the Driftless in its cross-continental tour, for the first time in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raising money for local food banks and well-lit for the holidays, the train will roll through the Driftless at various times Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Holiday Train arrival times
Marquette: Dec. 7, 2:45 p.m. Marina parking lot at Water St. and Highway 76
Lansing: Dec. 7, 4:50 p.m. Ball Field on S. Front St. between N. 2nd St. and Dodge St.
New Albin: Dec. 7, 6:15 p.m. Parking lot on Railroad Ave. between Ross Ave. and Oak St.
La Crescent, Minn.: Dec. 7, 8:15 p.m. parking lot at 215 S. Chestnut St.
All stops will be collecting food and donations for area food banks with a local donation station at each stop. At each arrival time, there will be a 15-minute window for set up, followed by a half-hour concert by performers Alan Doyle and Kelly Prescott.
Find the full schedule at www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/united-states.
As the Holiday Train visits Lansing, the Fire Department has additional events to take place. On Dec. 7, at 4:50 p.m., the Holiday Train arrives in Lansing. From 4 to 6 p.m., Santa will be at the Lansing Fire Department at 51 N. Front Street for visits. Children can get a photo with Santa and drop off Christmas letters. A fire truck will also be on site, decked out in Christmas lights to add to the festive event.
All food donated during the event will go to LIFT, Lansing Iowa Food Trust, for families in need. Those attending can bring a toy for the Toy Drive coordinated by area firefighters.
For more information, contact the Lansing Fire Department at 563-538-4144 or follow their Facebook page.