Stopping in both Lansing and New Albin December 7 ...

Allamakee County residents and visitors will have a pair of opportunities December 7 to visit the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train within the county's borders, as the lighted holiday spectacle will be stopping in both Lansing and New Albin again this year. Both locations will feature 25-minute performances by scheduled country music performers Terri Clark, Dallas Smith and Kelly Prescott, along with an appearance by Santa Claus. Those visiting the train at its stops are asked to contribute a non-perishable healthy food item or monetary donation, with those food and funding proceeds from the Lansing visit being donated to the Allamakee County Food Shelf and the same from the New Albin stop being donated to The Way Station. Canadian Pacific urges those bringing food items to consult their “healthy donations” link on their website at for donation suggestions.

The Holiday Train is expected to arrive in Lansing at 6:10 p.m. near the ballpark on South Front Street, following a 4:15 p.m. stop in the fellow river town of Marquette. The musical stage performances in Lansing are scheduled to take place from 6:15-6:40 p.m. Main Street Lansing will also be offering hot chocolate and other refreshments.

The stop in New Albin is scheduled to take place at 7:20 p.m. in the parking lot described as being located adjacent to the railroad tracks along Railroad Street (Highway 26) between Ross Avenue and Oak Street. Stage performances and presentations are scheduled to take place from 7:30-7:55 p.m. In conjunction with the arrival of the Holiday Train, New Albin Savings Bank will have a tent and will be serving cider and providing goody bags for children. Other local groups will be providing hot cocoa and cookies. A Christmas tree lighting near the anticipated train arrival location in New Albin will take place at 7 p.m. prior to the Holiday Train’s arrival.

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