Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be in Lansing and New Albin Wednesday evening, December 7 ...

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train returns to the rails this season on its first cross-continent tour in three years, following virtual concerts in the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021. The 24th Annual Holiday Train is again raising money, food and awareness for local food banks in communities along the CP network, making its way through northeast Iowa Wednesday, December 7 with stops in Guttenberg, Marquette, Lansing and New Albin before a final stop that day in La Crescent, MN. Highlighting the return of the Holiday Train will be a pair of concert performers, Alan Doyle and Kelly Prescott, who will present a half-hour show at each location.

The Holiday Train’s Wednesday, December 7 trek through northeast Iowa is scheduled for the following arrival/concert times: Guttenberg - 12:45 p.m./1-1:30 p.m., Marquette - 2:45 p.m./3-3:30 p.m., Lansing - 4:50 p.m./5-5:30 p.m., New Albin - 6:15 p.m./6:30-7 p.m. and La Crescent - 8:15 p.m./8:30-9 p.m. The two Allamakee County visits in Lansing and New Albin will find the Holiday Train coming to a stop near the ballfield in Lansing along South Front Street between North 2nd and Dodge Streets. Prior to the train’s arrival in Lansing, the Lansing Fire Department will be hosting Santa Claus, beginning at 4 p.m. The department is also hosting a toy drive for local families and will have a Christmas-themed fire truck on display.

The New Albin stop will take place near the parking lot adjacent to the railroad tracks on Railroad Street between Ross Avenue and Oak Street. Prior to the train’s arrival in New Albin there will be cookies and hot chocolate available on Main Street in front of New Albin Savings Bank, and Santa Claus will also be in attendance.

Those attending the event are asked to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation if they are able. Those local donations, along with a presentation from Canadian Pacific, will benefit the Allamakee County Food Shelf, Lansing Iowa Food Trust (LIFT) and the Way Station in New Albin. Submitted photo.