Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train is back in 2023. The fun, family holiday tradition is returning to Illinois with just four stops this year.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2023

CPKC Holiday Train
CPKC Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is a festive and philanthropic tradition that began in 1999. This annual holiday-themed train, adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday decorations, travels across Canada and the northern United States. Its primary mission is to raise awareness about hunger and support local food banks in the communities it visits.

Over the years, the Holiday Train has featured live musical performances by well-known artists, spreading cheer and goodwill to both onlookers and those in need.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2023 Performers

The train's journey typically begins in late November and continues through December, making numerous stops where donations are collected for local charities.

This heartwarming holiday tradition has become an iconic symbol of giving and community spirit in North America.

CPKC Holiday Train
CPKC Holiday Train
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Here are the 4 stops the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be making in Illinois in 2023:

November 25

Bensenville, Illinois

  • Arrival Time: 6:45 p.m.
  • Event Time: 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Park adjacent to the intersection, Railroad Avenue
    and S York Street

November 26

Pingree Grove, Illinois

  • Arrival Time: 8:45 a.m.
  • Event Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: Village Hall, Railroad Street, and Reinking Road

Byron, Illinois

  • Arrival Time: 11:45 a.m.
  • Event Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Tower Road near Byron High School

December 3

Gurnee, Illinois

  • Arrival Time: 5:10 p.m.
  • Event Time: 5:15 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
  • Location: Viking Middle School, 4460 Old Grand Avenue
CPKC Holiday Train
CPKC Holiday Train

If you still have questions or would like to get involved in the mission, visit the CPKC Holiday Train FAQs.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2023 Full Schedule.

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