Holiday train coming to Mason City

2011-12-07T11:38:00Z Holiday train coming to Mason City Mason City Globe Gazette
December 07, 2011 11:38 am

MASON CITY - The 2011 Canadian Pacific Railroad's Holiday Train will be stopping in Mason City at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Canadian Pacific Depot, 904 S. Pennsylvania Ave.

Admission to the train and show, which starts at 9:45 p.m., is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger.

Since the Holiday Train started rolling in 1999, more than $5.6 million and more than 2.45 million pounds of food has been collected in Canada and the United States.

The train features a modified box car that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers.

This year's featured performer is Willy Porter, of Milwaukee, whose hits have included "Angry Words," "Mystery" and "Cut the Rope."

The Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length and includes 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED Christmas lights.

For more information visit www.cpr.ca or search for the Holiday Train on Facebook. People can also follow the Holiday Train on Twitter @CPHolidaytrain.

 

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