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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to make 4 stops in Quad Cities region

Since the Holiday Train program launched in 1999, it's raised more than $21 million and collected 5 million pounds of food for community food banks.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — All aboard! The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is returning to the Quad Cities region this year. This will be the first cross-continent tour in three years. The train is collecting food and money for food banks across North America.

"I'm grateful to the CP team members who adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver two exceptional virtual holiday train shows and to all those who continued to donate while we kept community members safe," said Keith Creel, CP's president and chief executive officer. "The Holiday Train is all about families and communities coming together to celebrate the season and help those in need. We are excited to be back out on the rails and in our communities, taking these two beautiful trains across our network and sharing the joy that comes with gathering in the spirit of giving."

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The tour begins Nov. 23, and will make its way to the Quad Cities starting in Savanna, Illinois on Dec. 3 at 2:15 p.m. The holiday train will then travel to Davenport that same day at 5:45 p.m. They will also make it to Muscatine that night at 7:30 p.m. Then on Dec. 6 they will be in Clinton at 4:15 p.m.

You can find a list of all 168 live shows by clicking here.

During the shows there will be live music and there is a long list of performers this year, including Alan Doyle, Tenille Townes, Mackenzie Porter and Lindsay Ell, to name a few. See a complete list of performers by clicking here. 

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Canadian Pacific says the holiday train shows are free to attend, but you are asked to bring cash or non-perishable food donations to help stock local foodbanks. All donations made at each event will be used in the local community.

"Food banks and communities across Canada are so excited to see the CP holiday train return, as it brings together the city of Calgary to kick off the holidays and give back at the same time," said Calgary Food Bank President and CEO James McAra. "The Calgary Food Bank is so grateful for CP's continued support to help us build a Canada where no one goes hungry."

Since the holiday train program launched in 1999, it's raised more than $21 million and collected five million pounds of food for community food banks across North America.

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"This year, more than ever, the support, awareness and goodwill that the CP holiday train brings will make an impact beyond imagination to the food support programs of East Side Neighborhood Services," said Mary Anstett, vice president, Community Engagement for East Side Neighborhood Services in Minneapolis. "With the support that holiday train brings in, we can rest assured that so many will have warm nutritious food on their tables in the coldest months."

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