Canadian Pacific will bring its colorful Holiday Train and live performances to Maine just before Thanksgiving.

What is the CP Holiday Train?

I had never heard of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train until a video popped up on my Facebook feed. I thought it looked pretty but then got really excited when I realized it will be coming to Maine. Just before Thanksgiving, you can watch this festive train roll into a community near you. And it's more than just a train. There are live performances, that are free, but also aim to raise donations for local food pantries.

Apparently, this is the 24th year the train has traveled the country, spreading holiday cheer to the people who are often stuck at railroad crossings as a CP train passes through their communities. What I didn't realize, until I started reading more about this, is that it's about more than the holiday lights. As the train pulls into certain towns in each state/province, it will stop at a scheduled point. The side will lower on one of the rail cars, and live performers will entertain the people who have gathered. Admission to one of these events is free, but organizers do ask attendees to bring a non-perishable food item that will stay in that community. If you can't donate, no worries. You'll still be able to enjoy the show.

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In Maine, those performers will be Brittany Kennell...

and Don Amero....

Where Can We See the Train in Maine?

The Maine visits will happen on Wednesday, November 23rd, in the following locations:

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. in Jackman at the CP Railyard, 4 Walton Street, adjacent to Rancourt Logistics.

2:25 - 3:15 p.m. in Brownville at the CP Railyard, 1586 Main Road, adjacent to the CP parking lot.

5:45 - 6:30 p.m. in Hermon at the Railway Crossing on Dave's Way, between Coldbrook Road and Printers Drive.

Bundle up and join the fun at one of these stops. What a great way to celebrate the season just before Thanksgiving.

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