The CPR Holiday Train arrives in Wisconsin Dells on Sunday, December 9th, 2012

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has left the station again and is making its trip in support of raising money, awareness and collecting food for our local community food pantry.

Canadian Pacific will match the monetary donations, up to $250,000, towards Feeding America who has been providing support to those in need after Hurricane Sandy.

As part of the festivities there will be a silent auction for 3 tickets to ride on the CPR Holiday Train. The winners of the auction will get on the CPR Holiday Train at the Dells Depot and ride the Holiday Train to the next stop: Mauston. For the return trip to the Wisconsin Dells Depot, the Wisconsin Dells Taxi Company has agreed to donate a taxi ride. They will be awaiting the lucky winners in Mauston to take them back to the Depot. The silent auction will take place between 1 pm – 2 pm at the Depot at the day of the event, Sunday, December 9. The lucky winners get to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies on the train. An adult must accompany all children when riding the train.

The holiday train wil be in Wisconsin Dells on December 9 at around 3 pm. The full schedule for the holiday train event is as follows:

1:00pm Event start with Rick Jensen Magnum Communications as the Emcee
1:00-4pm Central Wis. Community Action hosting a Brat & Hot Dog Cookout
1:00-4pm The Collection of Non-perishable Food Items
1:00-4pm The Paddle Ticket Sales & Drawings
1:00-2:30pm Santa will make an appearance with Candy Bags for the Children
1:30-2:30pm The Wisconsin Dells Bands & Choir
2:30pm Presentations by Dunkin Donuts, School, Etc.
1:00-2:45pm Happy Acres of Lyndon Station is providing Sleigh Rides
2:45-3:45pm Entertainment and Presentation by the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
4:00pm The end of this year’s Holiday Train Event in Wisconsin Dells

Remember: Please try to bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation. Every dollar that you donate will enable the purchase of 5 pounds of food at the local food bank.