Canadian Pacific Holiday Train | 25th Year


The Canadian Pacific holiday train (CPKC) is back starting November 20, 2023, for its 25th year! Watch their recent video here.  Holiday Train shows are free to attend. CP asks attendees to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation if they’re able. Local food shelves will set up collection stations at each event, with all donations made staying with the local food bank to help people in need in the community.

The 2023 CPKC schedule is out and the schedule has been posted with several stops around the Quad Cities area; including Iowa and Illinois. Performers will be Seaforth (a duo from Australia) and Kiesza.

Stops Around the QCA:

  • Clinton, Iowa on November 26, 2023
    • Arrival: 3:05 p.m.
    • Event Time: 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Location: East end of Main Avenue, near Sawmill Museum
  • Davenport, Iowa on November 26, 2023
    • Arrival: 5:45 p.m.
    • Event Time: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Location: Corner of Western Avenue and West River Drive
  • Muscatine, Iowa on November 26, 2023
    • Arrival: 7:30 p.m.
    • Event Time: 7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
    • Location: West end of River Side Park at Chestnut Street and Harbor Drive

Other nearby stops:

  • Pingree Grove, Illinois on November 26, 2023
    • Arrival: 8:45 a.m.
    • Event Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Location: Village Hall, Railroad Street and Reinking Road
  • Byron, Illinois on November 26, 2023
    • Arrival: 11:45 a.m.
    • Event Time: 12:00-12:30 p.m.
    • Location: Tower Road near the High School
  • Ottumwa, Iowa on November 27, 2023
    • Arrival: 10:00 a.m.
    • Event Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • Location: CPKC station, 1300 Wildwood Drive across I34 from Kohl’s
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Since the Holiday Train began in 1999, it’s raised more $22.5 million and collected over 5 million pounds of food for food banks across North America.

“We are thrilled to have the CPKC Holiday Train once again visit Kansas City this season,” said Stephen Davis, President and CEO of Harvesters — The Community Food Network. “It’s such a fun event for the community that also raises food and funds for the 252,000 neighbors in our region experiencing food insecurity. We are grateful for CPKC’s dedication to help us build a community where no one goes hungry.”

This year’s Holiday Train tour will include 191 live music shows in six provinces and 14 states. For the first time, the Holiday Train will host shows in Pittsburg, Kan., Joplin, Mo., Heavener, Okla., Mena, Ark., Texarkana, Texas, and Shreveport, La. Virginia to Vegas, Trudy, Anyway Gang, Tyler Shaw, Kiesza, Seaforth, Tenille Townes, Breland, MacKenzie Porter and Dallas Smith will perform on the Holiday Train.

“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.”

This is the Holiday Train’s 25th year. A full schedule with details of this year’s Holiday Train and Holiday Express train can be found at

2023 CP Holiday Train Live Stream can be found here.

About CPKC

With its global headquarters in Calgary, Alta., Canada, CPKC is the first and only single-line transnational railway linking Canada, the United States and México, with unrivaled access to major ports from Vancouver to Atlantic Canada to the Gulf of México to Lázaro Cárdenas, México. Stretching approximately 20,000 route miles and employing 20,000 railroaders, CPKC provides North American customers unparalleled rail service and network reach to key markets across the continent. CPKC is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to learn more about the rail advantages of CPKC.

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