Tuesday November 29th was a fantastic day for folks in both Vaughan and Woodstock as the CP Holiday Trains rolled into town. If you don’t know a lot about the CP Holiday Train we encourage you to check out their website at HERE as there are still many stops crossing both Canada and the Northern US.
The day kicked off with an early stop in Vaughan, Ontario which is located just north of Toronto. The train is in support of Food Banks across Canada and have done a fantastic job to help raise awareness during the holiday season. And on these trains they bring along some of Canada’s top entertainers and this train had some of the best. B.C’s own Dallas Smith & The Odds. It was surprising to see the crowd gathered in Vaughan at such an early time of day but the crowd was ready to get their christmas on. Here are a few images from the stop.
With amazing weather for the 29th of November the CP Holiday train rolled into Woodstock ON to an enormous crowd of 5000 plus. Thousands of children lined the train tracks near Winnett St in the cities industrial area to catch a glimpse of the full decorated 18 car train as it made its annual stop in the Friendly City.
With entertainers like Doc Walker and Kelly Prescott there was a buzz in the air again this year with anticipation. As the train rolled into the old train station platform it was a time to party and get in the Christmas spirit for the next 30 minutes.
Kelly kicked off the party as the door lowered on the side of the train car with a Christmas song which had everybody moving and grooving to the sounds of the season. Next up Doc Walker took over and played their hit ” It’s a Beautiful Life “.
We can’t forget the reason for the CP Holiday Trains annual trek across the country. Its to bring support to the local food bank in each town it stops. There was a mountain of donations coming in for the Salvation Army’s efforts in Woodstock and area. The donation kettles were overflowing with the generosity of the fan of the CP Holiday train. CP Rail paused the performance for a few minutes to make a donation to the local Salvation Army with a giant cheque for $4500.
If your city is on the stop for one of the two CP Holiday trains make sure you get out see it. It’s become an annual tradition in Woodstock, and many communities across Canada.