Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will not run this year due to COVID-19

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Due to COVID-19, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train (CP) has put the brakes on this year's trip. 

In lieu of the popular attraction, CP will donate to food banks in communities along its network and host a virtual concert. 

According to a news release from CP, the modified program will draw attention to food security issues, while ensuring donations go to all food banks that would ordinarily receive them, including those that typically host a Holiday Train event in alternating years.

“COVID-19 has created many challenges for communities across our network and has only increased the need at local food banks and food shelves,” said CP President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Creel. “It is our honor to continue to donate to communities across our network this year, even if the train itself will not run. The spirit of the Holiday Train program and the Christmas spirit will carry on this year through our virtual concert. We will have the Holiday Train rolling again spreading Christmas cheer as soon as it’s safe to do so!”

CP says information on the virtual benefit concert will be announced when available. 

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train plans to resume operating the annual train tour in 2021. 

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