cp holiday train

Magical holiday train will roll through Toronto next month

The 2017 holiday season will be arriving in style next month when a very special train comes to town: THE RAVE TRAIN!

Just kidding. To the best of my knowledge, rave trains don't exist (though that would be pretty cool). What you're seeing in the photo above is the festive and delightfully flashy CP Holiday Train.

Canadian Pacific just released the schedule for its colourful Christmas train's 19th annual tour – and this year, they say it'll be even more spectacular than usual.

"The 2017 edition of the Holiday Train also concludes CP's Canada 150 celebrations," reads a press release about the 2017 program. "The Canadian train will feature the Spirit of Tomorrow car, which was part of the Canada 150 Train this past summer."

Two trains will be travelling across Canada and the U.S. beginning on Saturday, November 25, hitting a total of 182 communities across the continent.

Toronto will see the train on November 28 from 8:30 - 9 p.m. It'll stop at ​750 Runnymede Road in front of Lambton Yard, and everyone in the city is invited to attend.

The event, which features live musical entertainment, is completely free, but CP is encouraging people to bring canned goods or cash donations for local food banks.

"The Holiday Train program is all about local food banks and food shelves and the critical role they play in our communities," says CP's Keith Creel.

"People come for the beautifully-lit train and stay for the incredible show – all in the name of community."

Lead photo by

CP Holiday Train


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Illegal cannabis stores are starting to reopen in Toronto

Toronto residents are fighting back against illegal election signs

This is why monarch butterflies are everywhere in Toronto this year

Wild temperature swings expected in Toronto this fall

Police seize $2 million of cannabis during traffic stop near Toronto

Deadly shooting in Mississauga linked to rap music video

Toronto neighbourhood upset favourite community space to be replaced by condo

Toronto parking space is being transformed into a park