Holiday Train returning to Alexandria

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Another indication that the holiday season is upon us is coming in the form of the 20th annual Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train, which once again will be appearing in Alexandria.

Dallas Smith, Kelly Prescott and the rest of the band perform on the Holiday Train for the audience at the Eighth Avenue crossing in Alexandria in December 2017. The Holiday Train has been running for nearly two decades as a fundraiser for supporting food banks. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)

Dallas Smith, Kelly Prescott and the rest of the band perform on the Holiday Train for the audience at the Eighth Avenue crossing in Alexandria in December 2017. The Holiday Train has been running for nearly two decades as a fundraiser for supporting food banks. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)

The Trews are a Canadian rock band with many radio hits.

The Trews are a Canadian rock band with many radio hits.

Willy Porter has built a loyal following, especially in the Upper Midwest, through more than two decades of performing around the world.

Willy Porter has built a loyal following, especially in the Upper Midwest, through more than two decades of performing around the world.

The train runs through seven U.S. states and three Canadian provinces, supplying free half-hour musical performances while raising money for local food banks.

In fact, Vicki Bump, executive director of Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf, says that the money raised from the Holiday Train's appearance here is the food shelf's largest single-day fundraiser.

"We just can't thank them enough," she said.

This year the Holiday Train will stop in Alexandria at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the 8th Avenue East railroad crossing by the Hubbard Feed Mill on 8th and Nokomis. The half-hour show will begin at 11:45 a.m.

The train is also stopping in Glenwood at 10 a.m. that day, at the CP Station, 20 15th St. NE, with the show starting at 10:15 a.m. And it stops in Elbow Lake at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Main Street crossing, with the show kicking off at 4:30 p.m. 

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