Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
The 2019 CP Holiday Train will once again roll into Port Coquitlam on Tuesday December 17, 2019 at the Port Coquitlam West Coast Express Station (2125 Kingsway Ave) – marking the end of the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train’s cross-country journey. Every year, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stops through dozens of communities, raising food and cash donations for North American food banks.
Schedule of Events:
- 5:30–7:15 pm: Come down early with the kids to enjoy seasonal arts and crafts and Tim Hortons Hot Chocolate!
- 7:15-7:45 pm: Train arrives and Terri Clark and Dallas Smith perform.
Don’t forget to bring a donation for the SHARE food and toy drive! Washrooms are available for use at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre.
Thank you to our supporters
What’s a Holiday Train event like?
A typical Holiday Train event goes something like this: The train arrives and pulls to a safe stop in front of the crowd. The stage door lowers and the band opens with its first song. After that, a brief ceremony takes place which involves local officials and other dignitaries. Once complete, the band resumes its show. After about a half hour that usually includes a mix of traditional and modern holiday-themed songs, the band plays its farewell show, the boxcar door closes, and the train slips off into the night.
Each Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 brightly decorated rail cars, including a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers. They are each decorated with hundreds of thousands of technology-leading LED lights and holiday designs.