The CP Holiday Train is North America's longest rolling food bank fundraiser and since it started in 1999, the program has raised close to $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food. Over the three weeks of the program, musicians will play more than 150 concerts from a boxcar turned into a travelling stage. The concerts are free, but you are encouraged to bring a donation for the Merrick Community Services Food Shelf -- either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation. All contributions will stay in our community.
This event will start at approximately 7:15 p.m. with a welcome by Rafael Ortega, chair, Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority, followed by performances by Colin James and Kelly Prescott! After the CP Holiday Train event stay and enjoy the European Christmas Market located on the East Plaza at Union Depot.
Purchase a VIP Ticket for $5.00 (+fees) and all proceeds go to Merrick Community Services Food Shelf. VIP Ticket holders will be granted access to a preferred viewing area closest to the stage. VIP Ticket holders must arrive by 6:30pm to be admitted. Information on how to access this area will be included the confirmation email you will receive after you purchase your tickets. (Children under 2 years of age do not require a VIP ticket, but must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers are allowed in the VIP area so please plan accordingly.)
ASL Reserved Section Registration. We are offering a reserved section with an ASL interpreter for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This is free, but we're requiring registration to get an idea of the space we need to reserve. Register at: https://cpholidaytrain2016-aslregistration.eventbrite.com
PLEASE NOTE: General Admission is FREE for this event and does NOT require a ticket. The General Admission viewing area is behind the VIP viewing area.
All viewing areas are Standing Room Only. Concert is outside so please dress for cold weather.
Check out all of Union Depot's holiday events at uniondepot.org/holiday.