Highway 16 is one way to follow this fun, festival train across much of the state!
We love following the state’s highways, but this weekend we’re ready to follow the rails too! The festive and fun Canadian Pacific holiday train will once again delight thousands in Wisconsin on its journey across North America this Saturday through Monday.
The CP train is helping to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday (all over social media with a #Canada150 hashtag and often a maple leaf emoji next to it) and trekking on a long, LONG journey across Canada and the northern U.S., helping local food banks along the way.
The train will ride the Canadian Pacific tracks into the state from Illinois on Saturday the 2nd, following the same route the Amtrak Empire Builder uses to Milwaukee and then west-northwest to La Crosse through Monday. The train is loaded with colorful lights and displays along its entire route, dazzling everyone who witnesses its passing. During each half-hour stop, Country music stars Terri Clark, Dallas Smith and Kelly Prescott will give free performances. Food or cash donations will also be collected to benefit the community at each stop.
By the way, from Hartland to La Crosse, Highway 16 is a GREAT parallel to the Canadian Pacific route!
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Stops:
Saturday, December 2
Sunday, December 3
Monday, December 4
Wisconsin Dells, 3:00-3:30pm
La Crosse, 9:00-9:30pm
Get more details, including arrival times, on our Event page for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.