Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Rolls Through Wisconsin This Weekend!

Highway 16 is one way to follow this fun, festival train across much of the state!

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train LogoWe 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.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train crossing a river. See why it’s so eye-catching??

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

Sturtevant, 5:35-6:05pm
Milwaukee, 7:15-7:40pm

Sunday, December 3

Wauwatosa, 4:30-5:00pm
Hartland, 6:00-6:30pm
Oconomowoc, 6:55-7:25pm
Watertown, 8:00-8:30pm
Columbus, 9:15-9:45pm

Monday, December 4

Portage, 1:30-2:00pm
Wisconsin Dells, 3:00-3:30pm
Mauston, 4:25-4:55pm
Tomah, 5:35-6:05pm
Sparta, 7:00-7:30pm
La Crosse, 9:00-9:30pm

Get more details, including arrival times, on our Event page for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.