News & Events: The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns to the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park for its 15th year, on the evening of Saturday, December 9, 2017. Event festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the train is scheduled to arrive at 5:15 p.m.
The brightly lit train will arrive with a trainload of fun and entertainment. All cash and donations of personal care items collected at the “Cottage Grove Stop” go directly to our local Friends in Need Food Shelf; serving the residents of Cottage Grove, Grey Cloud Island, Newport and St. Paul Park.
The Holiday Train is truly a gift to our communities. Last year our communities raised an astounding $80,458.68 and collected 17,680 pounds of toiletries, food and toys for our local Friends in Need Food Shelf. In the past 14 years, the Holiday Train event in Cottage Grove has raised over $927,423 for our local food shelf!
Our goal is to hit a huge milestone of 1 million dollars raised in 15 years by meeting our
2017 goal of $90,000.
Special Features for the 15th Anniversary
Spectacular Laser Light Show
Sponsored by: 3M Cottage Grove
Brats & Hot Dogs Available for Purchase
Specially grilled for you by: Cottage Grove Lions Club
Holiday Train Festival of Trees
Your Opportunity to Sponsor and Decorate a Tree at the Event
Presented by the City of Cottage Grove Arts Commission
For details, visit: http://bit.ly/2gE047Z
Trees Provided By: Bork Christmas Trees
Pre-Stop Fundraising Events have begun!
We are currently looking for individuals or organizations to help:
Hold a Sale
Holiday Loaves $5.00 each
Specially baked by SuperMom’s
Buy a Ticket or Donate a Silent Auction Item for the Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, November 4th, 2 to 8 pm
American Legion Post 98, St. Paul Park
Tickets available at the Door: Adults - $10 and Children 10 & Under - $5.
Organize a Group
Set Up Luminaries at the Event or
Bag Groceries at Cub on Sunday, Nov 19th
Sell Holiday Train Cut-Outs
Collect Cash or Personal Care Items
Sponsor and Decorate a Holiday Tree
Decorate and display your tree at the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stop for a $250 sponsorship. Visit http://bit.ly/2gE047Z for details.