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 17th year, on the evening of Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
The brightly lit train will arrive with a trainload of fun and entertainment at 5:15 p.m. Performances by Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles and Kelly Prescott will begin at 5:30 p.m. from the train stage.
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.
Event: CP Holiday Train Stop in Cottage Grove, MN
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 4:15 Event Starts, 5:15 p.m. train arrival, 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. performances
Location: West Point Douglas Road, just south of the 80th St. Bridge / Belden Crossing (across from the Youth Service Bureau).
Several new features have been added to this year’s event:
Parking is available at the following locations:
- Metro Transit Park & Ride Lot on West Point Douglas Road (Wagon rides, courtesy of Zywiec’s Garden Center will be provided)
- All Saints Lutheran Church: 8100 Belden Blvd, Cottage Grove
- The Cottage Grove Armory: 8180 Belden Blvd, Cottage Grove
- Limited handicap parking can be found in the Youth Service Bureau Lot
*West Pt. Douglas Road will close at 3:30 p.m. SHARP. Closures will be at both Belden Crossing and near the Park & Ride.
Other features of the event returning this year include:
We are currently looking for sponsors! Download the sponsorship form here.
Your generous donations help us reach our goal of $90,000 raised for Friends in Need Food Shelf, from this great event!
For details, contact Sonya Fox.
Other Ways to Get Involved:
NEW This Year! Mister Car Wash Certificates: Car Wash Packages range from $8-$20 and 50% of the proceeds benefit Friends in Need Food Shelf. Stop by Old National Bank in St. Paul Park to purchase yours today! These make great stocking stuffers, gifts, silent auction donations and more!
Holiday Bread Sales: Specially baked by SuperMom's, these cranberry walnut and blueberry loaves make great gifts and are just $5.00 each, plus 100% of the proceeds benefit Friends in Need Food Shelf. They can be purchased at various events leading up to the Holiday Train and at the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train - Cottage Grove Stop on December 10th.
2019 Festival of Wreaths: The Festival of Wreaths returns again this year. There are a few wreaths left! For $100, sponsors may decorate a wreath to display on the evening of the “Cottage Grove Stop” and then take the wreath home after the event or donate it. For details on how to sponsor a wreath, visit here.