Press-Republican

November 19, 2013

Holiday Train stops set for Thanksgiving, Nov. 28


Press-Republican

---- — ROUSES POINT — The Canadian-Pacific Holiday Train is slated to roll into Rouses Point at about 9:15 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28.

Lined with Christmas lights, the train delivers live entertainment on a boxcar stage, asking only for nonperishable food and cash donations in return.

The train is expected to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early, so families are encouraged to do the same.

An earlier P-R story had erroneously given the date as Nov. 21.

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member Tracey Brown will join the Ontario-based folk trio the Claytones as the performers for the train’s East Coast travels.

The much-anticipated annual trip of the brightly decorated train includes earlier stops in Ticonderoga, at 3:15 p.m.; Port Henry, at 5 p.m.; and Plattsburgh, at 7:30 p.m.

According to the Canadian-Pacific website, the Holiday Train has raised more than $7.4 million and collected more than 3 million pounds of food in the United States and Canada since the program began in 1999.