After much of the province spent a day in the dark, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be lighting up the railway at stops across Saskatchewan Wednesday and Thursday.
The lit-up train was scheduled to make stops in Moosomin at 11:55 a.m., Broadview at 1:45 p.m. and Indian Head at 4:05 p.m. on the north side of the tracks between section buildings and Highway 56. It’s set to stop in Qu’Appelle at 5:15 p.m. at the corner of North Pacific Avenue and Ontario Street.
The holiday train will make its way to Regina at 7:15 p.m. stopping by the old Mosaic Stadium parking lot.
For Regina families who missed out on the traditional Light the Lights event which had to be cancelled due to the power outage at City Hall Tuesday, the CP Holiday train might provide a different option.
This year the Holiday Train will feature performances by Canadian country singer Terri Clark, along with Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott.
Admission is free but families are encouraged to bring donations for local food banks. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the holiday train. Through the years, the events have raised more than $14.5 million and collected more than 4.3 million pounds of food for food banks.
On Thursday the CP Holiday train will make its way to Moose Jaw and Swift Current.
A second holiday train which runs a different route will be stopping in North Portal, Estevan and Weyburn on Dec. 16.