Thursday November 23, 2023

  • Schedule of events:
    • 3 p.m. - Winterfest preshow with Ammoye
    • 4 p.m. - CPKC Holiday Train arrives
    • 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. - CPKC Holiday Train concert with Seaforth and Kiesza
    • 4:55 p.m. - CPKC Holiday Train departs the train station for its next stop
  • Location: Malcolm Street Train Station, 10 Malcolm Street

Winterfest preshow

The City has partnered with the Cambridge Food Bank to host a preshow building anticipation of the train's arrival. Staff and volunteers will be onsite collecting monetary and food donations.

A BBQ and festive items will be for sale with all proceeds going to the food bank.

Live entertainment will be provided by Ammoye and special visits are expected from Santa, Mrs. Claus & Willy Melt.

About the CP Holiday Train

The CP Holiday Train annual Food Bank fundraising program is entering its 25th year and raised more than $15 million and 5 million pounds of food since 1999. Two trains decorated in thousands of Christmas lights travels across Canada and the United States collecting money and food donations at each stop they make. 

You don't want to miss this talent coming to our city! 

Parking

General parking is not available onsite. Free parking for the event is available near the event.  Limited accessible parking will be available onsite and on Roseview Rd. 

Accessibility at the event

Limited accessible parking is available onsite and on Roseview Road.  Accessible parking permits are required and attendees are encouraged to arrive early. There will be an accessible drop off area at the police road closure and volunteers will be available to assist those who cannot walk a distance as family/friends park their vehicle. 

Accessible seating is available near the stage and close to where the train is most likely to arrive.  Limited seating will be available for guests.  All guests in this seating area are asked to sit to ensure views are not obstructed for guests in wheelchairs. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as accessible seating is limited. 

The bleachers onsite sit lower to the ground and are easier to access for those with disabilities. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

For anyone arriving with a stroller, you can use the "stroller parking" located next to the First Aid tent. 

For those not comfortable with crowds or not able to come onsite to view the train, a great spot to view the train after it departs the Malcolm Street Train Station is at Dickson Park (30 Park Hill Road West). Many fabulous photos have been captured from this location.