CP Holiday Train

Date to be announced in September/October 2022 when announced by CP Rail

 Location: Malcolm Street Train Station, 10 Malcolm Street

About the CP Holiday Train

The CP Holiday Train annual Food Bank fundraising program takes place at Malcolm Street Station in Cambridge. Entering its 23rd year, the program has raised more than $14.5 million and 4.3 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.  Relive the magic of past events with these promotional videos from 2016 and 2018

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CP Holiday Train hosted virtual events.  Enjoy the 2021 virtual CP Holiday Train At Home video

Each stop includes a live 30 minute concert hosted by CP Rail. Tickets are not available to ride on the train. 


Check back later for the schedule of entertainment. 

The Cambridge Food Bank

The CP Holiday Train is a fundraising event for food banks across Canada and the United States.  Cambridge Celebrates Winterfest partners with the Cambridge Food Bank on this exciting event each year.  Staff and volunteers of the Cambridge Food Bank will be onsite collecting monetary and food donations. All money collected at this event goes directly to the Cambridge Food Bank. A charitable BBQ, popcorn and festive items (ie. hats) will be for sale with all proceeds going to the food bank. 


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. 

Traveling by bus

Visit the Grand River Transit (GRT) website for the best route and schedule that is right for you.

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. The bleachers are sponsored by Bleacher Rentals and the Accessibility and Diversity Division of the City of Cambridge. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

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. 

Volunteer with us

Volunteer applications for the CP Holiday Train and other Cambridge Celebrates Winterfest events will be available in late August. Check back later for more information.  For more information on volunteering email the Volunteer Coordinator

Contact us

For more information on the CP Holiday Train email the event staff or call 519-623-1340 ext 4277. 

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