The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will return to the rails this season, including passes through Allen Park, Taylor and Romulus, on its first cross-continent tour in three years! The train will again raise money, food and awareness for local food banks in communities along the CP network. Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train has raised more than $21 million and 5 million pounds of food for North American food banks.
The tour will feature 168 free live shows where all they ask is for guests to bring a food or monetary donation for their local food bank/pantry that is on-site. Although there is no official stop in the Metro Detroit area, you can still view the Holiday Train as it rolls down the railway through a portion of Melvindale, Allen Park, Taylor and Romulus. Canadian Pacific also encourages participation from the train watchers to honor the meaning of the Holiday Train by donating food to your local food pantry this season.
It is estimated that after leaving their evening show in Windsor, Ontario on December 1st, the CP train will be entering the Downriver area between 8:00-9:00pm as it continues to the Chicago area. One of the biggest gathering places to view the train in years past has been the vacant lot next to Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park.
Please note that Canadian Pacific wants to remind anyone who plans to attend, to remain cautious and stay at least 50 feet away from the railway tracks, as there will be freight trains running that night and they could come from any direction, at any time.
Thunderbowl Lanes // 4200 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101