2023 Holiday Train in Iowa

Photo by CPKC

The 2023 CPKC Holiday Train tours Canada and the United States from Nov. 20 through Dec. 19, raising money, food, and awareness for the important work that food banks do in their communities. Professional musicians play free concerts from the brightly decorated train’s stage. CPKC makes a donation to the local food shelf at each stop and encourages attendees to also donate.

The artists that will be performing in the CPKC are Anyway Gang, BRELAND, Kiesza, MacKenzie Porter, Seaforth, Tyler Shaw, Dallas Smith, Tenille Townes, Trudy, and Virginia to Vegas.


Since its inception in 1999, the CPKC Holiday Train has raised more than $22.5 million and more than 5 million pounds of food for community food banks across North America.


Photo by CPKC

Here are the locations and the expected arrival times:

  • Clinton, Iowa – 3:05 p.m. on Nov. 26 – East end of Main Avenue, near Sawmill Museum
  • Davenport, Iowa – 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 26 – Corner of Western Avenue and West River Drive
  • Muscatine, Iowa – 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 – West end of River Side Park at Chestnut Street and Harbor Drive
  • Ottumwa, Iowa – 10 a.m. on Nov. 27 – CPKC Station, 1300 Wildwood Drive across 134 from Kohl’s
  • Mason City, Iowa – 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 7 – CPKC Depot – 904 South Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Ossian, Iowa – 11 a.m. on Dec. 8 – West Mechanic Street – between Becker Avenue and North West Street
  • Marquette, Iowa – 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 8 – Marina parking lot, north off Casino Queen Marquette at Water Street and Highway 76
  • Lansing, Iowa – 3:50 p.m. on Dec. 8 – Ball field on South Front Street between North 2nd and Dodge Street
  • New Albin, Iowa – 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 8 – Parking lot adjacent CPKC tracks on Railroad Avenue between Ross Avenue and Oak Street

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