Canadian Pacific Holiday Train making stops in South Central WI this weekend

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COLUMBUS, Wis. (WMTV)-- The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is making several stops in Wisconsin Friday and Saturday.

Photo of Holiday Train by Kristopher Grunert

The train is scheduled to stop in Columbus at 9:05 p.m. Friday.

The U.S. train departed from Montreal on November 25. Each Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 decorated rail cars. The cars are decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED lights and holiday designs.

The event is free and helps fight hunger in local communities. The company hopes people will open up their cupboards and wallets to give donations to their local food banks.In addition, CP makes a donations at each stop.

"It is a privilege for CP to be able to run a program like this and connect with so many communities across our network," said Keith Creel, CP's President and Chief Executive Officer. "I want to personally thank each individual who has made a donation over the past 20 years – your collective efforts have made the Holiday Train a huge success for two decades."

Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised 4.3 million pounds of food for North American food banks.

The Trews and Willy Porter will be performing at all Wisconsin stops.

To find out the train's next stop, check their Facebook page.