Longtime readers of this blog will immediately know that for me, the holiday season culminates with me chasing the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train throughout New York State. It brings me personal joy, from seeing the concerts provided at each train stop, to photographing the big, illuminated train as it winds its way through the Adirondacks.
Here’s footage from my 2019 train chase, including a concert by the Alan Doyle Band at the Saratoga Springs stop.
And the shot I snagged in Crown Point … after months of planning and Google Mapping and everything.
Yeah, you know what I mean. I don’t get too excited for things, but I do get excited for the CP Holiday Train chase.
So when I heard that this Thursday, there will be a very special online concert, featuring the artists who have brought the spirit to millions every wintertime, well, I had to share.
The main thing about the CP Holiday Train is that it is a charity fundraiser. Every year, the train travels from the East Coast to the West Coast, it brings beautiful lights and holiday music to communities great and small, and the only cost is a donation to the local food bank. This time, we get these artists returning to the stage, they’re performing their songs in intimate “home” settings, and we all get to enjoy their music as a special gift.
And as part of the concert, Canadian Pacific has donated $1 million to four North American charities providing critical supplies and relief in the COVID-19 battle. https://www.cpr.ca/en/media/cp-donates-1-million-to-four-north-american-charities
Donations are encouraged to:
Give what you can, give what you are able. We can help those in need, whatever it takes, whatever we can do.
And we get a bonus holiday concert as well.
I’m definitely good with that. 😀