By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will once again bring holiday cheer to the area as it stops in Marquette, at the marina parking lot, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 5:05 p.m.
Now in its 17th year, the Holiday Train is adorned with thousands of lights depicting holiday scenes on 14 rail cars, one of which turns into a stage for musical performances.
However, putting on a dazzling light display is just half of the Holiday Train equation, as attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation as admission. Since 1999, the train, which stops in 150 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada each year, has raised nearly $9.5 million and collected 3.3 million pounds of food.