The annual tradition returns to Sandman Centre on Lorne Street on Friday at 4:45 p.m., with a performance by Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Band from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
The train will arrive emblazed in Christmas lights and the jolly man in red is sure to make an appearance.
The program launched in 1999 and has raised more than $13 million and four-million pounds of food for communities along CP routes in Canada and the United States.
“The holiday train program is all about local food banks and food shelves and the critical role they play in our community, said CP president and CEO Keith Creel on CP’s website. “People come for the beautifully lit train and stay for the incredible show — all in the name of community.”