The CP holiday train stopped in Nelson after starting in Montreal on Nov. 25. Photo: Jake Sherman

PHOTOS: CP holiday train stops in Nelson

On Tuesday the CP holiday train made its 19th annual stop in Nelson

The CP holiday train — which left Montreal on Nov. 25 — stopped in Nelson for the 19th time Tuesday night at Lakeside Park.

The holiday train brings festive greetings to 181 communities in Canada and the United States, and encourages attendees to donate to local food banks to help those in need this holiday season.

On Tuesday, at least 700 people were in attendance in Nelson. Alan Doyle of the Great Big Sea and his Beautiful Band serenaded the crowd from a car on the train.

Since 1999 the CP holiday train has raised more than $13 million and four million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes.

See photos below:

 

Seven-year-olds Isabella and Gigi wait for the holiday train to roll into Lakeside Park. Photo: Jake Sherman

Bodhi, 3, says cheese. Photo: Jake Sherman

Father and daughter watch the holiday train pull into station. Photo: Jake Sherman

The holiday train pulls into Nelson. Photo: Jake Sherman

One of the cars on the holiday train. Photo: Jake Sherman

Shalene Magowan and her 1 year-old son Gus. Photo: Jake Sherman

A Centennial car on the holiday train. Photo: Jake Sherman

Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Band serenade hundreds at Lakeside Park. Photo: Jake Sherman

Hundreds gathered at Lakeside Park. Photo: Jake Sherman

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