The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train will be rolling into our local communities starting tomorrow (December 8). Performing on the train will be Tenille Townes and Aysanbee.
Tenille Townes is looking forward to putting on a good show this year for her first holiday train experience.
“I just I'm so excited to get to play in all of these wonderful places that the train goes. We'll just be there with a little holiday music to hopefully lift everybody's spirits and get us in the Christmas mood. I'm really looking forward to it,” explained Townes.
Townes is a Canadian country music singer from Grand Prairie and has won several awards from the Canadian Country Music Association and the Juno Awards.
Although Townes tends to love a slow-paced Christmas song, she is promising a good mix of songs on the Holiday train tour.
“I'm a sucker for the sad ones. I love the Christmas song ‘chestnuts roasting on an open fire.’ I love ‘White Christmas,’ just kind of thinking about that snowy, beautiful atmosphere. I think that we're going to try to mix a few in our set on this train. They're a little more rock and I really love Brenda Lee's ‘Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.’ That one will really get you going.”
She says hopping aboard the Holiday Train has been something she’s always wanted to do.
“I've been hearing about it for years and always thought it would be such a cool thing to get to go and do. The opportunity came up this year it was like, hey, do you want to ride this holiday train? I was like yes, I love trains. I'm obsessed with trains,” said Townes.
You can catch the scheduled for some local stops down below. Don’t forget to bring a donation for your local food bank!
Location: the CP tracks at Greg Street between Broadway Avenue and East Avenue
Arrival time: 12:45PM
Event time: 1:00PM-1:30PM
Location: Len Thompson Fish Pond
Arrival time: 2:00PM
Event time: 2:15PM-2:45PM
Location: 50th Street and 47 Avenue
Arrival time: 3:45PM
Event time: 4:00PM-4:30PM
Location: CP ES Building 4009 50th Street
Arrival time: 5:30PM
Event time: 5:45PM- 6:15PM
On December 10th
Location: 52 Avenue and 50 Street crossing
Arrival time: 1:15PM
Event time: 1:25PM- 1:55PM
Location: 50th Street Level Crossing
Arrival Time: 2:45
Event time: 3:00PM- 3:30PM