Ticonderoga The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train will again kick off the holiday season in Ticonderoga and Port Henry.
“The magic of the Holiday Train is phenomenal,” said producer Randall Prescott, who is into his 10th year of putting together the entertainment. “To be able to bring this level of talent to thousands of people on this musical roadshow for food bank programs is very special and something I am proud to be a part of.”
The decorated train is scheduled to stop at the Ticonderoga train station at 3:50 p.m. and at the Port Henry train station at 5:35 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.
Following the train stop, the town Christmas tree will be lit on the Ticonderoga Community Building lawn at 6 p.m. The ceremony will include music and refreshments.
This will be the seventh year the train, covered with hundreds of holiday lights and carrying a live concert, will stop in Ti. It has stopped in Port Henry the past six years.
Ticonderoga Supervisor Deb Malaney suggests people park at Fort Ticonderoga and take a shuttle bus to the train station.
Ticonderoga police will be located at the entrance to Fort Ticonderoga directing traffic, Malaney said.
In Port Henry, there will be parking at the town hall, Wheelock’s, the Knights of Columbus, NuWay Laundry and along Main Street. There will be handicap parking only at the train station. Buses will also transport people from Moriah Central School to and from the train station.
The goal of the “Holiday Train” is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each event, the train provides a box car stage, musical talent and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. The community, in turn, is encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community.