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CP Holiday Train, with MacKenzie Porter on board, due in Hat at 3 p.m. today

By Medicine Hat News on December 19, 2023.

Crowds listen to carols as the CP Rail Holiday Train stops in Medicine Hat in December 2019. The annual event takes place today with the train expected to arrive in the city from Maple Creek at about 3 p.m.--News File Photo

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As Christmas nears, so does the annual tour of the CPKC Holiday Train to Medicine Hat.

Today marks the final day of the continent-wide food bank fundraising tour put on by the railroad, which includes a 3 p.m. stop in Medicine Hat before it concludes the day in Gleichen.

Hat-raised country star Mackenzie Porter and Dallas Smith are scheduled to perform the final stops of the tour that entered Canada from North Dakota on Sunday.

A performance was set for Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Monday before an evening show in Moose Jaw.

The train will begin its day today in Swift Current at 9:30 a.m. (local time), then visit Maple Creek at abut 1:30 p.m.

The Alberta portion begins in the Hat with a 3:15 p.m. (Mtn) show, then a stop at Tilley (5:30 p.m.), Brooks (6:45 p.m.) and concluding in Gleichen (8:45 p.m.).

That is the end of the U.S. leg of the trip. The Canadian leg took a northern route across the Prairies and arrived in Vancouver on Monday.

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