The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in Mauston, Tomah, Sparta and La Crosse on Thursday, December 5.

Two trains covered in lights and decorations are traveling across Canada and the United States for three weeks. Musicians traveling aboard the trains will play more than 150 free concerts from their boxcar stage.

At each stop, the public is encouraged to bring non-perishable food to donate to local food pantries. Since the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train program began in 1999, it has raised $7.4 million and 3 million pounds for local communities.

Here’s the list of La Crosse area stops:

Thursday, December 5, 2013
4:30 p.m. Mauston at the Division St. railroad crossing
5:40 p.m. Tomah at the Amtrak Depot, 205 North Superior Ave.
7:00 p.m. Sparta at the corner of S. Water Street and Milwaukee Street, south side of the Canadian Pacific tracks
9:15 p.m. La Crosse at the Amtrak Station, 601 Saint Andrew Street.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
8:45 p.m. La Crescent directly north of the Commadore Food & Spirit parking lot, 215 South Chestnut Street.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
5:15 p.m. Winona at the Amtrak Station, 65 East Mark Street
7:15 p.m. Wabasha at Gambie Ave. railroad crossing by Bruegger Park