All aboard! Each year, many look forward to the snow-covered landscapes, ginger-laden recipes and dazzling Christmas lights. But at Lady Luck Casino® Marquette
, we're excited because we know that when the holiday arrives, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train comes along with it! That’s right, everyone: The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is on its way to Marquette, and this is one event you don’t want to miss!
All for a Good Cause
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train was founded in 1999 with one goal in mind: to make a difference, one stop at a time. Every year, the Holiday Trains travel throughout dozens of communities in order to raise food and cash donations for food banks in North America. Since its existence, the Holiday Train has raised nearly $10.6 million, along with 3.3 million pounds of food for North American food banks. It’s important to note that everything raised stays solely within the community. Canada Pacific also makes their own donation at each stop!
The brightly colored railcars are a joy to look at, but they also bring along some awesome entertainment. The Holiday Trains offer free concerts and seasonal activities directly from their boxcars. The performers this year include Chic Gamine, Kira Isabella and Wes Mack!
What Donations to Bring
While the concerts are free, it’s highly encouraged to give a donation to support Canada Pacific’s mission for a heart-healthy community. Focus on healthy food options. You can always check with your local food pantry or food bank to see what they currently have on their wish list. You can also check out Canada Pacific’s Healthy Donations Campaign
to learn more about how you can support the community that you live in.
Because the Holiday Train’s stops are limited, it’s always a treat when they make it to your area. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be stopping at Marquette’s very own Riverfront Marina at 5:05 p.m. on December 8. Mark your calendars!
Have your photographer’s eye ready! Canada Pacific encourages fans to “Capture the Spirit” by taking photos and posting to social media. Those who enter the contest have the chance to win tickets to ride the train. Additionally, the Holiday train will donate $1,000 to local food banks!
Lady Luck’s® 2015 Food Drive
We love being a part of a good cause. To show our support, we recently donated to the Clayton County Food Shelf and encouraged our guests to help as well! We appreciate all the support shown, and we’re proud to be part of such a caring and generous community.
Enjoy the holiday season, everyone, and make sure you come out for the Holiday Train’s only Marquette visit this year. See you out there!