LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - An annual holiday tradition is rolling to a stop in the area during the next few days.
The Canadian Pacific Railroad's Holiday Train is making several visits to bring bright lights and the spirit of the season to the thousands that turn out at each stop.
One visit is set for December 7 at 8:15 p.m. at the Commodore Inn parking lot in La Crescent. The train makes a stop in Lansing, Iowa at 5:45 p.m.
Following a day in southeast Wisconsin, the train loops back around for a stop in Tomah on Sunday at 5:35 p.m. at 205 North Superior Avenue. From there, it proceeds to Sparta at 7:00 p.m. at the corner of South Water Street and Milwaukee Street on the south side of the CP tracks.
It makes its final stop of the day in La Crosse at 9:15 p.m. at the Amtrak Station at 601 Saint Andrew Street.
The last area location is in Winona at the Amtrak Station at 65 East Mark Street at 5:15 p.m.
According to the Canadian Pacific, the Holiday Train stops in more than 150 communities on its 6,000 mile journey each year.
Each train, besides being lit for the holidays, features a variety of musical performers.
They also collect money and items for food banks. Since the program started in 1999, the railroad says they've raised more than $6 million dollars and about 2.6 million pounds of food.
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