Holiday Train will light up Marquette on Dec. 5

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in Marquette, at the marina parking lot, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 2:45 p.m. (NIT file photo)

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will bring its festive display of lights and live music to the area when it stops in Marquette, at the marina parking lot, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 2:45 p.m. The visit is the train’s second stop in Clayton County this year. It will be in Guttenberg first, at 12:45 p.m.

Now in its 20th year, the Holiday Train is decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights depicting holiday scenes on 14 rail cars, one of which turns into a stage for musical performances.

Entertainment will include Canadian rock band The Trews and rock musician and singer-songwriter Willy Porter, who will perform classic holiday tunes. Santa Claus will also make an appearance, and there will be free hot chocolate and cookies available for attendees.

The Holiday Train is about more than dazzling lights and entertainment, however. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation as admission. 

Volunteers will collect items for the Clayton County Food Shelf, which counts the Holiday Train stop as one of its largest donation campaigns. Last year, the food shelf earned $8,535.43 and 2,816.5 pounds of food.

The Holiday Train is in high-demand, and stops change year-to-year.

“We are very fortunate to have them stopping in our community,” said Clayton County Food Shelf Director Utoni Ruff. “They will continue stopping as long as we have a good turn out.”

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