The CP Holiday Train will be making a stop in Okotoks this year.

The festive train, brightly lit up with Christmas lights to celebrate the season, collects donations of food for local food banks at each of its stops.

This year's musical guests for the Okotoks stop will be Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band.

It will also feature the Canada 150 Spirit of Tomorrow car, decorated with messages of hope for Canada, written by children from across the country.

Since the program's beginnings in 1999, the train has collected millions of pounds of food and millions of dollars in donations for food banks throughout Canada and the United States.

The CP Holiday train will be stopping here on Sunday, December 10th and is scheduled to arrive at noon.

It should be in town for about half an hour before heading to its next stop in Blackie.

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