Thousands of people enjoyed watching the CP Holiday Train roll into Josephburg.
Decorated for the holidays with Christmas lights, the festive train arrived at the Moyer Recreation Centre on Monday (Dec.10).
It was the biggest turnout ever for the area event with over 5,000 in attendance.
"Probably due to the weather. The weather was very nice," admitted small business and tourist specialist for Strathcona County, Richard MacDonald.
Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott provided the evening's entertainment.
The main goal of the train was to raise money for area food banks. About 2,492 pounds of food and $1,034 were collected. CP Rail also made a large donation of $7,000.
"Very heartwarming to see the generosity of the community and all the many volunteers who graciously donated their times for the event."