According to an article on KX News, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has cancelled its yearly trip to Minot, North Dakota.  This is probably the first of many Christmas cancellations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Don't you just love 2020?  It seems like we've been in this COVID-19 world forever, but in reality this will be our first Christmas with the disease.

This is the first time in 21 years that the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has cancelled its holiday program tour.  Canadian Pacific will instead donate to food banks along it's network (including Minot) and host a virtual concert.

Normally, The Canadian Pacific Holiday train travels from state to state, staying mainly in the northern part of the country, and eventually making its way up to Canada.  It's typical North Dakota route includes the cities of Hankinson, Enderlin, Carrington, Harvey, Minot and Kenmare.  This is typically a big fundraiser for local food banks along its route.  People come out to see the Holiday Train, bring canned good items for a donation, and get to enjoy some holiday entertainment as well.  This is truly a unique experience, and will be a big disappointment for so many.  We might as well get used to this now, as I stated in the beginning of the article...This is probably going to be a trend this holiday season, and the novel coronavirus is going to be a "GRINCH" for Christmas.