This is an eyewitness report from the NowPublic member shotsbyrick who was on the scene.
All Aboard the Holiday Train
Hundreds of Kamloops residents braced frigid temperatures downtown at the Interior Savings Centre to view the annual visit by the CP Holiday Train. A beautifully decorated locomotive along with an array of colourfully lit rail cars pulled in to Kamloops wednesday evening.
As Kamloops residents huddled close to a huge bon fire, with hot dogs, hamburgers and hot chocolate, they got to listen to live entertainment, sung christmas carols and visited with friends and family. The train rolled in with eyes popping from little Kamloopsians and all of a sudden, the stage car door opened, bellowing smoke rolled out and low and behold, Santa Clause stole the show. For more information you can visit 2009 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.