The Canadian Pacific Kansas City Railroad (CPKC) has announced that their Holiday Train will stop in Joplin on Tuesday, November 28 from 1:30 to 2:00 pm!
The train will arrive at Joplin Union Depot at 1:15 pm and present a 30-minute staged holiday show at 1:30 pm.
In past years, the citizens of Joplin have experienced the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express, where they toured holiday-themed box cars and were greeted by Santa at the end. The Canadian Pacific Kansas City Holiday Train combines an engine and train cars decorated for the season. One of the center box cars converts into a stage for a live holiday music performance. Though CPKC promotes several entertainers supporting the year’s program, performances by Seaforth and Kiesza are currently slated for the Joplin stop.
Seaforth is a country music duo from Australia consisting of Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson. Known for dropping infectious melodies, breezy lyrics, and bangers with slick vocal harmonies, they are childhood friends who take their name from the Sydney suburb where they grew up. A challenge circulating Instagram prompted artists to play an unreleased song, which led to the duo releasing a snip of the heart-wrenching “Breakups,” included on their new EP “What I Get For Loving You,” a song that’s gotten 40 million on-demand streams to date, making it their most successful track thus far.
Kiesza is a Canadian singer-songwriter known for her dynamic music career. She rose to fame with her breakthrough single “Hideaway” in 2014, which has accrued over a billion streams. Her debut album, “Sound of a Woman,” received critical acclaim, highlighting her eclectic musical style. The Canadian multi-hyphenate also has a foot in the fashion world, serving as the face of campaigns for top brands like Fendi and Maison Birks. After a life-changing car crash put her on a two-year hiatus, Kiesza has returned as an independent artist, releasing her sophomore album ‘CRAVE’ through her label Zebra Spirit Tribe in 2020.
Parking for the event will be on the Union Depot grounds (205 N. Main Street), which will open at 11:30 am.
Patrick Tuttle, Director
Visit Joplin MO