Join us for a behind the scenes look at The Union Depot followed by holiday cheer at The Union Depot Grill and The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop by as well.
Revitalized and once again welcoming travelers and visitors of all kinds, Union Depot is what it’s always been – a meeting place, a starting point, a hub of activity, a home to celebrations much anticipated and long remembered.
In the next chapter of its existence, this one-of-a-kind facility is playing a key part of the dramatic transformation of Lowertown and will serve as a multi-modal transportation hub. A true gathering place past, present and future, Union Depot is also the perfect setting for public events, private functions, arts and cultural festivals, concerts and more.
Union Depot was completed in 1926. It was placed on to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1974, and under ownership of the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA), it underwent extensive renovations in 2011-2012 totaling $243 million. Learn more about the history of Union Depot and its dramatic renovation.
4:00 pm - Registration
4:30 pm - Tour
5:15 pm - Holiday Cheer at the NEW Station 81
6:45 pm - The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
7:00 pm - Event Ends
Meet up at 4:00 pm at the Christmas tree in the Head House, the front of the building closest to 4th St. and the Light Rail. We’ll tour from there around the building, and in the end come back to the Head House and have happy hour up on the mezzanine of the restaurant, re-opening as Station 81. At approximately 6:45 the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be pulling in and the band will play songs for about half an hour. Dress warm to be outside for the train!
Visit: https://cptrain2019.eventbrite.com, if people want to buy VIP tickets for a preferred viewing area for the train and hot chocolate, the $10 for the ticket is also a fundraiser.
Parking Information: https://www.uniondepot.org/about/parking/