COTTAGE COUNTRY, ON – Anyone looking to catch a free concert and get into the holiday spirit won’t have to venture too far this week.

The Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train will makes stops in Mactier, Parry Sound and Shawanaga Friday afternoon.

The mobile concert will feature Canadian music artists Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo whoa are expected to perform for about 30 minutes at each stop.

The first stop will be at 2:50 p.m. in Mactier at the Old CP Station, then the train is expected to arrive at Festival Station Gallery in Parry Sound at 4:15 p.m. Lastly, Helman and Merlo will pull into Shawanaga at 5:30 p.m by the band office.

The festive train has been running for over 20 years, with a goal of raising food donations and money for the communities it stops in. That means anyone planning to attend is asked to bring some cash or non-perishable food items.