Founded in 2009 by Arié Moyal, HugTrain's mission is to offer a different perspective on the world and reduce social isolation by distributing and facilitating the exchange of hugs and peer-to-peer support by using technology to connect with people online and offline. This year, the 7th annual HugTour will crisscross North America from December 13, 2015 to January 7, 2016 raising spirits one hug at a time!

Save the date! We’ve got HugTrain’s 7th annual HugTour all planned out!

Save the date! We’ve got HugTrain’s 7th annual HugTour all planned out!

Hey all!
It’s been busy here at HugTrain HQ working on getting the documentary out and re-launching the app but we found some time to plan out the next trip and we’re super excited about it and we hope to see you along the way!

Dec 13:    Depart: Montreal                                                                                                                                                                   Dec 14:    Stop in Moncton, NB
Arrive: Halifax
Dec 16:   Depart: HalifaxDec 17: Arrive: Quebec City
Dec 18-19: Full days in Quebec City
Dec 20:   Depart: Quebec City – Arrive: London, ON
Dec 21:    Depart: London – Arrive: Toronto
Dec 22:    Depart: Toronto – Arrive: Ottawa
Dec 23:    Depart: Ottawa – Arrive: Montreal
Dec 25:   Washington, D.C.  –  Xmas Day Hugs on the Mall
Dec 26:   Depart: Washington, D.C.
Dec 27:    Stops in Atlanta and Birmingham
Arrive: New Orleans
Dec 28:  Depart: New Orleans
Stops in Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX
Dec 29:  Stops in El Paso, TX, Tucson, AZ and Maricopa, AZ
Dec 30:  Layover: Los Angeles, train to Solana Beach and train to Santa Barbara
Dec 31:  Depart: Santa Barbara Arrive: San Francisco via San Luis Obispo & San Jose

              Meet at the Golden Gate Bridge for fireworks and hugs at 11:30 PM

Jan 1-2: Full days in San Francisco
Jan 3:    Depart: Emeryville, CA
Jan 4:    Stop in Denver
Jan 5:    Layover in Chicago
Stop in Indianapolis
Jan 6:   Stop in Charlottesville, VA
Arrive:  NYC
Jan 7:   Depart: NYC Arrive: Montreal

Details to follow as we get closer to departure!

Are you on the itinerary? Can you meet the train or let locals know we’re coming? Want to ride along? Comment below!