The Coca-Cola Christmas truck has come to signal the start of the festive season for many people.
Now in its ninth year, the iconic truck is once again touring the UK, finishing at London’s O2 Arena on 15 December. Stopping at various locations across the country, it be complete with sample cans, winter wonderland scenes, photo opportunities and personalised bottles of Coke (to buy).
As part of its partnership with the homeless charity Crisis, Coca-Cola will also be helping reunite friends and families around the country and donating 10% for every sample can recycled on the tour. But any wanna-be truckers may be disappointed. Visitors are not allowed to sit in the truck’s cab or access the trailer (it will be too crammed full of cans of Coke for that). Which, considering the current shortage of truck drivers, is a shame. We could do with recruiting the next generation of truckers – even if they are on a bit of a sugar high!
The Coca-Cola Christmas tour kicked off in Edinburgh the 15th of November and has been travelling since. See when the truck will be near you:
1. Wednesday 27th November: Asda, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 6AR (Open 12-7pm)
2. Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November: Whiteley Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, PO15 7PD (Open 12-7pm)
3. Friday 29th and Saturday30th November: Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA (Open 12-7pm)
4. Monday 2nd December: Asda Eastlands, Manchester, M11 4BD (Open 12-7pm)
5. Tuesday 3rd December: Asda, Leyton Mill, London, E10 5NH (Open 12-7pm)
6. Wednesday 4th December: Asda, Watford, London, WD24 7RT (Open 12-7pm)
7. Friday 6th – Saturday 7th December: Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M178AA (Open 12-7pm)
8. Friday 6th – Saturday 7th December: Intu Merry Hill, Dudley, DY5 1QX (Open 12-7pm)
9. Tuesday 10th December: Sainsbury’s Beckton, London, E6 6JF (Open 12-7pm)
10. Wednesday 11th December: Sainsbury’s Cricketers Retail Park, Cricketers Way, Basildon, SS13 1SA (Open 12-7pm)
11. Friday 13th and Saturday 14 h December: Events Square, Cheshire Oaks, Liverpool, CH65 9JJ (Open 12-7pm)
12. Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December: Intu Lakeside, London, RM20 2ZP
13. Sunday 15th December: 02 Arena, London, SE10 0DX (12-7pm)