Coca-Cola have announced their Christmas tour is starting, everyone’s favourite big, red trucks will be on the roads in the UK from Friday the 15th of November.
The truck will be doing a tour, which will start in Edinburgh and visit a total of 19 stops nationwide. The tour will end in London on Sunday the 15th of December.
The Coca-Cola tour was started in 1995 by the advertising agency W.B. Doner, as part of a seasonal advertising campaign.
They choose to use illuminated trucks, with special effects by the company behind the famous Star Wars films. At the end of the advert a Coca-Cola Santa, drawn by artist Haddon Sundblom, raised his Coca-Cola bottle to toast the holiday season.
Coca-Cola decided to bring this to life by having a real life truck, which tours our country to this day. At the different Asda and or Sainsbury’s stores where the truck stops, visitors can grab a picture and get a free can of Coca-Cola zero sugar.
This year, Coca-Cola have decided to spread Christmas cheer by partnering with the homeless charity Crisis. For every can recycled by visitors to the tour, the company will donate 10p.
Where is the truck stopping?
The trucks will be stopping at the following between 12pm and 7pm:
- Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November: 32 Newcraighall Rd, Edinburgh EH15 3RD
- Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November: 49 The Hayes, St David's Dewi Sant, Cardiff CF10 2ER (open different times to the rest of the tour - 11:30am-6:30pm)
- Tuesday 19th November: Asda, Creechbarrow Rd, Taunton TA1 2AN
- Thursday 21st November: Asda Boldon, North Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, Boldon Colliery NE35 9AR
- Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November: White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds, LS11 8LU
- Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November: Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, BS34 5DG
- Wednesday 27th November: Asda, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 6AR
- Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November: Whiteley Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, PO15 7PD
- Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November: Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA
- Monday 2nd December: Asda Eastlands, Manchester, M11 4BD
- Tuesday 3rd December: Asda, Leyton Mill, London, E10 5NH
- Wednesday 4th December: Asda, Watford, London, WD24 7RT
- Friday 6th – Saturday 7th December: Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA
- Friday 6th – Saturday 7th December: Intu Merry Hill, Dudley, DY5 1QX
- Tuesday 10th December: Sainsbury’s Beckton, London, E6 6JF
- Wednesday 11th December: Sainsbury’s Essex, London, SS13 1SA
- Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December: Events Square, Cheshire Oaks, Liverpool, CH65 9JJ
- Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December: Intu Lakeside, London, RM20 2ZP
- Sunday 15th December: 02 Arena, London, SE10 0DX
We hope the truck stops near you this year and you get to spot it!