• Coca-Cola Great Britain announces locations for this year’s Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour
  • The iconic Christmas truck returns for the eighth year to spread holiday magic across the UK


6 November 2018: ‘Tis the season to be jolly and the countdown to Christmas has now officially started, as Coca-Cola announces the return of the iconic Christmas truck tour.

Now in its eighth year, the tour will kick off in Glasgow on the 9th November – visiting 14 towns and cities nationwide during the festive season - before making its final stop in London on 16th December.

Bringing festive magic to people across the UK ahead of the big day, the famous truck tour truly signifies the start of Christmas. In a glittering winter wonderland setting, visitors will be able to enjoy a 150ml can of Coca-Cola zero sugar, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola original taste at each stop.

Over the last eight years, the ever-popular truck tour has seen thousands of Christmas fans visit the famous vehicle. It has travelled over 737,000 miles – the equivalent of 29 times around the world – twinkling its 8,772 fairy lights and playing the iconic ‘Holidays are Coming’ jingle.

This year, as well as celebrating the magic that the Coca-Cola truck brings to Christmas - each truck tour stop will also encourage consumers to recycle their bottles and cans, in line with Coca-Cola’s World Without Waste goal - a global pledge to collect and recycle a bottle or can for each one sold by the year 2030.

Often said to mark the official start of Christmas and a regular feature of the festive TV schedule, the famous ‘Holidays Are Coming’ advert will also return to UK screens, 23 years since first being aired.

Alec Mellor, Marketing Manager for Coca-Cola Great Britain said: “Christmas is all about sharing festive goodwill with friends and loved ones – and we can’t wait to start spreading holiday cheer across the UK with the return of our iconic red truck. We’re excited to announce a brand-new route for 2018, which brings a sprinkling of festive magic to our fans, alongside an important message encouraging more people to recycle on the go.”

To find out more about the Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour and see the full schedule, visit coca-cola.co.uk/trucktour2018. Christmas fans can also get involved @CocaCola_GB (Twitter) and @CocaColaEU (Instagram) and join the conversation using #HolidaysAreComing.

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For more information:

For more information on the truck tour and competition, visit www.coca-cola.co.uk/trucktour2018 or contact cocacola@text100.com

Notes to Editors

In 2018, the truck will be visiting the following locations across the UK:

  • Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November: Silverburn Centre, Glasgow (G53 6AG)
  • Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November: Princesshay, Exeter (EX1 1QA)
  • Sunday 11th November: Tesco Extra, Rutherglen (G73 1NY)
  • Tuesday 13th November: ASDA, Taunton (TA1 2AN)
  • Wednesday 14th November: Tesco, Newcastle Upon Tyne (NE3 2FP)
  • Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November – Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth (NE61 1NS)
  • Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November: Queen Street City Centre, Cardiff (CF10 2HQ)
  • Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November – Fox Valley, Sheffield (S36 2AB)
  • Wednesday 21st November: Tesco, Swansea (SA7 9RD)
  • Wednesday 21st November: Asda Pudsey, Leeds (LS28 6AR)
  • Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November: Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough (DN21 2NA)
  • Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November: The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol (BS34 5DG)
  • Wednesday 28th November: ASDA Eastlands, Manchester (M11 4BD)
  • Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December: Lakeside Village Shopping Outlet, Doncaster (DN4 5PJ)
  • Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December: Pier Approach, Bournemouth (BH2 5AA)
  • Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th December: Serpentine Green, Peterborough (PE7 8BE)
  • Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December: Victoria Retail Park, Nottingham (NG4 2PE)
  • Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December: Jingle Bell Ball, London (SE10 0DX)
  • Tuesday 11th December: ASDA, Queensferry (CH5 1TP)
  • Tuesday 11th December: ASDA, Watford (WD24 7RT)
  • Wednesday 12th December: Tesco, Borehamwood (WD6 1JG)
  • Thursday 13th December: Tesco, Sutton Coldfield (B73 6RB)
  • Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December: East Side Green, Birmingham (B5 5JY)
  • Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December: Valley Retail & Leisure Park, Croydon (CR0 4YJ)

About Coca-Cola Great Britain:

Coca-Cola Great Britain is responsible for marketing 20 brands and over 80 products to consumers across Great Britain. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognisable brands, our company portfolio includes Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper, Oasis, glaceau vitaminwater, glaceau smartwater, Schweppes, Appletiser and Honest.

All of the packaging Coca-Cola Great Britain uses is 100% recyclable and the company is committed to double the recycled plastic in all of our bottles to 50% by 2020 and will source all of this extra recycled material from within the UK.

For more information, visit Coca-Cola GB Journey at www.coca-cola.co.uk or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Cocacola_GB