We’ve refreshed the look and feel of the famous Truck Tour this year to add an extra sprinkle of Coca-Cola Christmas magic. Find out more about what you can expect…

Holidays Are Coming, Holidays Are Coming…

What can I expect from the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour?

Get ready to find your Christmas spirit! You’ll be able to explore a winter wonderland while sampling your choice of Coca-Cola zero sugar, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola original taste.

Seeing the iconic truck lit up in a winter wonderland really brings the ‘Holidays are Coming’ TV advert to life. Plus, you’ll also have the opportunity to take photos by the truck.

What should I bring?

Wrap up warm! The Truck Tour is outside, so layer up snugly and bring an umbrella just in case. Make sure your smartphone’s at the ready to take advantage of the selfie photo op…

Are the cans given out recyclable?

All of our bottles and cans are 100% recyclable and have been for many years – including lids and labels. You’ll find recycling points throughout the Truck Tour experience and we’d love to collect back every can handed out for recycling.

What’s the connection between Father Christmas and Coca-Cola?

Father Christmas has been part of our iconic Christmas advertising for decades, since 1931 in fact, when Haddon Sundblom was first commissioned by Coca-Cola to illustrate Father Christmas, a depiction that remains widely loved to this day. The Father Christmas depicted on the side of our truck is the same as the one featured in our TV ad.

Read more about the Coca-Cola Christmas story

What’s the history of the Holidays Are Coming advert?

The ‘Holidays are Coming’ TV advert celebrates 23 years on UK screens this Christmas. Ever since the Coca-Cola Christmas truck appeared in November 1995, it has become a regular feature of festive schedules for more than 100 countries. Today many people see it as the official start to the Christmas season.

Fun facts

  • Coca-Cola Christmas trucks were originally known as ‘Christmas Caravans’
  • The company behind the Star Wars films, Industrial Light and Magic, made the illuminated lorries more enchanting with special effects
  • In 2007 ‘Holidays are Coming’ was replaced with a new TVC but we brought it back onto GB screens within weeks due to popular demand
  • In 2014, Daily Telegraph readers voted our ad “Britain’s favourite Christmas ad of all time”

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