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Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour 2017: Every stop and date of its UK-wide journey

For many, it’s the sign that the festive season has begun. It heralds that it will soon be time to hark the herald, deck the halls and step into Christmas (the admission’s free, guys). Yes, the Coca-Cola Christmas truck has become something of an icon.

Now in its seventh year, the truck tour will kick off again in Glasgow on 11 November. As the glimmering truck travels round the UK, it will stop at 42 locations nationwide in the build-up to Christmas, making its final stop in Lakeside, Essex, on 17 December. At each stop, this year Coca-Cola lovers can snap and project their festive selfies across the side of the truck while enjoying a 150ml can of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola Classic in a winter wonderland setting.

Every truck stop will also include a recycling call-to-action, encouraging consumers to recycle bottles and cans.

big-ben-0.jpgThe truck makes a stop outside Big Ben

Despite being a popular drink all year round, Coca-Cola has become increasingly associated with Christmas. The truck first appeared on TV screens in the drinks behemoth’s Christmas advert in 1995. This year’s advert, with its familiar ‘Holidays are coming’ jingle, will air for the first time on 17 November on Channel 4.

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Over the last seven years, the truck tour has seen thousands of Christmas fans visit the famous vehicle, generating over 50,000 festive photos.

It has travelled over 730,000 miles – the equivalent of 29 times around the world – twinkling its 8,772 fairy lights and playing the jingle.

coca-colachristmastrucktowerbridge.jpgThe truck visits Tower Bridge

Aedamar Howlett, marketing director for Coca-Cola Great Britain said: “Coca-Cola is synonymous with the Christmas season and it’s no secret that our much-loved Christmas Truck Tour marks the unofficial countdown to Christmas. “We can’t wait to start spreading holiday cheer and we are excited to announce a brand new route for 2017 – which brings a sprinkling of festive magic to fans across the UK.” But this year the truck has caused controversy, with Liberal Democrat politicians calling for it to be banned from Liverpool due to fears it is contributing to the “obesity epidemic.” Others have criticised Coca-Cola for commercialising a religious holiday.

Many people have spoken out to say they’re still looking forward to seeing the truck though.

If you’re one of them, here are all the locations and dates.

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour 2017:

  • Glasgow, Silverburn Centre – 11th November
  • Glasgow, Asda Robroyston – 12th November
  • Newcastle, Asda Bolden Collery – 14th November
  • Newcastle, Tesco Extra – 15th November
  • Swansea, Tesco Extra – 16th November
  • Northumberland, Sanderson Arcade – 16th November
  • Northumberland, Sanderson Arcade – 17th November
  • Bristol, The Mall – 18th November
  • Newcastle, Intu Metrocentre – 18th November
  • Newcastle, Intu Metrocentre – 19th November
  • Cardiff, Queen Street – 19th November
  • Plymouth, Drake Circus Shopping Centre – 21st November
  • Bradford, Morrison’s Victoria Street – 21st November
  • Pudsey, Asda – 22nd November
  • Gainsborough, Marshalls Yard – 23rd November
  • Bournemouth, The Triangle – 23rd November
  • Bournemouth, The Triangle – 24th November
  • Leeds, Whiterose Shopping Centre – 24th November
  • Hull, St Stephens Shopping Centre – 25th November
  • Southampton, Westway Shopping Centre – 25th November
  • Southampton, Westway Shopping Centre – 26th November
  • Doncaster, Lakeside Village – 26th November
  • Sheffield, Fox Valley – 28th November
  • Leyton, Asda – 28th November
  • Huddersfield, Mccaulay Street – 29th November
  • Southend-on-sea, Victoria Circus – 29th November
  • Bolton, Middlebrook Retail Park – 30th November
  • Harlow, Market Square – 30th November
  • St Helens, Tesco Extra – 1st December
  • Ipswich, Asda – 1st December
  • Peterborough, Tesco Extra – 2nd December
  • Manchester, Intu Trafford – 2nd December
  • Manchester, Intu Trafford – 3rd December
  • Mansfield, Tesco – 3rd December
  • Liverpool, Liverpool One – 5th December
  • Liverpool, Liverpool One – 6th December
  • Baldock, Tesco Extra – 6th December
  • Watford, Asda – 7th December
  • Telford, Telford Shopping Centre – 7th December
  • Wembley, London Designer Outlet – 8th December
  • Nottingham, Victoria Retail Park – 8th December
  • London, Jingle Bell Ball – 9th December
  • London, Jingle Bell Ball – 10th December
  • Birmingham, Edgbaston Street – 9th December
  • Birmingham, Edgbaston Street – 10th December
  • Coventry, Broadgate – 11th December
  • Reading, Riverside Shopping Centre -13th December
  • Rushden, Waitrose – 14th December
  • Milton Keynes, Xscape – 15th December
  • Essex, Lakeside – 16th December
  • Essex, Lakeside – 17th December

Holidays are coming.

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