The Coca Cola truck is a huge part of Christmas for all of us, and on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean it marks the beginning of Christmas for millions of people.
Well, it's that time again! Because its 2019 touring schedule has been released for the UK and it will swing by Greater Manchester at two locations this December.
This year sees less stops than expected, and as opposed to previous years, with 19 in total (there were 24 last year) – so you are going to want to get these dates and times down in your diary.
On Monday 2nd Dec the famous truck will park up at Asda Eastlands (next to the Etihad Stadium) between 12pm and 8pm and will then head over to intu Trafford Centre on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th Dec (same times).
Visitors will be able to enjoy a free can of Coca Cola Classic or any of its sugar-free alternatives when they visit the truck and will also be able to purchase a special glass bottle with a personalised name label.
Coca Cola truck 2019 tour dates
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 Nov : 32 Newcraighall Rd, Edinburgh
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 Nov : 49 The Hayes, St David's Dewi Sant, Cardiff
Tuesday 19 Nov : Asda, Creechbarrow Rd Taunton
Thursday 21 Nov : Asda Boldon, North Rd, Boldon Colliery
Friday 22 and Saturday 23 Nov : White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds
Friday 22 and Saturday 23 Nov : Cribbs Causeway, Bristol
Wednesday 27 Nov : Asda, Pudsey, Leeds
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 Nov : Whiteley Shopping Centre, Portsmouth
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 Nov : Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough
Monday 2 Dec : Asda Eastlands, Manchester
Tuesday 3 Dec : Asda, Leyton Mill, London
Wednesday 4 Dec : Asda, Watford
Friday 6 – Saturday 7 Dec : Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester
Friday 6 – Saturday 7 Dec : Intu Merry Hill, Dudley
Tuesday 10 Dec : Sainsbury’s Beckton, London
Wednesday 11 Dec : Sainsbury’s Basildon, Essex
Friday 13 and Saturday 14 Dec : Events Square, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port
Friday 13 and Saturday 14 Dec : Intu Lakeside, Essex
Sunday 15 Dec : O2 Arena, London
This year, the drinks company has partnered with homelessness charity Crisis and will donate 10p for each can visitors recycle at the truck tour locations. All funds will then go to Crisis to help the homeless crisis.
Marketing director for Coca Cola Great Britain and Ireland, Kris Robbens, said: “Whilst Christmas is a moment of celebration, it’s also incredibly important to remember those that need support throughout the season. So, we’re really pleased to partner with Crisis and whilst guests at the tour enjoy a refreshing Coca-Cola zero sugar, when they recycle their can, they’ll be helping to support an amazing charity.”
We're big fans of that. Will you be going to catch a glimpse of the truck this year?