It’s officially the countdown to Christmas! In November, you ask? Well here’s a clue why...The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming... Yep that's right, the Coca-Cola Truck Tour has returned to the UK to spread some good-old Christmas spirit! The tour was sadly cancelled last year, but has returned in 2021 with a fresh batch of tour dates in different locations around the UK! Here’s what we know so far...
Where: Glasgow - Silverburn Shopping Centre, Barrhead Rd, Glasgow G53 6AG
When: 24th to 25th November 2021, 11am - 8pm
First stop GLASGOW! Starting at the top of the UK in Scotland, the Coca Cola Truck Tour is kicking off the festive cheer early on the 24th - 25th November 2021. Pose with your free mini-can of coke in the ultimate Christmas selfie, with the iconic truck as your backdrop.
Where: Newcastle - The Metro Shopping Centre, Newcastle, NE11 9YG
When: 26th November 2021, 11am - 8pm
Working its way down to the North-East of England, the next stop is the Metro Shopping Centre in Gateshead, Newcastle! The festive truck will grace all Geordies on 26th November! Did you know that the Coca-Cola truck brings decorations, Christmas Trees and dozens of fairy lights to every destination it visits? Plenty more props to pose with right?
Where: Leeds, White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds, LS11 8LU
When: 27th to 28th November 2021, 11am - 8pm
The glitzy Santa-mobile will set up camp in Leeds at the White Rose Shopping Centre from the 27th to 28th November. The little ones will love the Santa's Grotto and the whole family can play games and interactive puzzles together too in the 'Christmas Quest' activity! If you are visiting in the evening watch out for the 6.5 metre-long, 13-tonne truck illuminations, to make your experience that touch more magical!
Where: Castleford Yorkshire - Xscape Colorado Way, Castleford, W10 4TA
When: 1st December 2021, 11am - 8pm
Can you hear the Christmas music jingling and jangling in the air? Arriving next in the Yorkshire realms of Castleford at Xscape on the 1st December, the truck will be playing Christmas music for all to hear, to spread the Christmas cheer! The Christmas campaign hopes to bring communities together in a fun and lighthearted event, especially after the difficult year we have all had, in the safest way possible.
Where: Sheffield - Fox Valley Shopping Park S36 2AB
When: 2nd December 2021, 11am - 8pm
I'm dreaming of a whiteeee Christmassssss...You'll be pleased to know the Coca-Cola Truck is bringing with it lots of fake snow this year, for the kids to play and dance around in. This is event is free, and great fun for all ages! So go on, head down to your local shopping park and get excited for christmas!
Where: Manchester - The Trafford Centre, M17 8AA
When: 3rd - 5th December 2021, 11am - 8pm
NEW UPDATE! Manchester is next on the nice list to be visited by the Coca-Cola Tour! In previous years the tour has stopped in Manchester at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, the Trafford Centre and Asda! This year the lean, mean, festive machine is returning to the Trafford Centre. Will you be throwing a few pouts and peace signs in front of the truck this Christmas?
Where: Wolverhampton, Market square WV3 0NF
When: 8th December 2021, 11am - 8pm
SURPRISE! Coca-Cola have just announced their next set of tour dates, next stop, the West Midlands! The truck will stop at Market Square in Wolverhampton, home of the Industrial Revolution. Head down and celebrate some holiday magic and warmth, from one Wulfrunian to another! FUN FACT: Did you know that Coca-Cola invented the six-pack?
Where: Cardiff, St David's Centre CF10 1FL
When: 9th - 10th December 2021, 11am - 8pm
Nadolig Llawen, Wales you are next! At the end of this week, the big red lorry will grace Cardiff at St David's Centre from the 9th - 10th December 2021- yep that's two whole days of of selfie-in-the-snow fun! Care for some more Coca-Cola trivia? The original Coca-Cola bottle design was inspired by the shape of cocoa bean!
Where: Bristol Cribbs Causeway, BS34 5DG
When: 11th - 12th December 202, 11am - 8pm
Bristol, have you been good this Christmas? The Coca Cola truck is coming for you next with a whole host of fun for all the family to enjoy!
Where: Kent, Bluewater DA9 9ST
When: 15 - 16th December 2021, 11am - 8pm
Whoop - whoop! Next stop, down south. Its Kent's time to welcome the big red truck along with a bundle of festive joy. Head down to get your free can of coke with your family and friends - oh and spread some Christmas cheer too!
Where: Wolverhampton, Market Square WV3 0NF
When: 17th December 2021, 11am- 8pm
Back by popular demand the Coca Cola Bus Tour returns to Wolverhampton for the second time! So if you missed it the first time round, it's the perfect opportunity to go and see it before it continues its journey around the UK. What a Christmas treat!
Keep checking this blog daily for the next set of locations and dates in the Coca-Cola Truck Tour 2021 - they might be coming to you next! Don’t forget to tag us in your Coca-Cola pics on Instagram: @dayoutwiththekids #DOWTK ! In the meantime check out our other related Christmas blogs for inspiration and fun activities to get involved with over the festive period!