The Coca-Cola truck is coming to Leeds this Wednesday

The Coca-Cola truck is coming to Leeds
The Coca-Cola truck is coming to Leeds

Now in its eighth year, thousands of people queue to see the iconic truck which marks the start of the festive season for many.

When is the Coca-Cola Christmas truck coming to Leeds?

On Wednesday November 21 the Coca-Cola Christmas truck will visit Asda in Pudsey, Leeds from 12 noon until 8pm.

What happens at the Coca-Cola Christmas truck visit?

People get very, very excited! The truck is decorated with more than 8,000 sparkling twinkling lights and the ‘Holidays are Coming’ jingle is played. Supermarket car parks and other not-so-glamorous locations are transformed into a glittering winter wonderland and cheery promo staff hand out free mini cans of Coca-Cola or Diet Coke.

Where else is the Coca-Cola Christmas truck going?

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)

A spokesman for Coca-Cola said: "‘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, visiting Leeds from the 21st of November.

"The Coca-Cola Christmas truck will be stopping in Leeds at Asda Pudsey Supercentre from 12pm until 8pm on the 21st November.

"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.”