“Holidays are Coming” and the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour is back for 2018, apparently spreading holiday magic across UK, in the form of lots of liquid sugar and corporate PR. 

But that doesn’t seem to stop a lot of you from hunting down commercialims-on-wheels for  a family photo opp. and some free soft drinks.

So when’s it in Birmingham?

Well, it’s making several stops around the country. 24 in fact, from what we can tell.Some on the same day, so there must be more than one truck on the go.

While it usually dominates St Martin’s Square at the Bullring and has done for (nearly) every year it’s been active so far; this year it’s gonna park up at Eastside Green just outside the Millennium Point and Birmingham City university.

The truck will rock up on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December between 12pm – 8pm, at East Side Green.

If you can’t be bothered to trek all the way to the city centre, the truck will also be in Sutton Coldfield on Thursday 13th December. See below for more details.

The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck is touring the UK and visits Birmingham city centre over two days, and an additional day in Sutton ColdfieldThe Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck is touring the UK and visits Birmingham city centre over two days, and an additional day in Sutton Coldfield

What is the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck all about?

For many, the countdown to Christmas officially starts with the announcement of the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour heading to their city.

Filling people with festive joy for some bizarre brainwashed reason that briefly takes them away from the reality of their mundane existence, thousands of “Christmas fans” have basked in the truck’s 8,772 twinkling fairy lights and enjoyed the “magical” ‘Holidays are Coming’ jingle, “which marks the official start of Christmas for many people” according to Coca-Cola. If you say so.

Now in its eighth year of making the rounds in the UK, the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour has travelled more than 737,000 miles.

After eight years of making the rounds in the UK, the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour has travelled more than 737,000 milesThe Coca-Cola Company
After eight years of making the rounds in the UK, the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour has travelled more than 737,000 miles

When does it all start?

The 2018 tour will kick off in Glasgow on the 9 November and visit 24 locations nationwide, before making its final stop in London on 16 December.

You can visit the truck in what has been promoted as “a glittering winter wonderland setting” and enjoy free a range of free Coca-Cola beverages. Just make sure you recycle those bottles and cans.

The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck will be making 24 stops around the UK between this weekend and just before ChristmasThe Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck will be making 24 stops around the UK between this weekend and just before Christmas

When is it coming to my city?

Is the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas Truck coming to a town near you? Check the list below. Don’t be so disappointed if it ain’t. It’s just a truck. Put some fairy lights on your car and pick up a crate of own brand cola from Asda, t’s pretty much the same thing. Just make sure you’re playing “Holidays are coming” on repeat all the way there!

Friday 9 (11am – 7pm) and Saturday 10 November (11am – 7pm): Silverburn Centre, Glasgow, G53 6AG
Saturday 10 (12pm – 8pm) and Sunday 11 November (12pm – 8pm): Princesshay, Exeter, EX1 1QA
Sunday 11 November (12pm – 8pm): Tesco Extra, Rutherglen, G73 1NY
Tuesday 13 November (12pm – 8pm): ASDA, Taunton, TA1 2AN (
Wednesday 14 November (12pm – 8pm): Tesco, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 2FP
Thursday 15 (12pm – 8pm) and Friday 16 November (12pm – 8pm): Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth, NE61 1NS
Saturday 17 (12pm – 8pm) and Sunday 18 November (12pm – 8pm): Queen Street City Centre, Cardiff, CF10 2HQ
Saturday 17 (12pm – 8pm) and Sunday 18 November (10am – 6pm): Fox Valley, Sheffield, S36 2AB
Wednesday 21 November (12pm – 8pm): Tesco, Swansea, SA7 9RD
Wednesday 21 November (12pm – 8pm): Asda Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 6AR
Saturday 24 (12pm – 8pm) and Sunday 25 November (10am – 6pm): Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA
Saturday 24 (12pm – 8pm) and Sunday 25 November (11am – 5pm): The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, BS34 5DG
Wednesday 28 November (12pm – 8pm): ASDA Eastlands, Manchester, M11 4BD
Saturday 1 (12pm – 8pm) and Sunday 2 December (12pm – 8pm): Lakeside Village Shopping Outlet, Doncaster, DN4 5PJ
Saturday 1 (12pm – 8pm) and Sunday 2 December (12pm – 8pm): Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA
Tuesday 4 (12pm – 8pm) and Wednesday 5 December (12pm – 8pm): Serpentine Green, Peterborough, PE7 8BE
Thursday 6 (12pm – 8pm) and Friday 7 December (12pm – 8pm): Victoria Retail Park, Nottingham, NG4 2PE
Saturday 8 (12pm – 8pm) and Sunday 9 December (12pm – 8pm): Jingle Bell Ball, London, SE10 0DX
Tuesday 11 December (12pm – 8pm): ASDA, Queensferry, CH5 1TP
Tuesday 11 December (12pm – 8pm): ASDA, Watford, WD24 7RT
Wednesday 12 December (12pm – 8pm): Tesco, Borehamwood, WD6 1JG
Thursday 13 December (12pm – 8pm): Tesco, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6RB
Saturday 15 (12pm – 8pm) and Sunday 16 December (12pm – 8pm): East Side Green, Birmingham, B5 5JY
Saturday 15 (12pm – 8pm) and Sunday 16 December (12pm – 8pm): Valley Retail & Leisure Park, Croydon, CR0 4YJ

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