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It’s become as synonymous with Christmas as mince pies, mistletoe and tins of Quality Street – and now the Coca-Cola truck is set to return to Edinburgh as part of its annual nationwide tour.
The iconic red truck will visit 46 locations across the UK and fans in Edinburgh will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the famous vehicle when it stops outside of ASDA at The Jewel on Monday, November 23.
The truck will be there from 12pm until 8pm, giving people the chance to take festive pictures and experience a snowy winter wonderland setting whilst enjoying a complimentary drink of either Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero or Coke Life.
“This year, the truck will travel across Scotland as part of the tour, making stops in Perth, Glasgow, Fraserburgh and Inverness.
The truck last visited Edinburgh in December 2013, attracting thousands of spectators when it stopped at the Grassmarket with Edinburgh Brass Band.
The 2015 tour will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the much-loved ‘Holidays are Coming’ television advert, which made its debut on UK screens back in 1995.
Last year, more than 50,000 customer photographs were takes across the tour’s 46 stops.
Bobby Brittain, Marketing Director for Coca-Cola Great Britain, said: “We’re delighted to be marketing 20 years of ‘Holidays are Coming’ on UK screens and take the Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour to as many towns as possible in the run up to Christmas.
“By launching a competition for a member of the public to win a personal visit from the Coca-Cola Christmas truck and making a further 46 stops across the UK, we’re looking forward to being able to give a little happiness to as many people across the country as possible.”
Words: Amy Anderson