When is the Coca-Cola truck coming to Doncaster? Here's EVERYTHING you need to know

The world famous Coca-Cola truck is to roll back into Doncaster '“ and here's everything you need to know about its visit to town.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 07 November, 2018, 12:17

When is it coming?

It will be in Doncaster on December 1 and 2.

The Coca-Cola truck is coming back to Doncaster

Where?

Lakeside Village shopping centre, the same venue it visited last year.

What time?

The truck will be there between noon and 8pm on both days.

Will it be busy?

Last year, the visit attracted 20,000 people '“ so be prepared to queue.

What's happening?

Visitors will be able to see the truck in a glittering winter wonderland setting and enjoy a free 150ml can of Coca-Cola zero sugar, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola Original Taste.

What's the story of the truck?

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

In that time, thousands of Christmas fans have basked in its 8,772 twinkling fairy lights and enjoyed the magical '˜Holidays are Coming'  jingle, which marks the official start of Christmas for many people.

What do Lakeside Village have to say about its arrival?

David Aunins, centre manager at Lakeside Village, said: 'We are thrilled that following the success of last year's visit the Coca Cola truck is returning to Lakeside Village for two days. There really is no better way to mark the start of Christmas than with a visit from the iconic Coca Cola truck!

'It's a credit to the hard work of the team at Lakeside Village making last year's visit such a great success that we have once again been selected as a venue on the tour and we are all so excited to see the truck for ourselves.

'We know our customers will be down in their droves to join in with the festive fun as we look forward to another magical Christmas at Lakeside Village!'

What's the story behind the advert and Holidays Are Coming?

 

The "Holidays are coming!" advertisement features a train of red delivery trucks, emblazoned with the Coca-Cola name and decorated with Christmas lights, driving through a snowy landscape and causing everything that they pass to light up and people to watch as they pass through.

The advertisement fell into disuse in 2001, as the Coca-Cola company restructured its advertising campaigns so that advertising around the world was produced locally in each country, rather than centrally in the company's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2007, the company brought back the campaign after, according to the company, many consumers telephoned its information centre saying that they considered it to mark the beginning of Christmas.

The advertisement was created by U.S. advertising agency Doner, and has been part of the company's global advertising campaign for many years

In 2001, singer Melanie Thornton recorded the campaign's advertising jingle as a single, Wonderful Dream (Holidays are Coming), which entered the pop-music charts in Germany at no. 9.

Where else can I see it locally?

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.

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November: Fox Valley, Sheffield (S36 2AB)

Wednesday 21 November: Asda Pudsey, Leeds (LS28 6AR)

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November: Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough (DN21 2NA)

Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December: Victoria Retail Park, Nottingham (NG4 2PE)

Where can I find out more?

To find out more about the Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour and see the full schedule, visit https://www.coca-cola.co.uk