Coca-Cola Truck 2022: is the Coca-Cola Christmas truck coming this year? Rumoured dates and locations

Members of the public have been advised to ‘Keep an eye’ on Coca-Cola’s social pages for updates on dates and locations

The holidays are officially coming, with Coca-Cola confirming their Christmas trucks will be coming to a venue near you this holiday season. Coca-Cola made the announcement on Monday 21 November, but have yet to reveal the dates and locations of this year’s tour.

Members of the public have taken to social media to ask Coca-Cola when they can celebrate with the iconic trucks, with the brand telling them to “Keep an eye on our social pages” for updates.

In 2021 the official dates and locations were announced on Tuesday 23 November, with the tour being cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Whilst Coca-Cola have confirmed the tour will be happening, they haven’t been giving any clues away about the locations and dates, so when can we expect this to be revealed? Here’s everything you need to know.

Is the Coca-Cola truck coming this year?

Coca-Cola has confirmed that the Christmas truck tour is coming, but it has not officially announced the dates for this year’s tour. We can speculate some possible dates based off of previous announcements, with the common theme being the news is always revealed on a Tuesday in November.

The Coca-Cola Christmas trucks in Brussels, Belgium (Pic: Getty Images)

In 2021 the official dates and locations were announced on Tuesday 23 November, with the tour being cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2019 the tour dates and locations were announced much earlier on Tuesday 12 November, whilst in 2018 the date was announced on Tuesday 6 November, with the tour kicking off that Friday.

This means that possible release dates in 2022 could be Tuesday 29 November.

What has Coca-Cola said?

Coca-Cola has confirmed that their truck tour will return for the festive season, but hasn’t yet revealed the dates and locations,

Laura Moon, Senior Brand Manager at The Coca‑Cola Company, GB, said: “Coca‑Cola has always been synonymous with Christmas, particularly the iconic Truck Tour and Holidays Are Coming advert. This year, the magic of Christmas is needed more than ever, and we are excited to bring back our famous truck tour to fans nationwide.”

This year, the tour will be supporting FareShare, a charity which fights hunger and food waste in the UK, Coca-Cola have pledged to donate the equivalent of up to 100,000 meals to those in need over the Christmas period.

Coca-Cola have been answering questions about when their truck and Christmas advert will be released from members of the public. A Twitter user asked “Good morning @CocaCola_GB I’m not sure whether I’ve missed it, and I’m waiting for the season to begin…but, are the holidays coming? I’m starting to get twitchy”, with Coca-Cola replying: “Holidays are coming indeed! Keep your eyes peeled”.

Another Twitter user asked “any news on the truck tour for this year? Is it going ahead? #holidaysarecoming” to which Coca-Cola GB replied: “Keep an eye on our social pages”.

Where did the Coca-Cola truck tour in 2021?

The Coca-Cola truck made 19 stops in total last year, visiting locations in Scotland, Wales and England. It’s not known if it will visit the same locations in 2022 or if it will be adding more to the list. So, you can have an idea of where it has been in the past, here is where the Coca-Cola truck tour visited in 2021:

  • Edinburgh
  • Cardiff
  • Taunton
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Leeds
  • Cribbs Causeway, Bristol
  • Pudsey, Leeds
  • Portsmouth
  • Gainsborough
  • Manchester
  • London
  • Watford, London
  • Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester
  • Dudley
  • Sainsbury’s Beckton, London
  • Basildon
  • Liverpool
  • Intu Lakeside, London
  • 02 Arena, London

When will the Coca-Cola Christmas advert be released?

The Coca-Cola Christmas advert has become a festive right of passage. First released in 1995 it features a young boy who is excited to see the Coca-Cola Truck coming to his town for the Holiday season.

In 2021 the iconic advert was first spotted on TV on Tuesday 23 November, it’s expected to be released along with the dates and locations of the Christmas truck tour.

You can watch the festive advert below.

As well as the classic advert, Coca-Cola also releases a new yearly one, in 2020 it was directed by Academy Award winning director Taika Waititi and was named the best festive advert of the year. It told the moving story about a dad’s epic journey to deliver a letter to his daughter just in time for Christmas.

You can watch it below here.