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, with dates and locations revealed as the tour kicked off.
The tour visited 20 destinations, across England and Scotland and Wales, up from the 19 locations it visited in 2021, with the tour being cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The theme of this year was “Your Presence is Your Present”, with every person who attended the event, helping to support those experiencing food poverty.
So, where did the Coca Cola Christmas trucks visit this year? Here’s everything you need to know.
Is the Coca-Cola truck coming this year?
Coca-Cola confirmed that the Christmas truck tour would be back on the road on 21 November, kicking off in Kent on 25 November, with additional tour dates and locations being revealed during the tour.
What has Coca-Cola said?
Coca-Cola’s truck tour returned to the UK and Ireland for the festive season. 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.
Where did the Coca-Cola truck tour in 2022?
Whilst the tour has now officially finished, it made 20 stops in total this year, visiting locations in Scotland, Wales and England. Locations and dates were announced whilst the tour was on the road, with the last event happening in Edinburgh on 18 December.
Here is where the Coca-Cola truck tour visited in 2022:
- 25 November: Bluewater, Kent
- 26 - 27 November: Beckton
- 29 November: Glasgow, Scotland
- 1 December: London, Olympic Way, Wembley Park
- 2 December: Manchester, ASDA Eastlands
- 3 December: Bristol, Cribbs Causeway
- 3 December: Bradford, Morrisons
- 4 December: Cardiff, St David’s Centre
- 4 December: Leeds, ASDA Morley
- 5 December: Leeds, Morrisons Kirkstall
- 8 December: Wolverhampton, Market Square
- 8 December: Coventry, Brewers Fayre
- 9 December: Sheffield, Meadowhall
- 10 December: Leeds, White Rose Shopping Centre
- 10 December: Watford, Tesco
- 11-12 December: Manchester, Trafford Centre
- 11 December: Baldock, Tesco
- 12 December: East Lake, Co-Op
- 16-17 December: Glasgow, Silverburn Shopping Centre
- 18 December: Edinburgh, Fort Kinaird
What can you do at the Coca Cola truck tour?
This year saw the Coca Cola Christmas trucks appear alongside a magical “winter market” which featured fun activities including an “elfie selfie”, the chance to buy a personalised Coca Cola and festive food available.
The drinks company also teamed up with FareShare, donating 100,000 meals to those in need this holiday season. The theme of this year was “Your Presence is Your Present”, with every person who attended the event, helping to support those experiencing food poverty.
Thanking Coca Cola for their support, Lindsay Boswell, CEO at FareShare said: “We’re incredibly grateful for the support from Coca-Cola. Their donation will help us get more good-to-eat surplus food to people across the UK most impacted by the cost of living crisis.
“We hope as many people visit the Coca-Cola Truck Tour this Christmas so that we can get more food to people who need it during what are challenging times for many.”