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Is the Coca Cola Christmas truck coming to Devon in 2018?

It is a sight that has become synonymous with a British Christmas – and every year the Coca Cola truck sparks huge queues across Devon – but where will it be visiting this year? The sound of the bells jingling on the television while you pop through to get a cup of egg nog or cocoa, the familiar tones of “holidays are coming…”, and the flash of red on the screen.

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The iconic truck tours the country every festive period, and the arrival of the famous red wagon has previously prompted huge queues in Exeter, Plymouth and South Devon. The 6.5m-long 13 tonne truck has been touring the UK’s roads for five years while Coca-Cola’s Christmas adverts have been seen on our TV screens since November 1995.

Last year the famous red truck landed in Plymouth City Centre and hundreds of families queued up to get their photo taken.

Is the Coca Cola Christmas truck coming to Devon in 2018?

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But will it show up in Devon this year? And if so, where? The plans for the truck tour are still being finalised, with dates to be announced mid-November, which means there’s still hope.

Perhaps if we’re all very good boys and girls between now and then, Santa (or the equivalent at Coca Cola HQ) will give us an extra gift, and roll his big red truck back into Devon.

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Any fun Coca Cola truck facts?

Did you know that:

  • The truck has made 397 stops since 2011
  • The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck is 4.1 metres high and weighs 13 tonnes
  • It’s lit by 372 bulbs and 8,772 fairy lights to give it that Christmas sparkle
  • The truck has travelled more than 730,000 miles – the equivalent to 29 times around the world!
  • ‘The Holidays Are Coming’ advert is 22 years old this year.

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