The Essex towns the Coca-Cola Christmas truck could visit this year
Christmas songs are on the radio, lights are being turned on across Essex, and the air is starting to get a festive feel. As we come towards the end of November, more and more people are getting into the Christmas spirit. And on TV we’re being shown Christmas adverts too, as the highly anticipated annual John Lewis advert was released at the start of this month.
: The latest Christmas news for Essex But there’s another Christmas-themed advert that excites all of the family every year: the Coca-Cola Christmas truck advert. The festive advert signals that “the holidays are coming” and the truck also goes on tour around the UK each year.
Last year it was cancelled due to Covid, but Coca-Cola announced the start of its tour today (Tuesday, November 23). In a tweet that has picked up nearly five million views, Coca-Cola shared #HolidaysAreComing with a short Christmas-themed video.
The iconic Christmas Coca Cola truck is set to return this year (Image: LIVERPOOL ECHO)
A spokesperson said: “The Holidays are coming, and that means it’s time for the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour 2021. “Here at Coca-Cola, we know more than just about anyone that the Christmas Countdown officially starts with the very first sighting of the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck – something that has become a tradition ever since it first appeared in Coca-Cola’s famous ‘Holidays Are Coming’ advert.
“This year, we’re planning to stop off at as many cities around the UK as possible – but we don’t want to spoil the surprise just yet.. We’ll be revealing which cities we’ll be rolling into over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes on our social media or website for all the details. “So come back often to find out when the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour 2021 will be rolling into your town.”
Earlier it was announced that the tour will start this week, with the first few locations revealed. The truck has visited Essex in previous years, so could be on its way in 2021. In 2015, the truck only came to Romford, but the following year it visited two parts of Essex.
It came to Harlow on December 7, 2016, and Southend on December 15 of the same year. The truck was on tour at Market Square in Harlow and Victoria Circus in Southend-on-Sea. And the truck visited the same places the following year too, as the Coca-Cola truck visited Harlow, Southend, and also adding Lakeside as a stop off.
In 2018, the truck didn’t come to Essex unfortunately, but Lakeside was blessed with a visit on December 13 and 14 in 2019.
The Coca-Cola Christmas truck in Basildon (Image: @DJCallumVere)
The same year, the truck visited Basildon’s Sainsbury’s.
With the popular tour cancelled last year due to Covid, people in Essex are eagerly waiting to find out if the Coca-Cola Christmas truck will be coming to the county in 2021.
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