The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to Manchester - here’s when and where you can see it

The iconic bright red Coke vehicle will be rolling into a retail centre for what has become a very popular festive tradition.

The iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck has become a popular part of the festive season.

And it has now been confirmed that holidays are coming to Manchester as the bright red vehicle prepares to roll up at one of the city’s main retail venues.

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Residents will have the chance to see the truck and take some photos of it when it arrives at The Trafford Centre this weekend.

When is the Coca-Cola Christmas truck coming to Manchester?

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck will be at The Trafford Centre on Friday 3 December, Saturday 4 December and Sunday 5 December.

A magical winter wonderland setting is being prepared for the vehicle, which has not been out on the road since 2019 as last year’s tour was scrapped due to Covid-19.

Visitors will be able to snap some selfies with the truck and also enjoy some Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.

The Coca-Christmas truck last came to Sheffield in 2018, when it stopped off at Fox Valley for two days. But will it come to Sheffield again this year? (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Organisers are hoping to bring some festive cheer to the nation and also want to put a spotlight on local communities and togetherness.

This year, the tour is part of Coca-Cola’s Real Magic campaign which carries at its heart a message of joy and inclusion at Christmas time.

What has been said about the tour coming to Manchester?

Louise Maugest, marketing director at Coca-Cola Great Britain, said: “Coca-Cola has always been synonymous with Christmas, particularly the iconic Truck Tour.

“With the magic of Christmas needed now more than ever, we thought it was only right that we bring it back this year, safely and securely.

“The Coca-Cola Truck Tour has always been a moment to remind us of the importance of togetherness and community, something particularly prevalent during the festive season.”

What is the Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour?

The red vehicle emblazoned with the logos and branding of the soft drinks giant has been synonymous with Christmas ever since the first ‘Holidays are Coming’ advert appeared on TV screens some 26 years ago.

The lorry tour of the UK started in 2010 and travels to major cities across the country over a period of several weeks.

The last year the tour was on, in 2019, Coca-Cola donated 10 pence to charity for every can placed in their recycle bins throughout the tour.

The Coke truck on its 2019 tour