The Coca Cola Truck’s set to roll into Lakeside this November

Friday 3rd November 2017

Bringing a sprinkle of magic to people across the UK, the famous truck tour truly signifies the start of Christmas and is set to arrive at the centre on Sunday 26 November, 11am – 7pm.
Visitors to the centre will be able to can snap and project their festive selfies across the side of the truck, while enjoying a 150ml can of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola Classic in a winter wonderland setting.
And for those visiting as the sun sets, the truck will really come to life with a special animation celebrating the magic Coca-Cola brings to Christmas. Every truck stop will also include a recycling call-to-action, encouraging consumers to recycle bottles and cans in line with Coca-Cola’s recent ‘Love Story’ recycling advert.
John Magee, centre manager at Lakeside Village, said: “There is no better way to mark the start of Christmas than with a visit from the iconic Coca Cola truck!
“It’s a credit to everyone here at Lakeside Village that we have been selected as a venue on the tour and we are all so excited to see the truck for ourselves. We know our customers will be down in their droves to join in with the festive fun as we look forward to another magical Christmas at Lakeside Village!”
Over the last seven years, the ever-popular truck tour has seen thousands of Christmas fans visit the famous vehicle, generating over 50,000 festive photos. It has travelled over 730,000 miles – the equivalent of 29 times around the world – twinkling its 8,772 fairy lights and playing the iconic ‘Holidays are Coming’ jingle.
Aedamar Howlett, marketing director for Coca-Cola Great Britain said: “Coca-Cola is synonymous with the Christmas season and it’s no secret that our much-loved Christmas Truck Tour marks the unofficial countdown to Christmas. We can’t wait to start spreading holiday cheer and we are excited to announce a brand new route for 2017 – which brings a sprinkling of festive magic to fans across the UK.”
Often said to mark the official start of Christmas and a regular feature of the festive TV schedule, the famous ‘Holidays Are Coming’ advert will return to UK screens, 22 years since first being aired. The first air takes place on 17 November with a special Christmas twist on Channel 4.
To find out more about the Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour and see the full schedule, visit www.coke.co.uk/trucktour2017.
If you have any questions about the event, please visit our FAQ section here.
Our stores are extending their opening hours, where they can, so that you can make the most of your visit and shop for all your Christmas presents! What’s better, there are are great Black Friday Weekend deals on too, so you’ll save even more shopiing at Lakeside Village!

Store Name Opening Times Sunday 26th November
Antler 10.30am – 7pm
Beauty Outlet 10am – 7pm
Ben Sherman 10.30am – 7pm
Black & Decker 10.30am – 6pm
Blue Inc. 10.30am – 7pm
Bon Marche 10.30am – 7pm
Cadbury 10.30am – 7pm
Chapelle Jewellery 10.30am – 7pm
Christy 11.00am – 7pm
Claire’s Outlet 10.30am – 7pm
Clarks 10.30am – 5pm*
Clinton’s 10am – 5.30pm
Cook & Dine 10.30am – 4.30pm
Costa Drive Thru store open until 8pm drive thru 10pm
Costa Coffee 9am – 9pm
Cotton Traders 10.30am – 7pm
Dickies 10.30am – 7pm
Domo 10.30am – 7pm
Double Two 10.30am – 7pm
Ernest Jones Outlet 10.30am – 6pm
Fragrance Shop 10am – 7pm
Gap Outlet 10.30am – 5pm*
Gift Company 10.30am – 7pm
Greggs 8.30am-7pm
Hallmark 10.30am – 7pm
Holland & Barrett 10.30am – 6pm
Hotter Shoes 10.30am – 5pm
Jeff Banks 10.30am – 7pm
Julian Charles 10.30am – 7pm
Klass 10.30am – 7pm
Marks & Spencer 10.30am – 5pm*
Ministry 10.30am – 7pm
Mountain Warehouse 11am – 5pm
Next Clearance 11am – 5pm*
Pagazzi Lighting 10.30am – 7pm
Pavers 10.30am – 7pm
Procook 10.30am – 7pm
Roman Originals 10.30am – 6pm
Skopes 10.30am – 6pm
Sports Direct 10am – 4.30pm*
Suit Direct 10.30am – 7pm
The Body Shop 10.30am – 7pm
The Works 9am – 7pm
Thorntons 9.45am – 7pm
Tog 24 10am – 7pm
Trespass 10am – 7pm
Wonderbra/Playtex/Shock Absorber 10am – 4.30pm
Calendar Club 10.30am – 7pm

*first 30 mins browsing only