Holidays are coming… How to pick up a free can of Coke and see the Coca-Cola truck this Christmas

Jordon Cox

By MoneySavingExpert's Coupon Kid, Jordon Cox

You know the build-up to Christmas has begun when you see the festive Coca-Cola advert. And this year, like many before, the Coca-Cola truck from that famous advert is going on tour around the country giving out free Coke and festive cheer.

The truck will be stopping in 42 towns and cities around the UK setting off on Saturday 11 November and ending its nationwide road trip on Sunday 17 December.

At each stop there will be photo opportunities, festive carol singers and a free 150ml can of either Coca-Cola, Diet Coke or Coke Zero Sugar for every person.

While this is obviously just a big PR stunt from Coke, many people do look out for it each year, with kids enjoying seeing the truck from the telly all lit up and there are always freebies up for grabs, so we thought we’d share it with you.

Here’s a full rundown of the locations and dates. For full details, see the Christmas truck tour stops.

Sat 11 Nov – Glasgow, Silverburn Centre 11am-7pm

Sun 12 Nov – Glasgow, Asda Robroyston 11am-7pm

Tue 14 Nov – Newcastle, Asda Bolden 11am-7pm

Wed 15 Nov – Newcastle, Tesco Kingston Park 11am-7pm

Thu 16 Nov – Northumberland, Sanderson Arcade 11am-7pm

Thu 16 Nov – Swansea, Tesco Extra 11am-7pm

Fri 17 Nov – Northumberland, Sanderson Arcade 11am-7pm

Sat 18 Nov – Newscastle, Metrocentre 11am-7pm

Sat 18 Nov – Bristol, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway 11am-7pm

Sun 19 Nov – Newcastle, Metrocentre 11am-7pm

Sun 19 Nov – Cardiff, Queen Street 11am-7pm

Tue 21 Nov – Bradford, Morrisons 11am-7pm

Tue 21 Nov – Plymouth, Drake Circus Shopping Centre, 11am-7pm

Wed 22 Nov – Pudsey, Asda Pudsey 11am-7pm

Thu 23 Nov – Gainsborough, Marshalls Yard 11am-7pm

Thu 23 Nov – Bournemouth, The Triangle 11am-7pm

Fri 24 Nov – Leeds, Whiterose Centre 11am-7pm

Fri 24 Nov – Bournemouth, The Triangle 11am-7pm

Sat 25 Nov – Hull, St Stephen’s 11am-7pm

Sat 25 Nov – Southampton, Westquay Shopping Centre 11am-7pm

Sun 26 Nov – Doncaster, Lakeside Village 11am-7pm

Sun 26 Nov – Southampton, Westquay Shopping Centre 11am-7pm

Tue 28 Nov – Sheffield, Fox Valley 11am-7pm

Tue 28 Nov – Leyton, Asda Leyton Mills 11am-7pm

Wed 29 Nov – Huddersfield, Maculay Street 11am-7pm

Wed 29 Nov – Southend-On-Sea, Victoria Plaza 11am-7pm

Thu 30 Nov – Bolton, Middlesbrook 11am-7pm

Thu 30 Nov – Harlow, Market Square 11am-7pm

Fri 1 Dec – St Helens, Tesco Extra 11am-7pm

Fri 1 Dec – Ipswich, 11am-7pm

Sat 2 Dec – Manchester, The Trafford Centre 11am-7pm

Sat 2 Dec – Peterborough, Tesco Extra 11am-7pm

Sun 3 Dec – Mansfield, Tesco 11am-7pm

Sun 3 Dec – Manchester, The Trafford Centre 11am-7pm

Tue 5 Dec – Liverpool, Liverpool One 11am-7pm

Wed 6 Dec – Liverpool, Liverpool One 11am-7pm

Wed 6 Dec – Watford, Tesco 11am-7pm

Thu 7 Dec – Telford, Telford Shopping 11am-7pm

Thu 7 Dec – Watford, Asda Watford 11am-7pm

Fri 8 Dec – Nottingham, Victoria Retail Park 11am-7pm

Fri 8 Dec – Wembley, Wembley Park Blvd 11am-7pm

Sat 9 Dec – Birmingham, Rotunda Square 11am-7pm

Sat 9 Dec – London, The O2 11am-7pm

Sun 10 Dec – Birmingham, Rotunda Square 11am-7pm

Sun 10 Dec – London, The O2 11am-7pm

Mon 11 Dec – Coventry, Broadgate 11am-7pm

Wed 13 Dec – Reading, The Oracle Shopping Centre 11am-7pm

Thu 14 Dec – Rushden, Waitrose 11am-7pm

Fri 15 Dec – Milton Keynes, Xscape Milton Keynes 11am-7pm

Sat 16 Dec – Essex, Lakeside Shopping Centre 11am-7pm

Sun 17 Dec – Essex, Lakeside Shopping Centre 11am-7pm

Will you be stopping by the Coca-Cola truck to pick up your freebie? Let me know if you go and see it in the comments below, on Twitter @MSE_Deals or on Facebook.