Holidays are coming! Coca-Cola Christmas truck stops at Merry Hill

By Thomas Parkes | Dudley | Attractions | Published:

Shoppers stopped for selfies and free drinks as the Coca-Cola Christmas truck arrived in the Black Country.

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck arrived at intu Merry Hill.

The famous lorry pulled into intu Merry Hill today for a two-day visit as the countdown to Christmas continues.

It marked the truck's ninth tour of the country, with visitors being handed a small can of Coca-Cola zero sugar for free.

Alessio Ianiello, of Solihull, James Ram, of Perton, and Emily Mackin, of Rowley Regis, at intu Merry Hill with the Coca-Cola truck.

Crowds soon gathered at the truck to take photographs next to it – with the vehicle proving to be a star attraction.

Dan Murphy, regional centre director at intu Merry Hill, said: "This is the only site in the whole of the Midlands that will be visited by the iconic truck this year.

"Many say that the Coca-Cola truck marks the start of Christmas, and we are delighted to be able to bring such festive cheer to our shoppers from far and wide."

Rachel Willetts, and two-year-old Mason Keen, both of Stourbridge next to the truck.
The Coca-Cola Christmas truck arrived at intu Merry Hill.


The truck will be at the shopping centre between 12pm and 7pm on Saturday, having first visited on Friday.

Kris Robbens, marketing director at Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland, added: "Christmas is all about sharing special moments with friends and loved ones and we are looking forward to spreading the festive cheer across Great Britain again this year with our iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour."

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck arrived at intu Merry Hill.

The festive vehicle will make 19 stops nationwide before its tour ends on December 15.

This year, Coca-Cola has partnered with Crisis – the national homelessness charity – and will donate 10p for each can recycled by visitors at the truck tour, with funds going straight to the charity.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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