Coca-Cola's Christmas truck to arrive at Hull's Princes Quay
FORGET jingle bells, it will be the rattle of Coca-Cola bottles that ushers Christmas into Hull.
Holidays are coming and so is the famous festive Coca-Cola truck, which will drive into the city next week decked out with fairy lights and yuletide cheer.
Hull will be transformed into a winter wonderland for its arrival near Princes Quay shopping centre on Thursday.
Every year, the iconic advert hails the beginning of the festive season but not many people get to see the truck up close.
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Princes Quay centre manager Tony Wilkes said: "The Coca-Cola holiday truck is a key part of Christmas for most people and to have it stop off here is extremely exciting.
"We're looking forward to welcoming families from across Hull and the area to visit the truck and enjoy the great entertainment on offer from the choir and, of course, to have a free Coke and some great Christmas shopping at Princes Quay."
The appearance is part of a tour of more than 60 locations throughout the UK and Ireland and celebrations in Hull will run from noon to 8pm.
It will coincide with the Christmas lights switch-on, which will be carried out by Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Luke Campbell.
He will be joined by the Lord Mayor of Hull Councillor Danny Brown on the City Hall balcony as he throws the switch.
Festive helpers will be on hand at Princes Quay to serve refreshments, while a choir sings a selection of seasonal carols in a magical setting, led by Jay Kamiraz, winner of The Prince's Trust Young Achiever Award 2012.
The Coca-Cola truck has a cult following across the globe and first appeared on screens in November 1995.
Since then, it has been a regular feature of Christmas TV schedules in more than 100 different countries.
Fans of the lorry in Hull took to Twitter to express their excitement about it coming to the city.
Chris Harding said: "I can't wait to see the Coca-Cola Christmas truck on Thursday in Hull, it will certainly feel like Christmas then."
Another Twitter user, Briana Langman, posted: "The Coca-Cola truck is coming to Hull. I am so happy."
Zoe Howorth, marketing director for Coca-Cola Great Britain, said: "The festive season can mean different things for different people, but the Holidays Are Coming advert is universally recognised as the unofficial countdown to Christmas.
"Millions of people have seen the adverts over the years and to be able to deliver that unique experience to people across the UK and Ireland once again this year is core to our values as a company.
"We're looking forward to spreading the holiday spirit and kick-starting the celebrations across the country along the way."
To find more information about the Christmas Coca-Cola truck, visit www.cokezone.co.uk
For the latest news and events at Princes Quay, visit www.princes- quay.co.uk or its Facebook page.