Should I go or should I not go? That is the question to seeing once in a lifetime CocaCola Christmas Truck.
This bring back my childhood Christmas memories, watching the television during Christmas time and the jiggles of the ads would come on and brighten up the spirit of Christmas festivities. It was exciting! The lighting extravagance on the trunk just adds the excitement to it. How can I not go?!
This event was hovering around on my Facebook sidebar over and over again. I did hesitated at first as one – it was on a school day which means it will be ends up to be a very late night for the kids, and two – it would be freezing – which I’m not too keen on. But I really want to see what’s all the commotion was.
Never mind all that, this was once in a life-time right? I will have to make an effort, to pick up Ethan from school, catch a bus ride to the train station, catch a train to Baldock and take a 15 minutes walk all the way to Tesco Baldock – which is not very easy with an already tired five years old and two years old. But I did ask them if they want to see the Christmas Truck and they said ‘Yes’ and off we went.
Once we arrived at Tesco – I can see a large crowd surrounded by the iconic truck. I saw a loose Tesco trolly and I made an decisive decision to grab it and plonk the kids in. They were really chuffed as this meant they do not have to walk anymore! Good plan mama!
On our ways through the crowds – all the mums and dads who saw me have applauded me – Good thinking! Great idea! Well – yep, I do have to improvise sometimes.
When we reached the truck, I asked one of the Coco-cola ladies what was on offer. She said that no one is allow to go inside the truck, and there is no Santa either, but there is a queue for those who wants to get a clear photo shoot with the truck and it is free to do so. I glanced over to see how long the queue was and it was massive! E&E were so excited with the lighting illuminations ads on the side of the truck, so I decided to just park up the trolly outside the perimeter of the truck circle and point shoot! It was good enough for us.
Next to the truck was the funfair rides and E&E were so itching to go on them. The rides and games were a little expensive, ranging from £2 to £7 per person. But well… it is Christmas after all – let them have a little bit of fun.
Ethan really wanted to go on the Buggee Jump Tempoline, I thought that Evelyn would be too small for it, but that was not the case. Here it was Evelyn first experience on it. At first after she was safely strapped up – she just stood there and didn’t quite registered what was going on, until I went over next to her and sprung the cord so she would bob up and down. Instantly, her face was lit up and the biggest smile came from her. It was such a delight!
Ethan on the other hand, has made an impressive improvement. This was his third time on it and he managed to do a 360° somersault! I was well impressed!
After all the many other rides, they could possibly go on – they had a chance to do some “Hook A Duck”. Incredibly, Ethan managed to get one all by himself! With Evelyn though I gave her a little helping hand as she was still a little too
short small to hook a duck over the counter yet! They both were extremely happy with their winning prizes.
When it was time to go home, one of the Coco-cola ladies shouted out “If anyone would like to put up your personal message up on the side of the truck, you can do so!”. I quickly ran and told her that I want her to put “Happy Christmas Everyone! Lots of love, Ethan & Evelyn! XXX “. She told us that we just have to wait for the other messages prior to ours to go up first. But we waited, and the ads comes on, and waited for another lot of messages to come on, and another the ads came on, and waited. The kids were getting a little agitated and so I decided to take a photo of them with someone’s else random message on and I will use the power of technology to photoshop it once I get home. Respectively, here’s our Christmas message to you!
If you fancy visiting the iconic Coco-cola Truck then here are their future dates of stops…
- Doncaster – 8th Dec
- Ipswich – 8th Dec
- Cleethorpes – 9th Dec
- Norwich – 9th Dec
- Lincoln – 10th Dec
- Northampton – 11th Dec
- Leicester – 13th Dec
- Peterborough – 13th Dec
- Leyton Mills, London – 14th Dec
- Telford – 14th Dec
- Southend – on – Sea – 15th Dec
- Birmingham – 17th Dec
- Eastbourne – 17th Dec
- Coca-Cola London Eye, London – 18th Dec
- Leicester Square, London – 20th Dec
“The team will then hand you a free, perfectly served 150ml can of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke or new and improved Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. Once the sun has set, you’ll be invited to enjoy an incredible after-dark surprise as we screen a short Christmas animation onto the truck, powered by your goodwill and festive cheer!”
Don’t worry if you can’t make it, as the truck will also be visiting Twitter this year. From 4th November, when you tweet #holidaysarecoming a special truck-related treat will appear on your post. Give it a go, and tag @CocaCola_GB to show us your excitement!”
Have you been to see the Coco-cola Truck before? What do you think? And for those that haven’t yet – do you think you would like to go to see it?
*This is not a sponsored post. We had enjoyed our evening and I wanted to share our experience with you.
You can find out more about the truck whereabout here.