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Holidays are coming as Coca-Cola truck due to arrive in Aberdeen for the countdown to Christmas


The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and one of the most famous and much loved TV commercials is on our TV screens.  It can only mean one thing the holidays are coming.

For millions of people, the sight of the famous Coca-Cola Christmas advert hails the beginning of the festive season, so fans in Aberdeen are in for a real treat as the legendary trucks are set to spread happiness around the city as part of a UK and Ireland tour of over 60 locations.

Aberdeen's Winter Festival continues as St Nicholas Street is transformed into a snowy, winter wonderland from 12 noon until 8pm on Thursday 15 November complete with Christmas trees and festive helpers on hand to serve chilled Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero.

Coca-Cola's iconic vehicles are travelling the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland, giving thousands of fans the opportunity to take part in a unique Christmas experience; getting up close to the celebrated trucks in their hometown and chance to have their picture taken alongside the famous vehicles. The trucks are spreading seasonal cheer among thousands of people from now until Christmas day, as they make 64 stops at towns and cities, finishing in Brighton, England on Sunday 23 December.

With a cult following across the globe, the Coca-Cola Christmas trucks first appeared on screens in November 1995 and since then have been a regular feature of Christmas TV schedules in over 100 different countries.

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam said: "Aberdeen is proud to support the visit by the Coca-Cola festive truck which will turn St Nicholas Street into a winter wonderland.  Organised by the City Council's City Events team as part of Aberdeen's Winter Festival, there will be lots of festive fun on offer for everyone, young and older, to enjoy."

Zoe Howorth, Marketing Director, Coca-Cola Great Britain explains: "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."

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Aberdeen City Council's Winter Festival programme runs until 25 January 2013.Full details can be found at: