Coca Cola truck heads for ASDA at Whitehouse Industrial Estate in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 22:54 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 06:11 01 December 2017

The Coca Cola Christmas Truck is heading to Ipswich. Picture: Supplied

The Coca Cola Christmas Truck is heading to Ipswich. Picture: Supplied


The Coca Cola truck will stop off in Ipswich today as part of its Christmas tour.

Excitement had been growing online about the visit after it was announced early last month.

The iconic truck will visit Asda on the Whitehouse Industrial Estate on Friday from 11 am until 7pm.

Visitors to the world famous truck will be able to grab a selfie and also get a free sample of the popular drink.

It’s the seventh time the big red truck has ventured out across the UK.

In its time the truck has travelled 730,000 miles up and down the country. This year it will make 42 stops.

The truck is lit by 372 bulbs and 8,772 fairy lights to help create the iconic image.

The truck last visited Ipswich in 2016 with hundreds gathering to take a photo.

The famous advertisement featuring the truck was first aired back in 1995 with many families seeing its first airing as a sign that Christmas is on its way.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ipswich Star. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star