Video: "Holidays are coming," Coca-Cola truck arrives in Nottingham
The famous Coca-Cola Christmas truck arrived in Nottingham today bringing with it festive joy and free cans of pop.
The iconic 'holidays are coming' advert appears on our TV screens usually around early November time, and for many, rolling in the start of the festive season.
But today, shoppers were given the chance to see the truck as it pulled in to Top Valley's Tesco Extra car park.
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People from all over Nottinghamshire and further afield grasped the chance to see the vehicle in all its glory, despite the heavy rain.
A few dozen people queued for a photo opportunity and a free can of their favourite coke product and it wasn't just the little ones who enjoyed the experience.
April Extall, 21, lives in Osgood Street, Arnold, said: It's really exciting to actually see it in person rather than in the adverts, it's definitely put me in the Christmas mood."
As well as Nottinghamshire, the illuminated truck and its little helpers are visiting more than 60 destinations, but people are coming from out of town to see it in Top Valley.
Libby Kirkham, 19, came from Bracebridge Heath in Lincoln to see the truck, and said "It's very impressive."
"It's exciting to see it because as soon as you see the advert on the TV you know Christmas is coming, so it's great to see it here in real life," she added.
Coca-Cola employee, Samantha Paine, who organised the truck's road trip said: "The Coca-Cola lorry is living up to everyone's expectations and more the kids that have been coming along to see the vehicle in real life have been very excited and very happy."
The truck is expected to attract hundreds of people later tonight so staff members at Tesco are urging people to use public transport.