Ah, the sweet scent of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. A blanket of twinkling lights across the city and beyond. The excited look on kids' faces as they count down to the big day. Christmassy enough? No?! How about a big, red, pollution-belching juggernaut with a fat man on the side winking at you?
If Christmas doesn't begin for you until the Coca-Cola* truck rolls into town, it's going to be a bittersweet festive season. Holidays are coming to London (hurrah, sigh of relief, roll out the red carpet, etc.), HOWEVER, our great city is the final stop on its tour of the country — so the festivities don't arrive until 20 December. That's right ladies and gents, — put that box of tinsel down and step away from the Christmas tree. Christmas doesn't start for more than a fortnight yet.
If you DO want to glimpse this vision of capitalism on wheels, and have your picture taken with it, these are your opportunities to do so:
- Potters Field Park (near City Hall) - 20 December
- Bishops Square, Spitalfields - 22 December
- Wembley Designer Outlet - 23 December
Find more information about the tour here. Because Christmas without Coca-Cola is like Easter without, er, Coca-Cola.
*Other fizzy and not-at-all-festive drinks are available.