The iconic Coca-Cola truck will not visit Ireland this year as a result of Covid-19, the company has said.
Before the pandemic hit in 2019, the iconic Coca-Cola truck travelled around Ireland for spectators to visit.
For many, the ‘Holidays are coming’ Christmas ad by beverage giant Coca-Cola is the first indication that the festive season is here.
However, as a result of Covid-19, the truck will not be making an appearance in Irish towns for the second year in a row.
A spokesperson for the company told the Irish Mirror: “This year, and with safety being front of mind for Coca Cola, we have decided to reduce the number of stops on the Truck Tour to accommodate safeguarding and distancing measures, and it is for this reason that the Truck Tour won’t be stopping in Ireland.”
So far in 2021, the ‘Real Magic Christmas Truck Tour’ has been spotted in Glasgow, Gateshead, Leeds, and Castleford. Today, it is in Sheffield and is traveling to Manchester tomorrow until December 5.
However, stops after Manchester have not yet been revealed, despite the fact that it’s this week.
An insider told the Daily Star that “things will be a little bit different” this year, meaning the dates of visits will not be released until closer to the time.
A source told the Daily Star: “The team behind the amazing truck tour understand that everyone is really keen the truck comes to their town because people love it.
“But it has been an unprecedented year and because of this, things will be a little bit different.
“There won’t be a long list of dates announced at once.
“Locations are still being finalised and will be announced region by region when they are confirmed and people will still have enough time to plan their visit.”
Back in 2019, the vehicle visited Galway Retail Park, Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, Military Barracks in Ballina, Custom House Square in Belfast, Mahon Point, Cork, Bolton, Waterford, Pavilions Swords in Swords, Co. Dublin.
The tour ran from November 30th to December 15th.