COCA-COLA'S crimson lorry has become an icon of the Christmas season, and today it has announced all the dates on its 2019 tour.

The holidays are coming, as the catchy advert promises every year, but once again they will not be stopping anywhere near Oxford.

Oxfordshire has been snubbed, as have neighbouring counties including Wiltshire and Berkshire. 

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Residents in Oxfordshire will have to travel to London or Bristol for the nearest stops this year, which is the ninth year of the truck's nationwide tour.

The closest locations to Oxford include Asda Watford, just over an hour away, and Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, an hour and a half away. 

This year the tour will raise money for Crisis, the national homelessness charity.

It will start on Friday, in Edinburgh, before visiting 19 locations ending in London on December 15.

Visitors will be able to take pictures with the lit-up lorry and enjoy a winter wonderland setting, and get a 150ml Coca-Cola zero sugar.

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When the Christmas Truck stops at Asda and Sainsbury’s stores, visitors will be able to buy a pack of 250ml glass Coca-Cola bottles personalised with a name.

For every can placed in the recycling bins during the tour, the company will donate 10p to the charity.

The full list of stops:

  • Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November: 32 Newcraighall Rd, Edinburgh EH15 3RD (Open 12-7pm)
  • Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November: 49 The Hayes, St David's Dewi Sant, Cardiff CF10 2ER (Open 11:30am-6:30pm)
  • Tuesday 19th November: Asda, Creechbarrow Rd, Taunton TA1 2AN (Open 12-7pm)
  • Thursday 21st November: Asda Boldon, North Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, Boldon Colliery NE35 9AR (Open 12-7pm)
  • Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November: White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds, LS11 8LU (Open 12-7pm)
  • Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November: Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, BS34 5DG (Open 12-7pm)
  • Wednesday 27th November: Asda, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 6AR (Open 12-7pm)
  • Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November: Whiteley Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, PO15 7PD (Open 12-7pm)
  • Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November: Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA (Open 12-7pm)
  • Monday 2nd December: Asda Eastlands, Manchester, M11 4BD (Open 12-7pm)
  • Tuesday 3rd December: Asda, Leyton Mill, London, E10 5NH (Open 12-7pm)
  • Wednesday 4th December: Asda, Watford, London, WD24 7RT (Open 12-7pm)
  • Friday 6th – Saturday 7th December: Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA (Open 12-7pm)
  • Friday 6th – Saturday 7th December: Intu Merry Hill, Dudley, DY5 1QX (Open 12-7pm)
  • Tuesday 10th December: Sainsbury’s Beckton, London, E6 6JF (Open 12-7pm)
  • Wednesday 11th December: Sainsbury’s Essex, London, SS13 1SA (Open 12-7pm)
  • Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December: Events Square, Cheshire Oaks, Liverpool, CH65 9JJ (Open 12-7pm)
  • Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December: Intu Lakeside, London, RM20 2ZP (Open 12-7pm)
  • Sunday 15th December: 02 Arena, London, SE10 0DX (12-7pm)