Coca-Cola Christmas truck tracker 2023 — Tour dates revealed, plus how to win prizes as event heads to Leeds TODAY

Where does the term Christmas come from and what does it mean?

Most of us would assume it originates from the word Christ, as the whole idea of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

To a point that is the case – the word is a shortened form of “Christ’s mass”, or “Cristes Maesse” as it was first recorded in 1038.

This was followed by the term Cristes-messe in 1131, according to The Catholic Encyclopedia.

The term “Christ” – or Crīst as it originally read – comes from the Greek word Khrīstos, a translation of the Hebrew word Messiah, which means “anointed”.

The second part of Christmas – messe – is a version of the Latin word missa, the celebration of the Eucharist tradition of eating bread and drinking wine in memory of Jesus.

This is also called Holy Communion and the Lord’s Supper.

Where next? Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour 2023 dates and locations

Coca Cola has historically announced where they will be heading on the truck tour as it takes place.

For example, once they’re arrived in one area they will share where they’re heading next.

Earlier today Coca-Cola announced it was heading to Leeds.

What is the story behind Coca-Cola?

On May 8, 1886, Dr John Pemberton served the world’s first Coca‑Cola at Jacobs’ Pharmacy in Atlanta.

From that one drink, the company has evolved into a total beverage company.

More than 2.1 billion servings of the drinks are enjoyed in more than 200 countries and territories each day.

Coca-Cola in the movies

Coke’s cinematic cameos date back to the early 1900s, continuing through Hollywood’s golden era and beyond.

“From being on the billboard in Times Square in King Kong, to Warren Beatty enjoying the refreshing beverage in Bonnie and Clyde, the influence cannot be denied,” director Ridley Scott wrote in the forward to a new photography book chronicling Coke’s indelible mark on the movie world.

Scott featured a Coca‑Cola neon sign in his 1982 sci-fi thriller, Blade Runner. “The message being,” he explained, “that even in a futuristic dystopian world, Coca‑Cola is everlasting.”

Coca-Cola Christmas Prizes (3)

Grand Prize Draw – 1 prize each week, 5 in total

All entries into either the instant win OR weekly draw also go into the grand prize draw, and there are 5 trips for two to Lapland to be won (one winner each week).

The prize includes flights, 3 nights accommodation at Hotel Santa Claus, in the Apukka resort in Lapland from 18th – 21st January 2024. Excursions to Snowman World, snowmobiling, husky farm, reindeer farm and Santa’s office are included.

You can only win one of each prize type per person.

Coca-Cola Christmas Prizes (2)

Weekly Prize Draws – 4 prizes each week, 20 in total across 5 weekly draws

  • Christmas Trip to London (train travel and overnight hotel stay for 2 with a Great British Roast Class)
  • Perfect Christmas Table (Xmas dinner ingredients for 8 plus tableware and accessories)
  • Christmas Dinner Voucher (£300 to spend at any retailer)
  • Christmas Hamper – includes chocolates, spreads, treats and a family trivia game