Coca-Cola is bringing Christmas to a town near you - in a gigantic truck

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With November under way, it's time to get planning: Christmas is fast approaching and it's almost time to face the shopping crowds once more.

With seven weeks left to go, the folks at Coca-Cola are trying their darndest to liven us all up with some Christmas cheer - and, to be fair, they're pretty good at it.

This year, the iconic Coca-Cola truck will be touring towns across the UK from November 17, when it sets off from east London's Bishop's Square.

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The famous drinks company says £5,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs (Coca-Cola)

On a whistle-stop visit of 44 nationwide stops, the gigantic Christmas lorry will offer the chance for revellers to explore a "special winter wonderland", before being handed 150ml can of Coca-Cola Classic, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar or Diet Coke.

The company also promises that the truck will make a personal visit to whoever wins their current promotional campaign and "a Santa sack full of goodies worth £5,000´´.

Here are the lucky towns due to receive a visit from the folks in red:

Bishops Square, London - 17th Nov
Glasgow - 18th Nov
Ayr - 19th Nov
Dundee - 20th Nov
Carlisle - 22nd Nov
Yeovil - 22nd Nov
Exeter - 23rd Nov
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23rd Nov
Cardiff - 24th Nov
Sunderland - 24th Nov
Bristol - 25th Nov
Leeds - 25th Nov
Scarborough - 26th Nov
Swindon - 26th Nov
Bradford - 27th Nov
Milton Keynes - 27th Nov
Lancaster - 3rd Dec
Liverpool - 4th Dec
The O2 Greenwich, London - 3rd Dec
The O2 Greenwich, London - 4th Dec
Baldock - 6th Dec
St Helens - 6th Dec
Harlow - 7th Dec
Doncaster - 8th Dec
Ipswich - 8th Dec
Cleethorpes - 9th Dec
Norwich - 9th Dec
Lincoln - 10th Dec
Northampton - 11th Dec
Leicester - 13th Dec
Peterborough - 13th Dec
Leyton Mills, London - 14th Dec
Bournemouth - 29th Nov
Wrexham - 29th Nov
Southampton - 30th Nov
Watford - 1st Dec
Manchester - 1st Dec
Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester - 2nd Dec
Telford - 14th Dec
Southend - on - Sea - 15th Dec
Birmingham - 17th Dec
Eastbourne - 17th Dec
Coca-Cola London Eye, London - 18th Dec
Leicester Square, London - 20th Dec

#Holidaysarecoming everyone!