The iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck rolls into Chester city centre on Thursday 3 December as part of a nationwide tour of UK towns and cities.
Thousands of people are expected to visit Eastgate Street and see the truck with Coca-Cola promising a magical winter wonderland scene in celebration of the festive season.
A number of road closures and parking restrictions have been announced ahead of the truck’s visit to Chester and these will be as follows:
Road closures on Thursday 3 December :
Roads closed from 10:30 until 22:00:
Eastgate Street – from St Werburgh Street to Northgate Street
Roads closed between 15:00 and 22:00:
Northgate Street – from Princess Street to Eastgate Street
St Werburgh Street – full length
Eastgate Street – full length
Foregate Street – from Eastgate Street to St Johns Street
St Johns Street – full length
Roads closed between 16:30 and 22:00:
Bridge Street, – (6m north of Feather Lane to Watergate Street)
Watergate Street, – (Bridge St to Nicholas Street / St Martins Way)
The truck’s arrival has been organised by CH1ChesterBID Company and Cheshire West and Chester Council with the vehicle to be positioned on Eastgate Street from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.
CH1ChesterBID’s Christmas elves ChELFie and ELFie will attend the event to add an extra touch of Christmas sparkle. Free holographic glasses that amazed the crowds at the recent Twelve Days of Christmas parade will also be given out to spectators, transforming the city’s Christmas lights into candy-canes, snowflakes and other festive shapes.
Rita Waters, Chief Executive of CH1ChesterBID, said: “The Coca-Cola truck has already started its UK-wide tour and we’re incredibly excited to be part of it. It’s another reason to celebrate the magic of Christmas in Chester.
“We’re expecting large crowds into the city on 3 December, so there may be some disruption which is why we’re encouraging everyone to arrive early and really make a night of it in our beautiful city centre.”
Free samples of Coca-Cola will be given out at the event but no children under the age of 12 will be permitted to have the free drinks without parental permission. A queuing system will be in place on the night with marshals in place and toilet facilities provided courtesy of CH1ChesterBID.