Portsmouth snubbed by Coca-Cola Christmas truck again - as Hampshire misses out completely 

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The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is one of the iconic parts of the festive season – but Portsmouth residents will have to stick to just seeing it on the TV. 

The bright red truck, emblazoned with Santa's face, will once again be touring the country but won't be making any stops in Hampshire. 

Coca-Cola truck

Coca-Cola truck

The Coca-Cola truck has featured in the famous 'Holidays Are Coming' advert – one of the earliest signs that Christmas is upon – every year since 1995. 

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But while it will be touring the UK bringing visitors the chance to take festive selfies and enjoy a free 150ml can of Coke Zero, Diet Coke or Classic Coke – Portsmouth has been snubbed once again. 

And residents wishing to see the Coca-Cola truck in real life will have to travel to Bournemouth or London – as Southampton misses out as well, having being visited in 2016 and 2017. 

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Here is the full list of stops on Coca-Cola truck’s 2018 tour: 

- Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November: Silverburn Centre, Glasgow (G53 6AG)

- Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November: Princesshay, Exeter (EX1 1QA)

- Sunday 11 November: Tesco Extra, Rutherglen (G73 1NY)

- Tuesday 13 November: ASDA, Taunton (TA1 2AN)

- Wednesday 14 November: Tesco, Newcastle Upon Tyne (NE3 2FP)

- Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November: Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth (NE61 1NS)

- Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November: Queen Street City Centre, Cardiff (CF10 2HQ)

- Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November: Fox Valley, Sheffield (S36 2AB)

- Wednesday 21 November: Tesco, Swansea (SA7 9RD)

- Wednesday 21 November: Asda Pudsey, Leeds (LS28 6AR)

- Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November: Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough (DN21 2NA)

- Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November: The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol (BS34 5DG)

- Wednesday 28 November: ASDA Eastlands, Manchester (M11 4BD)

- Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December: Lakeside Village Shopping Outlet, Doncaster (DN4 5PJ)

- Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December: Pier Approach, Bournemouth (BH2 5AA)

- Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 December: Serpentine Green, Peterborough (PE7 8BE)

– Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December: Victoria Retail Park, Nottingham (NG4 2PE)

- Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December: Jingle Bell Ball, London (SE10 0DX)

- Tuesday 11 December: ASDA, Queensferry (CH5 1TP)

- Tuesday 11 December: ASDA, Watford (WD24 7RT)

- Wednesday 12 December: Tesco, Borehamwood (WD6 1JG)

- Thursday 13 December: Tesco, Sutton Coldfield (B73 6RB)

- Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December: East Side Green, Birmingham (B5 5JY)

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December: Valley Retail & Leisure Park, Croydon (CR0 4YJ)