Coca-Cola Christmas Truck in Birmingham 2017

coca cola christmas truck tour in birmingham 2017

Coca-Cola Truck Tour 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM December 9th and 10th 2017

The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck has been a celebrity for decades and is coming to Birmingham at Ice Skate Birmingham for 2017.

Coca Cola Christmas Truck in Birmingham 2017

The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck is coming to Birmingham for 2017 on December 9th and 10th at Ice Skate Birmingham at East Side Green.

This year will be amazing as dusk sets in Birmingham with the Big Wheel lighting up the Brummie skyline. On this magical weekend the trucks special animation will provide possibly the best views ever of the Coca-Cola truck and the crowds of seasonal celebrations with Ice Skating and the magic Coca-Cola brings to Christmas makes this a weekend you do not want to miss.

Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour

Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour

Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour

Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour

Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour

Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Facts

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Facts

• It has travelled over 730,000 miles – the equivalent of 29 times around the world
• Twinkling its 8,772 fairy lights and playing the iconic ‘Holidays are Coming’ jingle.
• Only 5 people have ever driven the truck
• The truck weighs 13 tonnes
• The length of the truck 16.5 metres long from front to back.
• The truck stretches to 4.1 metre high
• There are 372 bulbs on this year’s truck
• The Holidays Are Coming advert is 22 years old this year! #HolidaysAreComing

Aedamar Howlett, marketing director for Coca-Cola Great Britain said: “Coca-Cola is synonymous with the Christmas season and it’s no secret that our much-loved Christmas Truck Tour marks the unofficial countdown to Christmas. We can’t wait to start spreading holiday cheer and we are excited to announce a brand-new route for 2017 – which brings a sprinkling of festive magic to fans across the UK.”

Commercial 1995 Christmas Advert

Commercial 2016 A Coke for Christmas

Commercial 2012 Catch starring NE Bear Coca Cola

Commercial 2010 Coca Cola Shake Up Christmas

Commercial 1995 Coca Cola Christmas Truck

Thing To Do In Birmingham Today

Thing To Do In Birmingham Today

Sara Barker: Talk

Join artist Sara Barker in conversation with Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director, about her life and work, including the inspiration behind her current Ikon exhibition

Venue: Ikon Gallery
Address: Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 248 0708
Duration: Wed 2 Nov

The Community Project

Barrel Organ Theatre presents an intriguing play exploring what it means to be a community and to share a space with those around us.

Venue: Warwick Arts Centre
Address: Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Telephone: +44 (0) 2476 524524
Duration: Wed 2 Nov

Lichfield Cathedral Library Tour

The Cathedral Library is tucked away on the upper floor of the Chapter House, and houses a unique collection of historic treasures, including a beautiful 15th-century illuminated copy of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Venue: Lichfield Cathedral
Address: Lichfield, WS13 7LD
Telephone: +44 (0) 1543 306100
Duration: Wed 2 Nov

Read Your Mind: Keith Stuart & Colin Grant in Conversation

Venue: Waterstones, High Street
Address: Birmingham, B4 7SL
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 633 4353
Duration: Wed 2 Nov

SALTEX – Turf Management Event And Exhibition Centre

260 exhibitors embark upon the UK’s largest turf management event.

Venue: NEC
Address: Bickenhill, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 780 4141
Duration: Wed 2 Nov – Thu 3 Nov

Ice Skate Birmingham ranked number 1 in U.K.

Ice Skate Birminghamobservation-wheel

At Ice Skate Birmingham and Observation Wheel we pride ourselves on our hard work and organisational skills. We endeavour to provide the highest quality service that we possibly can. We understand that our customers want to cherish the wonderful opportunity of enjoying this winter sport in beautiful city surroundings. Months of preparation and planning are involved to put together, not only the Observation Wheel, 600sq. meters Ice Rink and Ice Bar, but also the all-important overall experience and atmosphere.


To expand on your experience, you can combine your trip with a visit to the world famous Frankfurt Christmas Market, situated adjacent to us. Our opening hours are 10am – 10pm daily. Relax at the quieter day sessions that are suitable for small children. We also provide fun penguin skating aids that assist little beginners. You can choose to take in the party atmosphere of the later evening sessions. We cater for everyone of all ages.
Christmas is a magical time and ice skating is often an annual only event for many families, hence the need for them to enjoy every single second of the experience.

Ranked Number One in the U.K.

Ice Skate Birmingham understand that and this has been proven by us being ranked the number one Ice Skate rink in the U.K. by The Metro newspaper in 2015. Our opposition include Ice Rinks in London, Cardiff, Cornwall, Edinburgh, Brighton and York. We are very proud to be putting the second city in pride of place!! Come and see for yourself what sets us apart and be part of this wonderful festive experience.  ice-skate-birmingham-german-market1

Costa Del Solihull

Touchwood’s ‘Costa Del Solihull’ beach is in the centre’s Theatre Square this summer, bringing with it a taste of the quintessential British summer holiday for all to enjoy.

From Saturday 4th July 2015 and running throughout the summer, the free beach will offer a relaxing haven complete with sand, spades, buckets and deckchairs.

Guests will not only be able relax, soak up the sun and entertain the kids in the seaside inspired setting, but they will also be able to take advantage of enjoying a summer holiday experience without having to travel very far.

For further information about the beach at Touchwood and to keep up to date with forthcoming activities, visit, telephone 0121 709 6900 or follow @TouchwoodTweets.

Touchwood houses some of the best UK and international brands, designer retailers and independent boutique style stores.

SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience in Birmingham – 30/08/2015

The SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience being held at 12:00 at the Birmingham Airport.

Want to fly one of the most popular aircraft in the world with HD wrap around panoramic screens? Experience the closest thing to flying without leaving the ground.

Buzz the Eifel Tower, land at Heathrow in snow, skim the palm trees in sun kissed Bali.

Whether you are a licensed pilot, an aviation enthusiast or just looking for some fun, there is a package for you.

Dates & Events

SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 30/08/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 31/08/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 01/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 02/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 03/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 04/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 05/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 06/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 07/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 08/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 09/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 10/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 11/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 12/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 13/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 14/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 15/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 16/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 17/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 18/09/2015 – 12:00 am

Walk & Discover Birmingham

Have fun discovering Birmingham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Booklet of two walks available to buy or instantly download from

Find answers to clues and match pictures whilst reading stories about this fabulous city – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed before. The two walks can be enjoyed separately or joined together to form one longer walk – depending on available time and energy! Walks are suitable for all ages (detours to avoid steps are marked on the route map), and typically take 1-2 hours each to complete.

Birmingham grew rapidly as a result of the industrial revolution, and there’s still a lot of heavy industry in the city – but at its heart are some fabulous treasures to find. There’s a charming 18th century cathedral, a resplendent 19th century Council House overlooking the vibrant Victoria Square, a Hall of Memory, an international convention centre, a vital jewellery quarter, and a Georgian Square named after the lofty church in its leafy middle. The list goes on, but let’s finish by mentioning the canals, over 100 miles of them, restored and bustling with boats, people walking alongside, and people sitting and watching from the many restaurants and bars – it really is a city to explore and enjoy.
Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.

Birmingham First Walk

Cathedral to Canals

From the charming 18th century cathedral explore the historic quarter of the city centre, before circling back to Victoria Square. Here the heart of the city beats with people scurrying around, or simply sitting amongst statues and fountains, surrounded by stylish buildings.
Onward now, past buildings old and new, down to Gas Street Basin – long boats, people, canals, and places to eat and drink!
(1.5 miles / 2.5 kms)

Birmingham Second Walk

Canals to Jewellery Quarter

The first half of this walk explores Birmingham, a city of canals. The initial canal is bordered by lively bars, pubs & restaurants – great places to sit outside and watch the busy world go by. Next a junction of three canals, before passing Cambrian Wharf.
Up now, into the Jewellery Quarter, before ending at St Paul’s Square – elegant, somewhere to sit peacefully, and lots more places to eat and drink!
(1.1 miles / 1.75 kms)

Stratford Ghost Walk

Every Saturday from the 29th November to Sat 26 December 2015 there are Magical Ghost Walks in the evening around the ‘haunted’ streets of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Join The Man in Black, Vincent, Blake Barrington, Herbert Mortimer or Jocasta Spell, for an entertaining walk around the historic streets of Stratford to hear ghostly stories.

Discover the buildings where there are tales of witches, ghosts, murder and misery. For example, the witch who lived in a slum, the 17th century haunted tearoom and the ghost at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The guides are members of Equity / professional magicians / entertainers, so it promises to be a magical and ghostly evening. Be afraid, very afraid….

Due to the popularity of this walk it is essential to telephone in advance to reserve your place. Please telephone before 6pm.

Walk starts from Waterside, by the Swan fountain, opposite the junction of Sheep Street and near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Adult £6 | Child £4 (May not be suitable for under 8yrs)

Address: Waterside, opposite Sheep Street, Stratford Upon Avon, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BA, United Kingdom

Phone:07855 760377


Saturday Arts Club

Looking for something to do Saturday 22/08/2015, why not join the regular Saturday arts club where children can learn new techniques and create their own artwork.

Held between 10.30am – 12.30pm

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH

For more information please call Sarah English, Informal Learning Officer on 0121 348 8266 or by email.