Weekender: Coca-Cola's Christmas truck, a giant bake sale and Taste of London

Christmas is on the cards this weekend - Coca-Cola's iconic truck tour returns, Fairy is hosting a giant bake sale to mark the occasion, and there is a food festival dedicated to the day.

Coca-Cola's Christmas truck embarks on its 46-stop UK tour this weekend
Coca-Cola's Christmas truck embarks on its 46-stop UK tour this weekend

Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck tour 

Coca-Cola’s highly anticipated 2015 Christmas truck tour kicks off tomorrow (20 November) when it visits Inverness. The brightly coloured truck will then make its way to Fraserburgh and Perth over the weekend.

Members of the public can expect complimentary beverages and entertainment in the form of festive music, plus there will be opportunities to take photographs in front of the famous vehicle. 

When: 20 November – 23 December
Where: Locations throughout the UK

Fairy’s giant bake sale

Dishwashing liquid brand, Fairy is hosting a giant Christmas bake sale at Westfield London over three days. The brand plans to serve enough cake to satisfy 12,000 people, and will highlight the longevity of its washing up liquid by cleaning all 12,000 dishes with one 780ml bottle of product.

Fairy is teaming up with charity Make-A-Wish for the event. The brand is encouraging shoppers to donate £1 for a slice of cake, and Fairy will contribute an extra £10 to the charity for each plate washed.

When: 20-22 November
Where: Westfield London, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF

Taste of London: The Festive Edition 

Taste Festivals’ festive instalment will see brand activations from official champagne partner, Laurent-Perrier as well as Asda, AEG and HBO. The champagne brand will be serving up its product range via a branded club house, meanwhile Asda and AEG are set to offer visitors Christmas cooking tips and inspiration.

HBO is delivering a unique Game of Thrones experience at the show – a replica of the programme’s fictional city, King’s Landing will be made entirely out of gingerbread and on display for all to see.

When: 19-22 November
Where: Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF

The mumsnet Blogfest event

At this weekend’s Mumsnet Blogfest key sponsor Unilever will be promoting its Take Climate Action campaign, which focuses on climate change and deforestation, meanwhile Coca-Cola is hosting a hula-hooping competition and blind taste test activity that centres on its four key products.

The likes of Arla Big Milk, Cadbury and Butlin’s are also set to appear at the one-day event.

When: 21 November
Where: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Westfield’s Christmas bus experience

The shopping centre brand is unveiling its The Christmas Before Christmas bus this weekend, which will run between Westfield’s White City and Stratford locations. The vehicle will stop off at key London landmarks during its journey, where members of the public will be invited onboard.

Those who step inside the bus will experience a winter wonderland-themed space, complete with a real-life Santa.

When: 22-23 November 
Where: Locations throughout London

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