The Christmas season has officially begun with the release of the John Lewis ad, the opening of the Christmas markets, and the appearance of holiday delicacies on store shelves.
Nothing quite says “Christmas” like the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck, of course, but this year the company is significantly raising the bar.
During its UK tour, one couple of fortunate fans will not only get to see the truck, but they will also get to spend the night inside of it!
For the unique competition, Coca-Cola has partnered with LateRooms.com and is giving away two winners a once-in-a-lifetime stay inside the truck in London on Friday, December 15, 2017.
For the ultimate Christmas sleepover, Coca-Cola is opening its doors for the first time ever to the iconic red truck.
The interiors are a Christmas extravaganza, as expected.
Over 8,000 sparkling fairy lights line the walls, and there is a woodland snow scene for added wow factor. The walls and furniture are in red and white tones, no doubt a nod to Santa’s iconic outfit.
Naturally, there is also a sizeable Christmas tree with lots of ornamental gifts underneath, as well as a fireplace with stockings and holiday cards, all of which contribute to the feeling of a proper home away from home.
Visitors will be treated to a variety of holiday treats, such as a Christmas playlist that has been specially curated and stockings that are stuffed with gifts from Santa.
(Also, there will be a tonne of ice cold Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar available.)
Oh, and did we mention that there will be a specific concierge on hand in case visitors require any additional comforts?
And of course, no Christmas experience is complete without a feast, so the lucky winners will be able to tuck into a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
Then, before cuddling up in the truck’s cosy twin beds, you may watch one of the many Christmas classics that are available on the TV and DVD player. Favourites like Home Alone and The Snowman might appear, according to our wager.
The next morning, a filling breakfast will be provided, and you’ll get free tickets to the Coca-Cola London Eye to enjoy breath-taking views of the city before leaving for home.
There’s no denying that the Coca-Cola truck has become a Christmas icon; in fact, some people argue that the festive season hasn’t kicked off until the truck’s tour begins.
Coca-Cola Great Britain’s marketing director, Aedamar Howlett, stated: “It goes without saying that Coca-Cola is associated with the holiday season and that our beloved Christmas truck occupies a particular place in the hearts of our supporters.
“Christmas is all about sharing memorable moments with friends and family, so we can’t wait to host the ideal Christmas sleepover for one lucky pair of fans. What could possibly be more enchanted during the holidays than spending the night in the Coca-Cola Christmas truck?
You’ve probably stayed at many film-themed Airbnbs before but have you probably never stayed at a Winnie the Pooh’s bearbnb.
The Airbnb inspired on Winnie the Pooh’s house is part of Disney’s 95th Anniversary celebrations of the sweetest bear on Earth.
“Winnie the Pooh is a childhood jewel beloved by families the world over. This year, the original books celebrate their 95th anniversary. What better way to commemorate A.A. Milne’s classic work than with these two once-in-a-lifetime stays in the original Hundred Acre Wood. A perfect place to do nothing. As Pooh said, “doing ‘Nothing’ often leads to the very best Something.” Said Catherine Powell, Airbnb Global Head of Hosting.
Located in Ashdown Forest, the bearbnb is inspired by the original tales by A.A. Milne.
The Airbnb host is nothing less than Kim Raymond who has also curated the rooms and worked as Disney’s Winnie the Pooh illustrator for over 30 years!
Decorating the bearbnb inspired by the original decorations of E.H. Shepard, Raymond said: “I have been illustrating Winnie the Pooh for 30 years and I continue to be inspired by the classic decorations of E.H. Shepard and the more recent Disney stories.
“The ‘Bearbnb’ is a unique experience that brings the charm of Pooh to life for fans, whilst honouring the original adventures that have been so important to many people for 95 years.”
There are two separate stays available and beds for up to four guests with a double bed on the ground floor and a mezzanine area with two comfortable single beds.
The adorable house is has exposed tree branches wrapped around the doorway with ‘Mr. Sanders’ written above. It also features bespoke wallpaper designed by host and Pooh’s illustrator Kim Raymond. Hunny pots are hidden in the kitchen cupboards along with lots of wellness products like yoga mats, journals and throws.
And if that wasn’t enough, guests can go on a guided tour through the original Hundred Acre Wood, play Poohsticks on the iconic Poohsticks Bridge and enjoy locally sourced hunny-inspired meals.