The holidays may be coming, but Coca-Cola's big red truck won't be winding its way into North Wales or Cheshire this Christmas.

Families hoping the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour would be returning to Wrexham, Chester and Cheshire Oaks this year were left disappointed when the 2017 itinerary was released earlier today.

The three locations – which have drawn big crowds in previous years – have not been included in this year's tour. 

Coca-Cola say the "brand new route for 2017" brings a " a sprinkling of festive magic to fans across the UK.”

But if you live in North Wales or the Chester area, the closest stop-off this year will involve a trek to the Liverpool One shopping complex, on December 5/6, or Telford on December 7.

The tour starts in Glasgow on November 11 and travels the country before finishing in Grays, Essex, on December 17. 

A Coca-Cola spokesperson said: "We try to cover as much of the country as we can but unfortunately we can't visit every single town and city. To ensure as many people as possible get the opportunity to experience the tour, we update the route every year, making sure we visit locations which are easily accessible from the surrounding areas.

"We are also offering people the opportunity to win a home visit from the Coca-Cola Christmas truck through a competition we’re running in Tesco stores nationwide.”