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Revellers collapse as they get into the Christmas spirits

Festive revellers stumbled out of bars and pubs dressed as Father Christmas and his elves yesterday as Britons made the most of the chance to get into the seasonal spirits before the big day itself.  

It was far from a silent night for thousands of partygoers, who pulled on their Christmas jumpers, found the silliest costumes they could and headed out for a spot of festive merrymaking.

After a long night of dancing to festive hits, many looked slightly worse for wear as they walked arm-in-arm with friends or tucked into a late night snack on their way home.

Smiling party-goers were spotted enjoying themselves in Newcastle, Liverpool and Swansea, with many happy to pose for pictures as they painted the town a Christmas red.

Others were happy to play-fight, tuck into a takeaway, or even celebrate the holiday season with a little peck or hug with a friend.

A man shares a passionate kiss with a woman on Mathew Street, Liverpool

Festive revellers were out in force last night as they spent a big night out in cities across Britain. In Newcastle, two women braced themselves against the cold, left, while in Liverpool a couple enjoyed a passionate kiss

It was not all comfort and joy in British cities last night, with this man being taken into custody by two police officers on Wind Street in Swansea

It was not all comfort and joy in British cities last night, with this man being taken into custody by two police officers on Wind Street in Swansea

It was far from a silent night for thousands of partygoers, who pulled on their Christmas jumpers, found the silliest costumes they could and headed out for a spot of festive merrymaking in cities including Newcastle, pictured

It was far from a silent night for thousands of partygoers, who pulled on their Christmas jumpers, found the silliest costumes they could and headed out for a spot of festive merrymaking in cities including Newcastle, pictured

A group of revellers in their seasonal best enjoy a chat as they walk through the chilly streets of Newcastle during their Thursday night out 

A group of revellers in their seasonal best enjoy a chat as they walk through the chilly streets of Newcastle during their Thursday night out 

After a long night of dancing to festive hits, many looked slightly worse for wear as they walked arm-in-arm with friends or tucked into a late night snack on their way home in cities including Swansea, pictured

After a long night of dancing to festive hits, many looked slightly worse for wear as they walked arm-in-arm with friends or tucked into a late night snack on their way home in cities including Swansea, pictured

Four woman huddle together under an umbrella on a rainy Wind Street in Swansea during one of the biggest nights out of the festive season

Four woman huddle together under an umbrella on a rainy Wind Street in Swansea during one of the biggest nights out of the festive season

After a night of Christmas partying a woman takes a rest and tucks into a late-night snack in Newcastle city centre

After a night of Christmas partying a woman takes a rest and tucks into a late-night snack in Newcastle city centre



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