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Revellers hit pubs and clubs across the country to mark ‘Festive Friday’ last night as offices threw parties and Britons celebrated finishing the working year. 

Christmas party season was in full swing with festive gear filling the streets – as celebrants made sure the season kicked off with a bang.

Thousands of boozed-up Brits took to the tiles of London, Leeds, Swansea and Newcastle to enjoy a very merry night of festive carnage as countless office parties got underway.

As wine, beer and spirts flowed in crowded pubs, punters, many in fancy dress, danced and drank the night away with colleagues – with a large proportion sure to have woken up with a sore head this morning.

Some appeared to have had one too many tipples as they were seen being carried home, having rows in the street or being led away by police officers or paramedics. 

They’re having themselves a VERY Merry Christmas! Revellers hit pubs and clubs across the country to mark ‘Festive Friday’ as offices throw parties and many start their break

Revellers get into the festive spirit during a Friday night out in Newcastle’s Bigg Market – as they celebrated with just ten days to go to Christmas

Two men in their festive outfits have had perhaps too much Christmas cheer - as they are manhandled by down-trodden looking door staff

Two men in their festive outfits have had perhaps too much Christmas cheer – as they are manhandled by down-trodden looking door staff

With a raindeer, snowflake and Father Christmas-covered suit a man looks defiant as he speaks to two police officers

With a raindeer, snowflake and Father Christmas-covered suit a man looks defiant as he speaks to two police officers

A woman with an inflatable Christmas tree around her head makes the most of the good tidings as she heads off into town in Swansea

A woman with an inflatable Christmas tree around her head makes the most of the good tidings as she heads off into town in Swansea

A group of partygoers in Leeds don Santa hats as they headed out for Festive Friday

A group of partygoers in Leeds don Santa hats as they headed out for Festive Friday 

One group took a traditional approach - taking themselves back to their Nativity days as they recreated Joseph, Mary and the star in Leeds

One group took a traditional approach – taking themselves back to their Nativity days as they recreated Joseph, Mary and the star in Leeds

One woman took a more suggestive approach to the holiday season with a Christmas pudding-based get-up in Newcastle

One woman took a more suggestive approach to the holiday season with a Christmas pudding-based get-up in Newcastle

But some revellers may have taken it too far - as one deflated Santa looks downtrodden as he sits outside a T.G.I Friday's

But some revellers may have taken it too far – as one deflated Santa looks downtrodden as he sits outside a T.G.I Friday’s

One Christmas jumper-wearing reveller talks to an officer as he is spoken to by an officer

One Christmas jumper-wearing reveller talks to an officer as he is spoken to by an officer

Swansea was flocked with revellers as they took to the streets to make the most of 'Festive Friday'

Swansea was flocked with revellers as they took to the streets to make the most of ‘Festive Friday’

And as the towns and cities packed with party-goers the streets bore witness to a variety of outfits – as some went full-out with their costume choices.

Some wore festive suits featuring Rudolf, Father Christmas and tasteful snowflakes in a wide array of festive fanfares.

Others braved the cold with warm Santa hats, while one went even further with a stunning blow-up Christmas tree.

And some went along the more traditional route – with those dressed as Joseph and Mary finding that in Leeds finding that there was, in fact, room at the inn for them.

But trouble brewed for many – with some of these outfits becoming a part of bizzare scenes where security guards tousled with  celebrants in wacky costumes outside bars.

Network Rail expected last night to be ‘the most popular night of the festive season’ and warned people ‘to take extra care in stations on your way home’ as it shared a hilarious video of some drunk party-goers struggling to use an escalator.

Cricket clubs, breweries and even Tory councillors were all out on the town to let loose before the weekend as part of the annual corporate tradition.   

Two men get close as they chat between Swansea bars - as one makes the most of the Christmas season while the other has chosen a more demure approach to the day

Two men get close as they chat between Swansea bars – as one makes the most of the Christmas season while the other has chosen a more demure approach to the day

Two girls giggle as they enjoy a piggyback down the road from Swansea's roads and into the Welsh city

Two girls giggle as they enjoy a piggyback down the road from Swansea’s roads and into the Welsh city

One young lady looks concerns as her friends make the most of the festivities - with one Santa showing off her strength as she carries her pal

One young lady looks concerns as her friends make the most of the festivities – with one Santa showing off her strength as she carries her pal

But the night was a bit too much for some - as a woman is comforted with her head in her hands on a Swansea bench

But the night was a bit too much for some – as a woman is comforted with her head in her hands on a Swansea bench

Revellers get into the festive spirit during a Friday night out in Newcastle's Bigg Market as office parties are taking place across the country in the final run-up to Christmas

Revellers get into the festive spirit during a Friday night out in Newcastle’s Bigg Market as office parties are taking place across the country in the final run-up to Christmas

People in Newcastle celebrate the festive period with their co-workers on what is expected to be one of the busiest nights of the month

People in Newcastle celebrate the festive period with their co-workers on what is expected to be one of the busiest nights of the month

Others went for a more classy look - with one lady in Leeds pairing a black dress with a Santa hat

Others went for a more classy look – with one lady in Leeds pairing a black dress with a Santa hat

Darts fans have also got into the festive spirit at Alexandra Palace in London where the World Darts Championship is currently underway

Darts fans have also got into the festive spirit at Alexandra Palace in London where the World Darts Championship is currently underway

Nottingham Forest fans Lee English and Tony English in fancy dress ahead of the Premier League match at the City Ground, Nottingham

Nottingham Forest fans Lee English and Tony English in fancy dress ahead of the Premier League match at the City Ground, Nottingham

Pictures shared on social media show huge groups of people packed into bars and pubs

Pictures shared on social media show huge groups of people packed into bars and pubs

Police cars are seen on the streets of Newcastle last night as Christmas party mayhem took over

Police cars are seen on the streets of Newcastle last night as Christmas party mayhem took over

Revelers enjoy a festive night out in Newcastle as office parties get under way

Revelers enjoy a festive night out in Newcastle as office parties get under way 

Sports fans have also got into the festive spirit as revellers were spotted in fancy dress at the World Darts Championships in London and at the Nottingham Forest versus Tottenham Hotspur Premier League match in West Bridgford. 

Carolling, songs and drinks are all on the agenda at Ickenham Cricket Club’s Christmas party. 

The sports club invited locals to get down to the grounds for ‘a good old get together’ with its members. 

The group posted on X, formerly Twitter: ‘The Christmas Social! All evening tonight get yourself down to ICC for carolling, songs, drinks and a good old get together! See you then.’

Celebrations at the North Taproom pub on Sovereign Street, Leeds, are also well underway with plenty of party-goers already flocking to the venue. 

It posted on X, along with a picture of the packed out pub: ‘Get your after work drinks in this christmassy friday

‘Lots of delicious drinks to go about from our incredible christmas cocktail menu and our carefully curated tap list of the finest beers. See ya there.’

Elsewhere, Enfield Conservative councillor Paul James Pratt shared some pics of the Southgate and Wood Green Conservative Association’s Christmas do, which saw MP Theresa Villiers appear as a guest speaker. 

A group on a night out in Leeds recreates scenes from the Nativity

A group on a night out in Leeds recreates scenes from the Nativity 

Some of those heading in Leeds opted for a cozier option - being seen in their Christmas pyjamas

Some of those heading in Leeds opted for a cozier option – being seen in their Christmas pyjamas 

A few people were seen donning festive father Christmas hats

A few people were seen donning festive father Christmas hats 

A young woman in Newcastle gets carried down the street by a friend

A young woman in Newcastle gets carried down the street by a friend 

Revellers get into the festive spirit during a Friday night out in Newcastle's Bigg Market, with just ten days to go to Christmas

Revellers get into the festive spirit during a Friday night out in Newcastle’s Bigg Market, with just ten days to go to Christmas

Revellers get into the festive spirit during a Friday night out in Newcastle's Bigg Market

Revellers get into the festive spirit during a Friday night out in Newcastle’s Bigg Market

One man made imself into a Christmas tree with bauballs attached to his beard and Christmas lights wrapped around his neck during a night out in Newcastle

One man made imself into a Christmas tree with bauballs attached to his beard and Christmas lights wrapped around his neck during a night out in Newcastle 

This group of party-goers jazzed up their Christmas outfits with some holiday inspired hats and glasses during a night out in Newcastle

This group of party-goers jazzed up their Christmas outfits with some holiday inspired hats and glasses during a night out in Newcastle 

One dressed in a santa outfit sens a message to his mother while at the World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace in London

One dressed in a santa outfit sens a message to his mother while at the World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace in London

Three lads dressed up as angels and donned glamorous halos at the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace in London tonight

Three lads dressed up as angels and donned glamorous halos at the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace in London tonight

A man dressed as Banana Man as he watches the first day of the World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace in London

A man dressed as Banana Man as he watches the first day of the World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace in London 

A group of darts fans dressed as the three wise men at the opening session of the Paddy Power World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace

A group of darts fans dressed as the three wise men at the opening session of the Paddy Power World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace

A group of elves laugh at mischevious sign being held up at the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace

A group of elves laugh at mischevious sign being held up at the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace

Nottingham Forest fan Lee English in fancy dress ahead of the Premier League match at City Ground

Nottingham Forest fan Lee English in fancy dress ahead of the Premier League match at City Ground

One woman weats a somewhat untraditional Christmas jumper while celebrating out in Newcastle tonight

One woman weats a somewhat untraditional Christmas jumper while celebrating out in Newcastle tonight 

Two women don blue Christmas santa hats while celebrating their office Christmas party in Newcastle's Bigg Market

Two women don blue Christmas santa hats while celebrating their office Christmas party in Newcastle’s Bigg Market

Darts fans donning festive fancy dress celebrate a 180 score at the World Darts Championships

Darts fans donning festive fancy dress celebrate a 180 score at the World Darts Championships 

Darts fans celebrate a night out in the run up to Christmas at the World Darts Championships in London this evening

Darts fans celebrate a night out in the run up to Christmas at the World Darts Championships in London this evening

Network Rail expects tonight to be 'the most popular night of the festive season' and warned people 'to take extra care in stations on your way home' as it shared a hilarious video of some drunk party-goers struggling to use an escalator

Network Rail expects tonight to be ‘the most popular night of the festive season’ and warned people ‘to take extra care in stations on your way home’ as it shared a hilarious video of some drunk party-goers struggling to use an escalator

Carolling, songs and drinks are all on the agenda at Ickenham Cricket Club's Christmas party this evening

Carolling, songs and drinks are all on the agenda at Ickenham Cricket Club’s Christmas party this evening

Some groups have donned Christmas jumpers in a bid to drive home the Christmas cheer, with just ten days until the big day

Some groups have donned Christmas jumpers in a bid to drive home the Christmas cheer, with just ten days until the big day

Enfield Conservative councillor Paul James Pratt shared some pics of the Southgate and Wood Green Conservative Association's Christmas do

Enfield Conservative councillor Paul James Pratt shared some pics of the Southgate and Wood Green Conservative Association’s Christmas do

He said: ‘Great to have #Christmas drinks in my local and in #ArnosGrove Ward. Big thanks to Theresa Villiers MP for being our guest speaker.’

Workers at Scottish brewery Six°North have switched from crafting pints to drinking them at their office work party. 

The company said on X: ‘The Christmas party continues in earnest. Where are we?!’

It also posted a picture of a packed out pub, with people seen standing shoulder to shoulder and barely able to move. 



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