CHRISTMAS Eve revellers were painting the town red last night as they hit pubs and clubs for a festive knees up.
Merry partygoers were seen sporting Santa hats and costumes as they celebrated during a night out with friends and family.
Young people were spotted out in Leeds, braving the weather and train strikes to see the beginning of Christmas Day.
One woman appeared to be in the festive spirit with a special outfit which featured a snowman.
Another was seen wearing a Santa hat and robe as friends lifted her into the air.
One excited group of pals were snapped posing with peace signs as they ventured about the town.
Two women were seen trying to dodge the rain by putting jackets over their heads as the weather turned bad.
Meanwhile, a man was spotted escorting a woman back to a vehicle as she tried to avoid the rain by covering her head.
One loved-up couple were spotted at a pub in Newcastle ahead of Santa making his rounds tonight.
Drinkers were seen making the most of the whole week with people spotted partying in Newcastle on Friday.
Someone with a strong enthusiasm for Christmas was seen sporting a Grinch costume.