Christmas revellers let their hair down last night despite the bad weather as office party season got into full swing.

Storm Atiyah began to show its teeth as it brought strong winds and rain across the country but this did not dampen the spirits of  merrymakers in Leeds, Birmingham and Blackpool as they began their festivities.

Party goers donned their best Christmas jumpers as well as a full range of seasonal outfits that included Father Christmas, snowmen and elves on the second to last Friday before Christmas.

Many nightclubs started the weekend with festive-themed nights by playing non-stop Christmas Number 1 hits.

But the night ended abruptly for some in the city centres who looked worse for wear as they were carted off in ambulances and police cars.    

Christmas revellers let their hair down last night despite the bad weather as office party season got into full swing. Pictured: Three women in dressed as Father Christmas in Birmingham

Christmas revellers let their hair down last night despite the bad weather as office party season got into full swing. Pictured: Three women in dressed as Father Christmas in Birmingham

Storm Atiyah brought strong winds and rain but this did not dampen the spirits of merrymakers. Pictured: Three women cross the road in festive headgear in Leeds

Storm Atiyah brought strong winds and rain but this did not dampen the spirits of merrymakers. Pictured: Three women cross the road in festive headgear in Leeds

Leeds

Birmingham

 Many nightclubs started the weekend with festive-themed nights by playing non-stop Christmas Number 1 hits as partygoers braved the bad weather in Leeds (left) and Birmingham (right)

But the night ended abruptly for some who looked worse for wear as one man laid on the street in the middle of Leeds city centre in West Yorkshire

But the night ended abruptly for some who looked worse for wear as one man laid on the street in the middle of Leeds city centre in West Yorkshire

One woman was spotted comforting her friend, who was resting her head on her lap, as the pair perched on a ledge at the end of the night in Birmingham

One woman was spotted comforting her friend, who was resting her head on her lap, as the pair perched on a ledge at the end of the night in Birmingham

Some revellers were left unsteady on their feet as one woman in Blackpool had to be helped by a group of her friends on her way home from the festive celebrations

Some revellers were left unsteady on their feet as one woman in Blackpool had to be helped by a group of her friends on her way home from the festive celebrations

Many stopped for a late-night snack at the end of the evening in Leeds city centre where one man fell asleep in the window of the takeaway shop

Many stopped for a late-night snack at the end of the evening in Leeds city centre where one man fell asleep in the window of the takeaway shop 

A couple were spotted taking a tumble on the pavement in Leeds city centre as they made their way home from their Christmas celebrations

A couple were spotted taking a tumble on the pavement in Leeds city centre as they made their way home from their Christmas celebrations

Police officers patrolled Birmingham city centre where they spoke to merrymakers wearing Santa hats during the celebrations

Police officers patrolled Birmingham city centre where they spoke to merrymakers wearing Santa hats during the celebrations

Leeds

Leeds

Many nightclubs started the weekend with festive-themed nights by playing non-stop Christmas Number 1 hits as scores of revellers took to the streets in Leeds

Two women had to lend a helping hand to each other as they crossed the road in Leeds city centre

Two women had to lend a helping hand to each other as they crossed the road in Leeds city centre

Blackpool

Blackpool

Some revellers were left looking worse for wear towards the end of the evening in Blackpool as one woman stumbled down the street (left) as another almost suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she was given a piggyback through the streets by her friend  

The strong winds and rain that swept across the country did not dampen the festive spirits of merrymakers in Leeds as office party season got into full swing

The strong winds and rain that swept across the country did not dampen the festive spirits of merrymakers in Leeds as office party season got into full swing 

Some revellers were left worse for wear after their heavy night of celebration as one woman laid on the floor outside a shop in Leeds as she rested her head in her friend's lap

Some revellers were left worse for wear after their heavy night of celebration as one woman laid on the floor outside a shop in Leeds as she rested her head in her friend’s lap

Leeds

Leeds

Women were forced to use their jackets to cover their heads as they battled with the weather to enjoy their night in Leeds city centre

One man was spotted on Broad Street in Birmingham as he stopped to adjust the antlers on his outfit on the second to last Friday before Christmas

One man was spotted on Broad Street in Birmingham as he stopped to adjust the antlers on his outfit on the second to last Friday before Christmas

The night ended abruptly for some as one woman checked her phone as she comforted her male friend who was vomiting on to the pavement in Birmingham

The night ended abruptly for some as one woman checked her phone as she comforted her male friend who was vomiting on to the pavement in Birmingham

Blackpool

Blackpool

Revellers in Blackpool braved the wind and rain that was swept across the country by Storm Atiyah to enjoy their festive celebrations despite being blown down the street and battling with umbrellas

A group of friends all stepped out wearing full costumes in Leeds which included a snowman, a Christmas tree and Father Christmas

A group of friends all stepped out wearing full costumes in Leeds which included a snowman, a Christmas tree and Father Christmas 

Three friends wearing Santa hats stopped to have a chat in Birmingham city centre as one enjoyed a hot dog at the end of their celebrations

Three friends wearing Santa hats stopped to have a chat in Birmingham city centre as one enjoyed a hot dog at the end of their celebrations

Birmingham

Birmingham

One woman dressed as Mrs Claus (left) and a man in a penguin costume (right) were spotted standing in the queue for a nightclub in Birmingham

But the night of festive cheer ended abruptly for some in Birmingham after they had to be carted off in ambulances following injuries during the Christmas celebrations

But the night of festive cheer ended abruptly for some in Birmingham after they had to be carted off in ambulances following injuries during the Christmas celebrations

Others appeared to be stumbling home with the support of their friends as the night came to an end in Leeds

Others appeared to be stumbling home with the support of their friends as the night came to an end in Leeds 

Leeds

Leeds

Revellers wearing Santa hats in Leeds were spotted descending on McDonald’s at the end of the night on what is the second to last Friday before December

A group of five men looked in good spirits as the walked along Broad Street in Birmingham wearing Christmas jumpers as thousands of office workers took to the city centre

A group of five men looked in good spirits as the walked along Broad Street in Birmingham wearing Christmas jumpers as thousands of office workers took to the city centre

One group of three women hit the streets of Birmingham dressed in coordinated sequined outfits which they coupled with tinsel and Santa hats

One group of three women hit the streets of Birmingham dressed in coordinated sequined outfits which they coupled with tinsel and Santa hats 

Leeds

Birmingham

One pair headed to the celebrations in Leeds dressed as Mr and Mrs Claus (left) as another pair waited for a taxi in Birmingham (right) 

A woman was spotted in good spirits at the end of the evening as she was carried through the streets on Birmingham by her friend

A woman was spotted in good spirits at the end of the evening as she was carried through the streets on Birmingham by her friend 

Birmingham

Leeds

Some revellers adopted more unconventional outfits for their celebrations with one man in Birmingham dressing as a candy cane (left) and one couple dusting off more retro attire 

Two men were spotted in good spirits as they helped their friend walk home after enjoying a festive night out in Birmingham city centre

Two men were spotted in good spirits as they helped their friend walk home after enjoying a festive night out in Birmingham city centre

One woman in Blackpool fell to the floor during the festive celebrations before being helped up by her friends as Storm Atiyah took hold

Birmingham

Birmingham

A West Midlands Police officer posed for a picture with two women dressed as Mrs Claus (left) while two others walked down the street carrying their shoes in Birmingham (right)

The night was ended abruptly for one man who was wheeled into the back of an ambulance after being found by police officers slumped on the floor during the festive celebrations in Birmingham

The night was ended abruptly for one man who was wheeled into the back of an ambulance after being found by police officers slumped on the floor during the festive celebrations in Birmingham

One woman walked alongside two of her friends through the damp streets of Leeds barefoot as festive decorations lit up the scene

One woman walked alongside two of her friends through the damp streets of Leeds barefoot as festive decorations lit up the scene 

Leeds

Birmingham

A few of those getting into the Christmas spirit were left worse for wear by the end of the night as one woman in Leeds vomited near a bin (left) and another sat wearily on the pavement in Birmingham (right)

One group of friends wearing Santa hats in Leeds looked to be in good spirits as they posed gleefully for a photo

One group of friends wearing Santa hats in Leeds looked to be in good spirits as they posed gleefully for a photo 

Leeds

Leeds

Two glamorous revellers were spotted in the sequined outfits at a bus stop (left) while two others donned flamboyant shirts, wigs and sunglasses (right) in Leeds

Some revellers in Blackpool took the celebrations a little too far before having their night brought to an end by police officers

Some revellers in Blackpool took the celebrations a little too far before having their night brought to an end by police officers

Others ended their night with a trip to hospital as one woman wearing a Christmas t-shirt was stretchered into an ambulance in Blackpool

Others ended their night with a trip to hospital as one woman wearing a Christmas t-shirt was stretchered into an ambulance in Blackpool 

Blackpool

Blackpool

Festive party goers battled with the elements in Blackpool as they contended with strong winds during their night on what is the second to last Friday before Christmas 

A group of friends who took to Leeds city centre during the festive celebrations also gave a nod to Anthony Joshua's win earlier in the week as one woman donned boxing gloves

A group of friends who took to Leeds city centre during the festive celebrations also gave a nod to Anthony Joshua’s win earlier in the week as one woman donned boxing gloves

Birmingham

Birmingham

Merrymakers in Birmingham looked in high spirits during the night as office parties got into full swing with one man wearing a leg suit (left) and a woman wearing a quirky Santa hat (right)

Another festive party goer had to be carted off in an ambulance at the end of their night on Broad Street in Birmingham

Another festive party goer had to be carted off in an ambulance at the end of their night on Broad Street in Birmingham

Birmingham

Birmingham

A popular choice among many female merrymakers on the streets of Birmingham last night was to accessorise their party outfits with Santa hats

Two festive friends in Birmingham looked in good spirits as they posed for a picture with one wearing a creative knitted Christmas hat adorned with baubles

Two festive friends in Birmingham looked in good spirits as they posed for a picture with one wearing a creative knitted Christmas hat adorned with baubles

Birmingham

Leeds

Two women were spotted standing outside a shop in Birmingham carrying inflatables (left) while a couple walked arm-in-arm down the street during the festivities in Leeds (right)

One group of friends strolled down the street in Leeds wearing festive Santa hats and colourful leis as they attended the celebrations on the second to last Friday before Christmas

One group of friends strolled down the street in Leeds wearing festive Santa hats and colourful leis as they attended the celebrations on the second to last Friday before Christmas  

Two women in Santa hats stopped to talk to police officers through the window of a patrol van on the streets of Leeds as the celebrations got underway

Two women in Santa hats stopped to talk to police officers through the window of a patrol van on the streets of Leeds as the celebrations got underway 

Birmingham

Birmingham

One woman wore a Christmas jumper and a Santa hat while clutching a red rose (left) as two women walked down the street together (right) in Birmingham 

One group of friends looked incredibly coordinated in their matching retro outfits as they crossed the street in Leeds city centre last night

One group of friends looked incredibly coordinated in their matching retro outfits as they crossed the street in Leeds city centre last night

Groups of friends in Blackpool enjoyed their festive celebrations despite the bad weather as office party season got into full swing last night

Groups of friends in Blackpool enjoyed their festive celebrations despite the bad weather as office party season got into full swing last night

Birmingham

Blackpool

One woman brushed back her hair as she battled with the wind in Birmingham (left) as another clutched to her takeaway food at the end of the night in Blackpool (right) 

One woman stood barefoot outside the door of a takeaway shop clutching a pizza as her festive night came to an end in Blackpool city centre

One woman stood barefoot outside the door of a takeaway shop clutching a pizza as her festive night came to an end in Blackpool city centre

Two women wearing Santa hats and tinsel were spotted crossing the road as the festive celebrations continued in Blackpool

Two women wearing Santa hats and tinsel were spotted crossing the road as the festive celebrations continued in Blackpool

Leeds

Leeds

Revellers in Leeds donned colourful attire for the festive celebrations including a woman dressed as Mrs Claus (left) and a man as a jester (right)

One woman struggled to keep hold of her 11 balloons as she waited for a taxi after attending a work Christmas party at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham

One woman struggled to keep hold of her 11 balloons as she waited for a taxi after attending a work Christmas party at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham

One couple were spotted throwing up together while they waited at a bus stop in Leeds city centre as party season got into full swing

One couple were spotted throwing up together while they waited at a bus stop in Leeds city centre as party season got into full swing

Blackpool

Blackpool

Party goers in Blackpool also had their fair share of fun as one woman was given a piggy back home (left) and two women adorned with tinsel stopped for a chat (right)

Two men stopped to eat their takeaway on a set of steps in Leeds city centre last night after their festive celebrations came to an end

Two men stopped to eat their takeaway on a set of steps in Leeds city centre last night after their festive celebrations came to an end

Leeds

Birmingham

Merrymakers wandered through the busy streets of Leeds (left) and Birmingham (right) as they got into the Christmas spirit last night

Two men were photographed slumped on the pavement after enjoying a heavy night out during the festive celebrations in Leeds city centre

Two men were photographed slumped on the pavement after enjoying a heavy night out during the festive celebrations in Leeds city centre

A helpful bystander helped one woman remove her high heels outside a club in Blackpool as her night came to a close

A helpful bystander helped one woman remove her high heels outside a club in Blackpool as her night came to a close

A trio of friends walked down the street arm-in-arm as they made their way back home after celebrating in Blackpool

A trio of friends walked down the street arm-in-arm as they made their way back home after celebrating in Blackpool



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