BRITS braved the rain for a festive blowout on Friday to kick off the Christmas celebrations.
Revellers across the country armed themselves with umbrellas as they hit the town to spread some festive cheer.
Merry partygoers donned عيد الميلاد jumpers and Santa hats to keep warm on the chilly evening of Christmas Eve Eve.
It marks the start of the bumper Bank Holiday weekend that will see the eggnog flowing from start to finish.
It seems there will be plenty of sore heads doing their last-minute wrapping tomorrow, as Brits downed drinks on Friday.
There were a few mischievous elves pictured larking around with their pals in Leeds.
They refused to let the rain put a dampener on the Mad Friday booze fest and still dressed to impress.
Two joyful women were seen donning red and white while dancing in the downpour.
A group of lads were also pictured looking ready for Father Christmas in their festive get-ups.
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And another chipped twosome went all out with their outfits – sporting Santa hats while one wore a wacky yuletide suit.
But punters in Newcastle were keen not to let the northern party spot outdo them.
One woman was so determined not to be outshined, she pulled out her gymnast skills while in heeled boots.
The fun-loving reveled kicked her leg up in the air as she smiled with her two glammed-up friends.
Gaggles of girls got their glad rags on for the booze up and even endured the cold to get their legs out.
They strutted through the city arm in arm while heading to party the night away on the Toon – while taking a brief shelter from the rain.
One bloke seem unphased by the miserable weather and managed to find time to stop and flex his muscles while wearing an adorable Rudolph jumper.
Another trio were keen to prove they were in the Christmas spirit as they excitedly posed for a picture.
The ladies were wrapped up for Mad Friday and protected their hairstyles with silly Santa hats.
Heavy downpours across the UK this weekend are threatening to dampen festive spirits, with rainfall of up to 30mm forecast.
The wet conditions are set to continue into the weekend and cause challenging driving conditions, with a risk of surface water build-up.