Pictures from a Christmas night out in Sunderland.

17 pictures of friends and families enjoying a Christmas night out in Sunderland city centre

Omicron is bringing a quieter Christmas than some were expecting for 2021, but Wearsiders have been enjoying themselves nonetheless.

Our photographer was out and about to capture people enjoying a night on the town on Friday.

The last Friday before Christmas (though we appreciate that will be Christmas Eve this year!) is traditionally known as ‘Black Eye Friday’ due to the atmosphere of everyone letting loose on a day when many finish work for the festive period.

But these scenes show people having a pleasant time with friends and family as they look forward to Christmas.

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