When Christmas had a special sparkle

10 pictures which bring back happy memories of Christmas in the 1970s, 80s and 90s in Sunderland

With Sunderland gearing up for Christmas after the lights switch-on in, we look at festive seasons past in Sunderland.

Here's 10 pictures from Christmas in Sunderland in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Santa's Grotto at Sava Centre Savacentre Washington

1. It was a magical time

Santa's Grotto at Sava Centre Savacentre Washington
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Christmas decorations Mowbray Park, 1975

2. Creative lights

Christmas decorations Mowbray Park, 1975
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A nativity play in December 1986

3. They must have been so proud to get the top roles

A nativity play in December 1986
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Binns Christmas Window display November 1984

4. All you could need for your Christmas shopping

Binns Christmas Window display November 1984
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