11 pictures from Christmas nights out in Sunderland in 2011

Santa hats and smiles galore in these 11 pictures

The countdown is on to Christmas party season.

And that gives us a chance to look at some scenes from Sunderland nights out in years gone by.

Have a look back at these 11 reminders from your festive evenings in 2011.

We're loving the Santa hats and the seasonal T-shirts.

See if any of these photos ring Christmas bells for you.

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