There are warnings for people to stay safe as they go out to celebrate the festive season. This Friday is known as "Black Friday" with many people going to the office Christmas party
Police officers and volunteers, including Street Angels and Police Community Support Volunteers, are already patrolling town centres in Bradford, Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees, Keighley and Leeds on weekends to give residents information leaflets, 'drink spikey's and advice on how to stay safe.
The message once again in 2012 is that revellers should never leave drinks unattended, only use pre-booked taxis or catch hackney taxis from official ranks, and not make themselves vulnerable through drinking too much.
Officers will also be handing out guidance to warn revellers and Christmas shoppers to keep bags and pockets secure to protect against sneak thieves, and also advise about the risks of becoming involved in violence through drink.
It is as road safety charities are urging people not to be tempted to get behind the wheel after going to a party.