Police forces, ambulance crews and hospitals across the Midlands are preparing for their busiest time of year.
West Midlands Ambulance service says it had three thousand emergency calls on Friday night alone.
Alcohol-related violence and cases of anti-social behaviour increase over the festive season, which paramedics and police have to deal with.
Our reporter Chris Halpin spent Saturday night with the region's largest police force, to see how its officers keep things in order.
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Brighter but colder conditions with scattered showers. Showers turning increasingly to sleet and snow throughout the day.
Early rain will soon be followed by blustery and increasingly wintry showers, giving way to a brighter but colder afternoon.
A largely mild, cloudy night with outbreaks of rain becoming more persistent from the northwest, perhaps turning heavy in places too.