Rather than getting a bit depressed about Doomsday, many revellers are being offered the chance to celebrate what could be their final hours in style.
Around the world, events are taking place to ensure believers go out with a bang, while many are being drawn to locations where it is believed they have a chance of surviving the apocalypse.
Tourists and true believers gathered at the ruins of a temple in Guatemala where a man dressed like a Mayan priest blew a horn in the Temple of Giant Jaguar.
Some believe 21st December 2012 is foretold as the end of the world by Mayan hieroglyphs.
NASA is so convinced the world will not end on 21 December it has already released a video titled "Why The World Didn't End Yesterday".