Extra street patrols will be run by emergency services and first aid groups in Moray to help keep festive revellers safe.
Taxi queues will also be marshalled by security firms as part of the annual Safer Streets drive in Elgin during the Christmas period when the town centre gets busier with party-goers.
More police officers are due to be deployed in the coming weeks in order to keep ensure people enjoy themselves responsibly.
They will be joined in the town centre by Elgin Street Pastors and first aid teams to help those who get into difficulties.
Taxi firms are also joining the drive by ensuring drivers are also able to provide relief when needed.
Moira Spence, who works at 2-4-7 Taxis, said: “We’re also fundraising for defibrillators for all of our vehicles as well. We’ve already got one but we want to make sure they’re available in all our taxis.”
Visitors to Elgin’s town centre will begin to notice the extra presence from the aid teams and emergency services from Friday.
Taxi marshalls will be introduced by Saltaire Security as part of the Moray Community Safety Partnership initiative, which comprises representatives from the council, health services, emergency services and other agencies.
Willie Findlay, Moray Council’s community safety officer, said: “We’ve had good feedback in the past – people are grateful that we’re around to help if needed to make sure everyone can enjoy themselves and get home at the end of the night.
“It’s great to see so many people pulling together to allow everyone to make the most of their night out at what’s one of the busiest months in the year for party-goers.”
Chief Inspector Maggie Miller, area commander for Moray, stressed that personal safety should not be considered as an afterthought when preparing for Christmas parties.
She said: “Make sure you’ve planned how to get home before you go out and make sure that everyone you are with gets home safely.”