How to Stay Safe on a Night Out this Christmas

Usually, it’s the time of year when Christmas parties are in full swing, drinks down the pub with Mum friends, Dad’s having a couple of beers after work for the first time in nearly two years. Things appear to be, at the very least semi-normal. So if you do venture out to your favourite bar, restaurant or your friend’s house. Here are my top tips on how to stay safe on a night out this Christmas.

We often forget about what happens if things do go wrong? Is anyone aware that you were taking a later train or that you’d forgotten to book a taxi, but are you always happy to wing it? Whatever the reason.

Top Tips on How to Stay Safe on a Night Out this Christmas


How are you planning on getting home? It’s all in the planning! Tell people where you are going, what time you are planning to be back. We have great little devices that allow us to communicate or save everything, so it’s best to keep them to hand.

Safety in Numbers

Never walk home alone! Never allow your friends or family to walk home. It doesn’t matter if it’s just around the corner! It takes seconds for something to go wrong!

I’ve been there as a late teen; I didn’t feel I lived in an area that wasn’t safe. I often walked home from my friend’s house; she lived a 10-minute walk away in a well lit but quiet road at 1 am. Cutting a long story short, a man followed me. Maybe it was just a coincidence, but now I wouldn’t take the risk!

My advice, always try and stay in at least pairs. If you do find yourself alone, stay in well-lit areas.

Personal Belongings

It can be hard to keep track of handbags, phones and valuables in crowded or noisy areas. Keep them close by and within view. If not, try and lock them away in a locker or suitable storage solution.

Large group enjoying a night out
A large group enjoying a night out.


Try and pre-book all transport, taxis or arrange if you need a lift home. Lot’s of taxi’s only offer pre-booked only at this time of year or are already fully booked. Make sure someone knows when you will be home.

Drink Responsibly

I don’t want to sound like a Mum (guilty), but I have worked too many Christmas parties watching people take full advantage of the free bar to then find themselves stranded because they missed their taxi or the driver wouldn’t take them or their mate just left. Don’t be this guy or girl. Have a few drinks, have a laugh but don’t lose sight of how much you are drinking. If you must drink, have you considered the health benefits of Inside Out Drinks; the pre-tox drink that can help protect your body. The drinks are packed with antioxidants and pure extracts, scientifically tested to support a healthy liver and detoxify your body naturally. If that’s not enough already, an extra benefit of these drinks is that they’re proven to prevent a hangover!

Christmas should be a fun and enjoyable time of year. If you would like more information or further advice, please check out Crimestoppers UK who offer seven top tips for a safe night out. With these self-evident tips, you should have a safe night out.

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  1. Excellent tips you have provided here. I love the planning and safety in numbers. It is so important to plan ahead especially during the holiday season. Things can get rushy and you can easily get caught up in the hustle and bustle. But planning can go a long way.

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you, Rebekah, as you can tell I’m the organiser of the group! But I have a friend who is awful at planning most things, she wings it and its got into some awful messes! Hopefully, these tips can inspire some safety.

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